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Years in Review: Woodmark Wedding Moments

Every wedding has incredible moments. From the firsts - the first look, the first kiss, the first dance, to the lasts - the last toast, the last song, and the last goodbye before running off towards the future.

Here are a few of our favorites from Woodmark weddings over the past few years. Thank you to all of the wonderful couples and their friends and family, we are thrilled to have shared these moments with you!

Are you planning your Big Day? Find out how we can make it as unique as you are - visit us at the Seattle Wedding Show this coming weekend!  We'll be the ones in Booth 721.

Here's to all these special moments, and the many more to come.

01. Celebrating with your best friends the morning of...

02. Seeing your family for the first time...

03. A ring bearer carrying a precious gift...

04. Exchanging rings as a symbol of your love...

05. A kiss to seal the ceremony...

06. Celebrating with a boat ride on the Woodmark II...

07. A beautifully classic 'get-away' car...

08. Your grand entrance as husband & wife...

09. Cutting the cake (and deciding whether or not to 'smoosh'!)

10. And a grand farewell...

Wishing you all a wonderful 2016! For any wedding inquiries, please visit us at woodmarkweddings.com

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Top 10 Ways to Spend Winter at the Woodmark

Being located in Kirkland, close to Seattle & Bellevue, The Woodmark is a hub for all things holiday in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you're staying with us for one night or five, there's a way to celebrate the season that fits your interests & your budget.

We have plenty of seasonal cheer on property, but for those of you who want to venture out, we've rounded up our top 10 list. Enjoy our complimentary shuttle to those within 5 miles, and grab a complimentary hot cider for those journeys that are a little longer. 

Happy holidaying!

 

01. Garden D'Lights, Bellevue

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Garden d’Lights features over ½ million lights which transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Stroll through the park with a hot beverage. Make sure to stop in the gift shop for unique ornaments and other holiday items.

 

Hours: November 28, 2015 through January 2, 2016, 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM every evening (including holidays.)

Admission: $5/person

For more information, visit: gardendlights.org

 

02. Snowflake Lane, The Bellevue Collection, Bellevue

Image: blog.visitbellevuewashington.com 

Snowflake Lane at The Bellevue Collection is a holiday spectacle of live toy soldier drummers, exhilarating music, animated snow characters, and glittering lights all surrounded by snow falling every night along Bellevue Way. Join in the festivities and dine and shop before or after at Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square and Bellevue Place.

 

Hours: November 27, 2015 - December 24, 2015 nightly at 7:00 PM.

Admission: Free of charge

For more information, visit: snowflakelane.com

 

03. Magic Season Ice Arena, Bellevue

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Skate and celebrate at the Magic Season Ice Arena, the region's largest open-air holiday ice skating experience! This beloved Magic Season tradition in Bellevue Downtown Park is a classic activity for kids and kids at heart.

 

Hours: Vary, open November 27, 2015 - January 10, 2016

Admission: $12 including skate rental, $9 including skate rental for children 8 years and under

For more information, visit: bellevuedowntown.com/events/magic-season/main-events/ice-arena

 

04. Carillon Point Christmas Ships Parade, Kirkland

 Image: Lisa Merrill

Watch the awe-inspiring Christmas Ships! Experience this Northwest tradition your family won’t want to miss! Bundle up as we gather along the shoreline to view the sparkling ships. With our favorite Christmas tunes from The Dickens Carolers in the air, enjoy warm fire pits with roast and toast s’mores. There will be kids’ activities, warm refreshments and photos with Santa himself!

 

Hours: December 22nd, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Admission: Free of charge, snacks and beverages are available for purchase

For more information visit: carillon-point.com/event/carillon-points-annual-christmas-ship-celebration-at-the-woodmark-hotel/?instance_id=40

 

05. The Nutcracker, McCaw Hall, Seattle

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Enjoy the holiday season with Pacific Northwest Ballet's new holiday tradition, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™! Featuring glorious new designs by celebrated author/illustrator Ian Falconer (Olivia the Pig), the mighty PNB Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s timeless score, and PNB’s incredible Company of 48 dancers dazzling in new and familiar roles—George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ is sure to delight, all in the magic of McCaw Hall.

 

For more information, including dates and ticket prices, visit: mccawhall.com/events/detail/the-nutcracker

 

06. Candy Cane Lane, Seattle

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Many Seattle-area neighborhoods go all out for the holidays, but there’s none more adorably decorated than the row of 1920s-era Tudors lining Candy Cane Lane. With lights, music and moving objects, this sweet neighborhood has been a Seattle holiday institution for more than six decades. Grab hot chocolate and walk or drive through, then follow with dinner and holiday shopping at nearby University Village.

 

Hours: December 5th, 2015 - December 31st, 2015, from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM (open until midnight on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.)

Admission: Free of charge

For more information, visit: redtri.com/seattle/explore-seattle-candy-cane-lane/

 

07.  WildLights, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

 

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Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo puts on a spectacular event with over 600,000 energy-efficient LED lights recreating animals and wild places. They even have their own top 10 things to do while there.

 

Hours: November 27, 2015 - January 3, 2016, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Admission: $9.95 adults, $6.95 children, 2 and under free.

For more information and tickets, visit: zoo.org/wildlights#.Vl-ab3arSM9

 

08. SAM Lights - A Winter Evening of Art, Music, & Lights, Seattle

 Luminaria on the z-path at Olympic Sculpture Park

On December 17, Seattle Art Museum is illuminating the Olympic Sculpture Park with hundreds of lights and luminarias. Make art, listen to music, sip a hot drink, grab a sweet bite, and take in the sights. Come wearing your best light-inspired ensemble and become a part of the art experience. 

 

Hours: December 17, 2015, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Admission: Free of charge

For more information and to RSVP, visit: seattleartmuseum.org/lights 

 

09. Winterfest, Seattle Center, Seattle

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Seattle Center comes alive with Winterfest, a wonderland filled with holiday decor, a winter train & village, an ice rink, Saturday ice sculpting, and lively weekend performances.

 

Hours: November 27th, 2015 - December 31st, 2015 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (closed at 4 PM December 24th, closed December 25th)

Admission: Free of charge

For more information, visit: seattlecenter.com/winterfest/

 

10. New Year's Eve at Chihuly Garden and Glass

Image: chihulygardenandglass.com/events/newyears

Ring in the New Year at Chihuly Garden and Glass where you’ll dine, dance and delight in the most extraordinary view of Seattle’s most iconic fireworks display through the glass ceiling.  The New Year’s Eve pARTy includes a tour through the Exhibition, delicious appetizers and desserts in the stunning Glasshouse, dancing to the Michael Benson Band, and a champagne toast at midnight while you watch the fireworks surround you through the glass. 

 

Hours: December 31st, 2015, 8:00 PM, to January 1st, 2016, 1:00 AM

Admission: $200 including tax and gratuity

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: chihulygardenandglass.com/events/newyears

 

 

 

 

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