Edyta Szyszlo Photography

March 23, 2011

Educating the Bride & Groom: Expert Wedding Advice from Photographers & Custom Stationer

Wedding Advice — Edyta @ 10:54 AM

our labor of love cheree berry

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart Spring 2011 – Our Labor of Love & Cheree Berry Paper

Have you read the latest issue of MS Weddings? It’s a good one. Visually stunning as always but what I really love is the expert advice. Seems lately couples and wedding vendors are playing limbo. What to expect, budgets, time management and overall inconsistency only somersaults into a hot mess. Currently, it’s the time of year for major bookings: Save-the-dates, invitations and the photographer. Start off by reading this photo and stationery article. I know hiring a fantastic photographer can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be! Now jots these things down: know why you like their style, know what photo products you must have,  know your minimum & maximum spending budget, know the photographer’s price point, when contacting please include as many details as possible, be open an honest with your budget (many of us are flexible if we think we’ll be a good fit), and most importantly…don’t flake out. Respond in a timely manner, if their services are no longer needed please let them know (short & sweet response). Most photographers book on a 1st come 1st serve basis. They are interviewing you  just as much as you are them. Happy booking!

March 21, 2011

Ready, Set, Action Save the Dates & Invitations

DIY,Wedding Trends 2011 — Edyta @ 9:56 AM

spin save the date martha stewart

Photos: Martha Stewart

Lots of ideas I’m loving these days but playful and action based save the dates and invitations are my absolute favorite right now! Whether it inflates, spins, floats or hangs, your guests will be in awe over the whimsical interaction! The spinning one above is actually a diy project with printable pdfs. Click link above. See more ideas… (more…)

March 17, 2011

For Japan With Love

Edyta's News — Edyta @ 9:42 PM


Tomorrow (March 18) I will not be posting a blog post. We are participating in a blogger day of silence to support Japan, raise awareness and to show respect to those who have lost their lives in this disaster. Life changes in a split second, do what you can to help  and be sure to tell your loved ones just how much you love them everyday. For Japan With Love: Donate here.

Thanks to UtterlyEngaged, and Ever Ours for organizing this. Visit their blogs for more information.

Trend of 2011 – Bridesmaids + Tights

Wedding Trends 2011 — Edyta @ 1:25 PM

bridesmaids tights sequin yellow

Photos courtesy of Once Wed & The Sweetest Occasion

Not reporting on anything new here, however, posting on some of the successful ways bridesmaids are jazzing their dresses up! Let’s be honest ladies, skin insecurities, do I need to go on? I’m loving the look of bridesmaids wearing tights (even brides!). Some parts of the country, summer may not allow but if you can sheer it’s still doable! It’s just nice having another accessory to spruce/play/glam up an overall wardrobe, am I right? See more of my favs… (more…)

March 15, 2011

Trend of 2011 – When Weddings Met Preppy and Glitter

Wedding Trends 2011 — Edyta @ 10:47 AM

preppy glitter weddings

Photos courtesy of My Pinterest

I’m absolutely obsessed with all things opposites these days! Jcrew has spoiled us with looks of military, preppy, hipster mixed with hints of sparkle and glitter. My favorite is when preppy brown meets sparkly glitter! Your bridesmaids would look oh-so lovely in this casual elegance of a style.

March 11, 2011

Trend of 2011 – Off the Beaten Path Honeymoons

Wedding Trends 2011 — Edyta @ 12:34 PM

vintage airstream honeymoon

Photo courtesy of Wendi Nordeck via Grey Likes Weddings

I’ve seen several of us dreaming of vacations lately! I don’t blame you, need one myself. But finding one that’s budget-friendly is the big dilemma. Honeymoon trends are showing more signs of diy or even better piy (plan it yourself) trips and I like it! Sure, it can be time consuming but how about you just travel around in an Airstream for a week while picnicking on beaches, hiking, reading, resting and well, you know what else ;) This is my dream! The rest of the photos and styling are amazing be sure to click on the link above!

Polar Pop-Up Potluck Baby Shower Featured on On To Baby!

Press — Edyta @ 11:06 AM

polar pop-up potluck baby shower

My dear friends’ diy baby shower is featured on On To Baby today! Yay! Super cute new blog for babies, mommies and mommies with babies from the Wedding Chicks. Be sure to check out our pop-up baby shower here, be sure to explore the rest of the site and for more images check out my post here.

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March 7, 2011

Terri & Adam’s Handmade Book Themed Winter Wedding

Chicago,Edyta's Real Weddings — Edyta @ 4:31 AM

snow confetti wedding

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Terri and Adam – what can I say?! Incredible energy and just plain FUN! Remember their urban engagement session here? It’s not often that I hope for snow in Chicago but this time I begged mother nature and nada. At least my flight to Chicago was without delay, but it was sad to see all the snow from Snowpocalypse melted. It’s not everyday you have a couple that wants to play in the snow on their wedding day :) So instead we threw confetti, enjoyed Montrose Harbor and continued our adventure in the nooks and crannies of Architectural Artifacts antiques! Thank you Amy for your creative eye. Now let’s dive into this periwinkle blue and red color goodness wedding! (more…)

March 2, 2011

Find me in Martha Stewart Weddings Spring 2011 – A Note From Darcy!

Edyta's News,Press — Edyta @ 1:13 PM

edyta martha stewart weddings press

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Jumping for joy this Wednesday to my little photo silo of Cheree Berry’s New York City skyline invitation featured in Darcy’s Editor Note! It’s small contribution but put a mighty smile on my face today ;) Page 44 to be exact. The magazine is wedding heaven and full of fantastically dreamy details. Cheers to Spring! See how the skyline was used for the menu here and the whole invitation suite here.

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February 25, 2011

Baby Portraits – Meet Emilie!

Chicago,Edyta's Real Portraits — Edyta @ 9:24 AM

baby portraits edyta

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Oh dear, cuteness. Little Baby Emme made my heart melt the second I flew into Chicago last week. Remember Liz & Mike? I had the pleasure of photographing their first little one (not even 2 weeks old!), and she made quite the impression on me. Her home was filled with love and peace…such a delight. She’s going to grow up with incredible family surrounding her. During our session, we laughed together, cried a bit, ate a little and slept most of it :) Cheers! (more…)