Edyta Szyszlo Photography

July 12, 2008

Save the Date Bird! Oh so cute!

Photos courtesy of Carlene & Sonny Wedding Site via HWTM

Browsing my fav inspiration blog for parties and occassions – Hostess with the Mostess, I came across this adorable birdie! Save the date cards are becoming more popular as engagements are longer. Carlene & Sonny have designed one of the most creative save the dates I’ve ever seen! Check out their wedding site for a free downloadable template and other inspirations. Plus, check out Carlene’s blog for the story behind the NaniBird.

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July 10, 2008

Wedding Photo Booth – The Lively Photo Wall!

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Photo courtesy of Anna Kilbridge Photography & Sasha Souza Events via Snippet & Ink

Greetings from one of Chicago’s airports!! My life has been insane the past few weeks with moving and work that I’m enjoying the extra time to catch up at my local airport before my next wedding, ha! Thanks for your patience again and again. Absolutely had to share this amazing photo opp idea for weddings! While reading one of my go-to blogs - Snippet & Ink, I came across the recent guest blog post from Sasha Souza. I knew it had to be great because she’s done amazing work for some of the weddings I’ve worked in SF. A photo wall constructed of vintage frames for your guests to pop in and out of for photos!!! Genius!! Read the post for detailed info…

June 30, 2008

Finding the Best Wedding Photographer & Results!

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Photos: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

Once again, thanks for being patient with the shortage of posts! This week is moving week for me so they will be even slimmer :( I promise things will go back normal soon…

I can’t stress enough about how important it is to hire a strong and well-rounded photographer for your wedding day. It’s not unusual to ask a bride how her wedding day went and all she can say is how wonderful it was but it’s all a blur! So many details happen on your precious day mixed in with friends and family, it’s only expected that your memory be a little mixed up!

There are three questions you should ask yourself before hiring a wedding photographer: How much do I want to spend, how do I want to remember my wedding, and how comfortable will you feel with your photographer? (more…)

June 25, 2008

Krislyn Floral Design Couture!

Decor,Flowers,Misc,Wedding Advice — Edyta @ 10:22 PM

creative wedding floral

Photos courtesy of Krislyn Floral & Something Old, Something New

I was checking out one of my favorite blogs – Something Old, Something New, when I came across Mackenzie’s recent post on Krislyn’s flowers! Gorgeous and right up my alley – totally worth showing! An excellent way to make your tables pop with something unique! Mackenzie does a great job describing Krislyn’s work and has more photos so check out her post for more! And be sure to check out Krislyn’s site more info and work!

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June 17, 2008

Fusebox Art’s – 20 and Under Show!

Edyta's News,Misc,Photography — Edyta @ 4:11 PM

fusebox art\'s 20 and under show

Photo: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

I know, I know…the posts haven’t been as frequent! Very sorry! The month of June is crazy for me with weddings and we are moving! Thanks for your patience.

I was asked a couple months ago to donate some work for Fusebox Art’s 20 and Under Show, (benefiting Chicago charities) during the Andersonville Street Festival in Chicago this past weekend. I took it as an opportunity to get a little more creative so as you can see I decided to reuse my thrifty plates as my canvas! I purchased clear mylar adhesive inkjet paper at my local art supply store and printed some of my favorite black and white wedding photographs. After adhering, I sprayed a thick clear gloss to seal and level the photographs. I attached some picture hanging hooks to the back and there it was! I thought they turned out super cute! I had some friends attend the show Saturday night and mentioned my piece (above) had been purchased already! Very easy and inexpensive way to create unique settings for your photographs!

June 13, 2008

Tying the Knot Moments – Escort Cards & Polaroids!

Tying the Knot Moments — Edyta @ 9:40 AM

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Photos courtesy of Michelle Walker Photography

Happy Friday!!! This Tying the Knot Moment is one of my favs so far!! Friend and photographer, Michelle Walker (based out of the San Francisco area) emailed these awesome photos to share! Super hip couple, Eulalia and Paul, were married in Chileno Valley Ranch in Petaluma, CA this past May. Their seating cards were hung by string, as seen above. In order for guests to retrieve their name, they had to exchange the seating card with a polaroid taken of them! Super cute! Thanks for sharing Michelle!! Advice: assign the task and station to one or two friends to help the flow.

June 10, 2008

Baby Portraits of Adalyn & Ayla!

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Photos: Edyta Szyszlo Photography

I’m back in Chicago! After a mini vacation to Missouri for a friend’s wedding and some extra time off visiting old friends, I am back to the blog! Thanks for being patient! Wonder what I did during some of that time off? Baby portraits! My friends Ashley and Amos have two very cute little girls, I just had to photograph them! Ayla has grown so much and it was my first time meeting little Adalyn. Photographing children in their natural environment of toys and family is absolutely the best way of capturing their personalities! Check out more images… (more…)

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June 3, 2008

Trends of 2008 – Groom’s Wedding Attire

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Photos courtesy of JCrew

Ladies – you won’t be disappointed with this post – isn’t he handsome?! Bare with me this week as posts will be limited because I’m out of town.

Groom’s wedding attire! So much out there and not enough people chatting about it! A groom’s wedding day attire is just as important as the bride’s – coordinating it can be a bit difficult with several choices, fittings, and styles. The three questions you should ask yourself when planning – What’s my style? Location of wedding? What time of year is the wedding? Same for brides. We’ll take a look at options and give you some advice along the way…. (more…)

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May 30, 2008

Communicating with your Crew – Bridesmaids!

Wedding Advice,Wedding Trends 2008 — Edyta @ 9:49 AM

bridesmaid letters and cards

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart

Communicating to your bridesmaids can be special and thoughtful! Call me old-fashioned, but I adore hand-written notes and letters! After picking your bridesmaids (read article), send them a hand-crafted note asking them to be a part of your important day instead of calling/emailing. A small gesture with a huge response! Check out Letter Perfect by Martha Stewart. Also, picking your bridesmaids attire can be daunting. With so many options and variety of sizes, it can be hard to keep things straight. Communicate with your ladies by crafting dress, fabric, shoe and jewelry details on paper. This will give everyone an idea of the style and keep communication clear, especially if you live in different regions. Everyone will appreciate having a handy card to reference. Check out Maid-Service by Martha Stewart for templates.

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May 28, 2008

Eco-friendly Wedding Invitations from Our Happy Wedding Day

Misc,Paper,Wedding Trends 2008 — Edyta @ 3:31 PM

eco friendly wedding invitations

Photos courtesy of Our Happy Wedding Day & Vrai Photography

I attended a Chicago wedding vendor party thrown by The Knot Magazine a couple weeks ago. I had the pleasure of meeting Heather, owner of Our Happy Wedding Day. All for green products myself, I thought it would be great to share these incredible invites – I’m sure you could use them for save the dates as well! Love the earthy design!

“Our Happy Wedding Day provides modern brides with high-style eco-friendly stationary that gracefully balances artistic elegance with sustainable business practices. Our innovative designs attract the creative and contemporary, and our eco-friendly products ensure peace of mind for the environmentally conscious. All of our wedding stationery is crafted from 100% recycled papers and printed exclusively using soy based inks. Our products are created by artisans who have received Forest Stewardship Council certification and every single piece of Our Happy Wedding Day stationary is manufactured using 100% wind-power and green certified business processes.” More… (more…)