Venue Styling – Lower Westchester, NY

New to my services:  Venue Styling

Let me stage a thoughtful, small celebration at your event venue before a photographer snaps your promotional photos.  Potential clients often have trouble visualizing their celebration in an empty room and photos of a beautifully curated party help solve that problem.

Venue Styling is for you if…

  • There is a constant struggle to find content to post on Instagram and Facebook.
  • It’s time to renew advertisements and the same photos have been used for years.
  • Potential clients are not booking walk-throughs at the venue.
  • You are a new venue and need innovative photos!

Venue Styling comes in all shapes and sizes.  Whether you want to stage and style a small party room, a food table or even mock up a mini wedding with a bride; get in touch.  I work with several preferred photographers at amazing rates as well.

photo by Mariel Hannah / flowers by Darlington  / calligraphy:  Fleur de Letters/ vintage rentals:  Little Vintage Rentals


Vintage Rentals: Retro Bicycle

vintage bicycle rental nyc - tulle and grace photography

Super cute anniversary session alert featuring our retro vintage bicycle as seen on Green Wedding Shoes. Amazing team below.  Thanks for the rental love!

vintage bicycle rental nyc - tulle and grace photography

photography: Tulle & Grace / planning + design: Color Pop Events / florals: Allie Webber of Bowman & Clark / bicycle rental: Little Vintage Rentals / balloon + tassels: Studio Mucci / tulle skirt: Space 46 / lab: Film Box


Pretty Ginger

Arlene Dahl

winter wedding color story holiday

I pinned this photo instantly on Pinterest because of the color story.  There is something royal and holiday-eque all rolled into one.  Arlene Dahl was an actress in the 1950s known for many films, her television work and being the mother of Lorenzo Lamas.  She looks so super sweet in this photo; bet you wouldn’t imagine she was married six times!

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

Vintage Rentals: Silver Candle Stick Holders

silver candle stick rentals nyc

One of my favorite things in our inventory is our tarnished silver!  I was so excited to start expanding our silver candle stick collection this year and we’ve picked up some pretty ones!  The candle sticks look elegant on any table and add a bit of heirloom charm with their patina.  Rent them today!

silver candle stick rentals nyc

silver candle stick rentals nyc

silver candle stick rentals nyc

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Styling for Social Media

styling for social media

For those who need help styling photos that tell a story about their company or brand;  I am hosting a mini workshop at QNS Collective in Astoria, NY.  This workshop is ideal for bloggers, small business owners, etsy shops and anyone looking to produce original content to promote themselves on social media.

For my blog readers, please enjoy a $10 discount with code PRETTY.  Snag tickets soon – the first 20 folks walk away with an amazing goodie bag with products from Confetti by Annette, December Sisters, Aromasoy, Design Gem, BiOs Institute, Callio Fragrance, Tatzarazzi, Loving Hands Soap Shop, Perk Naturals, Angie Webb Creative and more…

Get tickets here and thank you to the amazing Fleur de Letters for the logo above!


Expert Advice from Sincerely, Jackie

Sincerely, Jackie  NYC Wedding Invitations
Today we’re kicking off my new blog series, Expert Advice with Jackie Mangiolino of Sincerely, Jackie.  Jackie and I connected coordinating this style shoot and I’ve loved watching her line grow!  If you’re shopping for wedding invitations or stationery, this is the Q&A to read.  Thank you Jackie for sharing some amazing tips!
Sincerely, Jackie  NYC Wedding Invitations
Tell us all about Sincerely, Jackie: I had been in the stationery industry for several years, mostly designing for smaller-scale events (birthday parties, birth announcements, holiday cards) when I began to truly fall in love with wedding invitations. I launched Sincerely, Jackie in 2013 with a focus on fine print (letterpress, foil, engraving, silk screen) wedding invitations. I’m a details person, so the nuances and intricacies surrounding every aspect of wedding stationery is captivating. From perfectly pairing fine print methods, to ensuring proper wording etiquette, I love being able to provide my expertise to clients in a beautiful and enjoyable way. I recently partnered with Charmaine, of Everly, Calligraphy, to launch an entire line of wedding invitations that showcase calligraphy elements. Calligraphy, to me, is the epitome of invitation tradition and I am in awe of how it magically elevates an invitation.
Sincerely, Jackie  NYC Wedding Invitations
What services do you offer? I work one-on-one with each of my clients to provide them a truly exception invitation experience. In addition to offering over 35 designs, I work with printers around the world to ensure the chosen print method is perfectly paired with the chosen design. I also provide my clients guidance around etiquette, timelines, and other details that are often overlooked. Brides have a TON on their mind, and, for the invitations, I like to make decisions as easy and enjoyable as possible for them.
 Sincerely, Jackie  NYC Wedding Invitations
What’s new at your company? The Calligraphy Collection – it’s a line of invitations that showcase calligraphy by Everly, Calligraphy, and can be printed in any print method.
Advice you’d offer your best friend while planning regarding selecting invitations and paper products? Less is more! There are literally hundreds of options out there to help you achieve your perfect invitation design, within a reasonable budget, without sacrificing quality and style. No matter what, even if you have a really, really, really tight budget, at least make sure your invitations follow proper grammar and etiquette.
 Sincerely, Jackie  NYC Wedding Invitations

One thing to pay close attention to when finalizing invitations? Spelling and grammar are HUGE. Brides need to be very diligent in proofing their invitations before printing them. It doesn’t matter how much you spend on your invitations if it’s got mistakes on it. My biggest pet peeve is having the word “and” in the year. It’s not correct grammar!! The year should be “two thousand fifteen.”

Favorite vintage piece in the little vintage rentals collection and why? I’m a total sucker for candles and I love the variety of candle stick holders at Little Vintage Rentals. For my own wedding, I had banquet style tables and lined them with hundreds of candles. What’s more romantic than that?

Don’t forget to check out Jackie’s website, instagram and blog.