Edyta Szyszlo Photography

September 4, 2008

The Renegade Craft Fair! A Must See!

Edyta's News,Misc — Edyta @ 9:58 PM

renegade craft fair

Photo courtesy of The Renegade Craft Fair

So…I went ahead a made plans for all of you in two weeks here in Chicago!  HA!  Love all the Etsy’s crafts that I feature?  Drool over the feathers, birds, fabrics and clothes?  Then you have to check out The Renegade Craft Fair here in Chicago September 13 and 14!  Over 200 vendors and live music located on Division Street inbetween Damen & Hermitage.  Great inspirations and who knows…maybe you’ll find your perfect wedding nik-nak!  Not in Chicago?  Check it out in Brooklyn and San Francisco!  I’ll will be documenting my experience so be on the look out!  It’s free free free!

September 2, 2008

Kids & Cameras – Winning Combo!

Misc — Edyta @ 4:03 PM

crewcuts

Photo courtesy of Crewcuts of J.Crew via email

Received this photo through email marketing from Crewcuts, the children’s department of J.Crew!  Loved loved loved it.  The photo styling is always amazing with J. Crew and doesn’t hurt that they are holding cameras!!  Be sure to check out J.Crew’s new wedding dresses and apparel for the new season!!

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September 1, 2008

Old School Stationers – Wedding & Living Inspirations

old school stationers

Photos courtesy of Old School Stationers

I hope everyone had an awesome Labor Day!!  In keeping with the theme of the last post, I thought I’d share some more designs and prints that could inspire just about anyone!  Old School Stationers is a talented letterpress company based on the west coast with organic ideas.  It’s common for a couple getting married to use their shared hobbies for the theme of their wedding, especially in the favors so why not take it to the next level and use the theme for invites, etc!  Love the retro camping series that they have on their site and the leaves! Check out the wall prints!  Not sure if they do custom orders (worth a try though) but definitely take a peek for color and wedding design ideas!

August 27, 2008

Trends of 2008 – Earth Inspired Wedding Design

ferm living

Photos courtsey of Ferm-LIVING

I don’t need to say much for this post but “oh my god”! We’ve seen nature used in many wedding invitations and themes…but this – this a fresh new take on it all!! The wallpapers from this home-fashion store will inspire and make you aww! Check out Ferm-Living via the Husmusen blog. If anything, buy your house/apt. something new :)

August 22, 2008

Ceremony Unity Candle Alternative – Trees!

money tree wedding unity

Photos courtesy of Eastern Leaf

Friday!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Yesterday, I helped another photography studio with post production and discovered this incredible unity candle alternative idea that the couple used. Instead of having the common unity candle lighting, the couple had a money tree at the altar with two tiny water pitchers. They each grabbed their pitcher and watered the tree. The money tree is said to bring good fortune and luck to those who place it in their home. I love this idea because you can keep the tree in your home without it screaming “wedding” like a engraved candle that would burn out. More ideas and traditions… (more…)

August 18, 2008

Earthy and Romantic Ring Bearer Pillows!

unique ring pillows muscari

Photos courtesy of Muscari by Easter Yu via Etsy

I want one just to have around the apartment! These ring pillow designs are breathtaking and the most unique I have ever seen. Most of us think of pillows (which are still classic and traditional) but how fun to have something completely different. I especially love the way they are displayed and photographed, very feminine and gentle. And the best part….very inexpensive for such custom work!! Check out the rest of the Muscari by Easter Yu Etsy shop!

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Dog-Friendly Ring Bearer Pillow!

dog ring bearer pillow

Photos courtesy of Reggieana via Etsy

How incredibly cute!  Dogs are being incorporated into weddings more and more so why not give him/her an official duty!  Reggieana offers a variety of ring bearer pillows but this dog one featured above is by far my favorite!  Currently sold out of this particular design, however, custom designs are offered so don’t hesitate to ask!  Visit the shop!

August 14, 2008

La La Laurie! Fall Wedding Inspirations

la la laurie paper creations

Photos courtesy of La La Laurie! Paper Creations

Has fall come early to Chicago?!  It’s going to be in the 50s tonight – crazy.  Don’t get me wrong, fall is my favorite season but it is Aug. 14th right?  With the air crisp and the tree bugs cracking away, I was inspired to search for fall color palettes and textures for all those autumn weddings out there!  La La Laurie Paper Creations by Laurie Cinotto say it best!  The patterns, creatures and colors of these boutonnieres are simply to die for.  I love the earth-tones mixed with a hit of vibrancy – very fall!  I hope these inspire you as well!

August 12, 2008

Blue Skies, Fish’n Chips & Seagulls!

Misc,Photography — Edyta @ 3:44 PM

naby pier chicago

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Nope, not Pier 39 in San Francisco!! Try Navy Pier in Chicago! (by the way, I like to call them ‘lake gulls’) Just saying hello after a few of my fun-filled days with family visiting. We had an amazing time wandering the city and visiting the sites! The weather was perfect all week, reminded me of good ole SF. I hadn’t been to Navy Pier since I was super little, and I had a blast showing my younger sister and her friend around. I have to admit it’s nice to have a small break – it was much needed! But my tiny point and shoot camera did document our days :)

August 11, 2008

Creating Fun Wedding Photo Booth Ideas!

wedding photo booth ideas

Photo: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Catching up on my blog readings, I just had to share this! Christy of What Junebug Loves blog showcased some fun photo booth opportunities for your wedding guests. Actual photo booths are always a blast but don’t have the budget or access to one? There are plenty of ways to capture incredible memories of your guests being goofy and candid! Advice from a wedding photographer – without a doubt designate an area for the silliness to happen (even ask a friend to help). You want things to stay as organized as possible and make sure you are clear to your guests about the fun opportunity! If they don’t know about it, it won’t happen! Check out Junebug’s two posts (Creative Photo Booth Part 1 & Part 2) and hopefully they will inspire you to get a little crazy!