Edyta Szyszlo Photography

January 14, 2010

Top Indie Wedding Artisans of 2009 from Brides.com

top indie artisans 2009 wedding

Photos courtesy of Brides via Cut the Cake Designs, Ban.do, Twigs & Honey

2009 was a HUGE year for wedding trends especially for the hip, indie bride! Not only did the diy train take-off later in the year, but I think the handmade artisans and crafters led the whole way! I’m definitely one of ‘their’ biggest fans and supporters. Indie artisans keep on rocking into 2010 and beyond! Check out the rest of the favorite indie artisans here. Please include your favorites in the comments, let’s share and mingle!

ps – come see me at the first ever Indie Wed on Jan. 30th in Chicago! If all goes well, maybe it will make it’s way to San Francisco soon!

May 14, 2009

Takeout Box + Little Bit O Love = Flower Girl Basket

Flowers,Wedding Trends 2009 — Edyta @ 9:26 AM

diy flower girl basket

Photo courtesy of Once Wed

I always enjoy Emily’s posts about Laurie’s diy projects…you have to check this one out!

May 8, 2009

Flower Trends from San Francisco!

Flowers,Wedding Trends 2009 — Edyta @ 6:19 AM

nancy liu chin designs

Photo courtesy of the Brown Bag

One of my favorite San Francisco florists, Nancy Liu Chin Designs shares 2009 wedding flower trends here. Also, Nancy will be posting the types of flowers available for each month of the year, May here.  Brown Bag is her blog, btw :)  Shout out to KC!

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March 30, 2009

Trends of 2009 – Honeymoon Registry

Planning,Wedding Trends 2009 — Edyta @ 6:44 AM


Photo courtesy of The Big Day

My friend, Lindsay, told me about a friend of hers getting married soon and the fabulous gift she got them from their honeymoon registry!  The trend in budget-friendly honeymoon options is on the rise. With many couples co-habituating before marriage, why not have your guests conveniently help pay for that dream honeymoon of yours?!  You’ve got most of your housewares anyway :) Sign up here.

February 25, 2009

Refreshing & Non-Traditional Bridesmaid Attire!

Wedding Trends 2009 — Edyta @ 2:24 PM

pencil skirt bridesmaid

Photo courtesy of Phindy Studios via The Brides Cafe

Phindy Studios – amazing photos of this wedding!  Now, on to the bridesmaid attire here.  Wow, I’m always looking to find refreshing bridesmaid dress ideas and honestly, they are hard to come by!  The dress is always popular, but I love the pencil skirt, bright colored sash and shirt.  So fun, flirty and classy!  The 2009 bridesmaid dress trend is all about the cocktail, ‘night out’ style.  Giving your bridesmaid’s the ability to rewear pieces even better!  Check out the rest of the post by clicking the TBC link above.

February 17, 2009

Trends of 2009 – Ethnic Hors D’oeuvres & Appetizers

Food,Wedding Trends 2009 — Edyta @ 6:23 AM

ethnic wedding appetizers

Photos courtesy of Martha Stewart

I don’t know if this post’s inspiration came from the delicious veggie burrito I had last night or what?! Yummy!  But the trend reports conquer!  2009 is all about the tangy, spicy, savory, exotic tastiness of your wedding cocktail hors d’oeuvres.  So watch out crab cakes and mini burgers – bold sippy soups, chilled tofu, and asian-infused wraps are fighting for the platters carried by the server’s hands! (more…)

February 9, 2009

When Fresh is Out of the Question – Apt. Therapy

Flowers,Paper,Wedding Trends 2009 — Edyta @ 7:31 PM

diy flowers

Photos courtesy of Apartment Therapy

My friend, Brieanne (of ComeBlowBubbles!), sent this link to me!  Apartment Therapy Chicago featured diy paper flower instructions for home and wedding!  I think you’ll find it very useful :)  THANKS B!

December 18, 2008

Trends of 2009 – Rustic Vegetable Wedding Decor

Wedding Trends 2009 — 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 15, 2008

Trends of 2009 – Your Wedding Day Shoes!

Fashion,Wedding Trends 2009 — 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…)

November 21, 2008

Vixen Beauty – The Evolution of Beauty

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…)

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