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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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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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