For this gorgeous couple, a late Fall wedding in Paris was the perfect recipe for their “I do’s”. Floraison Paris decorated their day in rich greens and blooms in a feminine color scheme of pinks, lavender, and soft hints of white. The results were breathtaking to say the least (just wait ’till you see the floral-filled grand staircase) Thanks to Loli Events, the festivities went off without a hitch! Head on over to the full gallery for all the garden wedding inspiration – captured by Oliver Fly Photography!
From Oliver Fly Photography… What began as a chance meeting on New Year’s Eve turned into the love of a lifetime for Meghan and Peter. As fate would have it, both New Yorkers made the trip to Aspen, Colorado for the same NYE event, and the rest, as they say, is history. Four years later, the couple returned to the spot where it all began for a mountaintop proposal, surrounded by dear friends and the perfect snowfall. As Meghan and Peter considered locations for their late fall wedding, Paris became the obvious choice. Thanks to a long-standing love of French food, fashion, art, and culture, the city had always held a special place in Meghan’s heart, and luckily Peter felt the very same.
As their wedding plans began to take shape, Meghan and Peter decided on a multi-day destination event set in their favorite city in the world and everything planned by the talented team of Loli Events. The iconic Hôtel Ritz Paris was selected as the ceremony backdrop thanks to its rich history and unparalleled beauty. Meghan had always dreamed of a Parisian garden wedding, and the Ritz courtyard was everything she’d envisioned. Set just minutes away, the couple chose Hotel Le Marois as their reception venue and loved the opportunity to enjoy multiple locations with their guests—many of whom had never previously visited Paris.
Thinking about the design moments of their day, Meghan and Peter chose to draw inspiration from their ceremony location with a color palette of rich greens, pinks, lavender, and soft hints of white. They also incorporated subtle nods to French historical icons, with touches of pale pinks a la Marie Antoinette, and a bee icon on the invitation suite as an homage to Napoleon.
Meghan and Peter knew fashion was going to play a significant role in their black-tie wedding, and their fashion selections didn’t disappoint. After searching showrooms all across New York, Meghan selected an A-line Reem Acra dress featuring asymmetrical embroidery, lace, tulle, and sequins for a couture yet timeless look. To complement their fashion-forward aesthetic, Peter donned a midnight blue tuxedo custom-made by Knot Standard.
The wedding weekend began with a private cruise along the Seine, where guests were able to catch sight of the Eiffel Tower and many famous landmarks throughout the city. The cruise served as the ultimate kickoff to their multi-day celebration and gave loved ones a glimpse into all the festivities ahead. Following the welcome event, Meghan and Peter held a Moroccan-inspired rehearsal dinner at Alcazar in the 6th, as they introduced guests to the vibrant Left Bank and built up excitement for the big day to follow. On the morning of their wedding, Meghan and Peter were greeted with a gorgeous autumn day and not a hint of rain in sight.
Their afternoon ceremony was not only incredibly picturesque but also beautifully heartfelt, as they exchanged handwritten vows in a ceremony officiated by two of their closest friends. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed a cocktail hour and reception set at Hotel Le Marois, where their team of talented vendors made sure no detail went untouched. The evening featured a stunning array of design moments, including a floral-filled grand staircase as a continuation of the Parisian garden aesthetic. As day turned to night, Meghan and Peter’s guests were treated to a multi-course meal of traditional French cuisine and continued dining, dancing, and toasting to the happy couple well into the evening hours.
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Photography: Oliver Fly Photography | Videographer: Matteo Castelluccia Videomaker | Floral Design: Floraison | Ceremony Venue: Ritz Paris | Reception Venue: Hôtel Le Marois - Salons France Amériques | Caterer: Butard Enescot | DJ: Wildfire DJs | Assistant Photographer : Sarah Stefani | Band for the welcome event: Jazz Around Midnight | Boat For Welcome Event: Yachts De Paris | Bridal Party beauty : Studio Ohlala | Bridal Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Candles: Bougies Granulées | Coffee cart : Brûlerie Saint Jacques | Earrings: Pegasus By Giles | Hair & Make Up: Harold James | Invitation & Day of Papers: Studio French Blue calligraphy + design | Late Night crepes: Les Triporteurs Gourmands | Party Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Alcazar Paris | Rentals: Options | Sketch Artist : Sophia C. | Wedding Dress & Veil: Reem Acra | Wedding Planner & Design: Loli Events | Welcome Boat Event Dress: Naeem Khan