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.
-Create a simple wreath with thin wire and a strand of corner store greenery
-Adorn all beverages with a thin slice of lemon
-Dress tables with a fine linen table cloth and linen napkins
-Use candles in canisters for less mess
-Great creative with herbs
-Leave a greeting at every place setting
-Serve hot chocolate in teacups
-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
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.
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
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!
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!
Photography: Kate Ignatowski, Styling: Mandy Forlenza Sticos, Flowers provided by: Blooms by the Box, Lingerie: Zinke, Model: Alexis Katsafanas
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!
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
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!
Need some last minute holiday party planning ideas? Check this out!
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!