Everyone knows that Paris is the City of Love, but romance also abounds in our own beloved Holy City. From wedding venues on the Lowcountry waterfront, to pastel-colored homes and elegant cafes, Charleston is the perfect place for love to blossom.
Holy City Hospitality’s own 39 Rue de Jean recently had the honor of partnering with a host of talented vendors for a styled proposal shoot. The shoot actually took place over the entire day at multiple locations, but the day began at Rue, when models Jay and Caroline arrived early morning with photographers to create something beautiful over brunch.
For the 39 Rue de Jean restaurant team, our part to play came naturally; serving up the best french déjeuner in downtown Charleston and embracing the picturesque romantic vibe our location embodies. Hannah Alyssa, the photographer, arranged the couple at our patio dining area. While we partnered with Patrick Properties to furnish a classic array of brunch treats, Jay and Caroline supplied the storyline of a couple in love. As they sipped on cappuccinos and munched on warm croissants, we were definitely getting major Parisian cafe vibes.
Using the images from the shoot, Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty, A style savvy wedding resource devoted to the modern bride’s journey down the altar, wrote a comprehensive breakdown outlining the most romantic proposal strategies. Of her nine guidelines, our favorite has to be the fourth: “Plan a luxurious dinner set for 2.” Aside from having the outdoor dining space that is so integral to a downtown Charleston restaurant, we also like to think that our French-inspired cuisine and inviting romantic atmosphere are the qualities that Abby had in mind when writing.
If you are interested in booking a private event at 39 Rue de Jean, be sure to visit our private events page to request additional information. If you are simply looking for the ultimate romantic atmosphere to share a cappuccino and a kiss over brunch, be sure to make a reservation with us today!
The team at 39 Rue de Jean would like to thank all of the wonderful people involved in the Paris in Charleston shoot for the lovely experience! Their website and/or contact information is linked below.
Event Design and Decor: WED
Catering and Pastries: Patrick Properties
Photography: Hannah Alyssa
Jewelry: Croghan’s Jewel Box
Florals: Branch Design Studio
Dried Florals: Southern Bloom Press
Makeup: Pampered & Pretty
Hair: Ash & Co.
Vintage Car: Lowcountry Valet
Venue: Lowndes Grove
Paper Goods: Dear Jane Designs
Styling Board: One Stone West
Day Dress: Alexis
Evening Dress: Needle & Thread
Bride’s Shoes: Shoes on King
Groom’s Attire: M. Dumas & Sons
Female Model: Caroline Roessler
Male Model: Jay Byars
Ottoman: Snyder Events
Tabletop Decor: Polished Table Top
Table Runner: Silk & Willow