Annemarie and Adam came to Wisp Resort seeking the perfect place to host a wedding celebration with a “light, garden party feel with lots of flowers.” The couple fell in love with the high, silk-draped ceilings, golf course views, and open, light-filled space of the Mountain Mist Tent. Add in the amenities offered by Wisp Resort and the activities in the Deep Creek Lake area, and they knew this was the place!
The bride and groom both grew up in West Virginia, and were engaged in Morgantown on February 6, 2015. They are “die hard Mountaineer fans,” with a love of summer, travelling and boating. They are also a couple of self-proclaimed food connoisseurs – the Wisp Resort catering staff was all too happy to meet their standards with the delightful selections offered within the Mountain Meadow dinner package.The Wedding
Many couples enjoy making an entire wedding-weekend celebration out of their nuptials when traveling to Wisp Resort and Deep Creek Lake. Annemarie and Adam kicked off their weekend-long celebration with cocktails on the McHenry Lodge Deck and rehearsal dinner in Wispers Bar.
The next day the couple was married at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Oakland, Maryland. Cocktail hour kicked off on the patio of the Mountain Mist Tent as their guests returned to the Resort. Elaborate displays of fresh fruit with Grand Marnier whipped cream and imported and domestic cheeses with crackers were served alongside a variety of other hors d’oeuvres. After a brief respite with their bridal party at their private cocktail hour in the Sundown Village, the newlyweds were introduced into the tent to the cheers of their guests! The party officially got started with toasts to the couple before dinner, and gave way to dancing until midnight. The evening ended with a sparkler send off – guests lined the path from the Tent, as Annemarie and Adam made their way to a get-away golf cart.
The next morning, a farewell brunch, featuring the bride’s favorite Crème Brulee French Toast, was held in the Crawford Room of The Lodge at Wisp.
“An unforgettable moment of the weekend was being introduced as husband and wife into the reception! The staff and everyone we interacted with were always very helpful and accommodating to our needs! Because they loved Wisp Resort so much, we had family and friend that ended up going back for a vacation later that summer!”
The wedding party kept their celebration going all weekend long by renting a boat and enjoying time on Deep Creek Lake. The bride also rode the Mountain Coaster at Wisp Resort with her family!
Photographer: Tim Ray Photography / Cake: Mountain Flour Bake r/ Florist: Bella Fiore / HMU: Mandee Kozar with the Beauty Xpert / Attire: Sorelle’s Bridal; Groom and groomsmen attire from Macy’s / Jeweler: Jacqueline’s JewelryLast Edited by The Wisperer on Monday, October 09, 2017
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 Thursday, August 03, 2017