Summer wedding! Eddie Murphy’s eldest daughter Bria ties the knot with Michael Xavier in a gorgeous Beverly Hills ceremony in front of 250 guests
Comedy legend Eddie Murphy was a proud father as he watched his daughter, Bria Murphy, marry the man of her dreams on Saturday.
The 32-year-old artist and actress said, ‘I do,’ to Michael Xavier, 36, under elegant flower arrangements and glistening chandeliers.
The beauty officially announced her engagement to the actor in a series of glamorous engagement photos on her Instagram last year in December.
Big day: The bride, Bria Murphy, 32, was seen in a stunning lace wedding gown surrounded by her bridesmaids and the wedding party to capture a few photos
Many photos captured memories from the big day, including the reception and moments leading up to the ceremony.
According to People, the bride wore a wedding gown designed by Netta BenShabu. Netta is an Israeli designer known best for her detailed and classic haute couture bridal dresses.
The off-the-shoulder gown had a lace overlay with long sleeves. She added a large, embellished necklace and matching dangly earrings.
Her hair was parted in the middle with long strands falling onto the side of her face. The rest of her hair was swooped to the back in a beautiful chiffon.
Special moment: One of the wedding guests captured a romantic dance between the bride and groom during the reception
Gorgeous: Bria’s mother and Eddie’s ex-wife, Nicole, was in attendance to celebrate the nuptials
Eddie, 61, and his ex-wife, Nicole Mitchell, were both in attendance to celebrate their daughter’s wedding.
Bria’s mother uploaded a glamorous photo of herself posing in a red gown on her Instagram story.
The dress had a corset top and clung to her fit physique. Her hair was pulled back into a tight ponytail.
She added a short caption to the photo, writing out, ‘Just a little something,’ as she posed in a hallway where the ceremony was taking place.
Happy couple: The bride and groom were welcomed with an excited round of applause from their guests
True love: Bria and Michael took time to say their own words in front of their friends and family
People also reported that Eddie traditionally walked his daughter down the aisle and handed her over to the groom.
Following the ceremony, it appeared that the bride had a few outfit changes to be more comfortable.
For the newlyweds’ dance, Bria changed into a cream-colored dress with a deep V-cut. The gown had was embellished with lace and sparkles, and had a simple tulle bottom, which she showed off during the start of the reception.
She opted to remove her necklace but kept her earrings on to accessorize the second dress of the night.
Her hair was altered from the original up do, and combed down in slight waves for the rest of the ceremony.
Like a fairytale: A guest took photos of the dance shared between Bria and Michael at the start of the reception
Heartfelt speech: At one point in the evening, the Shrek star was seen giving a speech on stage
The Nutty Professor star jumped on stage to give a speech to the newlyweds. He was spotted holding a microphone in his hand as he said a few heartwarming words.
As the party continued and the delicious cake was cut, Bria had one more outfit change.
She donned a simple yet classy white dress with thin straps. The bride most likely had plans to dance the night away in celebration, and needed a gown to easily move in.
Amazing reception: The ceremony looked like a picture taken out of a fairytale, with yellow lights glittering around and flowers surrounding the venue
The reception itself was full of glitz and glamour. Glittering lights hung from foliage along flickering chandeliers hanging above the guests.
Floral arrangements full of colors such as white and pink, were placed all around the venue.
The cake also contained floral decorations to keep up with the fairytale inspired theme.
Cheers! Another guest took photos of the happy couple toasting with a glass of bubbly champagne
The former Saturday Night Live star seemed to enjoy the celebration of his daughter’s marriage to Michael.
The actor is definitely a family man and has a total of 10 children through his previous relationships and with his current partner, Paige Butcher.
‘The Murphy family has a great sense of humor,’ Eddie stated in an interview on Live With Kelly And Ryan while discussing his large family.
Growing family: Eddie is seen pictured with his large family at the premiere of Mr. Church in 2016