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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
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
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
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
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!


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

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Mother's Day Weekend

Mothers are so special that we think Mother's Day (Sunday, May 13) should be expanded to Mother's Weekend!  We've put together a list of recommendations to make a memorable Mother's Day Weekend at Wisp Resort and Deep Creek Lake.

Top 10 Things to treat Mom to this Mother's Day Weekend:

  1. Mother's Eat FREE* at Wisp's Mother's Day Buffet.  Over 25 brunch items on the menu!  Mother's must be accompanied by paying adult.  Adults $27.99 Children 12 and under pay $1 per year.  Reservations welcome - call 844.472.2759.
  2. If your Mom is into adventure, book a Great May Getaway & Play Package for just $99 pp/pn*.  Call 844.472.2759 to book today!  Details here.
  3. If your Mom loves the links, book a May Stay & Play Golf Package for just $99 pp/pn*.  Call 844.472.2759 to book today!  Details here.
  4. Uncover your Mother's sense of adventure at the Mountain Park with a Mountain Coaster ride.  Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 4pm.  Details here.
  5. Test Mom's wit and smarts with a Wisp Escape GameDetails here.
  6. Tee it up with Mom on Lodestone Golf Course or Fantasy Valley Golf Course for 1/2 price Sundays after noon.  Call 844.472.2759 for tee times.  Details here. 
  7. Shop at Outdoor Elements at Wisp Resort.  Let Mom pick out a new dress, pair of sunglasses or trendy outfit.  Open Friday thru Sunday, 10am - 4pm.
  8. Hike around the mountain top re-circulating whitewater course at Adventure Sports Center International.  Better yet - book Mom a rafting trip - course opens May 19!  Details here.
  9. Take Mom on a hike to Swallow Falls State Park to watch rushing Muddy Creek Falls in action! 
  10. Enjoy a hike along Deep Creek Lake at Deep Creek Lake State Park. 

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, May 10, 2018

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