loft love: a bridal session in queens

From Mandy Forlenza Sticos “The top floor of the new, chic addition to Queens, Boro Hotel, boasts pristine city views and is a perfect backdrop for the light and airy ode to love that the photographer, Maria Doka, and I hoped to create for this bridal inspiration shoot!”

Red and pink bridal bouquet | Maria Doka Photography Classic red, white, and gold wedding invitation suite | Maria Doka Photography Loose curls wedding hairstyle | Maria Doka Photography Saja Wedding dress | Maria Doka Photography Calligraphy Shakespeare love quote | Maria Doka Photography

From Mandy Forlenza Sticos – “The dress by Saja Wedding is soft and sweet enough to make any bride twirl with delight.  Topped with a classic birdcage veil and vintage style earrings from Happily Ever Borrowed the bridal look is lovely and complete. Hair + Make up by Bobby and the Bride makes for a glowing bride with soft waves and natural coloring.”

Saja Wedding dress | Maria Doka Photography Vintage cake cutter | Maria Doka Photography Saja Wedding dress | Maria Doka Photography Loft wedding in Queens, NYC | Maria Doka Photography Brushstroke sonnet quotes | Maria Doka Photography One tier white wedding cake | Maria Doka Photography Queens, NYC wedding | Maria Doka Photography

“A touch of pink + deep reds in the bouquet by Petals and Roots accent the invitation suite by Sincerely, Jackie perfectly.  Last but not least, a few Shakespeare quotes by Inks & Nibs in calligraphy and brushstroke add just the right amount of love to this photo shoot.”

Brushstroke sonnet quote | Maria Doka Photography Birdcage veil | Maria Doka Photography NYC bride | Maria Doka Photography Left wedding in NYC | Maria Doka Photography

See another NYC based, exquisite editorial styled and designed by Mandy Forlenza Sticos here and read her tips on how to style images for social media here!


Photography: Maria Doka Photography // Creative Direction + Styling: Mandy Forlenza Sticos // Hair & Makeup: Bobby and the Bride // Dress: Saja Wedding // Bouquet: Petals and Roots // Invitation Suite: Sincerely, Jackie // Calligraphy and Brushstroke: Ink and Nibs // Veil & Earrings: Happily Ever Borrowed // Model: Linda Ngo // Venue: Boro Hotel in Queens, NYC.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. Beautiful views, lovely bride – just some beautiful photos 🙂

  2. Such simple beauty!