Bridal Shower Tea Party Ideas

Bridal Shower Tea Party Ideas by Mandy Forlenza Sticos Little Vintage Rentals Photo by Fiona Melder

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.

Photo by Fiona Melder  Little Vintage Rentals Teacups NYC

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)

Sugar and Cloth Floral Macarons Photo by Jared Smith

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)

Fleur de Letters Calligraphy Fiona Melder Photography

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)

Photo by Fallon Chan  Flatware Rentals Little Vintage Rentals NYC

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)

Vintage Napkin Favors A Subtle Revelry

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.


Preview: Mod Tea Party

vintage rentals new york city - Fiona Melder Photography

It’s been a while since I styled a photo shoot that focused completely on my rental inventory and this one was worth every minute of planning!  Fiona Melder captured these lovely images and many more; can’t wait to share soon!

Vintage Tea Cup Rental NYC - Fiona Melder Photography

Table Top Tuesday | 2

Style Me Pretty Feather + Stone Photography

For installment two of Table Top Tuesday, I am swooning over this light and airy table scape styled by Victoria Cameron in Australia.

What makes this work?  The casually tied asymmetrical napkin and matte gold flatware are stand-outs for me.   The cut crystal glassware trio looks luminous paired with neutral color pallet.

Style Me Pretty Feather + Stone Photography

Style Me Pretty Feather + Stone Photography

What details make a difference?  The centerpiece.  I adore the juxtaposed soft dusty miller (in color + texture) paired with dark wild blackberries.  It’s an unexpected, yet lovely, detail.  For the full table scape, the grey sheer fabric runner tied casually, similar to the napkins, keeps the overall look soft and dreamy!

Style Me Pretty Feather + Stone Photography
Credits:  Via Style Me Pretty, Photography: Feather + Stone, Design: Victoria Cameron, Florals: The French Petal

Vintage Party Rentals: Centerpieces

Ali Harper and Blue-Eyed Yonder

Figuring out how to incorporate vintage party rentals at your wedding can be overwhelming when you read too many DIY tutorials and blog posts.  Therefore, we’ve gathered our favorite inspiration to help narrow down centerpiece ideas!   Here are some simple ways to incorporate our vintage party rentals at your New York City (or beyond) event!

Above this tarnished trophy is simply a showstopper!  Below, we love this rustic wood slices paired with a few vintage bottles and a sweet message to guests.

Rustic centerpiece inspiration

milk glass wedding centerpiece

Above, milk glass vases + compotes are such an easy way to display your favorite blooms in clusters and a little vintage floral china adds the perfect touch.  Below, DIY flowers in a floral tea tin are very romantic with candlelight!

Vintage centerpiece inspiration

Photography credits: Trophy:  Ali Harper Wood Rounds + Bottles: Whitney Neal  Milk Glass:  Christina McNeil  Tin: Blume Photography

Inspiration: Black Lace

black lace wedding place setting

I love the idea of black lace details used subtly at a wedding.   There is something classic about black in delicate patterns that catches attention.  To keep it elegant; only select a few black lace details to feature.  Less is more!

Black lace wedding inspriation

black lace shoes

One of my favorites?  These cookies below which are an absolute work of art!  I would pair them with a piece of wedding cake for every guest.

black lace cookies

Photography Credits:  Dish: Belathee Photography, Stockings: Caught The Light,  Shadow: Julia Morozova, Dress: Dolce & Gabanna, Shoes: Kristin Vining, Cookies:  Sweetambs

Heritage Table

Vintage Rentals NYCWe recently designed a few tables for a wedding at The Thatched Cottage.  The Heritage Table (as we called it) was part “Happily Every After” and part “In Loving Memory”.  The table was so fun to design and I thought I’d share some of our personal photos!

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