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

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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

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!

 

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

Table Top Tuesday | 14

Photography: Jessica Loren, Event Styling & Floral Design: Jessica Sloane

For installment fourteen of Table Top Tuesday,  I am overwhelmed by the light simplicity created by Jessica Sloane and captured beautifully by Jessica Loren.  This wedding’s table top blows me away with an airy and classic feeling.  It’s so well done!

 Photography: Jessica Loren, Event Styling & Floral Design: Jessica SloaneWhat makes this work?  The choice of vines and airy greenery used throughout.  The ivy vines creep over place settings and down the center of tables perfectly adding an organic feeling.  I simply adore the strategically placed fruit as well.

Photography: Jessica Loren, Event Styling & Floral Design: Jessica SloaneWhat details make a difference?  The neutral table cloth + napkin set the tone for the texture of the greenery and florals to shine.  The natural wood chairs also add to the earthy natural feel. 

Photography: Jessica Loren, Event Styling & Floral Design: Jessica Sloane

Credits:  Via Hochzeitsguide, Photography: Jessica Loren, Event Styling & Floral Design: Jessica Sloane.

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!

By  Fiona Medler Photography

January 2015 Recap: Little Vintage Rentals

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Photography Kate Ignatowski  Creative Direction Mandy Forlenza Sticos

It was a GREAT start to 2015 with lots of fun projects!  Above, some of our vintage props made an appearance in the digital mywedding magazine and I creatively directed + styled the photo shoot!  I worked with so many favorite vendors so be sure to check out the online magazine + the print version on newsstands February 17!

Jove Meyer Events The Knot Magazine

Our vintage glassware + milk glass vases were featured in The Knot Magazine thanks to event planner Jove Meyer.  His color palette for this shoot is so vibrant + fun!

Kamila Harris Photography

Photography Kamila Harris Color Story Board by Mandy Forlenza Sticos

I helped design photographer Kamila Harris’ booth for the Lovesick Expo.  All of the imagery used in her story board (directly above) was her own to ensure she’d attract clients that were truly her style.  Isn’t she the cutest!?  Check out her amazing work here.

And finally, I had too much teaching styling to the mini fashionistas at The Fashion Class!  Below is some of the of the amazing “styling” work from the students who are only ages 6-12.  It’s such a great experience for kids interested in fashion + me too!

The Fashion Class NYC

The Fashion Class

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

Preview: Winter Wedding Inspiration

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

A few months ago I had the honor of gathering a group of local vendors and creatively directed + styled this photo shoot for mywedding Magazine.  The digital magazine was released last week and on February 17th the print magazine will be on newsstands.   Here are a few of my favorites from the digital issue + I’ll be posting a bit more once the issue is in print!  Enjoy these dreamy film images from Kate Ignatowski + the amazing creative team is listed below.

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photo by Kate Ignatowski Creative Direction + Styling Mandy Forlenza Sticos MyWedding Magazine

Photography:  Kate Ignatowski / Creative Direction + Styling: Mandy Forlenza Sticos / Venue: Green Building / Bride’s Dress: Lovely Bride / Bride’s Shoes: Emmy London / Hair Comb + Veil: Hushed Commotion / Rings and bride’s jewelry: Olivia Ewing / Wardrobe Styling: Jenn Weishaar / Floral Design: Hello Darlington / Flowers Supplied By:  Blooms by the Box / Cake: Nine Cakes / Invitations: Fleur de Letters / Hair Styling: Katelyn McGinn / Makeup: Jha Villanueva / Groom’s Suit + Shirt:  Black Lapel / Place Settings:  Crate and Barrel / Vintage Props:  Little Vintage Rentals / Silk Ribbon:  Natalie Stopka / Assistant: Julia Sportelli

Chic Vintage Holiday

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I love unearthing new vintage beauties and this photo of Dovima is all types of holiday chic.  An American model in the 1950s, Dovima was discovered by a Vogue editor on a New York City sidewalk and had a photo shoot with Irving Penn the very next day.  Amazing.

The color story in this photo feels like sugary candies + peppermint on a snowy day.  It’s a perfect alternative for a chic holiday color story.

Image via pinterest; photographer unknown.

Holiday Gift Guide for The Bride-To-Be

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What do you get the gal who notably has everything, especially after an extensive bridal shower registry? Here are some of my favorites.  Get your shop on!  Above:  For cold feet – Madewell

Little Vintage Rentals - Holiday Gift Guide for the Bride to Be

Hostess dreams:  Lost in Linen | Words to live by:  Pinegate Road

little vintage rentals holiday gift guide for bride to be

Scented perfection: Riles and Co. | Hand dyed goodness:  Natalie As Is

Holiday Gift Guide for the Bride To Be by Little Vintage Rentals

Lightweight tunic:  UziNYC | Monthly stress reliever:  Glassful

Little Vintage Rentals - Gift Guide for Bride To Be

Say it with jewelry:  Confetti By Annette | Fine art wedding mag:  Geraldine

Still not sure what to buy?  Then RENT some fabulous table top decor with us for the wedding or bridal shower!  Happy Holidays!

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