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It has certainly been an unforgettable year.  And we closed it out with an unforgettable couple!  Elisabeth and Jeremy shared their wedding day with us on December 13, 2020.  Our bride and groom choose to hold a very intimate, private ceremony for their family of 5.  Elisabeth began the day with hair and makeup in the bridal suite, and Jeremy and the kids arrived a little later in the morning.  It was simply the most beautiful weekend of December.  As I write this blog post, just 3 days later, it is chilly and sleeting.  But December 13th was warm and sunny, with blue skies and no need for a wrap or jacket (we used one anyway, because it was so beautiful, and Elisabeth looked simply mesmerizing in it!)  A lovely indoor ceremony was followed by photos on the grounds of the Golden Horseshoe inn, and then we all adjourned inside for a celebratory sparkling cider toast, and cake with almond icing!  We were so honored to be a part of this special day, and loved getting to know this special family.  I am so excited to share some favorite images from this beautiful Virginia winter elopement…

Congratulations to the happy couple!

-xoxo Heather


December Elopement Elisabeth and Jeremy 12.13.20

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