Friday, February 27, 2015

#TheDress to Make You Say "Yes!"

We've got our very own #TheDress here at Lu Raquel.


Chloe is a big beautiful stunner that comes in a lovely blush -- or does she?!


Here at Lu Raquel, we put your dreams at the forefront. All of our lovely designs come with many options for colors. Looking for a dress that's out of the ordinary? Unique? We've got the solution for you.


Our beautiful gowns come in as many different color options and combinations as The Dress. Looking for a brightly colored gown that helps you "pop" like fresh spring flowers? We can customize any of our unique gowns into the color you desire. Reds, greens, blue and black, we can do it all -- and color is not the only option we offer for customization.

We understand here at Lu Raquel that it all comes down to the small details. Our design team is ready and willing to work with you to create that dream dress you've thought about ever since you were little. Our lines feature many different styles of gowns, to help you get on the right track.

Any and all of our gowns have custom options to help you pick the dress that's right for you! Just imagine yourself in these beauties on your special day:


The Ryan
The Olivia Jane



The Elizabeth

We pride ourselves in presenting options and opportunities to both bridal stores and brides to create the perfect gown for the perfect day. To see more gowns or to receive more information, please visit our website.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Beautiful Marina

Looking for supreme elegance while remaining feminine and fun? Look no further than our beautiful Ashlynn! You can also visit our website to view our full collection at www.luraquel.com #Luraquel #Ashlynn #Elegant #Beautiful


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

What a fun throwback...

It's always fun to reflect back on our amazing photoshoots! We put together a short slideshow of fun behind-the-scenes shots from our last shoot. We love days full of bridal gowns and stunning models! Head on over to www.luraquel.com to see the finished products of these stunning gowns!


video

Friday, February 20, 2015

Behind-The-Scenes at Lu Raquel: Rendering Time Lapse

A time lapse video of Taylir, a member of our design team, doing a sketch of a Lu Raquel Original, the Emma! We put a lot of work, detail, and love into each sketch we do. Enjoy this quick, behind-the-scenes peak!


Melodies and Heartbeats


Choosing a wedding song is a lot easier said than done. Finding that perfect melody that expresses the love and connection you feel for your significant other can be something that requires a lot of thought and a lot of listening. Does the slow tempo of a ballad like “Let You Feel My Love” (Adele) match with the warm glow of your love? Or is a fast-paced love song like “Marry Me” (Train) more like the story of your whirlwind romance?


Sometimes the best way to choose your song is to look to others for inspiration. We’ve collected a list of 10 of the most popular wedding songs. Have a listen, you might just find your perfect song!


  1. John Legend, “All of Me”
  2. Etta James, “At Last”
  3. Jack Johnson, “Better Together”
  4. Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat, “Lucky”
  5. Ingrid Michaelson, “The Way I Am”
  6. Kenny Chesney, “Me and You”
  7. Bright Eyes, “First Day of My Life”
  8. Adele, “Make You Feel My Love”
  9. Brad Paisley, “Then”
  10. Michael BublĂ©, “Everything”







Need a dress to match your song? Here are some hints from our own line of gowns:










John Legend, "All of Me" paired with Chloe



















Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat, "Lucky" paired with Donna Belle


















Ingrid Michaelson, "The Way I Am" paired with Marisol











Check out more of our gowns here and find one that fits your song!

Already have your song picked? Let us know what it is by commenting below!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Beautiful Ava!

Here at Lu Raquel we love the beautiful Ava! she is a gorgeous gown made up of Rosettes. She is perfect for a summer wedding! Shout out to all our summer brides! #LuRaquel #summerbrides #weddinggowns

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

We like to have a little fun at Lu Raquel. We've recently named all our offices and conference rooms. Here is a little peak at a few of ours! Creation Station: designer's office. West Wing: the side of the offices where all the "bosses" are. Situation Room: main conference room. Backstage: where we keep mannequins and all manner of measuring and quality control happens. How fun are these?!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Photo shoot excitement! www.luraquel.com

We love photo shoot season and for us, it is right around the corner! The design and production team are working hard to complete our Fall 2015 Line. Sometimes watching a couple videos from past shoots helps hold us over...the excitement and anticipation can be too much!

video
video
Check out these awesome videos of "Ryan" and "Kinsey" from one year ago almost to the date for our Fall 2014 line! We love watching the growth and talents just one year later for our design team and company!

To view our entire collection visit us at www.luraquel.com

Friday, February 13, 2015



Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Lu Raquel’s Romantic Styles


Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, and what better way to celebrate than with the joining of two hearts together? If you’re looking for romantic gowns in an array of styles, look no further! We, here at Lu Raquel, pride ourselves on the quality and satisfaction that our gowns bring to your special day. If you’re planning to up the romance factor, take a look at some of these gowns from our designer lines:





Classic Romance




The Ashlynn gown is reminiscent of the dreamy classic romantic movies, such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Casablanca. If your theme aligns with classic romance, with deep reds and the celebration of love, then this gown is the gown for you.

80s Rebel



If the spunk and playful style of a 80s era romance is what you’re looking for, look no further than the Sydney. With its shorter hemline and lively feel, this gown is the choice for you.



Sultry and Sweet



The Notebook is widely considered one of the best romances of all-time. Like Noah and Allie, our Ava will accentuate your passions and the unbreakable love that you hold between you and yours.

Cinderella Story



The classic romance that any and all Disney fans can recognize is that of Cinderella and Prince Charming. You too, can captivate your attendees like Cinderella did when she first arrived at the ball in our Kristin Marrie. The soft, feminine feel of this gown is accentuates by the glamour that all brides deserve to feel on their special day.

Just like Heaven



Angelic is one word that can describe the soft, airy feel of our Rosie gown. This gown will create a beautiful, dream-like effect on your special day that will only serve to highlight the love and passion. Rosie is, in the words of The Cure, “just like heaven.”





Valentine’s Day is special and most couples take a day to truly celebrate the love and passion they feel for each other. Chocolates, flowers, and romantic dinners are common Valentine’s Day activities for many couples. How do you show your love for your special ones? Leave us a comment below!


All designs and more located at Lu Raquel.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Thinking Summer?

Thinking summer? Shout out to all our summer brides. Here at Lu Raquel we love the beautiful Marina! She is a georgeous gown designed for a beach wedding! Please view our collection at www.luraquel.com #luraquel #weddinggown #summer #marina

Friday, February 6, 2015

Winter Wedding Blues

Earlier this week, Punxsutawney Phil predicted that winter is going to last us six more weeks. This prediction may have cast a shadow over the thoughts of many brides hoping to have that perfect spring wedding. Have no fear! Spring is on its way. For those of us who love winter and are sad to see it go, we've got a few tips and ideas for you to consider for your late winter wedding.


Mix a little red into your palette

Take advantage of these last six weeks – and the upcoming Valentine’s Day – by using red to create interest and color pops. Red is almost universally known as the color of love and beauty. What color would be better to show the joining of you heart with your significant other? Red is also prevalent in many holiday decorations that may be money-savers at this time of year.

Red Striped Wedding Cake
Photo courtesy of Linda Marklund

 Use cupcakes and sweets as treats

Since many of us are stuffed from all the delicious holiday food, some of your guests may appreciate smaller options when it comes to cakes and treats. Wedding cupcakes are quickly becoming a great option for some brides – and they can even be made at home for those who have a tight budget! Small treats like cookies and chocolates are great gifts that guests can take home and save for later.

Cupcakes

Sweet Treats
Photos courtesy of anafuji

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a festival theme

Weddings are celebrations of the love between two people, and what better way to have a celebration than with a festival? The Chinese New Year occurs around this time of year, and some aspects of the festival can make your wedding unique. Red is once again the theme color, followed closely by a golden accent. Bright string lights and sparklers are also great ways to make sure that everyone attending has a blast.

Photo courtesy of Flying Pharmacist, Wikimedia

Embrace the melancholy with the stars

Another popular theme is midnight or twilight, with emphasis on the deep royal blues and twinkling lights of the night sky. This theme blends in well the last melancholic days of winter, creating a beautiful moment. The bride herself is the biggest star in this theme, with her gown creating a dazzling effect on her guests.

Photo courtesy of Micah


Regardless of what theme or colors you have, take advantage of these last few weeks of winter to create a beautiful event that you will remember for the rest of your lives. If a winterized wedding dress is what you’re looking for, keep in mind that all Lu Raquel gowns are fully customizable. Interested? Search for a retailer near you!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

All about the details....

"Here at Lu Raquel, we're all about the details! With unique lace options (like the rosette lace on our Reese), more button options than you could possibly imagine and materials sourced from all over the world. Every last detail comes together to create the dress of any brides dream! View our collections at www.luraquel.com"


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Having some fun with design today! Kinsey with some custom lace love. What do you think?! #luraquel #design #bridaldesign #weddinggown #lace #custom #fashion #love #shesaidyes

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Fun February Fact!

February is the LOVE month! According to a survey done last year, over 6 million couples were likely to get engaged on Valentine's Day. How crazy is that!? Send us your Valentine's Day wishes, loves! We'd love to hear about them. 

Visit www.luraquel.com to see our collections!