Jennifer and Jean-Noel met the new old-fashioned way: online. Okay, maybe not so old-fashioned, but I continue to meet so many couples this year that have met that way! In the hustle and bustle metropolis of New York City what are the chances that this perfect duo who are both lovers of art, French food and John Lennon would have met by chance? It was Jean Noel that first reached out to Jennifer, who was instantly charmed by his stories about growing up in France and, as she says, “his adorable way of writing English.” The met for their first date at a charming West Village Restaurant called Market Table (incidentally one of Alex and my favorite restaurants too) where at first Jean-Noel was so enraptured by her beauty that he was at a loss for words. Jennifer wasn’t quite sure what to make of his reaction to first seeing of her, but quickly found out Jean-Noel’s charming sense of humor and ability to make her laugh. Their second date, they were seated at a table next to Liam Neeson, and took a celebrity sighting as a good sign. Not long after, these two found themselves many dates later at dinner at Marcus Samuelson’s Red Rooster up in Harlem. After the meal, they started over towards the nearby apartment they had just bought together, when Jean-Noel surprised her asking her hand in marriage. These two are getting married at The Roosevelt Hotel in April and I am so honored to be able to share with them such an important day of their life. For their engagement photos we went back to the hustling, bustling Red Rooster where despite its popularity we were able to get some fun images. We then found ourselves at Lincoln Center which Jennifer and Jean-Noel felt was appropriate for their engagement shoot, to celebrate their love of the arts. I hope you enjoy this little journey through their love story!
One of my favorites from the day:
Getting Jennifer to laugh came easy to Jean-Noel….