Simple Holiday Decor Ideas on Best Friends for Frosting

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Take the stress out of decorating for the holidays with these simple festive ideas for your home without strands of lights or even a tree!  As seen on Best Friends for Frosting with amazing photography by Maria Doka Photo.

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-Create a simple wreath with thin wire and a strand of corner store greenery

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-Adorn all beverages with a thin slice of lemon

-Dress tables with a fine linen table cloth and linen napkins

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-Use candles in canisters for less mess
-Great creative with herbs

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-Leave a greeting at every place setting

-Serve hot chocolate in teacups

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-Add greenery to a dish of sweet treats

-Type gift tags on a typewriter
-Dress up simple gift wrap with silk dupioni ribbon

-Display gifts on a faux fur throw or in a stocking

CREDITS
Concept & Styling:  Mandy Forlenza Sticos / Photography: Maria Doka Photography / Vintage Props:  Little Vintage Rentals / Candles:  Aromasoy Candles  / Linen:  Lost in Linen  / Ribbon:  Midori Ribbon  / Stocking:  A Stylish Design

Central Park Wedding Inspiration

Mariel Hannah Photography  - Mandy Forlenz Sticos Styling

It was almost a year ago that photographer Mariel Hannah + I worked together on this Central Park style shoot.  I was thrilled that it popped up in Magnolia Rouge issue 10 and the blog.  I hope you find some Fall Wedding inspiration in these photos!

Mariel Hannah Photography  - Mandy Forlenza Sticos Styling

Mariel Hannah Photography  - Mandy Forlenza Sticos Styling

Mariel Hannah Photography  - Mandy Forlenza Sticos Styling
Mariel Hannah Photography  - Mandy Forlenza Sticos Styling
Mariel Hannah Photography  - Mandy Forlenza Sticos Styling
Photography MARIEL HANNAH / Styling & florals MANDY FORLENZA STICOS / Location CENTRAL PARK / Ribbon SILK & WILLOW / Candles RILES AND CO. Gown TATYANA MERENYUK / Veils AMALEE ACCESSORIES / Shoes & earrings NINA SHOES / Hair comb CONFETTI BY ANNETTE / Model EVELYN BEDOYA / Hair & make-up ADRIANA ANDALUZ / Croquet Shawl THE CHESHIRES HAT / Flowers supplier BLOOMS BY THE BOX / Assistant JULIA SPORTELLI / Calligraphy FLEUR DE LETTERS

Botanical Bridal Session and Boudoir featured on Hochzeitsguide

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

The flowers I sourced from Blooms by the Box to style for this photo shoot are some of my favorite to date.  Previously a handful of these photos were featured on Style Me Pretty, but I was SO excited that Hochzeitsguide picked it up as well – their aesthetic is dreamy!  Amazing team below the photos.

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Kate Ignatowski Photography  - Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Photography: Kate Ignatowski | Styling + Floral Design: Mandy Forlenza Sticos | Wedding Dress: Tatyana Merenyuk | Cake: Sugar Flower Cake Shop | Invitations: Bella Figura | Make Up: Anny Chow | Hair: Andy Tseng | Flowers Supplied By: Blooms By The Box | Garter: Florrie Mitton | Lingerie + Robe: Zinke | Model: Alexis Katsafanas | Ribbon: Midori Ribbon |  Veils: Jaclyn Jordan | Vintage Props: Little Vintage Rentals

Glassware featured in The Knot Magazine

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Brooklyn based wedding planner Jove Meyer created this amazing table scape featured in The Knot.  Our vintage glassware + milk glass vases were included showing that vintage rentals can be the perfect compliment to modern weddings as well!

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Planner + Designer – Jove Meyer Events, Stationery / Menus + Programs + Place mats + Invites + Save the Dates + Charity Signs – Swiss Cottage Designs, Flowers – Lindsay Rae Design, Vintage Glassware – Little Vintage Rentals, Furniture Rentals / Table + Chairs – Taylor Creative; Tabletop Rentals / Linens + Cutlery + Chargers + China – Broadway Party Rentals

Tiffany + Justin Engagement Featured on WellWed

Fiona Melder Photography Mandy Forlenza Sticos Styling

Fiona Melder Photography Mandy Forlenza Sticos Styling

Fiona Melder Photography Mandy Forlenza Sticos Styling

Fiona Melder Photography Mandy Forlenza Sticos Styling

Fiona Melder Photography Mandy Forlenza Sticos Styling

Fiona Melder Photography Mandy Forlenza Sticos Styling

Fiona Melder Photography Mandy Forlenza Sticos Styling

Fiona Melder Photography Mandy Forlenza Sticos Styling

On a beautiful September afternoon I had the pleasure of styling the sweet engagement session of Tiffany + Justin in Central Park with photographer Fiona Melder.  This duo was over flowing with love and it shows!  I was so happy to the collage below popped up on WellWed’s blog!

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Bordeaux Bride featured on La Mariée Aux Pieds Nus

Photography by Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction + Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Great to see the Bordeaux inspired bridal portrait shoot on La Mariee Aux Pieds Nus today here.  It was so much fun styling this with rich wine colored peonies from Blooms by the Box and the most amazing piece form Fleur de Letters below.  Life is too short to drink cheap wine, right?  Full list of credits below.

Photography by Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction + Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Photography by Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction + Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Photography by Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction + Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Photography by Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction + Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Photography by Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction + Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Photography by Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction + Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

Photography: Kate Ignatowski | Styling + Floral Design: Mandy Forlenza Sticos | Flowers Provided by: Blooms By The Box | Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo | Makeup Artist: Anny Chow | Calligraphy:Fleur De Letters | Hair Styling: Andy Tseng | Veil: Sara Gabriel

Brooklyn Grange Wedding Inspiration in Well Wed

By Les Loups

We jumped at the chance when Viva Max Weddings asked us to showcase some vintage china, flatware + table top items at a Brooklyn Grange Farm photo shoot.  We love the idea of a roof top urban farm and better yet, hosting a wedding there!  This shoot was recently featured in Well Wed magazine, here are some of our favorite photos.

By Les Loups

By Les Loups

By Les Loups

By Les Loups

By Les Loups

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Event Design: Viva Max Weddings / Photography: Les Loups / Vintage China + Flatware: Little Vintage Rentals  / Cake: Ted and Honey / Event & Floral Design: Molly Oliver Flowers / Event Rentals: Atlas Party Rentals & Patina Rentals / Hair: Jackie Schneider Beauty / Linens: John Derian / Makeup: Blades Natural Beauty / Papergoods: Paper Finger / Props: GRDN  / Venue: Brooklyn Grange Farm.