Dolly Sods Wilderness Wedding | Emma and Matthew


When it comes to weddings, the traditional Saturday affair is no longer the only option. Emma and Matthew broke the mold and opted for a weekday wedding at Dolly Sods Wilderness. This decision added a unique touch to their special day and created a memorable experience for all involved. Let’s dive into the details of their dreamy midweek celebration.

Scenic Venue

Dolly Sods Wilderness, located in West Virginia, provided the perfect backdrop for Emma and Matthew’s mountaintop ceremony. With its breathtaking views of sweeping vistas, and wind carved boulders, the wilderness area set a romantic and enchanting tone. This sweet couple’s love for nature and the great outdoors made this natural wonderland the ideal choice for their special day.

Intimate Atmosphere

Weekday weddings often offer an intimate and personal ambiance. Emma and Matthew’s celebration was no exception. By choosing a Wednesday for their wedding, it ensured fewer crowds at Dolly Sods and allowed for their closest family and friends to be present without distraction. The smaller guest list fostered a sense of closeness, allowing everyone to truly connect and share in Emma and Matthew’s joy.

Unique Experience

A weekday wedding provides a refreshing departure from the norm. Emma and Matthew welcomed this opportunity to create a unique experience for their guests. Their celebration kicked off with a nature-inspired ceremony, where the couple exchanged vows amidst the awe-inspiring wilderness. Afterward, everyone celebrated with warm embraces and tears of joy! Weekday weddings are always so special to my heart.

Memories to Last a Lifetime:

Emma and Matthew’s decision to have a weekday wedding at Dolly Sods Wilderness ensured that their special day would stand out in the memories of all who attended. From the breathtaking scenery to the intimate atmosphere, every aspect of the celebration was carefully curated to reflect this sweet couple’s love story and shared interests.


Emma and Matthew’s Dolly Sods Wilderness wedding was a testament to their adventurous spirits and desire to break away from tradition. The stunning mountain views, intimate mood, and unique experience made for an unforgettable celebration. Love knows no bounds. The best memories can be created when we step outside the expected.

They started out with a first look before the ceremony. Emma’s dad walked her to Matthew. All the emotions!! I loved this part of the day.

Emma’s Pap gave her a dollar to hold in her bouquet. So special!

Congratulations, Emma and Matthew! May The Lord richly bless your marriage. Thank you for allowing me the privilege to document your beautiful wedding day!


Planning a destination wedding? You’ll want to read this blog post next!


Ceremony spot: Dolly Sods Wilderness-Bear Rocks
Reception venue: Harmans Luxury Log Cabins
Flowers: Evergreen Floral
Catering: Mullin’s 1847 Restaurant (Moorefield, WV)
Cake- Bittersweet Bakery (Harrisonburg, VA)
Officiant- Weddings by Mathew


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