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Carlie and John celebrated a very special wedding day at the Golden Horseshoe Inn on a sunny late November afternoon.  I loved everything about this beautiful event, an afternoon tea full of delicate handmade details and tones of blush and deep blue.  Carlie was an absolutely gorgeous bride, with her curls pinned back with a […]

We were honored to host an elegant and cozy wedding day for our sweet (and stunning!) bride Victoria and her handsome groom James.  I loved being near the gentle energy of this lovely couple as they navigated their wedding day together.  Victoria and James chose a sparkling color scheme of turquoise and silver, with hints […]

Warm socks.  Cozy Sweaters.  A chilly breeze in the air. Oh, and a herd of tame deer.  This was an unforgettable day!  I was so excited to join Sara and James on Skyline Drive for their engagement photos.   Little did we know that we’d have a few unexpected visitors joining us for the shoot!  We […]

We had the pleasure of celebrating the most wonderful wedding day with Cassie and Will, and their close friends and family.  It was the perfect November day, with lots of fall color still on the tree’s and a chilly breeze perfect for cocoa sipping!  Guests arrived to find that cocoa waiting for them just inside […]

The first week of November is always my favorite wedding week!  The hustle and bustle of October has passed, but the leaves are still so beautiful on the trees… even more so this year with a later than usual color change.  So last Saturday was the perfect day for the beautiful autumn wedding of Rachel […]

How much fun is a Halloween elopement?…SO MUCH FUN!!!  We had the best day with Sarah and Dan at their intimate Shenandoah National Park elopement!  It was a celebration filled with lots of beauty, and a few fun nods to the season, including a coffin shaped ring box, some darker gothic elements for the cake […]

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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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