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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!)  We'll also share some snippets from our personal story, and wedding day tips to help you as you plan!

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I met our bride Danielle for the first time when she arrived for her tour of the Golden Horseshoe Inn.  By the time her tour was finished, I felt like I had known her forever, and we just knew we would be working together to plan a wonderful (stress-free!) wedding day!  Danielle is such a […]

A small Virginia wedding with big heart – Danielle and Anthony 5.25.19

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 Juli – our amazing Canadian bride, grew up not far from where I did!  We planned everything via email until we finally met in person the day before her wedding day!  During planning, I always ask for a few words or phrases to help decipher each couples individual style.  The helpful answers are often something […]

Inspired Mountain Elopement – Juli and Jonathan 5.24.19

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Elopements

Sometimes I think that the wedding industry likes to make couples feel like they have to spend a year (or longer) planning their big day – I’m sure the thought is that…the longer a couple plans, the longer they shop as well!  Michelle and Brandon’s gorgeous, heartfelt wedding proves that even a short planning time […]

Virginia Destination Wedding Day – Michelle and Brandon 5.23.19

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Tracy and Wayne stepped out of a magazine and into the Golden Horseshoe Inn – it sure felt that way anyhow!  A gorgeous classic couple, who brought a gorgeous classic car (I really did feel like I was shooting magazine photos when Wayne helped his stunning bride up onto the hood of the car!)  We […]

Elegant Virginia Wedding Day – Tracy and Wayne 5.18.19

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“I’ve brought a few things with me…” she said, reaching into a leather satchel and pulling out little boxes and treasures wrapped in tissue.  “Once you see my garter, everything will make sense!” Hug told me excitedly, with a twinkle in her eye.  And sure enough, as I carefully unwrapped her garter the following morning, […]

Sweetest Virginia Elopement – Hug and Tim 5.17.19

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Elopements

You got engaged! You got excited!  You started planning!  And then reality hit!  It’s entirely possible you might be suddenly realizing how much work planning a wedding really is!  How many expenses, how many meetings, how many vendors there are to coordinate, and how much time and money it’s going to take to pull this […]

Is an all inclusive elopement right for me?

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Planning

Tuesdays are photo editing days.  They are long, but fun.  I love reliving the memories of the past weekend as I sort through the photos, looking for little gems to share as a sneak peek!  Honestly, today, my cheeks actually hurt from smiling so much.  This was such a joyful wedding day, and that joy […]

Joyful Virginia Wedding Day – Tony and Todd 5.4.19

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We definitely needed more Kleenex.  All the Kleenex.  There were more happy tears at this wedding than I think I have ever seen 🙂  And that makes me happy (and a little teary!) too, because it means these people love each other so much.  It is hard to watch your children grow, and turn into […]

Lavender and Lace Wedding Day – Bre’ and Kyle 4.27.19

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Weddings

You guys!  This was such a fun reunion!  Brianne and Joel were a Golden Horseshoe Couple two years ago in 2017 – you can see their wedding HERE! I love keeping up with all of my GHI couples – you all still feel like family, and I love hearing about your adventures and accomplishments – […]

Brianne and Joel – 2 years later! 4.25.19

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Personal

A special cake from the bakery where she works.  Her dad’s wedding band lovingly attached to her bouquet, so that he would be with her as she walked down the aisle.  Hand painted wedding shoes… every detail of Lacey and Neil’s elopement was created with love, and came together to create the most wonderful day!  […]

Blue Ridge Mountain Elopement – Lacey and Neil 4.20.19

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Elopements