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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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Hosting All Inclusive Virginia wedding packages, means we’ve scoured the Commonwealth for amazing vendors who can provide outstanding service to our couples.  When it comes to a wedding day, there is almost nothing as exciting as a wedding cake!  We have the most amazing baker, and wedding mornings always start to feel “real” when a […]

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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, […]

AH-MAZING Wedding photos are what all couples dream of for their wedding day!  (And it’s what your wedding photographer is dreaming of as well!)  So what can you do to prepare for the very best wedding photos possible?  After photographing hundreds of weddings, I have learned a few things about what helps a wedding couple […]

You got engaged! You got excited!  You started planning!  And then reality hit!  It’s entirely possible you might be suddenly realizing how much work planning a wedding really is!  How many expenses, how many meetings, how many vendors there are to coordinate, and how much time and money it’s going to take to pull this […]

  Come take a Virtual Tour of the Golden Horseshoe Inn! (night time view of the Golden Horseshoe Inn) We’d love to show you around our beautiful Golden Horseshoe Inn!  This Historic building was built in 1827 as a Stagecoach Inn.  Our family has owned it for the past 30 years!  It first served as […]

Let’s talk about Wedding Favors! If you are new to wedding planning, you might be wondering what in the world a Wedding Favor is!  There are so many weird words in Wedding-Land (kissing balls, stanchions, favors, boutonniere lol)! A wedding favor refers to a small gift given by the Wedding Couple to each of their […]

Let’s talk about Wedding Centerpieces!  For me, Centerpieces have two big jobs to do on your reception tables…   1) They add height to your table!  Plates and utensils will be laying flat, and the centerpiece will encourage your eye up higher on the table, adding visual interest to the table! And 2) I love the […]

Why choose a small wedding?  You guys, there are so many reasons…this is a topic I’m passionate about! To begin, I think I should clarify that maybe small isn’t the quite the right word.  To me, “Intimate” is the word the explains the type of weddings we love best. The exciting rush of an engagement, […]

tiny elegant wedding cake on a sweethearts table for two!

You are getting ready to marry your Best Friend, and wondering if “man’s best friend” – your furry four legged family member, should be there to witness the big event!  As a wedding planner, and a dedicated dog-mom, I feel like I have a few helpful thoughts to consider when making this decision… These pictures […]

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