Elopements

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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The lightly misting rain could not diminish the spirits of the lovely group gathered to celebrate the intimate wedding of Sha and Xinyu.  This adventurous and well traveled couple had originally planned a destination wedding in Antarctica, but due to the pandemic, changed their plans to an intimate wedding closer to their current home, and […]

Nicole and Zachary were one of the very last couples who were able to book one of our fall wedding dates before our 2020 calendar completely filled.  And we are so happy they did!  We shared a wonderful, private wedding day with this happy couple and their close family.  By coincidence, our bride and groom […]

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 […]

“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 […]

We were swimming in a sparkling sea of teal and gold at Marissa and Anthony’s gorgeous, intimate, peacock inspired elopement!  I adore events based around a theme (some past highlights include Wizard of Oz, Dr. Who, Alice in Wonderland and Halloween inspired weddings!) but this was our first Peacock inspired event and I was so […]

I’m a little lost for words… Glowingly happy.  Radiantly in love.  Gentle devotion.  Stunningly beautiful… all of these words describe Marlene and Gary’s wedding day, but they also fall a little short in describing how breathtaking, how romantic, how special this mountain elopement was.   Thank goodness for pictures.  As you scroll through, you’ll understand.  You’ll […]

My very favorite part of this job is getting to be in the presence of radiant happiness.  I’ve always been a little bit too empathetic…I absorb the feelings of those around me whether I want to or not.  But on days like this one…days like Laura and Bill’s wedding day, the feeling of being in […]

We had the best day ever with Kiera and Lethon, during their gorgeous mountain elopement!  Kiera was a true superwoman, completing her nursing finals and then jumping right into planning the details of her special day!  I joked that I was truly safe with this amazing bride and groom, as they are both in the […]

Lisa and Brian were wedding guests at the Golden Horseshoe Inn waaaay back in 2014.  Somewhere in the back of their minds, they tucked us away as a sweet spot to renew their vows when the time came to celebrate a milestone anniversary.  And luckily for us, their beautiful 10 year anniversary vow renewal ceremony […]

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