Edyta Szyszlo Photography

December 19, 2008

The Perfect Shade for your Bridesmaids!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 7:00 AM

custom nail polish

Photo courtesy of GIELLA

I thought this would make a great gift or keepsake for your bridesmaids on your wedding day – custom blend nail polish from Giella!  Use a fabric swatch from their dresses or pick a complimentary color from their online swatches to guide you to the perfect shade! Giella also has custom eye, lip, face makeup and accessories!

December 18, 2008

Trends of 2009 – Rustic Vegetable Wedding Decor

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 11:24 AM

vegetable wedding decor

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart

Said to be a new trend (although this idea has been used many times before), lets just say it’s said to be more popular in weddings in 2009.  I’m a believer in using your local harvest and resources…mix it with a small wedding budget, and you have incredible food and decor!  Vegetables and fruits in bouquets, centerpieces and favors add a rustic feeling to the decor.  From your own garden to farm stand finds – the fruits of our labor is the way to go!  The images are from Susan & Steven’s upstate NY wedding featured in Martha Stewart – amazing and simple details. (more…)

December 16, 2008

Winter Table Setting aka ‘Creekside Kitsch’

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 7:00 AM

tabletop flush designs

Photo courtesy Erin de Jauregui of Paloma Images and myself via Once Wed

OMG!   I have to share Courtney’s (of Flush Designs) guest post on Once Wed with you!!!  I can’t describe how incredibly creative this table setting and decor is for winter.  It’s always hard to find unique winter decor ideas for weddings and non-weddings (that’s not cheesy).  This one is right up my alley – Kitschy Winter Table.

December 15, 2008

Trends of 2009 – Your Wedding Day Shoes!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 7:00 AM

jcrew wedding shoes

Photos courtesy of J.Crew

Girls – you know how a cute pair of shoes makes you feel!  Aren’t these so fabulous!?  After doing much research on shoe trends for weddings in 2009, this is what I’ve concluded:  color, textures, gems, folds/twists, bows, jewels and shiny metallics.  Height is totally up to your comfort but out of the ordinary is totally in!  (more…)

December 10, 2008

Winter Wedding Favors and Gifts

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 10:42 AM

winter wedding favors

Photos courtesy of Beau-coup

So if the snow on the ground and the fact that we coming up on the middle of December doesn’t hint that winter is really here, I don’t know what else will!  Mentally, I am not ready for the weather but the work break = yes!  If you haven’t heard of Beau-coup, well you better get on it!  They offer stylish and affordable wedding favors and little gifts for all parties.  It seems that every year, winterland weddings become more popular so here are some of my favorite icy favors to inspire you! (above left to right – mini snowglobes & snowflake wine stopper) (more…)

December 5, 2008

Special Offer for My Clients from Vixen Beauty!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 10:40 AM

vixen beauty

Hi everyone!!  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!  I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things :)  The ladies of Vixen Beauty (located in Chicago) are pleased to present an incredible offer to my bridal clients!

Vixen Beauty would like to offer all my brides a complimentary makeup application for their engagement pictures!  *Offer is only valid when booking with VB for their wedding day makeup*

Most of my wedding photography packages offer an engagement session – you just can’t go wrong!  Check out their guest blog post for more info!

November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 9:51 AM


Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart

I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving festivities tomorrow!!  We have a lot to be thankful for this year!   There will be no posts until the 2nd week of December – I’m headed to San Francisco for a much needed break!  Enjoy these two recipes:  Herbed Mashed Potatoes & Maple-Glazed Parsnips and Carrots

Don’t forget to walk it out tomorrow!

November 25, 2008

Paper Source Holiday Catalog 2008

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 7:51 AM

edyta szyszlo paper source

Yay!  The last Paper Source holiday catalog will be mailed by the end of this week to hopefully get to you in time for your holiday shopping!  I visited my local Paper Source and found that the new catalog was out just not mailed yet!  The catalog is on heavy mat paper so it doesn’t quite translate the same online but is extremely fabulous in person!  Pick one up or if you don’t live in a Paper Source town – go online to subscribe!  Image spread above is me…check out more… (more…)

November 24, 2008

Trend of 2009 – Waveform Wedding Bands

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 7:35 AM

sakurako shimizu

Photos courtesy of Sakurako Shimizu

Lauren of Staunch shared this amazing find with me – a set of wedding bands based on a recording of a person saying “I do”!  Wedding rings have always had some sort of customization done to them, but I think the trend of fully customizing/creating a unique band takes full force in 2009.  Check out the amazing jewelry of Sakurako Shimizu.

November 21, 2008

Vixen Beauty – The Evolution of Beauty

Uncategorized — Edyta @ 1:11 PM

vixen beauty

Photo courtesy of Karen Wade

Happy Friday!  I’m very excited to have the owners of Vixen Beauty guest blog today!  If you haven’t gathered from my past posts already about how important professionally styled makeup and hair is for your wedding day…well, today is the day that you do!  It will make a HUGE difference for your wedding photos, huge.  So without further ado…Vanessa and Melissa of Vixen Beauty(more…)