Summer Mountain Top Wedding

August 27, 2023

Bride and Groom portraits at a summer mountain top wedding in Roanoke, Virginia.


Dakota & Sami’s Boho Mountain Top Wedding | Roanoke Virginia Wedding

I am beyond excited to share this beautiful Mountain Top wedding in Roanoke, Virginia! Sami & I were introduced through a mutual friend and when I say we hit it off right away I mean it! I feel like I’ve known her for years! She is such a joy to be around and so kind. Dakota is truly her perfect match and we’ve really enjoyed getting to know these two at their engagement session, venue walkthrough, planning calls, lunch out together, their wedding shower, etc.

I’m not quite ready to share what we have been walking through in our personal lives but I will forever remember what these two incredible human beings did for us on THIER WEDDING DAY. Dakota, the words in your prayer over me are forever stamped in my memory with the photo of us. Don’t get me wrong, the stunning portraits of you two overlooking your mountain view are truly some of my favorite photos from a wedding day ever!!! But my favorite image from this summer mountain top wedding has to be that prayer with you, Dakota. *insert duck emoji here*

Working so closely with Sami throughout the process I got to see her hard work putting together all her florals, the little details they’ve put together for different elements of their wedding decor, a special surprise for their guests: A Blunts & Beers Bar, etc. The unique decor and activities for guests make this mountain view wedding a truly custom experience! I’m already waiting to hear what they are going to call their new side hustle of Blunts & Beer Bar because after couples see their set up they are going to want the same experience for their guests!!

Overall, this wedding day is one I won’t forget. These two mean so much to James and I. It was an honor to have celebrated alongside them, meet their friends and family, and see these two truly happy on one of the best days of their lives! We love what we do and when we work with couples like Dakota and Sami it fills us with so much joy!! Love you both so much and we can’t wait for you to relive your beautiful summer mountain top wedding at the Silver Hearth Lodge in Roanoke, Virginia!

If you’re wanting a summer mountain top wedding near Roanoke, Virginia I hope this wedding post inspires you!! Sami & Dakota did a phenomenal job crafting a unique experience for their guests and even though it was an August summer wedding in Roanoke, Virginia, the mountain top provided the perfect breeze throughout the day to keep everyone cool!

Here are the wedding vendors, unique details, and shops this couple invested in for their Silver Hearth Lodge wedding day:

Wedding Colors: Mauve, Dusty Rose, Neutrals

Wedding Theme: Summer Mountain Top Wedding

Coordinator: Lauren Tilley

Photographers: James & Emily Hancock & our Social Media Assistant Abby

Hairstylist: Samantha Maxey

Ring Shop: Zales

Invitation Suite Shop: Truly Engaging

Bridal Shoes & Details: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Wedding Dress Shop: Studio I Do

Seamstress for Wedding Dress: The Stitch Doctor

Florist: Sola Wood Flowers designed by Sami herself!

Wedding Venue: Silver Hearth Lodge in Roanoke, Virginia

Officiant: Kendall Johnson

Catering: Bella Events Catering

Bartending: Silver Hearth Lodge

Dessert Display: Dessert bar LLC 

DJ: RSP Entertainment

First Dance Song: Tuesdays by Jake Scott

Wedding Favors: Flower Seeds

Getaway Car: Town Car

Honeymooning in Hilton Head

If you are a photographer, a wedding vendor, or a couple getting married soon and have questions about this wedding day please feel free to DM me on Instagram, I’d love to help!! 🙂 If you are getting married in the Roanoke area and need a photographer, please reach out HERE! I hope you enjoyed the recap of this Summer Mountain Top wedding at the Silver Hearth Lodge!

Until next time,


Emily Hancock Photography is a Charlottesville Wedding Photographer based in Central Virginia. This husband and wife photography team specializes in wedding photography for couples who are classy but also like to have fun. They preserve those candid moments on one of the biggest days of your life so you can relive your day through timeless images. Please reach out HERE if you’d like to learn more about this wedding photography service. They offer wedding day coverage as well as weekend packages! While you’re here, be sure to look at other Virginia and Destination weddings featured on the blog.




Summer Mountain Top Wedding

Summer Mountain Top Wedding

Summer Mountain Top Wedding

Summer Mountain Top Wedding