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Kaitlin and Freddy R. - 7.16.16

Kaitlin and Freddy came to Wisp Resort knowing exactly what they wanted for their wedding: a huge celebration of love in an elegant, classic style. With a Mountain Top ceremony, dinner and dancing in the McHenry Lodge, and help from the Wisp Staff and some incredible vendors, they achieved just that.

About the Couple
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The couple shares an intimate moment in a lush surrounding. Photo Courtesy Adliv Collective.

Kaitlin and Freddy met during their freshmen years of college at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, and were engaged in December of 2014. The bride grew up spending summers at Deep Creek Lake, as her grandfather has a cottage on the lake. She always dreamed of getting married at the lake, but never thought it would be an option. In July of 2016 her dream came true at Wisp Resort.

The Wedding
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Kaitlin and Freddy are pronounced Husband and Wife!  Photo Courtesy Adliv Collective.

The couple chose to say their vows at Wisp Resort’s Mountain Top and celebrate with a reception at the McHenry Lodge.  The magical ceremony was kicked off by a surprise horse-drawn carriage for Kaitlin! The parents of the bride surprised their daughter with the ride just moments before Kaitlin was to make her grand entrance.  The processional was made even more unforgettable when the bride and groom’s boxers, Ralph and Reba, made their way down the aisle.

When the ceremony came to an end, the newlyweds making their way back down the aisle to Florida Georgia Line’s “H.O.L.Y.,” the guests and wedding party headed down the mountain to the McHenry Lodge, where Joelle of Wedding Elegance by Joelle had created a breathtaking space for the 330 guests to celebrate the couple. The centerpiece of the space: a bejeweled cake-pop cake by Christine of Harvest Moon Bakery.

A cocktail hour in Wispers Bar and outside on the deck at the McHenry Lodge featured the couple’s signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres selections of bacon wrapped scallops, prosciutto wrapped asparagus and tomato bruschetta.  The Wisp staff served a buffet dinner of chicken piccata, broiled flounder with crab imperial and roasted round top sirloin before dancing broke out for the rest of the evening.        

From the Bride
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The grand wedding party poses for a beautiful mountaintop shot. Photo Courtesy Adliv Collective.

“When it came down to picking a wedding location it was easy to pick the Wisp. No matter what, either the bride or groom’s families would have to travel. We made an executive decision to have a “mini” destination wedding, so that both families would have to travel and no one’s feelings would be hurt. The Wisp was the first and only place we visited.”

Making Memories
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A charming and unique mode of transportation for the Bride and Groom. Photo Courtesy Adliv Collective.

The bride and groom’s families rented homes on the mountain for the wedding weekend, and took advantage of all the Deep Creek Lake area has to offer. They rented a boat and jet skis to get out on the water, and rode the Mountain Coaster and chair lift here at Wisp Resort. The group enjoyed rounds of miniature golf with their guests and raced go-karts. And, of course, a wedding weekend at the Lake would not be complete without a celebration at the local hot spot, Honi-Honi Bar!

Vendors:

Photo/Video: Adliv Collective / Cake: Christine Lewis or Harvest Moon Catering / Florist, Decorator & Planner: Joelle Hadix of Wedding Elegance by Joelle / HMU: The Lake Salon / Attire: Kleinfeld Bridal; Miller’s Tuxedo Rentals & Sales / Transportation: Red Carpet Limousine; Pleasant Valley Dream Rides (Horse & Carriage) / Jeweler: Kranich’s Jewelers

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Promise of a New Day

Update:  Saturday, 4:22pm

Holy Underwear - it's snowing to beat the band!  If we were betting people, we would have bet it all on the Winter Storm Warning this morning.  Three inches has accumulated since the first flakes started falling at approximately 1:00pm.  Some of it's blowing sideways but it's still landing on the slopes.  We hope everyone is sticking around (just like the snow), to enjoy the freshies!

WOW - what a difference 24 hours makes!  Only 5 more inches to go...


After 2.56" of rain ((shudder)) yesterday, the weather turned more winter-like by evening allowing our crew time to reverse the effects -- our Snowmaking Team cranked out some hardcore snowmaking and the Groomer Crew pushed / pulled snow to reshape the slopes.  The cherry on top this morning is the Winter Storm Warning in effect.   

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 4 AM EST SUNDAY... * WHAT...HEAVY SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 7 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 8 INCHES, ARE EXPECTED. * WHERE...IN MARYLAND, GARRETT COUNTY. 

 Eight is great!  It's going to be a awesome day on the mountain - we hope you enjoy every second!

President's Weekend Sale

Be sure to stop by Outdoor Elements or the Rossignol Concept Shop to take advantage of the biggest retail savings of the season thru Monday. 

  • Save up to 30% on ski/snowboard jackets & pants
  • Save up to 30% on skis/boards, bindings & boots
  • Save up to 20% on helmets, gloves & hats
  • Save up to 10% on everything else

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Saturday, February 17, 2018

Mountain Report Summary

April 2, 2018

New Snow:  0" / 0"
Trails/Lifts Open:  Closed for Season
Base:  --
Snowmaking:  --
Surface Conditions:  --

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