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Second Place Share Your Story Winner: Meet Russel Fillis
"It was perfect — everything I wanted my wedding day to be!"
That was the sentiment from our daughter after her marriage on the deck of Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia. On our first trip with our daughter and her then boyfriend, we took full advantage of all that Whistler had to offer during the summer —downhill and paved trail bike riding, gondola rides, hiking, shopping, great food, farmer's markets, and so much more! We even took a short drive to Pemberton to taste some locally distilled potato vodka.
While we have enjoyed our stays at many WorldMark resorts, this stay tops our list as the most memorable vacation memory to date! As soon as they started talking about a mountain top wedding, we all knew Whistler was the destination and WorldMark Whistler - Cascade Lodge would be the perfect accommodations for our closest family and friends.
Dressed in our wedding finery, we walked from WorldMark Whistler - Cascade Lodge to the village, receiving smiles and well wishes from everyone we passed. We boarded the gondola, giddy with anticipation. After a damp morning, the mountain did not disappoint and the sun shown as brightly as the smile on our daughter's face! With a majestic view of Whistler Mountain as the backdrop, Pastor Jeff performed the outdoor ceremony.
After a great night's sleep back at WorldMark Whistler - Cascade Lodge, we packed up and headed home, thankful that our WorldMark membership (since 2008) provided us with the option to give our daughter her perfect wedding.
Next summer will mark the happy couple's five-year anniversary. We're already planning a trip back to WorldMark Whistler - Cascade Lodge to create more memories with WorldMark and now the grandkids!
Third Place Share Your Story Winner: Meet Nathan Folsom
Crashing waves, tropical breezes and curious sea turtles — the perfect way to begin a marriage. My husband and I spent our very first vacation together as newlyweds honeymooning on Maui at WorldMark Kihei. The resort is perfectly situated just a short walk from a secluded beach, where we snorkeled nearly every day, lazily floating with exotic fish, vibrant sea urchins, and inquisitive sea turtles. We also took advantage of the striking terrain by rising much earlier than the sun one morning to wind our way to the top of Haleakala, making sure to be in place to watch the exquisite vista of the sunrise.
The resort staff at WorldMark Kihei was accommodating, welcoming and helpful by recommending the best local activities and checking in frequently to ensure our honeymoon was as flawless as possible. Although we spent a great deal of time adventuring on Maui, we also made sure to carve out plenty of quality time for relaxing by the pool and at the beach. This trip was without a doubt one of my top revitalizing and unforgettable experiences — the perfect start to our life together.
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