Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Jessica and Nick!

Jessica and Nick....
Or should I say Nick and the men!
Here's to a Gggggrrreeeaaaattttt Life together!
Thanks guys!

By the way, that is a gorgeous arch backdrop!
Have fun and start planning at the Jones Victorian Estate
714) 744-1608
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Looking for the Man of Steel!


I've been looking for the Man of Steel, the Strange Visitor (from Another Planet), the Last Son of Krypton....
Yes, Superman. 
Why, you ask?
Because at the Jones Victorian Estate, we HAVE AN OLD PHONE BOOTH!

There are lots of different ideas for the Phone booth...
Flowers and such...

A terrific backdrop for a romantic kiss...


Thank you Christopher! Thank you for adding the SUPER to my Phone Booth!

Come see us today and see why it's the best location EVER!
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Crystal Centerpieces... Are They Vintage Too?

Can a vintage theme also include crystal?
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!
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate
(714) 744-1608

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Doors... They're Not Just for Opening!

 \Hi! I found an old door with a lovely window recently and it has now found a lovely home with all my wedding props! It's a wonderful accent and a lovely detail to add. The doors may be decorated with flowers, special sayings, family photos... there are any number of decoration ideas available. They can go anywhere but I particularly love them as the entrance to the ceremony site. 
These are just  a few of the fun with doors!
"I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them." Elizabeth Taylor

Welcome! An open door is the best welcome!

Is there a place for a door at your wedding? 

It's a marvelous greeting and a beautiful way to invite your guests forward.

What's your dream? Let's have some fun....
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Shoes! A Wedding Favorite!

One of the favorite accessory to any gown are the shoes!
Whether they are strappy, or flats, or decorated with rosettes, or Jimmy's, or with bows on top,
the shoes you wear will help you celebrate your day.
So, for really happy feet, find two pairs of shoes that you love...
One for show,
and one for go!
Your feet will thank you!

Happy Wedding Day!
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It's Flower Planting Time!!!

The holidays are over and now it's time to liven up the Estate with lots of color! 

Come see how special the Estate is for your special day!
Yay, colorful flowers for the planters... I love planting days!

What's your dream?
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate
(714) 744-1608

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What is a Wedding Vignette?

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
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate