Weddings

Although it was not the day they had originally planned, it was the most magical day nonetheless!  A beautiful bride, her handsome groom, their loving family and a day that ended with a “wedding parade”!  Brides and Grooms and families are having to make such tough decisions right now about their wedding days.  Kayla and […]

“I’m not sure which shoes I’ll wear”, Melody laughed as she juggled several pale blue shoe boxes that she pulled from her bag.  “We were supposed to be married in Colorado, so I had my dress fitted with my hiking boots…”. There are so many moments like this lately…a strange mix of funny and serious, […]

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 […]

On March 28th, Lauryn and David were supposed to be standing in a sandy tropical paradise in Jamaica, joined by their families and saying “I do”.  But, plot twist… half way through March, the whole world was changed by a global pandemic. And so it was that April 18th found this incredibly sweet couple sharing […]

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 […]

I always feel so sentimental about wedding photos – but these ones are especially getting me.  Maybe it’s because they feel like the “last good day”…before everything changed and the world got turned upside down a little.  Of course there will be lots more “good days”, but right now, I am so very thankful we […]

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We were so excited to begin the month of March with the cheer filled wedding of Honey and Wes!  This lovely couple added so many fun elements to their special day…from the sweet strawberries adorning their wedding cake, to the special first dance song performed by the brides own mother and brother.  Honey’s mom Vih […]

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This was a simply magical day at the Golden Horseshoe Inn!  We absolutely loved all the charming decor touches and all the sweet people involved in Katlynn and Scott’s elegant rustic wedding day!  There is just something about a pale blue wedding taking place in the Blue Ridge mountains…it feels like the whole world has […]

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There is an art to appreciating each moment as it comes.  An art to not getting so caught up in “what could be” that “right now” is forgotten.  Our sweet couple Kaitlyn and Daniel helped me remember this wisdom in the most magical way, on their wedding day!  As many of our couples do, they […]

If you are in need of some holiday cheer, oh boy, have you come to the right spot!  The Golden Horseshoe Inn was overflowing with the Christmas spirit (and so much love!) this past Saturday, as we celebrated the wedding of Kimberly and John.  You might be able to guess that Kimberly and John both […]

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Brooke and Dustin choose my favorite weekend of the year for their wedding day – the first weekend in November!  I just love the quiet calm of November, and there is always still beautiful color adorning the mountains – a last hurrah courtesy of Mother Nature, before it all blows away in the November winds.  […]

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Sometimes I wonder why I spend so much time on wedding detail shots…why do I love them so much?  Every hour and moment of a wedding day seems to tick by so fast, and I wonder if I’m using my time wisely.  But after yesterday’s very special wedding, I came to some clarity on this […]

It was such a joy working with our amazing bride Amanda and her wonderful groom Jamie to plan this special day, and a true delight to see it all come together!  Speaking for myself and our Asst. Wedding planner Monique, Amanda made our jobs a breeze <3 and was always on top of her wedding […]

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It has been such a joy for me this year, that my oldest daughter Isabel has joined the GHI team and helps us on certain wedding weekends (when AP Bio isn’t bogging her down!).  Since she was a little girl she has always been very in tune to moods, and atmospheres and has always appreciated […]

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We started our October off in the most beautiful way…with Tiffany and John’s wedding day!  This was a gorgeous and thoughtfully put together celebration that included bursts of vibrant autumn color, and cozy rustic touches.  I was amazed at all the wonderful ways that John and Tiffany’s family poured their own love and talents into […]

When Mike took a chance and ran out of the bar to give his number to the amazing girl he had just met…well, who knew it would lead us to this beautiful wedding day!  Katie and Mike were married on a sunny September afternoon on a day that celebrated taking chances, and taking swings on […]

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