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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Michelle and Eddie joined us on what felt like the most perfect day of the summer, for their Afternoon Tea Wedding at the Golden Horseshoe Inn!  This sweet couple booked their wedding with us before meeting us in person!  All thanks to a hearty recommendation from a former GHI Couple (Hi Iva and Brian!!! THANK […]

We were so excited to host a special Virginia elopement ceremony for Hannah and Derek.  These two have been sweethearts since high school, and together with their little ones, and Hannah’s parents, celebrated their union with an intimate micro wedding at the Golden Horseshoe Inn.  Hannah’s color scheme of peach and green was just the […]

“Take my hand, and lead me to salvation.  Take my love, for love is everlasting.  And remember, the truth that once was spoken; to love another person is to see the face of God.” We were so fortunate and honored to host Lilly and Matt’s beautiful elopement in the blue ridge mountains.  It was pure […]

“And so the adventure begins…” I just loved the “and so the adventure begins”theme Mikelle and William chose for their wedding day!  The beginning of their new adventure was reflected in countless pretty details throughout the Golden Horseshoe Inn.  From the sweet pale blue suitcases, and gorgeous personalized sign at the front entry, to the […]

I think if I could only take one type of portrait for the rest of my life, Sweet 16 photo shoots would be my choice.  There is a sweet kind of magic in turning 16, isn’t there…the whole wide world spread out before you, just waiting for you to make your mark.  I am constantly […]

“You guys are our plan C” the father of the bride said a little wearily as he stepped inside the venue with his wife.  Frank and Norizan were taking a venue tour on behalf of their incredible daughter Aisha, who, they shared with me, had already planned not one, but TWO weddings in her hometown […]

“The key to happiness is Love” read the little tag on the skeleton key bottle openers nestled at each place setting.  And gosh, there was so much of both…LOVE and HAPPINESS on Jenny and Ali’s wedding day.  Ali and Jenny celebrated with joyful family and friends amidst a summery palette of clover green and ivory, […]

A cool breeze.  Teacups shining on the tables.  Red roses mingling with greenery and tempered by their blush and ivory neighbors in a lush bouquet.  It was simply the perfect August wedding day!   Making it even more perfect were the lovely people who shared this special day.  Our bride Shayla simply glowed.  One of my […]

“I have often been teased about my love for Funfetti cake” Kira said smiling to herself, as she iced the tiny heart shaped cake in our kitchen on the morning of her wedding day.  Later that day, her guests would be treated to a towering traditional wedding cake, but Kira had baked a small gluten […]

“I have for the first time found what I can truly love – I have found you.  You are my sympathy – my better self – my good angel.  I am bound to you with a strong attachment.  I think you good, gifted, lovely; a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it […]

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