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

Bridal Shower Tea Party Ideas

Bridal Shower Tea Party Ideas by Mandy Forlenza Sticos Little Vintage Rentals Photo by Fiona Melder

Here are 5 simple and chic additions to make your bridal shower tea party memorable.   Notice the floral trend, but remember less is more!  Be sure to compliment these items with solid color tablecloths and accents to maintain a more classic look.

Photo by Fiona Melder  Little Vintage Rentals Teacups NYC

Teacups:  This is a must have!  Whether you rent vintage china or gather pieces from family and friends , be sure to have delicate china teacups and saucers on hand; they will be the core design element of the party.   (photo by Fiona Melder)

Sugar and Cloth Floral Macarons Photo by Jared Smith

Floral Macarons:  It seems no feminine party is complete without this delicacy but why not try this amazing DIY from Sugar & Cloth?  Gather the bridal party for a day of fun and display your hard work at the party!  (photo by Jared Smith)

Fleur de Letters Calligraphy Fiona Melder Photography

Calligraphy Invitations:  Nothing sets the tone for a party more than a calligraphy and watercolor invitation!  This beauty by Fleur de Letters is a great example of one that can be reproduced into invitations. Be sure to keep the original artwork for the bride-to-be! (photo by Fiona Melder)

Photo by Fallon Chan  Flatware Rentals Little Vintage Rentals NYC

Loose Tea:  Be sure to have a bevy of loose teas available for guests to customize flavors.  It’s a great conversation starter and works as a beautiful ‘tea bar’ display.  (photo by Fallon Chan)

Vintage Napkin Favors A Subtle Revelry

Bulb Filled Vintage Napkin Favors:  One of the sweetest mementos for Spring and Summer bridal showers ever; placing a single bulb in a vintage napkin or handkerchief for favors.  Each guest will remember the party as they watch their flowers bloom!  Such a sweet idea from Victoria Hudgins at A Subtle Revelry and easy to DIY.

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from Little Vintage Rentals!  Photo by Jen Trahan

Hello friends!  Wishing you + yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!

At Little Vintage Rentals, we are thankful for all of our wonderful clients + friends who found us in under 2 years making this little company grow faster than we could have imagined.  Who knew so many New Yorkers needed vintage table top goods + decor!

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos Photography by Jen Trahan

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos Photography by Jen Trahan

Photography:  Jen Trahan / Styling + Floral Design by Mandy Forlenza Sticos / Vintage Table Top Items:  Little Vintage Rentals  / Calligraphy:  Fleur de Letters / Flowers Supplied by Blooms By The Box

Bordeaux Bride on Style Me Pretty

kate ignatowski photography  mandy forlenza sticos styling

Hands down one of my favorite photo shoots ever with Kate Ignatowski was on Style Me Pretty.  It was such a simple theme and of course, amazing film photography by Kate made it perfect!

kate ignatowski photography  mandy forlenza sticos styling

kate ignatowski photography  mandy forlenza sticos styling

kate ignatowski photography  mandy forlenza sticos styling

kate ignatowski photography  mandy forlenza sticos styling

kate ignatowski photography  mandy forlenza sticos styling

kate ignatowski photography  mandy forlenza sticos styling

kate ignatowski photography  mandy forlenza sticos styling

kate ignatowski photography  mandy forlenza sticos styling

kate ignatowski photography mandy forlenza sticos styling

kate ignatowski photography  mandy forlenza sticos styling

kate ignatowski photography  mandy forlenza sticos styling

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

 

 

A Natural Tea Party on Style Me Pretty Living

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Fallon Chan

One chilly day in March I styled A Natural Tea Party, a concept that was brewing on this pinterest board for some time.  Fallon Chan captured it just beautifully and my niece Angela gave the photos a bit of life as needed.  I am so happy to see the shoot published on one of my favorite lifestyle blogs, Style Me Pretty Living.  Grab a cup of tea and relax into this coziness!  Full list of the wonderful team that made it possible below.

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Fallon Chan

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Fallon Chan

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Fallon Chan

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Fallon Chan

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Fallon Chan

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Fallon Chan

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Fallon Chan

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Fallon Chan

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Fallon Chan

Photography: Fallon Chan, Concept, Styling + Floral Design: Mandy Forlenza Sticos, Vintage Rentals: Little Vintage Rentals, Macarons: The Macaron Cafe, Calligraphy: Fleur De Letters, Loose Teas: Wild Sage Apothecary, Flowers Provided By: Blooms By The Box, Handmade Sugar Rosettes + Bees: Whispers Of Blue, Honey: Honey Tea Thyme, Clothing: Ruche, Necklace:  Confetti by Annette, Model: Angela Kostaras

Romantic Boudoir on Burnett’s Boards

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Boudoir:  A woman’s bedroom or private room.  That’s the official definition of boudoir and this shoot with Kate Ignatowski + Evelyn Bedoya is the sweetest version of boudoir photography.  This romantic vintage inspired photo shoot was published on Burnett’s Boards today.  Here are some of my favorites from the shoot; it was such a fun one to style!

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Photography:  Kate Ignatowski  Styling + Floral Design:  Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Hair:  Jha Villanueva  Make-Up:  Anny Chow  Veil + Headpiece:  Wanlu Bridal  Jewelry:  Nina Shoes  Macarons:  Macaron Cafe  Calligraphy:  Fleur de Letters  Flowers Supplied by:  Blooms By The Box  Model:  Evelyn Bedoya  Slips, ring + other details:  Little Vintage Rentals