Romantic Paris Theme Wedding at The Historic Smithville Inn
May 15, 2015
Tri State
Classic WeddingsRomanticHotels + Resorts Weddings
We're suckers for a Parisian love story, and this one will steal your heart. Primrose And Company captured the magic of the City of Lights in this romantic wedding, which features a sentimental lock and key theme inspired by the Groom's proposal at the Ponte de Arts. Mary + Roy snapped away at all the pretty, which you'll find in the full gallery right here!
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From Primrose And Company...Meghan and Kyle met and became Seahawk Sweethearts while attending Wagner College. After six years of dating, the couple took a summer vacation to Europe. While in Paris, Meghan surprised Kyle with a padlock to lock on the famous bridge Ponte de Arts. People from all across the world take part in this romantic tradition, where they place a padlock on the bridge and throw away the key into the Seine River, all awhile making a wish. The couple accidentally put their lock on the wrong bridge. However, Meghan’s wish did come true when the couple finally found Ponte de Arts and Kyle got down on one knee and asked for Meghan’s hand in marriage. In addition to the gorgeous ring, Kyle had also brought a padlock to Paris but didn’t mention it to Meghan when she had presented him with the lock she had brought. Later, Kyle’s padlock was placed on their wedding cake, bringing the magic of their Paris love story to their New Jersey wedding reception.

It was very important to Meghan and Kyle to stay true to their style when planning their wedding. The couple wanted to keep the day romantic, intimate and most importantly personal. During their ceremony, Meghan and Kyle locked their hand written vows in a box during the unity portion of the service. Not only did the locking of the vows symbolize their devotion to each other, but it also replicated the events of their engagement. In order to achieve the personal aesthetic in the reception space, the couple created baby photo table numbers, skeleton key escort cards, and donation favors. Not to mention, their Florist/Event Stylist surprised the couple with many Parisian themed decor pieces that truly took Meghan and Kyle’s breath away.

The fifteen months of planning each detail did not go unnoticed by any of the guests. Everyone was so incredible joyous in the celebration that not a single person sat during the reception. The dance floor was constantly packed to the point that the DJ had to request that guests please be seated to eat their meals! College friends reenacted choreography from their school musical “Footloose”. Uncles waved their napkins above their heads while dancing their own jig. Grandparents took part in doing the Polka and a brother of the Bride put Taylor Swift to shame in his rendition of “Shake it Off”. Meghan and Kyle’s wedding was truly an event no one wanted to see end. The couple is looking forward to planning an anniversary party in the future, just to relive every moment of their special day!

Meghan felt absolutely glamorous in her Allure Couture gown. Her earrings were an incredible find at T.J.Maxx. Her shoes by Caparros were the perfect height for dancing the night away. The lace that wrapped the bottom of Meghan’s bouquet was from her Mother’s wedding gown. Kyle was dressed in a custom three-piece suit from Indochino and his Etsy custom made cufflinks had a map of Paris on the face. The couple purposely designed Kyle’s suit to be a slightly darker grey than the groomsmen, to make his suit a bit more special. It was important to the couple that their wedding party be dressed in affordable and practical attire. Their ensembles were not only picked out for the wedding but for potential use to be worn again with out looking too bridal. The women were dressed in black cocktail dresses from White House Black Market. Their earrings were from Kate Spade and bangle bracelet from Papyrus. The groomsmen suits were from Charles Tyrwhitt and their ties and suspenders were from The Tie Bar.