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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As the gorgeous bride took her place at the altar, a hush fell over the gathered guests.  The officiant looked up from his notes and cleared this throat.  “The bride and groom don’t know I’m going to do this…” he said.  And even from behind the camera lens, I thought to myself, “this is about […]

Amazing April Wedding Day – Mallory and Chris 4.13.19

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Weddings

I love seeing the special items couples bring with them on their wedding day!  When each couple arrives we help them unpack their carefully wrapped treasures, pulled from boxes, bags and suitcases.  So when we unpacked Funko Pops of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry …I just knew it was going to be a fun day!  […]

Sweet Mountain Elopement – Meghan and Jeff 4.6.19

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Elopements

A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending […]

Rebecca and Tim – All Inclusive Virginia Elopement 4.4.19

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Elopements

Couples who march to the beat of their own drum, are my favorite kind of couples.  And I suppose, now, I can say that Hubble telescope themed weddings (yes, you read that right!), are my favorite kind of weddings!    Most of our GHI couples know that our big wedding planning appointment is one of […]

Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding Day – Jessica and Zach 3.23.19

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Weddings

I pulled into my regular parking spot at the Golden Horseshoe Inn and hopped out of the car.  My dad (and our GHI Officiant) Alan was just pulling out, headed home for lunch.  He stopped behind me, idling in the road, and rolled down his window.  We often chat in the parking lot like this…about […]

Sweet Valentines Wedding – Cheryl and Rich 2.16.19

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Weddings

  Come take a Virtual Tour of the Golden Horseshoe Inn! (night time view of the Golden Horseshoe Inn) We’d love to show you around our beautiful Golden Horseshoe Inn!  This Historic building was built in 1827 as a Stagecoach Inn.  Our family has owned it for the past 30 years!  It first served as […]

Venue Tour of the Golden Horseshoe Inn!

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Planning

Let’s talk about Wedding Favors! If you are new to wedding planning, you might be wondering what in the world a Wedding Favor is!  There are so many weird words in Wedding-Land (kissing balls, stanchions, favors, boutonniere lol)! A wedding favor refers to a small gift given by the Wedding Couple to each of their […]

Wedding Favor Inspiration!

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Planning

Let’s talk about Wedding Centerpieces!  For me, Centerpieces have two big jobs to do on your reception tables…   1) They add height to your table!  Plates and utensils will be laying flat, and the centerpiece will encourage your eye up higher on the table, adding visual interest to the table! And 2) I love the […]

Simple, Easy, Wedding Centerpiece Inspiration and Idea’s!

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Planning

Why choose a small wedding?  You guys, there are so many reasons…this is a topic I’m passionate about! To begin, I think I should clarify that maybe small isn’t the quite the right word.  To me, “Intimate” is the word the explains the type of weddings we love best. The exciting rush of an engagement, […]

Why Choose A Small Wedding?

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Planning

Home is where the heart is… We talk weddings here a lot, don’t we!  But the business course I’m currently taking, has encouraged me to share a little bit beyond what I do when I’m wedding planning, so you can get to know me!  These are the things I’m busy with in my free time!  […]

Updating Our 1950’s Brick Bungalow!

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