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We were so thrilled to begin our 2021 wedding season on Saturday, January 2 with the most incredible day for the most incredible bride and groom.  After navigating the twists and turns of trying to plan a wedding during a pandemic, our bride Trisha and her groom Oliver decided to switch gears from their original […]

It has certainly been an unforgettable year.  And we closed it out with an unforgettable couple!  Elisabeth and Jeremy shared their wedding day with us on December 13, 2020.  Our bride and groom choose to hold a very intimate, private ceremony for their family of 5.  Elisabeth began the day with hair and makeup in […]

Taylor and Shelby’s beautiful Christmas inspired wedding was an absolutely perfect day!  We just adored the sweet couple from the moment we met them.  Shelby was so kind, thoughtful and easy going, and her Groom Taylor charmed the entire staff with his enthusiasm for the wedding day and his genuine excitement about this special celebration.  […]

I just love December weddings!  And our first wedding of the month, December 5th, 2020 did not disappoint!  It was the most beautiful day to celebrate Devan and Keith’s wedding day.  This wonderful couple gracefully navigated many obstacles in their wedding planning thanks to the pandemic, including having to decrease their guest count substantially to […]

The cool, quiet, darkness of a theatre has always been a magical place to me.  Endless possibilities lingering just beyond the dusty velvet curtains.  The smell of sawdust and paint from freshly crafted sets and the tang of hairspray drifting from the dressing room.  The heavy, satisfying weight of a brand new script in hand.  […]

Jessica and Michael are one of our sweet 2021 wedding couples.  They came for a visit to the Golden Horseshoe Inn to do their big wedding planning meeting with us, and arranged to have some engagement photos taken afterwards!  Engagement photos are so much fun for me to shoot, especially because my schedule rarely allows […]

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We were so lucky to work with Claire and Michael to plan their super fun, out of the ordinary elopement!  We loved hearing about all their special plans for the day, including a post elopement excursion to the arcade (where they had their first date!) to play video games and enjoy their favorite snacks!!!  From […]

We were overjoyed to help Amanda and McKenzie plan and celebrate their beautiful November wedding day at the Golden Horseshoe Inn.  Their dark purple and champagne color scheme was the perfect mix of rich fall color with a little shimmer!  I had the best time ever photographing them on their wedding day.  Both of our […]

A mug of hot apple cider greeted guests as they stepped through the door.  The sweet smell of autumn, and an air of anticipation filled the Golden Horseshoe Inn on Jasmine and Joshua’s wedding day!  Our bride Jasmine loved the idea of keeping things simple and easy, while still elegant and fun!  A personalized crossword […]

Nathalie and Larry’s long awaited wedding day arrived on what might have been the most beautiful day of October 2020!  We were so excited to have the opportunity to celebrate with them, and loved watching all the carefully arranged details come together in the most beautiful way.  Natalie chose a color palette of blue and […]

The air was chilly (but not too chilly!), the sky was blue and the light was golden – it was simply the kind of day we all dream of when it comes to October.  Courtney and Matt celebrated a gorgeous intimate wedding day on the perfect Sunday afternoon at the Golden Horseshoe Inn.  We were […]

Laura and Will traveled all the way from Michigan to be married with us in a Virginia Blue Ridge mountains elopement!  We were so excited when the big day finally arrived and we got to meet our bride and groom for the very first time.  Laura and Will had booked their wedding day over a […]

Joshua and Kaitlin joined us on the prettiest autumn afternoon for their beautiful mountain elopement.  We are still oohing and ahhing over Kaitlin’s amazing style and gorgeous bridal look.  She is a list maker and a  detailed planner like me, so she had two dresses ready to go, and two gorgeous jackets to accessorize with…an […]

We were counting the days until Melissa and Warren’s gorgeous October wedding day!  Not only would we have the joy of hosting a very special day, but it would also be our first time getting to meet Melissa and Warren in person!  We always feel a special sense of anticipation and responsibility when a couple […]

“It’s a little mermaid reference” Lindsey explained when she sent in her final wedding script.  She was just sweetly making sure our officiant would end the wedding ceremony with “Now, go on and kiss the girl” instead of the traditional “you may kiss the bride”.  And that sort up sums up everything you need to […]

An intimate wedding is always a very special family affair, but this one was even more so, because our Groom Noah was the second sibling in his family to be married at the Golden Horseshoe Inn <3  We had the honor of hosting his sister’s elegant elopement in 2019 and she was kind enough to […]

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