Saturday, December 2, 2017

What is a Wedding Vignette?

Hi!
What is a Wedding Vignette? 
According to Webster, "a small ornamental design filling a space in a book or carving, typically based on foliage."
To me...
"A Wedding vignette is a beautiful space with an intricate design based on detailed elements."
I love vignettes because they do fill space but done well, the space has a personality all its own.
They show case items that are special and important to you!

Here are a few Examples: 


We used an old door at the entrance to the back courtyard, where the ceremony is located. I felt it need a little more accent than just a door with a floral arrangement. So, for Sarah, I included a wonderfully vintage crate, vintage luggage, flowers, old tea set, books, lace, and the Bride's sign! 


Here, I used our old shutters for the seating arrangement. I painted them green and accented the shutters with not only the place cards but with photographs, vintage china and floral bouquets. To complete the look for Jade, I included an old Bistro set I painted white. 
(That's an old french watering can on the table.)


The entrance became more charming with the old door! The old door was accented by a galvanized floral box filled with flowers, lace and a special message painted on the window. 


Checkers anyone? This vignette was created with rocking chairs, an old window, galvanized tub and watering can and a wine barrel. The wine barrel hosted a checker set I created by painting an old children's desk top. The checker pieces were cut from wood and the Bride and Groom's faces were added to the top of each piece. I found an old Checkers guide book on line and included that as well. 
The guest's loved it! 


Carissa found this lovely mirrored table that worked perfectly for her guest book table. She added the chair, the card box and the light. I added flowers and the window with the painted words "Guest Book,  xoxox Carissa and Lee" to complete the design. 


The French doors are one of my favorites for the guest seating. For Jessica, we added old crates with lace, flowers and succulents,  luggage, an engagement photograph, a vintage lamp and plates to create a lovely vignette between the French Doors. 

There are all sorts of elements that can be used to create something special for you.
I first start with "what do you love" and it's so much fun to watch if evolve. 
What do you like?
Call me today,
(714) 744-1608
Love,
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

THE JONES VICTORIAN ESTATE IS NOW TAKING APPOINTMENTS ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS! LET'S SET THAT DATE!!!!

Hi~

I AM READY FOR 2018!

(2017 was amazing!!!)



AND WE ARE DOG FRIENDLY.

IT'S HE OR SHE YOUR BEST FRIEND????

THE JONES VICTORIAN ESTATE

OPEN NOW FOR APPOINTMENTS:
(714) 744-1608 OR jonesvict@aol.com

WEDDING AND RECEPTIONS AT THE JONES VICTORIAN ESTATE IS PERFECT FOR ANY AGE!!!


Bill and Alma were married at the Jones Victorian Estate on July 1st!

It was a magical day... gorgeous, not hot and absolutely filled with love!

A special thank you to HappyPhotos.com for the pictures.


The kiss....

 A Private moment together....



  the Reception....

 our famous drive...

 the ending with rose petals, a kiss and our 1952 Bentley exit!

What are you looking for?
Make an appointment today at the Jones Victorian Estate.

You will be so GLAD you did!
smiles
Michelle Gregory
(714) 744-1608
jonesvict@aol.com


Crystal Centerpieces... Are They Vintage Too? YES, YES, YES!

Hi!
Can a vintage theme also include crystal?
Absolutely!
Check out these crystal centerpieces that were created with our vintage crystal vessels!
OoOoOoOooo, I love them!



How about this double-decker crystal arrangement? ...


Even the bottom crystal was accented by flowers!!!

Here, the crystal ice tea doubled as a fantastic vessel for another centerpiece.


We mixed sizes and styles of crystal for a vintage vignette!



I love the combination of mixed crystal containers!



Here is an up close photo of the detail on the vases.

The flowers are gorgeous and really pop with the crystal. 

What is your dream?
Let's get talking and planning!
Smiles,
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate
(714) 744-1608



Thursday, September 7, 2017

DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE MEN! THE JONES VICTORIAN ESTATE

HI!
Don't forget the men in the wedding planning!! He might say, "it's all up to you!" He might say, "you decide!" Or, he might say, "what's the bar?"

Whatever he says, look beyond that. In my experience, he is saying more than that. So, make sure you have his favorite drink. Make a basket for his men's room that includes candy bars and/or cookies! Go with him when he picks out his tux or suit!

Here at the Estate, I always include the Groom because he definitely has an opinion. It is probably the same or close to your tastes because he loves you so. Just include him.... does he like desserts? Remember that cake tasting is a blast!!

What is your dream? Don't forget him in the planning!
Smiles
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

AT THE END OF THE EVENING... ALL SMILES!! THE JONES VICTORIAN ESTATE

HI!

Here we are at the end of this glorious day! AlmaRosa and her new Husband, Bill and Me!!

It was a blast!  It was beautiful!  It was yummy!  It was amazing!

I love you guys!

What a night!!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS MR. AND MRS. BILL TORRES!!!
We did it!!!

LOvE
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

FAMILY PHOTOS AND A SPECIAL VIGNETTE FULL OF LIGHT! THE JONES VICTORIAN ESTATE

Hi!
This picture was taken early in the morning after we add the flowers to the decor. 
I am waiting for the photos of the parents to complete this vignette!

The French door seating is to the left and right of the display and is a perfect
spot to incorporate those that are not with us or add some fun with current pictures.

I'm waiting to see the photos from the photographers when it was all bright with candles!

What would you like to add to your wedding to make it yours?
Let me help you find that perfect vignette or accent that spells ...  Y  O  U~


Smiles
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate
(714) 744-1608 or cel (714) 343-1964