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!
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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
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!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
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.
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
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!
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