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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The Most Magical Day A bride who was as sweet and kind on the inside as she was beautiful on the outside.  A flower girl in a princess dress and matching cape.  A wonderful and patient groom.  A roaring fire in the hearth and a joyful celebration in the parlor.  This was just the best […]

Intimate November Wedding – Christy and Stephen 11.9.19

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Elopements

Preparing the Golden Horseshoe Inn for an elopement day in the autumn is one of my favorite things!  I love the everyday tasks, like lighting the fire so the fireplace sparkles with a warm glow when the couple first crosses our threshold.  Turning on the lights in the dressing suites, and giving everything a final […]

Windswept Mountain Elopement – Kelly & Patrick 11.5.19

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Elopements

Brooke and Dustin choose my favorite weekend of the year for their wedding day – the first weekend in November!  I just love the quiet calm of November, and there is always still beautiful color adorning the mountains – a last hurrah courtesy of Mother Nature, before it all blows away in the November winds.  […]

Ivory and Burgundy November Wedding Day – Brooke and Dustin 11.2.19

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Sometimes I wonder why I spend so much time on wedding detail shots…why do I love them so much?  Every hour and moment of a wedding day seems to tick by so fast, and I wonder if I’m using my time wisely.  But after yesterday’s very special wedding, I came to some clarity on this […]

Virginia Destination Wedding – Sally and Rich 10.31.19

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It was such a joy working with our amazing bride Amanda and her wonderful groom Jamie to plan this special day, and a true delight to see it all come together!  Speaking for myself and our Asst. Wedding planner Monique, Amanda made our jobs a breeze <3 and was always on top of her wedding […]

Romantic Mountain Wedding Day – Amanda and Jamie 10.26.19

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This was truly the happiest of days!  I just adored Denise and Dave from the moment I met them, and couldn’t wait until their October wedding day!  These two are simply perfect together, and I loved hearing about their past adventures and future plans together!  Visiting National parks is a favorite pastime for our bride […]

Virginia Wedding Venue – Denise and Dave’s mountain elopement – 10.25.19

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Elopements

It has been such a joy for me this year, that my oldest daughter Isabel has joined the GHI team and helps us on certain wedding weekends (when AP Bio isn’t bogging her down!).  Since she was a little girl she has always been very in tune to moods, and atmospheres and has always appreciated […]

Blue Ridge Mountains Autumn Wedding Day – Diana and Danny 10.19.19

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When our sweet bride Amanda emailed me her wedding details and said simply “I don’t have any particulars for my wedding bouquet, I’d just like it to “scream fall”!” – I knew I liked her!  And when, on the wedding day, she shared that she and her handsome groom Gerald had know each other since […]

Fairy tale October mountain elopement – Amanda & Gerald 10.13.19

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Elopements

We started our October off in the most beautiful way…with Tiffany and John’s wedding day!  This was a gorgeous and thoughtfully put together celebration that included bursts of vibrant autumn color, and cozy rustic touches.  I was amazed at all the wonderful ways that John and Tiffany’s family poured their own love and talents into […]

October Mountain Wedding – Tiffany and John 10.5.19

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When Mike took a chance and ran out of the bar to give his number to the amazing girl he had just met…well, who knew it would lead us to this beautiful wedding day!  Katie and Mike were married on a sunny September afternoon on a day that celebrated taking chances, and taking swings on […]

Virginia Mountain Wedding Venue – Katie and Mike 9.28.19

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