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Wedded: Jayne Urban and Jeremiah Albright

Jeremiah Albright proposed to Jayne Urban in Paris, and they added a padlock engraved with their names to the Pont des Arts across the Seine.
Jeremiah Albright proposed to Jayne Urban in Paris, and they added a padlock engraved with their names to the Pont des Arts across the Seine. (Courtesy of Mason Grace Photography, Handout photo)

Date: Aug. 2

Her story: Jayne Urban, 32, grew up in Cedar Springs, Mich. She was transferred to Baltimore for work in the fall of 2009 and is a key account manager at R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Her parents, Tona and Jerry Urban , live in Cedar Springs.

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His story: Jeremiah Albright, 34, grew up in Aberdeen. He is a vice president of corporate banking for First National Bank in Baltimore. His father, Paul Albright, died in 1998. His mother, Carman Albright, died of cancer in 2008.

Their story: The couple met in late June 2010. Jayne was walking home one night and stopped to introduce herself to Jeremiah, who was sitting in front of his home with his dog, Charlie. They lived five houses apart on Lakewood Avenue in Canton.

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After a short conversation, Jayne and Jeremiah agreed to meet again. The following weekend, Jayne went to Michigan for the Fourth of July. Unaware that Jayne was away, Jeremiah left a note on her front door with his phone number asking her to call him. He couldn't remember Jayne's name, so he addressed the note to "Yellow dress," recalling the outfit she wore on the night they met.

Their first date was dinner at Regi's American Bistro in Federal Hill followed by drinks at Tiki Barge Pool Club and Bar, also in Federal Hill.

The couple live in Canton.

The proposal: Jeremiah proposed in November 2011 while the couple was vacationing in Europe. In Dublin, Jeremiah secretly bought a padlock, which he then had engraved with his and Jayne's names while in London, the couple's second stop.

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In Paris, their final stop, Jayne and Jeremiah spent a day touring the Louvre. After leaving the museum, Jeremiah led Jayne to the Pont des Arts, which crosses the Seine and is covered in thousands of locks inscribed with lovers' names and initials. Couples who attach locks to the bridge often throw the keys into the river to signal their eternal, unbreakable love. On the bridge, Jeremiah presented Jayne with the engraved lock and proposed after they attached it to a railing and threw the key into the river. (Paris officials have since tried to end the practice because the weight of the locks puts stress on the bridge structure.)

Venue: About 130 guests attended the ceremony and reception at the Vandiver Inn in Havre de Grace. The Rev. Steve Wolverton of Canton Baptist Church presided.

Flowers and decor: Jayne was inspired by romantic and vintage accents. Pictures of friends and family served as table numbers. The invitations featured a cartoon drawing of the couple, with Jayne's character wearing a replica of the yellow dress she was wearing when they first met.

Holly Frisch, wife of Mount Washington Tavern co-owner Robert Frisch, designed the flowers and was referred to Jayne by a mutual friend. Bouquets and centerpieces included blue and white hydrangeas, cream and blush pink roses, stephanotis, lily of the valley and dusty miller.

Her dress: The bride wore a strapless lace fit-and-flare gown with a sweetheart neckline from Jeanette's Bride 'N Boutique in Manassas, Va.

Her "something blue" was a pin that belonged to a bridesmaid's grandmother. She wore silver Jimmy Choo high heels and a Celtic knot bracelet from Nordstrom that matched Jeremiah's wedding band.

Bridesmaids' dresses: The women wore teal chiffon knee-length dresses in different styles from David's Bridal. They also wore J. Crew jewelry in various styles.

Men's attire: The men wore dark gray three-piece suits from the Tuxedo House in Timonium. The groomsmen wore teal ties and Jeremiah wore a white tie.

Jeremiah wore a small pin on his vest that displayed a photograph of his mother and father.

Music: Jenny Z Mobile DJ Service of Forest Hill entertained. Jayne and Jeremiah's first dance was to a version of "Stand by Me" by Tracy Chapman.

Food and dessert: The Vandiver Inn provided a surf and turf menu featuring crab cakes and beef tenderloin.

Desserts by Rita in Havre de Grace made a cake decorated with teal and black accents.

Favors: Guests received packages of Mackinac Island fudge, a Michigan favorite, from Herman's Boy Inc. in Rockford, Mich.

Special touches: Before her death, Jeremiah's mother wrote a letter to her son's future wife describing the type of woman she thought would be a good fit for him, such as someone who was strong-willed and always tried to do the right thing. Jayne read the letter for the first time on the eve of the wedding.

"It was just so beautiful," Jayne says. "It was so special to read that and learn more about her as a woman and see the things that she knew Jeremiah would need."

For more coverage of bridal trends and wedding-planning adventures, go to baltimoresun.com/weddings.

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