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Wisp Real Weddings

Friday, July 27, 2018

Janelle and James H. - 6.17.17

About the Couple


First smile shared as newlyweds. Photo Courtesy Amerlee Christey Photography. 

Being from Morgantown West Virginia, it's easy to see how Janelle and James lead an active lifestyle in the mountains with plenty of hiking and biking options.  Who knew when they met on a blind date at a Starbucks that it would lead to wedded bliss!? The coffee must have been strong that day and after many other dates, they were engaged on a path along the shoreline in Bar Harbor Maine.

The Wedding


Guests gather for nuptials under the pavilion. Photo Courtesy Amerlee Christey Photography.

With their love of the outdoors and mountain scenery, Janelle and James chose to hold their wedding ceremony at the White Water Pavilion on top of Wisp Resort.  The open air pavilion features dramatic pine beams with a contrasting steel frame and sweeping mountain views.  One of the other selling points for the couple was the idyllic bridge over the man-made river to the pavilion on an island.  The ceremony was laden with garden and floral accents which lead to the traditional theme of the wedding.  

The reception was held in the Mountain Mist Event Tent at the base of Wisp Resort where coral and pink flowers were complements by navy and golf accents.  Guests nibbled on mini crab cakes and spinach and goat cheese tarts before the main entrees of New York strip steak and bourbon BBQ chicken were served.  The dessert finale were stunningly decorated cupcakes and a 2-tiered wedding cake.  

From the Bride


Taking in the majestic mountain views. Photo Courtesy Amerlee Christey Photography.

Janelle and James held a 'first look' before the ceremony at the top of the mountain, then descended the mountain via chairlift.  "That was actually very relaxing because it was a 14 minute ride where we got to spend together, just us, before the rush of the rest of the day set in," reflected Janelle.  

Making Memories


Husband and wife for the first time. Photo Courtesy Amerlee Christey Photography.

The couple hosted a relaxed rehearsal dinner at the near by Mountain State Brewing Company where they spent time with family and friends.


Photography:  Amerlee Christey Photography / Cake/Dessert:  Lolita Cupcreations / Florist:  Rooted by Design / Make-up:  Casey Phillips / Hair:  Jori Covington / Decorator:  Janelle, Bride / Bridal Shop:  David's Bridal / Tux:  Jos A Banks

Last Edited by The Wisperer on Thursday, August 16, 2018