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

MEET heather

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 of navy, burgundy and gold.  The reception room looked beautiful and so festive.  I especially loved the lantern centerpieces, filled with sparkling Christmas ornaments, in a nod to the holiday season!  Cailin was a gorgeous bride and wore a beautiful gown that her mother customized for her, and her bridesmaids looked festive in deep burgundy and carried unique wedding hoops in place of bridesmaid bouquets (you’ll get to see them below – so pretty!).  Guests enjoyed a hot cocoa bar upon arrival, and were very gracious when we made a last minute decision to move the ceremony indoors due to rain.  *Fun fact…Cailin and Hunter went to prom in the rain, and even got engaged in the rain, and so they simply shrugged and laughed off the weather as they got married with rain falling softly outside the windows on their big day.  Prior to the ceremony, this sweet couple shared a “first look” and were able to take some wonderful mountain top photos, and this helped the whole day feel a little more relaxed and easy!  In place of “guest book”, attendees got to write notes and advice for the newlyweds on vintage Christmas cards – each one was so pretty and I seeing all the nostalgic designs!  A lovely dinner, delicious wedding cake, and dancing and merriment followed, before we capped off the evening with a sparkler send off.  I am so excited to share a sneak peek of some favorite moments from this very merry day…

Congratulations to the happy couple!

-xoxo Heather


Sweet December Wedding Cailin and Hunter 12.11.21

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, […]

You May Also Enjoy:

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 […]

14 Wedding Planning Pitfalls and How to Avoid them!


Our 3 Wedding Packages Comparison Chart


Our Venue Comparison Tool


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

remember to take these


© 2020 golden horseshoe inn
 Photography By heather tusing

is a small wedding right for me?