Wisp Resort has always been a special place to Claire’s family, as they have spent many winter weekends skiing the 34 slopes and trails. When she and Adam first began dating, Claire brought him along on a weekend trip. After a summer visit to the Mountain Top, the couple fell in love with the view and knew Wisp Resort was where they’d host their traditional, elegant wedding ceremony and celebration.
Claire and Adam grew up as neighbors in Cumberland, Maryland, located about 45 minutes east of Deep Creek Lake. Together they enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking – Claire even taught Adam how to ski on the slopes here at Wisp Resort! The couple was engaged in December of 2014 during a game night at the bride’s family home.
A classic, Mountain Top ceremony began the evening festivities for the couple, their families and their 170 guests. A violinist played while a Wisp Resort golf cart whisked guests back and forth from the parking area at the Mountain Top, setting a relaxed scene for the start of the event. Directly following the ceremony guests made their way to the Mountain Mist Event Tent patio for a cocktail hour featuring an open bar and the Resort’s signature miniature crab cakes alongside other hors d’oeuvres. The newlyweds were introduced into the Tent to get the party started! After a round of toasts, guests enjoyed a fabulous Mountain Meadow buffet dinner, took photos in Karlo Gesner Photography’s photo booth, indulged in cupcakes from Mountain Flour Bakery, and danced the night away. The couple made sure to take some time to sneak away for a sunset photoshoot on the golf course in front of the Mountain Mist Event Tent.
“Our favorite moment of our wedding was getting to celebrate our special day with all of our family and friends on top of a beautiful mountain with an amazing view. It was truly a special experience that we will never forget.”
The couple held the rehearsal dinner and a morning-after breakfast at the bride’s family’s house on the shores of Deep Creek Lake. Guests of the newlyweds and their families were hosted at the Lodge at Wisp Resort in the couple’s wedding room block.
Photographer: Karlo Gesner Photography Cake: Mountain Flour Bakery Florist: Pharmacare Floral HMU: Madison Reiter, Makeup; Deep Creek Salon, Hair Decorator/Planner: Wisp Wedding Team Rentals: Farmhouse Fete Attire: J&B Bridal; Men’s Warehouse Jeweler: Eddie Greenan Jewelers
Last Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, December 11, 2017