Thursday, March 31, 2011

Swing Anyone?


I just had to post this picture again. I just love, love, love it! Thank you Memories by Michael!!

"What I know for sure is what you give comes back to you." Oprah Winfrey


Paper Flowers?


When Denise brought a box full of folded paper flowers for her ceremony, I had to think about it for awhile to wrap my mind and heart around it. As I pulled the soft green and ivory flowers out and folded them together, the whimsical artistry came through. Why not? It really will be fun!
Instead of Chinese lanterns, we hung these paper flowers in varying sizes and colors
The Chiavari chairs accented their wooden theme perfectly!! Check out the arch! It's all wood branches. Jeff, the groom, pulled up with a pick-up truck loaded with tree branches and trunks. It took us 2 hours but wow, the wooden arch was a spectacular backdrop and perfect! I tucked in a bird nest I had to one of the branches. Denise added two blue bird eggs for her "something blue."

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are all in harmony." Mahatma Gandhi


Whisical and Green was the theme at the Jones Victorian Estate


The mix of fresh picked greens, the textures and sizes of the cut stumps, the glow of amber votive candle holders, the freshness of real moss, the whimsical touches of homemade snails and mushrooms, the warm surprise of burlap table runners, the crisp brown guest napkin tied with twine with a spring of fresh rosemary, the elegance of tapered candles in green, amber and clear wine bottles and the creative wooden table numbers, all came together creating just the natural and green theme that was Denise and Jeff's wedding reception.

Since Denise and Jeff enjoy and collect quotes, she made wooden tags with their favorite quotes for each guest as favors. What was truly amazing, she made 100 tags each with a personalized quote!!!
"Marriage is not a noun, it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way ou love your partner every day." Barbara De Angelis
She painted Bride and Groom signs that we hung from their chairs. She even painted on an old door another special quote, welcoming the guests to her ceremony!!
"The purpose of our lives is to be happy" Dalai Lama
The creativity didn't stop at the tables!! Here, Denise made a beautiful twig, burlap seating chart. Each tag was pinned to the burlap covered board with rock topped pins!!!
This was a wonderful display of not only her craftsmanship but Jeff's too. After all, he cut the logs for the tables, cut the wood for our signs, added his special quotes to the mix, and
gave us the encouragement and added fun to really enjoy this process!! Well done!!

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies" Aristotle

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Cinderella Wedding at the Jones Victorian Estate

"Dear Michelle:

Thanks so very much for all the wonderful planning of everything you did for Denise and Jeff's wedding.

It was the most beautiful wedding and very relaxing atmosphere of any wedding I've ever been at. You have a wonderful peaceful place for all of this.

You are a great person and make the feeling of all this atmosphere the way it was.

Denise' dream was always to have a Cinderella Wedding. She was absolutely beautiful and breath taking. Thank you so much for everything you did!
God Bless,
Denise' mom Joan Addyson"

Balloons, a romantic swing... it's all here at the Jones Victorian Estate.

By the time Denise arrived, the day was warm, beautiful and perfect for her wedding day. Here, Denise and Jeff relax for a moment together in our grassy area on our romantic swing. I love that she wore boots!!!They added balloons and it created a wonderfully fresh touch to an old favorite!
The backdrop is gorgeous and lucky for us, they hired Michael of Memories by Michael. A true talent, Michael was everywhere! This is just a sample of what is to come.

I'll post more when I receive them!!!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dance the Night Away!

One of my favorite aspects of the reception is the Bride and Groom's first dance. It can be magical, fun and entertaining all at the same time.

Where does one begin?
It's easy!!
I highly recommend Kathy Corcoran of New Energy
Dance, 714) 993-0906, in Yorba Linda. She is an expert social dance instructor and she's so much fun!! Here she is with two of her Brides!!

The lessons are private at her very own dance studio. She helps you enjoy this special moment that is yours alone while helping to create wonderful memories!!
Kathy teaches the Grooms how to lead and enjoy the dance. She teaches the Brides the steps to keep up with her partner! With her incredible knowledge of choreography, your dance will be something YOU can be proud of and not the same old thing!

Call her today. You will not be disappointed!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Silver candelabras add warmth and elegance!


We had our food tasting and as is our custom, I ordered a sample centerpiece from Flower Allie.
I realize that this is not a terrific picture but clearly, it shows the elegance and beauty of both the candelabra and the flowers. We added strings of pearls in white and ivory to bring out the gorgeous floral organza table runner. Sarah is getting married in May and I wish it were this weekend. I can hardly wait
to see it all come together!!!
As a bonus, Sarah and Greg took home the arrangement. It might not look as large in the picture but ask Greg, it was huge!!!
Thank you for such a delightful evening.