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 […]
One of the unexpected gifts of the current pandemic has been the gift of more time! I just love photographing engagement sessions, but my busy wedding schedule means they can be really hard to fit in. Which is why I had just the best time ever roaming through the mountains with Allison and Vince. A […]
Lizzy and Coburn’s beautiful wedding day was preceded by many twists and turns thanks to the pandemic. The large wedding they had lovingly planned turned into an intimate day for just the two of them and a few very close family members and loved ones. All those who are near and dear to Lizzy and […]
Maybe it’s because I’ve missed being with other people. Maybe it’s because we couldn’t have ordered up a more perfect summer afternoon if we had tried. Maybe it’s because small weddings are my favorite. But I think it’s mostly because we got to spend the day with some genuinely wonderful people. Daron and Paul are […]
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, […]
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 […]
Great wedding photography is important, and we are so fortunate to have an amazing in house photography option available exclusively to our Golden Horseshoe wedding couples. Take a stroll down memory lane with us to see our TOP 100 Wedding photos from 2019!
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Discover the advantages of choosing to surround yourself with only your nearest and dearest.
A gorgeous October wedding day in the Blue Ridge mountains including wedding photos in Shenandoah National Park.
A sweet spring ceremony for just the two of them. We're sharing some favorite photos from this romantic elopement
A little behind the scenes look at the cake flavors, fillings, icings, designs and cake tables that Golden Horseshoe couples get to choose from!
all about our cakes
Resources to guide you as you plan for the intimate wedding or elopement you've been dreaming of.
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