Elopements

Weddings

Our onsite wedding photographer.  All photos on this blog are examples of Heather's work!

MEET heather

“I have often been teased about my love for Funfetti cake” Kira said smiling to herself, as she iced the tiny heart shaped cake in our kitchen on the morning of her wedding day.  Later that day, her guests would be treated to a towering traditional wedding cake, but Kira had baked a small gluten free cake so she could enjoy in the desserts as well.  “To thine own self be true” are probably some of the wisest words that have ever been spoken, and we just loved watching Kira and Dan make their wedding day plans, always being true to themselves in the process!  Their table centerpieces were inspired by still life portraits, and reminded me of the fun “I Spy” books I used to read with my girls when they were little.  Each table had a personalized centerpiece…Egypt and Travel (which Kira was fascinated by during her childhood), Baking, Games and The Sea.  And at each place setting, a tiny suitcase filled with a handmade mask awaited each guest.   Kira was joined on her wedding morning by a quartet of wonderful friends who kept the mood in the dressing room filled with jokes and laughter (this is the spot where I should tell you about the life-sized Fabio cutout who stood watch over the bridal suite…but that story might best be saved for another day 🙂  A handmade quilt served as the backdrop of Kira and Dan’s ceremony space, and it was later brought indoors for guests to sign as a non-traditional guest book.  A delicious meal was served by Hotcakes catering, and followed by cake and dancing.  There are so many special details to share…Dan and Kira’s “groom and bride” pandemic masks, Kira in her gown (she reminded me of a beautiful renaissance painting, with her gorgeous updo and calm, serene smile – a simply stunning bride), a touching “first look”, heartfelt toasts, and lovely portraits on the grounds of the Golden Horseshoe Inn.  Enjoy this little sneak peek of all the funfetti goodness of Kira and Dan’s August wedding day…

Congratulations to the newlyweds from the entire GHI family!

-xoxo Heather

Share:

Intimate Virginia Wedding Venue – Kira and Dan 8.1.20

Our first wedding back after a little summer vacation, was simply a dream!  Tammy and Scott were married on the most lovely July day at the Golden Horseshoe Inn!  A delightful color scheme of navy and mint greeted guests as they arrived for the afternoon festivities.  Tammy had arrived earlier that morning and enjoyed special […]

You May Also Enjoy:

Lucy and Chris celebrated a beautiful wedding day with family and friends at the Golden Horseshoe Inn.  We were so delighted to get to know this incredible couple and loved their easy going and fun loving personalities.  Lucy chose a vibrant mix of peach and scarlet for her wedding colors, and the reception room looked […]

June 26, 2021 was an incredible day for an incredible family!  Our beautiful bride Desiree and her handsome Groom Aaron were joined in marriage as their families watched in joy.  This was a very special day filled with love, and laughter, glow sticks and s’mores, dancing and celebration.  I am so excited to share some […]

The pure joy in the smiles you are about to see, represent everything this wedding day was about!  So much happiness, so much fun, so much beauty!  Laughter between friends, special moments shared with family – everywhere I turned with my camera, there was joyful celebration taking place.  What an incredible way to spend the […]

14 Wedding Planning Pitfalls and How to Avoid them!

3.

Our 3 Wedding Packages Comparison Chart

2.

Our Venue Comparison Tool

1.

Resources to guide you as you plan for the intimate wedding or elopement you've been dreaming of.

remember to take these

FREE RESOURCES

© 2020 golden horseshoe inn
 Photography By heather tusing

is a small wedding right for me?

Quiz

Close