Catherine and Jim met and fell in love while attending the College of Charleston together. The couple held their rehearsal dinner in the upstairs at Rue de Jean, an event space attached to the restaurant 39 Rue de Jean. They chose a classic blue and white theme and tables were dotted with traditional ginger jars holding ivory florals with natural greenery by Fresh Weddings and Events. / Images by Ashley Mitchell from Haystack Media.
Says Catherine, “While Jim and I live in Charleston, we have very large extended families, located in the Northeast, Midwest, and as far away as California. We wanted the entire weekend to celebrate downtown Charleston and the life we had created here. The party kicked off on Thursday night (the bride’s mother and grandmother’s birthdays) with a rooftop party at Stars and dinner at Indaco. We welcomed all of our extended families into town for a gorgeous night and sunset overlooking King Street. Following a rehearsal at St. Mary’s the following evening, the bridal party and close family jumped into pedicabs for dinner Upstairs at Rue de Jean. Post dinner, we welcomed all of our wedding guests for celebratory drinks Upstairs at Rue de Jean.
The highlight of the night was the groom’s cake that I surprised Jim with. It’s a recreation of one of his favorite Tommy Bahama shirts (he has a closet full of them and is known to wear one every Friday) and has elements of his other favorite Hawaiian shirt, in the nod to the sharks eating people.”