Katie & Tushar's Ballard Bay Club Wedding

Katie & Tushar's Ballard Bay Club Wedding

Katie & Tushar held their wedding on May 29th at our waterfront venue, Ballard Bay Club. Although the weather turned out to be slightly overcast, the bride and groom still captured some breathtaking moments in front of Puget Sound. Their ceremony was held in the Bay Club's South room. With plenty of natural light pouring in through the waterfront windows, the guests were moved by the couple's sweet vows.

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Kara and Shawn’s Wedding: A Classic Ballroom Setting with Vintage Touches

Kara and Shawn’s Wedding: A Classic Ballroom Setting with Vintage Touches

The bride’s classic wedding upheld classic traditions. The bride even doubled up on her "something borrowed"! A vintage cameo brooch in her hair was lent by the groom’s grandmother and a vintage diamond and pearl bracelet was courtesy of her dearest friend. The bride treated herself to a pair of rose gold and crystal earrings as her ‘something new’. The entire wedding party embraced the concept of ‘something blue’ by popping a bottle of blueberry scented bubbles pre-ceremony!

 

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A Stunning Summer Wedding at Ballard Bay Club

A Stunning Summer Wedding at Ballard Bay Club

There’s so much to learn (and many ideas to steal!) from Melissa and Drew’s gorgeous Ballard Bay Club wedding and reception. This couple used soft beige hues and peach, allowing the couple, bridal party, and the venue to pop! From the hand stamped “Mr.” and “Mrs.” silverware, the vintage gold urn filled with pink, white and peach flowers, to the personalized popcorn gifts thanking guests for “popping by,” we just love all of the details that went into this wedding! The night ended with a gorgeous sunset over the water – the perfect ending to an unforgettable event.

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Mint, Peach and Gold Spring Wedding Reception at the Canal

Mint, Peach and Gold Spring Wedding Reception at the Canal

Picking out wedding colors that you love and compliment the venue will be crucial in creating a beautiful and harmonious wedding. We love the mint, peach and gold color scheme this couple decided to go with! With all of the outside greenery, flowers and sparkling blue water, these flattering colors looked absolutely stunning at the Canal!

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Spring Wedding at the Ballard Bay Club

Spring Wedding at the Ballard Bay Club

Looking to give your guests a taste of the Pacific Northwest? The Ballard Bay Club has breathtaking unobstructed views of the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains, and Magnolia’s Discovery Park Lighthouse – making it the perfect location to showcase Seattle to your out-of-town guests!

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Another Jewel Member is Getting Married: Kara and Shawn’s Fabulous Engagement Shoot!

Another Jewel Member is Getting Married: Kara and Shawn’s Fabulous Engagement Shoot!

With wedding season just around the corner, the Jewel Hospitality staff is excited to be producing not one, but two beautiful management staff weddings this summer! We already shared Cybal and Ben’s spectacular engagement photos, but now we are excited to be sharing Kara and Shawn’s!

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Stunning Watercolor-Inspired Wedding Photoshoot at the Ballard Bay Club

Stunning Watercolor-Inspired Wedding Photoshoot at the Ballard Bay Club

Last month, Jewel Hospitality had the opportunity to work with some fabulous Seattle vendors to create a styled wedding photo shoot at the Ballard Bay Club. This shoot was scheduled months in advance, so we were thrilled when it ended up being clear and sunny. It was the perfect weather and setting for an outdoor wedding! After hours of creating floral bouquets, doing hair and makeup, styling the shoot, and taking photos, the result was an incredibly gorgeous and colorful styled shoot. We are absolutely in love with how the photos turned out!

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Tips for Choosing the Best Wedding Party

Tips for Choosing the Best Wedding Party

The big question has been asked, a perfect venue and date have been secured, and now it’s time for one of the most exciting parts of the wedding planning process - picking out your wedding party! While choosing the people that will stand by you as you celebrate one of the most important days of your life can be very exciting, it can also be a bit stressful.

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Real Jewel Wedding Inspiration: How to Have an Elegant Winter-Themed Wedding

Real Jewel Wedding Inspiration: How to Have an Elegant Winter-Themed Wedding

When planning a traditional or themed wedding, remember that the beauty lies in all those fabulous details. Having a winter or holiday themed wedding can be a very sweet and elegant concept with lots of tasteful decor. This past February, we had a winter-themed wedding at the Canal full of lovely winter-themed ambiance, including a pinecone bride and groom cake topper! If you are looking to plan a winter wedding or event, here are some tips and some exquisite photo inspiration!

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Simple and Sweet Winter Wedding at the Canal

Simple and Sweet Winter Wedding at the Canal

A mix of indoor and outdoor space at The Canal creates an ideal location for a winter wedding. If the weather permits, couples can get married on the beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the Salmon Bay Bridge. If it happens to be raining, which is considered good luck on a wedding day, the inside is still a picture perfect option - with gorgeous views overlooking the Ballard Locks.

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Summer Wedding Centerpiece and Décor Inspiration

Summer Wedding Centerpiece and Décor Inspiration

Summer is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Seattle, making it the perfect season for a wedding at one of Jewel Hospitality’s beautiful venues! Summer offers a multitude of different flower types and colors, allowing brides to get creative with their centerpieces and décor.

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Tips for Picking out Your Perfect Wedding Dress

Tips for Picking out Your Perfect Wedding Dress

Picking out the perfect wedding dress (along with the venue!) is one of the most important and fun aspects of your wedding. On your wedding day you want to feel gorgeous and comfortable. In order to have a stress-free wedding dress experience, here are a few steps to assist in picking out your perfect gown!

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Elegant Winter Wedding at the Great Hall

Elegant Winter Wedding at the Great Hall

The Great Hall at Union Station is the perfect location for an elegant black and white wedding reception. For this event, the hall was filled with classic touches including black and white linens, silver-rimmed china, a variety of gorgeous white flowers surrounded by lush greenery!

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Wedding Invitation Etiquette and How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Stationary

Wedding Invitation Etiquette and How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Stationary

Your wedding invitation is truly one of the most important aspects of your wedding. After all, it is the first thing your guests see! Once the date, theme, and color scheme has been decided – it’s time to get to work on your lovely invitations. Read below for tips and etiquette for sending out proper wedding invitations and save the dates.

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Martha Stewart Magazine Feature: Wedding at the Great Hall

Martha Stewart Magazine Feature: Wedding at the Great Hall

We are thrilled to announce that one of our wedding ceremonies at the Great Hall at Union Station has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine! This spectacular wedding ceremony was filled with bursts of color, beautiful gowns, and classic, elegant touches.

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Valentine’s Day Wedding Inspiration

Valentine’s Day Wedding Inspiration

With Valentine’s Day falling on a weekend this year and next – it is a popular day to tie the knot! Take the most romantic day of the year and kick it up a notch with these 7 tips for creating a beautiful and elegant Valentine’s Day wedding:

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The Best of the Best: Our Favorite 2014 Jewel Events

The Best of the Best: Our Favorite 2014 Jewel Events

Jewel Hospitality produces hundreds of spectacular weddings, corporate and social events every year.  Charming and intimate, or large and exotic, the creative experts at Jewel Hospitality will plan, design and produce an unforgettable experience for you and your guests!

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How to Have an Amazing Super Bowl Party

How to Have an Amazing Super Bowl Party

The Seahawks amazing come-back on Sunday had the fans in such an uproar that it almost registered as a real earthquake on seismic sensors – that’s how dedicated and excited the fans are! Now that the Hawks are headed to the Super Bowl, it’s time to start planning an unforgettable Super Bowl Party. Jewel Hospitality provides exquisite catering onsite at our four amazing venues (the Canal, the Ballard Bay Club, Stimson-Green Mansion, and the Great Hall at Union Station) as well as off-site catering. Contact us if you’d like Jewel to cater your Super Bowl Party – Go Hawks!

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An Elegant Old Hollywood Party at the Great Hall

An Elegant Old Hollywood Party at the Great Hall

The Great Hall at Union Station is a magical location for a large event, whether it be a wedding or a corporate holiday party. This iconic venue in Seattle’s Pioneer Square is an 11,000 square foot classic ballroom. With antique and historic benches, black and white mosaic tile, and barrel vaulted ceilings – it is the perfect location for a classic glamorous event.

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2015 Wedding Trends

2015 Wedding Trends

With a new year comes new wedding trends. Wedding styles are always changing throughout the years. At one point it was popular to have long and patterned bridesmaid dresses - now brides are going the mismatched route! Below are some of the predicted wedding trends of 2015 – which ones are your favorite?

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