When time feels like it’s on fast-forward, it’s so lovely to take a quiet moment to enjoy some of life’s simple pleasures! Mandy Forlenza Sticos‘ beautiful, natural tea party is the very embodiment of “stop and smell the roses”. After drinking in all this inspiration, I’ll be making room in my calendar for a relaxing afternoon filled with friends, flowers, and tea! Soak in all the pretty from Fallon Chan in the gallery.

From Mandy: This photo shoot was inspired by The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo; a classic book on simplicity and tea. I wanted the shoot to embody the natural beauty of loose teas, steeping them and curating a display of light snacks to be served at a zen-like gathering. A minimalistic approach to a bridal shower tea party.

Necklace: Confetti By Annette | Calligraphy: Fleur De Letters | Clothing: Ruche | Concept, Styling + Floral Design: Mandy Forlenza Sticos | Flowers Provided By: Blooms By The Box | Handmade Sugar Rosettes + Bees: Whispers Of Blue | Honey: Honey Tea Thyme | Loose Teas: Wild Sage Apothecary | Macarons: Macaron Cafe | Model: Angela Kostaras | Vintage Rentals: Little Vintage Rentals