As a Charleston wedding photographer, I’ve documented many special events in this historic city. Jeff and Danielle’s rehearsal dinner at 39 Rue de Jean was truly one for the books. The couple’s intimate gathering with their family and friends took place at the luxurious French restaurant in downtown Charleston.
Jeff and Danielle had originally planned to host their rehearsal dinner at a different location earlier in the year. Due to a fall hurricane, they had to quickly come up with a different plan with the help of their Charleston wedding planner, Lillie Simpson from Loluma Events. Despite being their plan B, everything from the food to the service was top-notch. The venue itself was absolutely stunning with a perfect ambiance for the occasion.
Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, 39 Rue de Jean is renowned as one of the best Charleston rehearsal dinner venues around. It’s not hard to see why! The restaurant exudes an old-world charm with a modern twist, making it an ideal spot for a romantic evening. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect venue for a rehearsal dinner in Charleston.
As I arrived at the Charleston rehearsal dinner venue, I was immediately drawn to the alleyway next to the restaurant. The cozy atmosphere and colorful neon signs reminded me of Italy. It was a magical spot that provided the perfect backdrop for a quick photoshoot of Jeff and Danielle. The photos turned out to be some of my favorites from the evening.
Of course, one of the highlights of the evening was Danielle’s stunning outfit. She looked absolutely stunning in her chic white lace dress paired with the cutest white cowgirl boots. Her fashion-forward choice perfectly complemented the elegant surroundings and set the standard high for anyone looking for rehearsal dinner outfit inspiration.
However, it wasn’t just the stunning location or stylish outfits that made the evening so memorable. The warmth and love that radiated from the couple and their family and friends made it all the more special. Jeff, Danielle, and their loved ones filled the entire evening with joy and anticipation for the wedding the next day at the Governor Thomas Bennett House.
Jeff and Danielle’s 39 Rue de Jean rehearsal dinner was a night to remember. The luxurious ambiance of the restaurant, stunning outfits, and romantic photoshoot in the alleyway made everything about the evening perfect. As a Charleston wedding photographer, it was an honor to capture these special moments. I highly recommend 39 Rue de Jean as one of the best Charleston rehearsal dinner venues for anyone looking to create an unforgettable evening.
Danielle left me the sweetest review about her experience with me as her Charleston rehearsal dinner photographer: “Sam did the photography for my rehearsal dinner at Rue De Jean, in Charleston, SC. She came recommended by my wedding planner (Sarah Lillie Simpson), and she was absolutely fantastic! I felt so comfortable around her immediately. Sam had the idea of taking some photos in a gorgeously lit side street next to the rehearsal space, and they came out insanely spectacular! There was this cool pink glow from the neon signs, and they feel romantic yet modern. She captured pictures of so many friends and family members. She was professional and reliable, and her turn around time was super fast. I would give her more stars if I could! HIGHLY recommend!!”
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