Elopements

Weddings

Our onsite wedding photographer.  All photos on this blog are examples of Heather's work!

MEET heather

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 kind soul, and wears her heart on her sleeve…she is sweet and open and honest, so she makes it easy to get to know her!  She was an amazing bride, and together, along with her incredible groom Anthony, we created a plan for the best day ever.  This past weekend, the big day finally arrived, and I think it was everything we had hoped for!  We joked that we had the most considerate weather forecast ever..beautiful sun, a soft breeze, and though it did storm a few times (and there may have been a tornado watch thrown in there…), it was only after we were done with photos or focused on an indoor activity – thanks Mother Nature!  Danielle looked like a princess on her wedding day and her handsome groom Anthony was the perfect compliment.  These two are amazing together, and it was such fun to spend time with them.  The same goes for their wonderful family and friends.  Isaac and Layla were the most fantastic ring bearer and flower girl.  Danielle and Anthony’s parents and step parents were so much fun to get to know, and we all enjoyed a special performance by Danielle’s stepdad on guitar during the cake cutting.   There were some special details at this wedding as well.  Anthony’s father, who has passed away, was included in the ceremony in the most lovely way, by draping his suit jacket over a chair at the ceremony.   And Danielle brought with her some vintage Skyline Drive / Shenandoah National Park entry tickets (.25 cents for the day!) that belonged to her grandparents, for me to use in detail photos.  I have to give a little shout out to the adorable wedding favors Danielle and Anthony chose…mason jar mugs with a personalized sticker.  (We use very similar mugs here at the GHI and guests always LOVE them!).  The mugs awaited each guest on the front porch, as they arrived at the venue, where they could be filled with pink lemonade that perfectly matched the blush pink wedding decor inside!  I love it when a plan comes together!  You can see all these special details included below.  I am so excited to share some favorite moments from this very special wedding day…

A big congratulations to the happy couple from the entire GHI Team!

-xoxo Heather

Share:

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

We are very pleased to introduce you to the new Mr. and Mrs. Carter!  Betty and Philip were married on the most gorgeous September afternoon at the Golden Horseshoe Inn.  After the pandemic altered their plans for a larger celebration, our sweet Bride and Groom decided to wed in an intimate mountain elopement with just […]

You May Also Enjoy:

Michelle and Paul knew that they wanted a wedding day that felt special but also relaxed and family friendly!  We had so much fun helping them put together a wedding day that checked all those boxes!  This special day included a Candy Buffet in shades of green.  A reception room with adorably socially distanced tables […]

Brooke and Andrew needed a plan B when their original plans for a wonderful wedding day in their home state of Colorado were impacted by the pandemic.  We can now proudly call the Golden Horseshoe Inn a “Dad Approved Wedding Venue”, as it was the father of the bride who saved the day by scouting […]

The lightly misting rain could not diminish the spirits of the lovely group gathered to celebrate the intimate wedding of Sha and Xinyu.  This adventurous and well traveled couple had originally planned a destination wedding in Antarctica, but due to the pandemic, changed their plans to an intimate wedding closer to their current home, and […]

14 Wedding Planning Pitfalls and How to Avoid them!

3.

Our 3 Wedding Packages Comparison Chart

2.

Our Venue Comparison Tool

1.

Resources to guide you as you plan for the intimate wedding or elopement you've been dreaming of.

remember to take these

FREE RESOURCES

© 2020 golden horseshoe inn
 Photography By heather tusing

is a small wedding right for me?

Quiz

Close