Elegant Bel Air Estate Wedding
May 16, 2014
Classic WeddingsBackyardSpring Weddings
Umm... I am at a complete loss for words.  Granted, that's something I have grown to expect when it comes to the work of the talented team at Docuvitae, but this breathtaking Bel Air affair?  It's insane.  Think lush, overflowing blooms from Brad Austin, a world of pretty styled to perfection by Samantha Scott Events and one of the most breathtaking locales you'll ever see (the bride's family home).  This, loves, is what awesome looks like.  See it all in the full gallery.
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From Docuvitae... Crissy always dreamed of getting married at her parents’ home in Bel Air. So after a romantic proposal by her now husband Mike she didn't have to look far to find the perfect venue. In fact, Crissy isn't the only bride with history attached to her family's stunning Bel Air estate. On April 29th, 1930, Irene Mayer, daughter of Hollywood legend Louis B. Mayer, married her fiancé David Selznick, and in true Hollywood fashion Mr. Mayer gave Irene her choice of any house as a wedding gift. Soon after Irene chose the same Wallace Neff Normandy estate now owned by Crissy's family. Needless to say the stage was set for one of the most unique and romantic weddings of the year.

With whimsical elegance as the theme, bride Crissy and event planner Samantha Scott went to work creating three unique spaces within the property. Over 10,000 square feet of custom wood decking was built just for the day, hundreds of one of a kind handmade balsa wood roses were interspersed between beautifully wild florals, manzanita branches and sandblasted Zinfandel vines. To complement the home’s already stunning and perfectly groomed French landscape, an almost invisible tent structure was built and a plethora of hanging Edison bulbs, structural string lights, Fellini light chandeliers and twinkle light webs were installed as to create a glowing ceiling. As guests walked through a floating valence made of hops vines to enter the reception, they were transported into a perfectly imperfect wonderland of light, texture and beauty.

Just as the reception had come to a close, guests were escorted to an old-fashioned after hours soirée in the home’s parlor. Tray passed late-night snacks were complimented by the sounds of a fedora-clad piano player. The songs of Elton John were sung by all as silver trays of Scotch and champagne were served early into the next morning. But guests had one more surprise waiting for them as they departed, bakers boxes of donut holes waited in guests cars for a final sweet treat to cap off a perfect night.