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

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

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

Preview: Alexis’s Boudoir with Kate Ignatowski

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Just as Spring was first creeping around the corner, Kate Ignatowski and I worked on our third boudoir session.   It was botanical inspired and the flower colors were spectacular!  Here are two preview photos + lots more to follow!

Styling by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Kate Ignatowski

Photography:  Kate Ignatowski, Styling:  Mandy Forlenza Sticos,  Flowers provided by:  Blooms by the Box, Lingerie: Zinke,  Model:  Alexis Katsafanas

Brigitte Bardot Inspired Brunch on Ruffled

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Jen Trahan

What would a brunch be like if hosted by the fashionably French, life-long vegetarian and original bohemian, Brigitte Bardot?  This is it:  A sweet soirée filled with fresh flowers, brie, rosemary and fig toast, a little bubbly and a homemade cake topped with daisies, of course.

This was a fun project with some great folks (credits below) featured on Ruffled this week!

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Jen Trahan

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Jen Trahan

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Jen Trahan

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Jen Trahan

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Jen Trahan

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Jen Trahan

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Jen Trahan

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Jen Trahan

Styled by Mandy Forlenza Sticos  Photography by Jen Trahan

Design, Styling + Floral Design: Mandy Forlenza Sticos. Photography: Jennifer Trahan, Make Up: Adriana Andaluz, Vintage Rentals: Little Vintage Rentals, Calligraphy: Fleur De Letters, Clothing:  Ruche, Flowers Supplied By: Blooms By The Box, Model: Suzanne Kvilhaug

 

 

A Simple Christmas

Simple Christmas Ideas

I have been endlessly inspired this season by one phrase, ‘A Simple Christmas’.  I love all of the images that pop up on Pinterest when you do a search for ‘simple christmas’ and of course, I was dreaming of gift wrap very early in November while I prepped for The Evergirl shoot.   Here are my ingredients for simple Christmas gift wrap.  I hope it inspired a wonderful holiday!

Simple Christmas Giftwrap

Rosemary Ideas

Pine Cone Giftwrap

Natural Giftwrap Ideas

Natural String Giftwrap

Natural Holiday Giftwrap

Brown paper giftwrap

Masking Tape

Masking Tape Uses

Brown Paper Giftwrap Ideas

Brown Paper Christmas

Holiday Giftwrap Ideas

Pine Cone Gift Wrap

Holiday Giftwrap Ideas

Need some last minute holiday party planning ideas?  Check this out!

Simple + Stylish Holiday Soiree Featured on The Everygirl

Little Vintage Rentals NYC

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

Holiday Party Ideas by Little Vintage Rentals

One of my favorite projects to date, this simple and stylish holiday soiree was featured on The Everygirl here.  The idea was to create an easy but beautiful holiday gathering for close friends.  Kate Ignatowski captured the set up perfectly and I had too much fun styling this!  I mean, who knew there were edible glitter stars?

Styling:  Little Vintage Rentals  Photography:  Kate Ignatowski  Necklaces:  Confetti by Annette  Wine:  Kunde Family Estate Special thanks to Erin + Evan for lending a hand!