Bel Air, California Wedding from Melissa Brandman Photography
October 24, 2013
Bel Air
Classic WeddingsEstate WeddingsSummer Weddings
Pale blush and gold can be as classic a combo as black and white; at least in this girl's eyes. It's romantic without being overly done and this particular affair photographed by Melissa Brandman so embodies that idea of easy elegance and thoughtfully crafted moments. And it's not just the decor details, but the ceremony that included a hand-fasting and the planting of an oak tree or the Bride's veil trimmed in lace hand-beaded by her grandmother. Details like that are what take this already beautiful day and tip it over into the unforgettable realm. Click here for even more.
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Jennifer and Daniel were married on June 8, 2013 at a private estate located in Bel Air, California. The couple designed a simple, elegant outdoor wedding with a classic pale pink and gold color palette. They created an intimate, personal wedding ceremony that reflected their values and beliefs as a couple. They incorporated the ancient tradition of hand fasting ceremony, using a fabric cord to bind their hands together in marriage. The couple also planted a baby oak tree during the ceremony as a symbol of their marriage and what it will become - a strong tree with deep roots. Jennifer's veil was edged with vintage French lace that was hand-beaded by her late grandmother and originally sewn into her mother's wedding dress. Daniel, an art gallery owner and art dealer, enlisted the help of one of his artists to create one-of-a-kind prints as wedding favors for their guests. Jennifer's ring was created from a 1920s art deco design and used diamonds that had been in her family for generations. Many other touches were DIY projects the bride created, such as the wildflower centerpieces featuring gold mason jars and the repurposed vintage doors for escort cards and photos.