The Golden Horseshoe blog is a super fun place where you can keep up with our recent weddings (we love to give our couples a sneak peek of their wedding photos within 72 hours of their wedding day!)  I also share some snippets from our personal story, and wedding day tips to help you as you plan!

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His voice was beautiful, but the respect and love that shone in his eyes was even more so.  Best Man speeches can be tricky – how do you walk the line of funny, yet meaningful, entertaining yet heartfelt…?  We have coached many a nervous best man through his speech, but I don’t think we’ve ever […]

Alexundria and Carlton – November Wedding Day in the Blue Ridge Mountains 11.10.18

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Why “whimsical” you say?  How about a Groom with a Top Hat (yasssss!), and a Bride with the most amazing purple shoes (I’m telling you now, there are going to be a lot of shoe pictures – I couldn’t control myself in the face of such awesomeness!).  How about some spooky Halloween touches, like a […]

Jen and Michael – Whimsical November Wedding Day 11.3.18

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Joanna and Andrew were married on a perfect autumn day in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  We worked with this sweet couple for a year to plan their special day, so by the time their wedding day was here, they felt like friends not clients.  This outdoorsy couple loves to hike and explore, and I think […]

Joanna and Andrew – Autumn Wedding in the Mountains 10.27.18

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Barbara and Jed’s beautiful elopement was everything a wedding should be…elegant, gorgeous, simple, full of love and just perfect for them!  Barbara and Jed were one of the most easygoing couples we worked with this year.  We planned their whole wedding in about 3 emails I think!  We hosted a lovely private ceremony, and our […]

Autumn Mountain Elopement – Barbara and Jed 10.28.18

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I asked several times very nicely, but Beth and Minh still wouldn’t let me keep their dog Harley…and that is the only bad thing I could possibly say about them or their wedding day 🙂  Beth and Minh’s wedding was truly FUN-FILLED from start to finish!!!!  These are some very cool people – and their […]

Beth and Minh – Fun-Filled Autumn Wedding Day! 10.20.18

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Once in a blue moon, the world gets me down, and then into my life come the most wonderful, sweet, thoughtful, funny, madly-in-love people and it’s like the clouds have parted and the sun is shining again.  Happiness is contagious, and I sure got a good dose of it from our lovely bride Stephanie, her […]

Stephanie and Bryan – Elegance Elopement 10.19.18

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“We’re both a little introverted, and we’re each others Best Friend, so we couldn’t be happier staying home and just being together” Toshionna shared with me as we wound our way up the mountain pass and disappeared into the beautiful depths of Shenandoah National Park.  A perfect pair indeed – Toshionna and Michael were so […]

Toshionna and Michael – Romantic Elopement in the mountains 10.9.18

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Elopements

There are so many parts of wedding planning that are wonderful – that first meeting with a sweet couple, or the excited phone call when they call to let me know they have chosen us as their venue!  The big day itself, with all its hustle and bustle, the romance and laughter and happy tears.  […]

Hannah and Daniel – Gorgeous Fall Wedding Day 9.29.18

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Two little owls sat perched in their nest together, peering out from their vantage point, high atop the wedding cake!  Nearby, tidy bags of trail mix nestled in a basket ready for hungry passers by. These are the charming details you’ll find at a very special wedding when a Wildlife and Fisheries employee and a […]

Amanda and Owen – Nature inspired Wedding Day 9.22.18

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The winds were blowing and the rain was falling as Hurricane Florence made her way past, but we didn’t mind.  We were warm and cozy inside, watching the pretty pattern of raindrops on the windowpanes.  Laughter and excitement seemed to fill the building with that special energy that only comes on wedding days!  Nadja and […]

Nadja and Daniel – Romantic September Elopement 9.17.18

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