Friday, May 7, 2010

Backyard charm at the Jones Victorian Estate


I love all the backyard wedding posts for their creative, vintage and intimate settings. Here at the Jones Victorian Estate, you can have the same loving, intimate feeling as a backyard wedding while accommodating your guest list.

We recently had a photo shoot highlighting our many creative ideas, vintage supplies, and beautiful backdrops.

This table was named the pink table. It got its name from an old quilt we used as an overlay. We brought out three wooden silverware boxes and set them at different angles for the base of the centerpiece. It gave the arrangement different levels to have fun with in designing. From there, we added vintage plates, framed pictures, tea pot, mini bouquet tied with lace and ribbon, vintage gloves and the large floral arrangement was an old, water pitcher. We didn't stop there!! We added vintage, Theodore Haviland china (it has pink and gold ruffled edges), white napkins that were folded with old, ruffled linen napkins and tied with pink pearls for a layered appeal and we polished our old silverware to a bright, gleaming shine! We threw in menu cards and stemware and hung old pictures in the background and presto... a warm and inviting setting for any wedding or shower. Grandma loved having her pictures displayed!!

You can do it too! Layering and adding even the simplest item can turn a regular table into a
spectacular table. Don't be shy! Ask! Everyone is always anxious to help. You never know what
might inspire you!!

A huge thank you to the best and most talented florist in the O.C.; Flower Allie in Fullerton. A huge thank you to Joel Maus of EMP Studios for the coolest pictures and most enjoyable photo shoot!!!

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