Friday, July 19, 2013

A Country Theme With An Elegant Charm!

Hi!

I haven't received any of the photographs from Sarah and Jeff's wedding yet.  So,  rather than wait, I thought I'd have fun posting these pictures that I took from my camera!

It's a Country Theme with an elegant charm. 

I found this old ladder  and thought it might be just a perfect accent for this wedding. 
I dressed it up with lace,  bouquets, photographs, a love bunting and an old hat and waa laa!!
 It was just what I needed to go in between the real wagon wheel seating display. 

Sarah made cowboy hats and horsehoes out of black paper for the seating cards.
We attached them with twine and added more flowers!
What to do for the Arch for a Country themed wedding?
How about old barn doors?
That's just what we did.
 The door were decorated with two old grape vine wreaths, ivory organza, flowers and a crystal chandelier! 

The Aisles were decorated with vintage white milk pitchers! They doubled as the cocktail table's centerpieces later. 


What's country without a bit of burlap? We added lace to the burlap, flowers, old silver accent pieces and flowers! I had an extra set of "Red-neck Toasting Glasses" that I just had to add to the display. Sarah found the adorable cake topper and cake knife and server!

And... the lucky table numbers! Yes, those are real horseshoes! They were a fun accent to the tables and perfect for our theme!

This special welcome window included ...  yes, a horseshoe too!

I'm hoping to get the "real" pictures soon! I'm sure they will be better than mine...
or I hope so.
Love!
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate
(714) 744-1608

What's your dream?


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A NEW SLIDE SHOW!!! Jade and Warren!

Hi!

I hope you are having a lovely day! I just received a slide show from MichaelJonathan Photography and it's AMAZING!


CHECK IT OUT! It's beautiful!

http://www.michaeljonathanstudios.com/demo/jonesvictorian-060113

Congratulations Jade and Warren!
love
Michelle

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

APRONS! Look What We Are Doing!!

Vintage Aprons!

I thought a new spin on an old favorite would be a fun post!
Aprons! They are so pretty and have been kept in the kitchen for to long.
Here, I have used them as chair covers, decoration accents, for cake cutting and the money dance. They are so much fun and have so many more uses than just in the kitchen.
Check of few of these out...

Chair Covers for all the chairs and a quit for the overlay!


The aprons are the skirting for this table. 

We added crystal, plates on crystal candlesticks and flowers to make Brandi's vintage them come alive.

I even had an apron in her colors!!! Perfect to bring the colors in...


For Erica's polka dots and stripes, this apron was a perfect choice.

For Chantelle, her colors were yellow and even Aron joined in on the fun!

Erica's apron was not just for display, she wore hers for the cake tasting!

There are always other ways to display your favorite accent. 
Let's talk!!!
Love,
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate


Friday, February 8, 2013

California Style Snow.... Flowers!

Hi!

It's February and it's also Fruitless-Pear blooming time!
It's what I call, California Style Snow!


These lovely trees bloom like in Robert Browning's Home Thoughts From Abroad,
"And the white throat builds, and all the swallows!
Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops -at the bent of spray's edge-
That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, 
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!"



With their delicious scent, the courtyard is transformed into a wonderland of beauty and fragrance!


When the breezes come again, their tiny white flower petals will dance in the wind.
 These corollas become our California snow gracefully blanketing the courtyard below!

It's just another wonderful feature of the Jones Victorian Estate!

Love,
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate


Food Tasting the Jones Victorian Way!

Hi!

I've been so busy and it's been a blast!

Here at the Jones Victorian Estate, food tasting is celebrated!!
It's a full evening of great food,  awesome company and lively conversation.

 Below are a few colorful snippets of the evening and decoration...


Jade is actually having three different centerpieces! This was a trial for the color and texture of her main focal point. The large and small vintage canisters and tray were accented with colorful roses, peonies and wonderful tiny blooms.  
A special thank you to Flower Allie for the beautiful flowers.  


We added mini roses to the champagne glasses, both pink and white. The vintage napkins were tied with a soft pink French wire ribbon. Mini roses and fresh rosemary was tucked inside the ribbon.



The table was draped with a soft pink silk organza overlay. It was just the light touch that Jade was looking for.
 Each place setting had a different napkin treatment. In that way, the Bride could see all the varying choices and to make her decision that much easier!


Jade and Warren! Thank you for a wonderful evening!!

What's your dream?

Love,
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Gown and the Bride!

Hi!

Here at the Jones Victorian Estate, there is time for all the little details that may or may not end up in your photo album but are none the less precious.

Paperwhite Photography sent me over a lovely disc with pictures from Andrea and Jason's November wedding. I just love to review all the photos and live once more of that special day.

Today, I wanted to blog about the wedding gown! Below are my special picks of the gown and my Bride, Andrea.
Enjoy!
Love,
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate










Breathtaking!
Stunning!

Thank you Paperwhites Photography for the images.

What's your dream?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I Just Can't Get Enough!



Hi!
I just can't get enough of these engagement shoots! 
I just love them!
Jade and Warren, these pictures are so precious!!





Where are these taken? On our hill! 
There are so many great locations with amazing lighting... What's your photographer doing?

The Jones Victorian Estate is the place!
Thank you Michael Johnathan Photography!!!
Love,
Michelle Gregory

Another Nevarez Wedding!!

Hi!

Last week, I met an adorable couple that was looking to be married in October of this year. We had a wonderful meeting and I had an instant connection with them. 
After they left, her last name of "Nevarez" kept spinning in my mind. 
That's right!  I married a distant cousin of hers,  Jennifer Nevarez married Jamie Cox! They were married here at the Jones Victorian Estate some eight years ago!  

I just received the confirmation that Laura Nevarez and Chris Crow will be married at the Jones Victorian Estate on October 26, 2013.

I love my job!


Congratulations Laura and Chris. I look forward to all the planning fun!
Smiles,
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Friday, January 25, 2013

Justine and Louie's Engagement Shoot!

Hi!

Justine and Louie took advantage of a beautiful day at the Jones Victorian Estate for their engagement shoot! 
I added a vintage quilt and the fun began!!


Thank you to BrandiBarrPhotography.com for the photo!
Love,
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Your Style!

Hi!

What is your Style? It's what you love most. It's the little details that mean so much to you!

It may be with a purple with a solid punch of color! ... 

It may be a mix of orange and pink for a bright showing! ...

Or it might be the dazzling pop of yellow!...


It may even be just nature in all its beauty and rustic charm...


It may be the combination of silky organza and the loveliness of pink and white flowers...


It may be the cascading of flowers all around you! ...


It may be the fun and brilliance of a mix of colors...


Or, it may be the Bridesmaids have two colors; grey and pink and the flowers are the unity beauty...

Whatever your choice, whatever you love is where I start!!
See you soon!
Love,
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

It's 2013 and It's Going To Be A Great Year!

Hi!

We are hosting a military wedding for Tiffany Brader and Peter Laramie on March  23rd!
It's going to be a wonderful event and all my vendors are helping too!


So, I ventured out of my comfort zone for them and painted a sign! Yes, that's right. It turned out wonderfully. Check it out... 

"Happily Ever After Starts Here!"  After I painted it in black, I then added  silver to accent  the letters. I thought dots would be cute so I added them too. (not shown in this picture)

Now that I have a bit of confidence, I think I'll try my hand at two more!

What's your dream? Let's get together!!
Love,
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate




Happy January!

Hi!

Happy New Year!  Happy New Year! Happy New Year!  I am a bit late in wishing you a Happy New Year!  Happy New Year!!

I have been so busy booking and designing for my new Brides for this year! It's been a blast!! 

I have some wonderful ideas and new posts coming... but for now I hope you have a Happy January!!



Love,
Michelle Gregory

The Jones Victorian Estate