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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A Beautiful Fall Wedding at The Canal

A Beautiful Fall Wedding at The Canal

While spring and summer may be the most popular seasons for a wedding, we love the look of a fall wedding in Seattle! Although it’s cold outside, the Canal has a covered and heated outside patio – making it the perfect spot a wedding all year round.

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7 Tips for Planning a Stress-Free Wedding

7 Tips for Planning a Stress-Free Wedding

Planning a wedding can be stressful – but it doesn't have to be! It’s all about making good decisions, giving yourself enough time to do everything, and sticking to a budget. Jewel Hospitality makes it easy for brides to have a stress-free wedding. All you have to do is pick a florist, photographer, and DJ – and you’re all set!

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The Pros and Cons of an “Unplugged” vs. “Plugged In” Wedding – Which One is Right for You?

The Pros and Cons of an “Unplugged” vs. “Plugged In” Wedding – Which One is Right for You?

You have probably seen a lot of wedding photos in your Facebook feed this summer. Some accompanied custom hashtag such as #smithwedding14 or #DaveAndKateWed. With the rise in social media popularity, some couples have decided to either embrace social media or completely banished it from their wedding. 

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Jewel Hospitality’s Post Alley at the Commons Serve up a Delicious Feast at the Microsoft Alumni Event

Jewel Hospitality’s Post Alley at the Commons Serve up a Delicious Feast at the Microsoft Alumni Event

Did you know that Jewel Hospitality has a food service out at Microsoft? Post Alley at the Commons is an urban market concept with fresh entrees, innovative breakfast and lunch, gourmet baked goods, local coffee and more. 

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One of Our Own is Engaged - Tips for Taking Beautiful Engagement Photos

One of Our Own is Engaged - Tips for Taking Beautiful Engagement Photos

Engagement photos are a great way to document yourself as a couple before the big day and provide you with something to send out to relatives, use as your engagement announcement, use as décor at your wedding – and more.

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The Canal Produces Another Lovely Wedding

The Canal Produces Another Lovely Wedding

One of our June weddings that was especially gorgeous was captured by the talented Natalie Hilliard of Natalie Hilliard Photography. The bride chose bright accent colors of red, orange and purple – which looked beautiful both outside and in. The colored lanterns hung on the ceiling at the reception added the perfect amount of color and light to the event.

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The Canal Receives 2014 Seattle Award in the Venues & Event Space Category

The Canal Receives 2014 Seattle Award in the Venues & Event Space Category

If you are looking for an event venue that truly embodies the essence of Seattle – look no further. Jewel Hospitality is proud to announce that the Canal has been selected as the winner in the 2014 Venues & Event Spaces category by the Seattle Award Program. All of our attention to detail and hard work putting together weddings, corporate meals, parties – and more – have paid off! With stunning waterfront views of the Ballard Locks, we have thrown over 200 events there this year so far.

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Seattle Real Wedding | Summer 2014

Seattle Real Wedding | Summer 2014

From the invitations and table cards that were personally designed to the bouquets that were lovingly assembled from fresh Pike Place blossoms, this wedding was dreamily personalized and stunningly Seattle. Aside from being absolutely beautiful, this group was entirely too much fun, laughing and smiling all day long - and isn't that what it is all about?

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Jewel Hospitality on Instagram

Jewel Hospitality on Instagram

Gorgeous events, food, and fun? It's like Instagram was made for us. Behind the scenes, client event & party photos, foodie inspiration, and day-in-the-life photos of the Jewel team. Find us @JewelHospitality - what's your handle?

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Champagne Sorbet with Strawberries and Fresh Mint Recipe

Champagne Sorbet with Strawberries and Fresh Mint Recipe

The long-awaited Seattle summer is upon us, ushering in those endless sunny evenings on patios and front porches, and days filled with picnics, boating, and strolling along the water. With the return of summer comes the need for a refreshing summer treat: enter an effervescent champagne sorbet atop sweet and tart sliced strawberries and fresh mint.  

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Mother's Day Gift Inspiration

Mother's Day Gift Inspiration

We all have important female role models in our lives who have helped us learn, grow, and experience the world. Mother's Day is an opportunity to express gratitude and appreciation for all they have done to shape who you are and where you are today. Here is some inspiration stemming from our personal wish lists, our past successes, and some thorough Seattle adventuring. 

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2014-2015 Wedding and Party Trends

2014-2015 Wedding and Party Trends

While some out there may be fervently calling for the retirement of Mason Jars as event décor (and the other myriad of things that people have used them for), we don’t want to write the whole Boho Chic style off just yet. There are so many delicate details and an enchanting ambiance that can be offered by aged wood complemented by sheer lace and pastel flowers. Just look at this wedding, or this party, or this styled shoot! Do you really want to give up all that beauty?!

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12 Beautiful Ways to Personalize Your Venue & Event

12 Beautiful Ways to Personalize Your Venue & Event

Whether it's a birthday, fundraising gala or your wedding day, adding personal touches to your event can be half of the fun. We compiled this list of simple, creative, and beautiful ways that you can infuse your personality with your special day that you may have otherwise overlooked. For example... do you have a color theme? Include a specialty cocktail of that color! Are you having assigned seating? Don't use plain old table numbers: DIY or order them from a specialty shop. Scroll down to see what other ideas we came up with and share your own!

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Champagne and Pearls Oscars Party

Champagne and Pearls Oscars Party

Not many out there would disagree that toasting champagne with a group of your best ladies makes for an amazing night no matter the reason. But the Academy Awards are right around the corner, and what is a better reason than that?

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Choosing A Wedding Day

Choosing A Wedding Day

Planning your wedding day begins with a vision. Casual. Black-tie. On the beach. Classic. Funky. Your vision can be inspired by many things: personal style, a special moment in your relationship, where or when you met, where your family lives, a sentimental or nostalgic connection… the list goes on.

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j'adore 2013 : Jewel Hospitality Wedding Highlights

j'adore 2013 : Jewel Hospitality Wedding Highlights

Every year we have countless amazing couples celebrating their special day with us, and 2013 was no exception. Cheers to a beautiful, incredible year past and looking ahead to a joyous year in 2014. 

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The Art of the Holiday Party

The Art of the Holiday Party

"It's just a party."

That is what many people may think when it comes to company holiday parties. But, to the Jewel Hospitality team, it is never just a party. They have transformed the predictable parties of yore into an artistic expression, a show, an alternate universe where anything is possible. 

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