Saturday, December 6, 2014

More Flowers for the Season!


The Holidays are here at the Jones Victorian Estate and we are busy making the Estate even better!
Poinsettias are all around with the  planting lots of those brilliant holiday flowers in all the planters. The rich red against the vibrant green is spectacular!!

One Hundred More Poinsettias To Go....

Is your holiday blessed with an engagement? Call us today and see why the Jones Victorian Estate
is the best kept secret for weddings and receptions!

Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Monday, December 1, 2014

Happy Anniversary Penny and Robert!!!


A very special Happy Anniversary to Penny and Robert, who celebrated it at their Jones Victorian Estate!!! 

Robert was so cute! He called me weeks in advance and we arranged for a surprise visit. Of course, once Penny started up our awesome drive, she knew!! It was a special celebration for them as well as me!! 

Congratulations - ten years and two children later - What a great couple. I loved having them!! 
Hmmm...Where did that time go?
I have the coolest jobs!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Happy Thanksgiving!!! It's that time of year for family and friends to gather close! It's also the perfect time  to get engaged!
So, if you are engaged or this weekend you just got engaged, the Jones Victorian Estate is the
site for you. Come see us today and really see what the planning process is all about!!! We have FUN!
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Friday, September 19, 2014

A New Video Worth Watching.... James and Ashley's Wedding!!!

I just received the link for the video sample from ScenEmotion Films for Ashley and Jim's Wedding.
Before you watch it, be sure you have tissue!!!
ScenEmotion Films did a wonderful job on the sneak peak. Thank you so much for the link.
You will fall in love again.
Big, Big thank you to Flower Allie for the beautiful flowers!!!


Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Happy 20th Anniversary to Darin and Debbie Mekkers

It was 20 years ago that Debbie and Darin Mekkers were married at the Jones Victorian Estate!
Congratulations to a wonderful couple!

They "Facebook" posted me and I was so happy to hear from them. Thank you Facebook!

Debbie and Darin Mekkers 9/15/94
Love it!

Come back and visit!!
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Family Tree!


I love displaying family photographs for a special vignette tucked in for that added detail. 

Here, at Carissa and Lee's wedding, we included black and white photos of both  parents, grandparents,   and mixed in adorable childhood photographs of them!  
It was a wonderful tribute to them as well as a really pretty presentation.
We have lots of trees at the Jones Victorian Estate!!

Thank you to Gina and Ryan Photography for the photo!
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Lee and Carissa Artavia at the Jones Victorian Estate (714) 343-1964 An Outdoor Venue

A thank you note that is truly one of a kind!

The memories from our wedding day will always be treasured. Thank you for sharing in our joy. Thank you for taking our vision and bringing it to life. Thank you for going above and beyond to create our perfect wedding day that for the rest of our lives, we will never forget. You are truly one of a kind.
With sincere appreciation,
Lee and Carissa

Thank you for allow me the privilege to share in your dreams!
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Thank You from Brett and April Weekley!


It's a great day! I just received a thank you from Brett and April Weekley and it made my day!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!!

Words cannot begin to express my gratitude to you and your staff. The reception was breathtaking! It was more perfect than I could have ever imagined. You made the entire planning process so fun and easy. My mom and I had so much fun working with you and we are both sad it is over. Thank you again for your hard work!
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Are you planning a wedding and reception and just can't find the right location?
Come see the Jones Victorian Estate and let's have fun!!
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate
714) 744-1608

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Brilliant Yellow with Black at the Jones Victorian Estate

The brilliant pop of yellow is amazing for Stacy teamed with our Ralph Lauren Black floral linens!
See how beautiful the combination was!
A special and big thank you to Kim and Jeray Photography!

Centerpieces were a wow factor!

We added black candelabras with crystals and the table design was complete! Thank you to Flower Allie of Fullerton for an amazing job with the flowers.

Seating for the wedding with yellow accents with crystals hung from our shepherd's hooks!

And the wedding arch... covered in orchids, roses,  gerbras with black crystals  for that breathtaking backdrop.

The Bride and Groom's sweetheart table with a white candelabra!

And the three flower girls taking a moment on our swing...

The gorgeous Stacy!

What is your dream? Do you have one? Let's find out and have fun!
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

It's a Fabulous Day at the Jones Victorian Estate

Every day is a fabulous day at the Jones Victorian Estate!
We would love to meet you!

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Erin and Greg Wright! The pictures are in!

Here's Erin and Greg! 
This blog allows me the special pleasure of enjoying the day once again. 
It was amazing!
I loved your woodsy style and creativity!!!

I love this photo! Her playful personality was a blast!
This is the first of more postings to come.
Thank you to Marcella Treybig Photography for the photos!
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Ladders for Wedding Decoration?

Are you looking for some fun with your decorations? 
Would you entertain the idea of using ladders for your wedding?
They are rustic and woodsy. They give heigth and texture. They are a perfect backdrop for displays.
In a word, yes!
A ladder may be dressed up with a fresh coat of white paint (or color!) and some fun jewels for that sparkle Bride. 
A ladder may be paired with another for a table... the possibilities of endless. 

Here are a few examples of what we did! 

Jessica used our ladder as a fun decorative addition for the bar. We included photos of her with the Groom, their families and friends to bring out their party side of wedding planning!
 What better place than at the Bar, right? 
It was a conversation piece as well as a warm tribute!

Here, Ashley and James agreed to add the ladder with a touch of color with blue canning jars, flowers and another crate filled with flowers and plants for a special accent piece.  An old wooden tray was added to the top so their monogram "B" would bounce!
 This spot was screaming for attention so the ladder and crate design was a perfect. 

I hope you can enjoy your wedding planning process. Because, isn't that what it is all about?
Let's get together!
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Another Favorite!

A couple of days ago, I posted my favorite picture from Greg and Erin Wright's wedding
 but I stand corrected!
I love two or three or ... gosh, they are wonderful. 
A big shout out to Marcella Treybig Photography for supplying me with "my favorite" precious photos. (more on the next post)

This is my favorite, really I mean it! It looks like it should be on a magazine cover! Right?!
 I sent it off the image to the "Vows Magazine" to see what they think! 
This really is a great shot! Erin and Greg look amazing AND the dogs are perfect! The dogs each are wearing their floral wreaths, they are looking right at the camera and if you look really close, 
they are smiling for the camera!
This is a keeper!

G  R  E  A  T      J  O  B Marcella!!

More to come....
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate



Are you looking for something fun and well, just adorable as a special accent piece?

I found a photograph of a heart and thought how perfect it would be to be cut out of a wooden crate! It's just a special rustic creation for any wedding!
I just love it and although it was taken by my camera, I can hardly wait
for the professional ones. 

I enjoy the little details that when added up, they create a whole look that is precious!
Enjoy the process!

From my heart to yours!
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Monday, August 11, 2014

My Favorite Shot! the Jones Victorian Estate (714) 343-1964

It's that time again when I go through the photos from a wedding and pick out my favorite!
Here it is from Carissa and Lee Artavia's wedding!

Why is this my favorite?
This is the first time any photographer has captured the Bride and her Father as they enter the ceremony site  from this angle.
I have the Pastor asked everyone to please  remain seated until the Mother of the Bride stands for the Bride. 
And it worked!
The guests are seated as she enters the courtyard, so Lee is able to be the first to see his Bride!
The guests turn and wait until Carissa and her father reach the designated spot, and then everyone stands!
It's all about the presentation!!!
I simply love this shot!
Thank you again to Gina and Ryan Photography. Well done!
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Carissa and Lee Artavia

It was Carissa and Lee's day and the photographs from Gina and Ryan Photography are amazing!
Carissa chose sparkling crystals, the subtle tones of grey and silver with the rich variations of white  flowers as her main theme colors. 
Thank you for the beautiful Flowers! Amazing work by Flower Allie in Fullerton! 
She added a pop of color in the bridesmaid's dresses!

Here's Carissa with her Bridesmaids. Great Shot!

 The flowers are spectacular against the mix colored Bridesmaid's dresses! Carissa decided on a variety of blooms and tones of white for her flowers for her day.  The result... perfect. The grey shoes tied in her theme!

Beautiful Carissa with her silver satin tie.

Don't forget about the Groom! Here's Lee and he looks so handsome in his grey suit.

                                           Simply gorgeous!

The ceremony with crystals, grey satin and lots of white flowers!

The Bridesmaids and Groomsmen actually sat during their ceremony! I'm sure they appreciated it!  

The kiss... I now pronounce you Husband and Wife. 

They look great! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Artavia!
It was a spectacular day.
A special thank you to Gina and Ryan of for the fabulous photos and for getting them to me so quickly! 
Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate