Hey friend!

i'm heather.

A romantic at heart, a little bit nerdy, a lot sentimental, and so honored to be a part of your big day!  
I'm passionate about helping you create a beautiful wedding experience for yourselves and your guests, in a simple, fun, super easy to manage way!
I believe...
That you don't have to put your life on hold to plan your wedding day (that's what you've got me for!)
That weddings can be simple, affordable and still crazy beautiful.
That personality matters, and having a calm, knowledgeable, joyful team around you makes everything better!

One

Our vet described our rescue dog Grover as "the perfect southern gentleman" and I think she is exactly right.  Isn't he handsome in his bow-tie!

this good boy.

Two

Parenting has been the most amazing journey.  We moved to Virginia after Isabel was born, to raise her close to family.  I said goodbye to my acting career, and found my new love...Wedding Photography!

being a mom

Three

This is the only time I wish I had more than two kids...I figure I'd need about ten to be able to do all the birthday party themes I have in mind!  Our youngest just celebrated turning 11 with a Mad Scientist Party...bring on the dry ice!

themed birthday parties

Four

Anything with a Vintage Vibe, a low heel and a wide width lol!

cute shoes

Five

Stephen and I were the first couple married at the Golden Horseshoe Inn...22 years ago!  He taught me how to take photos, and is my unofficial I.T Consultant helping me navigate this strangely complicated modern life!

This guy.

Six

This is our littlest Lyra Day and she was born for the stage it seems!  Most evenings are spent at the dance studio, and many a summer night in the magical darkness of a Theatre.  There is just nothing as thrilling as watching your child do what they love!

being a stage mom

Seven 

I always forget how much I love it, until I go back.  The power of the waves under a moonlit sky is something that I will never tire of!

the ocean

Eight

We purchased Stephen's Grandmothers home 2 years ago and have been fixing it up ever since.  The end is in sight...I think...and the before and after's are just so darn satisfying!

home renovaton

Nine

Fairy tales, Gnomes, Harry Potter, forest paths with a splash of sunshine, that feeling that adventure might be right around the corner...

A little bit of whimsy

Ten

My favorite day of the year!  There is something I love about the calm before the storm, when all the preparations are over, the house is cozy, the cocoa is hot and the lights are twinkling!

christmas eve

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My Top Ten

things I'm crazy about

Magical wedding days
Incredible wedding gowns
& Epic real life love stories!
How lucky can a girl get?!

I grew up as a theatre kid with a love for big productions, fancy costumes and epic love stories...

It all started...

After College, I followed my acting career to Atlanta where I worked non-stop in TV Commercials, Stage Productions and Voice Overs.  It was a thrilling time!

After a very long wait, we found out our sweet Isabel was on the way, and I was determined to find a job where I could spend as much time as possible with her.  And somehow I've come full circle it seems, I've simply traded in my big productions, fancy costumes and epic fictional love stories for ...

My Story

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So, I bought a camera, and the rest was history. (j.k. there's more...)

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My Story

that's so cool

My Timeline

where I've been

1997

Graduated College and Married my Sweetheart! Started my professional acting career!

2004

Moved back to Virginia, with our brand new baby Isabel! 

2007

We welcomed our second daughter Lyra Day!

2008

While running a Bed & Breakfast I had the crazy idea that "Hey we should offer Elopements! 

2010

Our wedding business had grown by leaps and bounds and we moved into the Golden Horseshoe Inn

2014

After years of watching Stephen shoot weddings, I nervously picked up the camera and started to learn!

2016

We bought a little house that has been in Stephen's family since the 1950's and started restoring her shine!

2017

Our biggest year ever! We hosted an unbelievable 91 Weddings!  We can't wait to see what comes next!

Favorite Personal Blogs

One

How I Got Here (My unexpected journey to starting my Wedding Business!)

Business

Two

personal

Three

favorites

Photo Sessions you've got to see...

Any groom who wears a top hat is going to be a favorite of mine!  I loved bonding with Jen and Michael over home renovation stories (I'm totally copying their bathroom floor tile!) and I loved the way they let their personalities shine through in their wedding attire (wait till you see Jen's purple shoes!)

Jen + Michael

A Gorgeous November Mountain Elopement!  We loved spending time with this sweet couple and their closest family!  Our mountain adventure after the ceremony resulted in some really epic photos - some of my favorites of the whole year!  Having an intimate wedding means lots of time for great photos and special time together!

Barbara + Jed

This was such a fun day, with that perfect golden autumn light that photographers dream about!  We loved all the special details (hand crocheted doilies, hand stamped copper mugs, an adorable pooch named Harley) that were a part of this amazing celebration!

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beth + minh