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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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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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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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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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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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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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   “Neither one of us are public speakers, and we didn’t want our wedding to feel like a performance…we wanted it to be intimate and just about us.” I know that the sentiment above, so eloquently expressed by our bride Sarah, is shared by many couples.  Weddings can be tricky, and end up becoming about […]

Blue Ridge Mountain Elopement – Sarah and Jordan 9.21.19

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It is always the most wonderful surprise meeting a couple for the very first time on their wedding day!  Tia and Erich joined us on Saturday, September 7th for the most cheerful, vintage inspired, sunflower filled Elegance Elopement!  We had been planning together via email, but welcoming them to the Golden Horseshoe Inn in person […]

Sunflower filled September Elopement! – Tia and Erich 9.7.19

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We started September off in the sweetest way…with a wonderful, intimate elopement ceremony for Joan and Mike!  They were joined by close family for a private wedding ceremony and celebrated with cake and champagne and some wonderful time spent together.  Joan chose a beautiful powder blue dress to wear, and had help from her grand […]

Elegant Summer Elopement – Joan and Michael 9.1.19

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Feresa and Drew celebrated a gorgeous wedding day at the Golden Horseshoe Inn!  This sweet couple will be celebrating with a larger wedding in the future, but chose to tie the knot in a very private ceremony with Drew’s father in attendance to lend support!  I have been working on these photos today, knowing that […]

Gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains Elopement – Feresa and Drew 8.17.19

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