It's entirely possible that personalizing a wedding is one of the more difficult tasks out there — which is precisely why we have so much respect and adoration for the talented individuals who do this for a living. It's true, we have a definite soft spot for the skills of event designers and stylists, and with good reason. These creatives take your wedding dreams, your personality and your biggest and best ideas and bring them to life in beautiful and tangible ways, making your celebration everything you hoped and more. New York City based event designer Mandy Forlenza Sticos is one of these creatives.

romantic wedding with blush garden roses and teal plate

We had the extreme pleasure of working directly with Mandy recently as she coordinated, directed and styled a shoot for our upcoming edition of mywedding The Magazine. With more than 15 years of event planning experience and a background in visual presentation, it's clear that Mandy has found her niche in the wedding industry. Her eye for curated details and taste in vendors are impeccable, allowing her to bring a cohesive vision to life in the form of a memorable celebration.

white cake and thyme champagne cocktail

To put it simply: Mandy's work is amazing. Here are a few snapshots of her gorgeous styling — and don't forget to keep an eye out for a complete example of her incredible direction in our next magazine, coming soon.

rose colored tea

vintage place setting with pale blue plate and gold flatware

vintage wedding decor

Photography by: Kate Ignatowski // Kate Ignatowski // Fallon Chan // Marietta Leung  //  Jennifer Trahan