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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There is an art to appreciating each moment as it comes.  An art to not getting so caught up in “what could be” that “right now” is forgotten.  Our sweet couple Kaitlyn and Daniel helped me remember this wisdom in the most magical way, on their wedding day!  As many of our couples do, they […]

Golden Horseshoe Wedding – Kaitlyn and Daniel 1.4.20

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We thought our 2019 wedding season had come to a beautiful end, but December had one more surprise in store for us…a surprise elopement!  Mandy and Bryn have had a whirlwind of a year, and decided to end it with a very special wedding day!  With three days to prepare, it was all hands on […]

A surprise Blue ridge mountains elopement – Mandy and Bryn 12.30.19

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Elopements

50 Favorite Black and White Wedding Photos from our 2019 season It is with amazement and gratitude that I’ve spent the past few days looking over all the weddings I’ve photographed at the Golden Horseshoe Inn in 2019!  So many beautiful moments, and so many wonderful couples!  Of the 48 weddings we hosted this year, […]

Top 50 Black and White photos from our All Inclusive Wedding Venue!

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Mayra and Ashley were married at the Golden Horseshoe Inn in a sweet and emotional December elopement and it was simply the most wonderful way to wrap up our 2019 wedding season!  This sweet mountain elopement package featured red roses, stargazer lilies, heartfelt letters to one another and a very special pup named Oliver!  Mayra […]

Christmastime Virginia Elopement – Mayra and Ashley 12.21.19

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Elopements

If you are in need of some holiday cheer, oh boy, have you come to the right spot!  The Golden Horseshoe Inn was overflowing with the Christmas spirit (and so much love!) this past Saturday, as we celebrated the wedding of Kimberly and John.  You might be able to guess that Kimberly and John both […]

A Wedding Filled with Christmas Cheer – Kimberly and John 12.7.19

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Weddings

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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