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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

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Hello March

New month, new weather pattern, NEW SNOW!  There is lots to be psyched about today as we welcome March into ski season.  

S - N - O - W

A winter weather advisory is in effect from Thursday, March 1 at 1am thru Friday, March 2 at 4pm.  (Have we mentioned we love those?) 3" - 6" of snow accumulation possible in Garrett County!  And with that comes a helping of high winds which could impact snowmaking.  We may see ideal temps and wet bulb but those winds better simmer down for our Snowmaking Crew to be able to crank out some snow.  Check out our Mountain Cams for a live shot of the action.

Daily Operations

We're still skiing and riding from 9am - 5pm daily.  The Mountain Park is open for snow tubing, ice skating and the mountain coaster daily.  View the hours of operation for more details.

Military March

We are honoring our Nation's Heroes with savings up to 25% off lift tickets, rentals, lessons, snow tubing, mountain coaster and ice skating.  Plus, Military can stay at the recently renovated slop-side Lodge at Wisp for just $89 per night.  Call to book - 844.472.2759.

Must show military ID to receive offer.  Promotion valid March 1 - 25 or the end of the 17.18 winter season.  Not valid with other promotions, discounts, packages, combos, multi-packs, skating lessons or group stays.  Lodging based on availability and advance reservation.

Stage Wisp Bonus Concert

We're not ready for the party to end so we've booked a Stage Wisp Bonus Concert for Friday, March 2.  Come enjoy the new snow and a free show by Eli Cook at 6:30pm in Wispers Bar.  


Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, March 01, 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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