April 21, 2022
Juli and Ben tied the knot on December 10th of 2021. The Vega’s had their moody holiday wedding at the Historic Rosemont Manor in Berryville, VA. The chandeliers, fireplace, and Christmas decor the year prior caught Juli’s eye and helped seal the deal for them on this beautiful venue! Jenna and Juli actually met in elementary school. Despite going to different colleges and landing in different cities post-grad, working through this process with an old friend was just what the doctor ordered. We jumped in and it was as if no time had passed. Juli says, “HIRE A COORDINATOR. I was having the worst time trying to navigate planning on my own and having someone to do the paperwork and approval processes let me see the light at the end of the tunnel. On the day of, I had absolutely no worries and was never made aware of any problems happening behind the scenes. Jenna really allowed me to let all of my worries go and really enjoy our wedding day.”
The day started off with hair by Kendra Orndorff and makeup by Elzi Camacho. After getting ready, and a meaningful and tear-filled first look with Juli’s dad — don’t fret, we had tissues at the ready for them — Juli and Ben shared their own first look. At sunset, the couple’s ceremony began that included a handfasting component during which Ben and Juli shared their vows with one another. This was Ben’s favorite part of the day. Normally a couple that does a first look joins their cocktail hour, but not Juli and Ben! Our favorite part of the day was Juli’s transformation. During cocktail hour she had Kendra chop off 10 inches of her hair — a bold move for a wedding day, but executed flawlessly! Post transformation, they were introduced, indulged in dinner and desserts by R. Roots Catering, then danced so hard they “had whiplash for three days!”
Juli danced the night away wearing the Nouvelle Amsale Pearce Gown from BHLDN in Georgetown, argued to be the best part of her day. The day was perfect with the excellent set of well-known vendors. The couple says they “really wanted to make sure to involve people we knew and loved as well as small business owners in our vendor list. The florist was a good friend, the photographer and caterer were small business owners and the officiant was a lifelong friend of the groom. When it came time to needing a coordinator, there was no question of who to call.” We are so honored to have worked with Juli and Ben and love looking back on their special day!
Thank you to some amazing vendors for a flawlessly run day!
Venue \\ Rosemont Manor
Photographer \\ Molly Majher Photography
Planner \\ Compass Rose Coordination
Caterer \\ R. Roots Catering
Entertainment \\ Repeatable DJs
Florals \\ Holly Chapple Flowers
Baker \\ Sweet Rose Bakeshop
Hair \\ Kendra Orndorff
Makeup \\ Makeup by LZ