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It was a chilly but beautiful day in the Blue ridge mountains for Jessica and Corey’s lovely winter elopement!  I already knew that Jessica would be a bold and daring bride, as she shared with me in one of our planning emails that she had just hand dyed the bottom of her wedding gown herself, […]

After a very short winter break, we started 2022 off in the most wonderful way, with Shannon and William’s New Year’s Day elopement.  This young marine and his beautiful bride shared an intimate celebration with family as they started the new year on a grand new adventure!  We didn’t get to meet Shannon and Will […]

We closed out our 2021 wedding season with Katrina and Kyle’s gorgeous December 19th wedding day!  It was the perfect way for us to end our season…a day filled with love, merriment, dancing, and festive holiday touches.  Our bride and groom chose rich tones of Hunter green and accents of Gold for their wedding decor, […]

Courtney and John are the kind of couple you just instantly fall in love with.  We planned their beautiful December elopement from a distance, over email, and when the big day arrived, we were so excited to finally meet them!  The moment they walked through the door, we knew it was going to be a […]

Cailin and Hunter are high school sweethearts…as the sweet pillow they brought for the front parlor said “established in 2012”, and now in 2021, they have made it official.  We were so excited to be a part of this very special wedding day!  The venue glowed in flickering candlelight, crackling fireplaces, and the warm hues […]

We loved every minute of Autumn and Colton’s beautiful wintry wedding day at the Golden Horseshoe Inn!  Autumn is no stranger to the Golden Horseshoe Inn, where she was once a bridesmaid in her sister’s wedding!  We love that so many special family memories have taken place here for this sweet bride!  Autumn and Colton […]

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One of the most delightful parts of my job is following the journey’s and successes of our Golden Horseshoe couples beyond their wedding days.  If you follow our blog (or have our brochure, on which beautiful Diana is our cover model!) you might recognize this dynamic duo (almost a trio!).  I have had the honor […]

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 […]

I think if I could only take one type of portrait for the rest of my life, Sweet 16 photo shoots would be my choice.  There is a sweet kind of magic in turning 16, isn’t there…the whole wide world spread out before you, just waiting for you to make your mark.  I am constantly […]

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 […]

A Sweet Sixteen in Quarantine is not exactly what we were planning…but it is what we got.  So, like the rest of the world, we are doing our best to make lemonade from lemons.  Meet Belle.  My beautiful, quirky, crazy-smart, astrophysicist wanna be, almost sixteen year old daughter.  When she is not gathering “fun facts […]

This amazing couple is getting married in May 2020! We are SO EXCITED to be hosting Ariel and Paul’s wedding here at the Golden Horseshoe Inn!  These two are bucket fillers…they just make me overflow with happiness!  I’ve adored Ariel and Paul since the very first time I met them…think of it as Wedding Planner/Couple […]

You guys!  This was such a fun reunion!  Brianne and Joel were a Golden Horseshoe Couple two years ago in 2017 – you can see their wedding HERE! I love keeping up with all of my GHI couples – you all still feel like family, and I love hearing about your adventures and accomplishments – […]

If true love was a color – I think that it would surely be blush pink!  Yesterday there seemed to be pale pink everywhere we looked… in the tiny handmade bouquet clutched by our bride-to-be, in the new blossoms on the young apple trees, and in the rosy cheeks of our sweet (almost!) Mr. and […]

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