Tell us a little about yourself!
We met through a mutual friend in Reston Town Center in 2010 and have been inseparable ever since. We are best friends that fell in love and share the same passion for binge watching Netflix & Amazon, eating Firecracker Chicken and spending time with family (including the dog, Snickers).
Why or how did you pick your wedding venue? Was there something in particular about it that made you say, "This is the place!"
We fell in love with Briar Patch B&B after seeing the beautiful scenic views through a dozen french doors, the floor to ceiling fireplace, and the coziness of the B&B where our wedding party could stay for the weekend. Our most important priority for the Wedding Day was to be stress-free. Briar Patch lets us have the place to ourselves for the weekend, so we couldn't pass up avoiding a 5 hour rushed timeline for a weekend getaway to enjoy with our closest family and friends.
What is some advice you have for other couples who are in the midst of wedding planning or are just beginning their wedding planning process?
Start early. We planned to be engaged for well over a year to allow ourselves time to plan and prepare without being stressed out trying to meet deadlines (and a budget). We approached planning as a team, and didn't leave the planning to just the bride. If we didn't agree on something, then we found an alternative that made us both happy.
What are you most looking forward to about being married?
For people to stop asking "When are you getting married?" haha. We are looking forward to a much needed vacation in St. Lucia and expanding our family.
Jess and Ronnie had a beautiful winter wedding in December 2017 at the Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast in Middleburg, VA. | Photo: Labrozzi Studios