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Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!

Get ready for your daily dose of color thanks to this talented team of Chicago wedding pros featuring planning and design by Cmart Celebrations and floral design by Willrett Flower Co. — all on full display at the always chic venue space at Room 1520!

Plus can we all just pause for a sec to appreciate the fact that Alexandra Lee Photography was there to capture every bit of this beauty? Color-lovers, rejoice! From the photographer, "For the design, it all started with a painting."

"A painting by Karen Kardatzke who is an artist in Downers Grove, IL who sells fine art work. I had been following Karen for a while and that's when I came up with an idea. My idea was to have her paint something and then take her painting and derive inspiration from that one piece of art."

"I reached out to her and that's where it began. And boy, oh boy do I recommend couples do this! Especially if they are looking for something unique for their wedding day!"
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore! Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
"I looked to Eric Cmar, of Cmart Celebrations, to help me tackle this shoot and come up with a color scheme. With photo-drive platforms like Pinterest and Instagram, it is all too easy to simply replicate what has been heavily circulated and recreated."
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
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 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore! Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
"Though these websites and apps have amazing showcases of fantastic wedding ideas, with this shoot, myself and Eric wanted to draw new inspiration from outside of the wedding industry."
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
From Eric Cmar, of Cmart Celebrations, "The abstract anemones [in the canvas painting] sparked a vision in me of a blank canvas with bright colors."
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
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 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
"From there, I curated a vibrant mood board of Peruvian textiles, scenic hillside villages, and city street views." 
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 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
"Since the eye of the anemone reads black, the modern touch of black was incorporated. We then needed a blank canvas space that was equal parts sophisticated and high end. The newest expansion of Room 1520 created the perfect backdrop for the ceremony space."
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
"An empty frame served as the focal point of both the altar and the center of the tablescape to draw in the art aspect of the painting."
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
"Kat, of Willrett Flower Co., filled the frame with a stunning floral installation of cascading blooms and greenery, creating a homage to the couple, as they begin their marital masterpiece."
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
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 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
"To continue the color palette Eric, "set the reception to showcase a luxe twist of bright hues." Eric dressed the scene with white velvet linens, matte black cutlery and chargers, simply black chairs, and organically shaped white plates."
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"With keeping the key items black and white, it allowed the bright colors in the napkins, hand-painted cake pops, and stunning florals to stand out, without being overpowering." 
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
"One of our favorite parts were the mini canvas paintings that served as the escort cards created by Ashley Frye of Paper Love Club. Each escort card was a mini piece of the Kardatzke painting on canvas with an easel."
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
"When laid out on a escort table, they make up with actual painting. Each guest could leave the wedding with a little piece of the painting as a wedding favor."
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
"Invitations and calligraphy by Ashley, again from Paper Love Club, took the artisanal theme and applied this art to the paper goods."
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
"She utilized the actual painting to serve as the envelope liner while using black paper and white calligraphy to keep it simple, yet playful."
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
"The bride and groom were dressed in clean white pieces to keep the look elevated, classic and elegant while allowing the colors around them to pop."
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
"Like the vivacious flowers in the painting, colors in the bouquet bounce right of the bride's high neck, backless dress with pearl, diamond details that was from Something Blue Bridal."
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 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
"We had black accents brought in with the bride’s stunning Bella Belle shoes, the lapel on the groom’s tux (designed by Ike Behar  from Formally Modern Tuxedo), and his accessories."
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
The Chicago team of Amelia C & Co kept the bride's look clean and luxe as well. The bride’s makeup was classic and not overdone, bringing in pops of color through the eye shadow and her hair was made to look effortless and show off the back and neckline of the dress. 
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
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 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
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 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
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 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore! Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore! Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
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 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore! Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
The bride truly looked stunning. All this culminated in the final portraits taken on the roof of the venue, with the picturesque Chicago skyline framing the couple's smiling, joyful faces.
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore! Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
 Painterly Chicago Wedding Inspo with Colorful Details Galore!
Don't miss this incredible film from Kathy Ramirez Films!

We love and adore blush, neutrals, and everything in between… but there is something so refreshing about this shoot seeing pops of color, in a classy, high end, and timeless way, amongst the noise of blushes, navy, and neutral soft colors.

This could be a refreshing new way for couples to get inspiration for a wedding. If they are artists or have a piece of art that they resonate with, their wedding day too could become a painting brought to life.

Lots of love to this fabulous team of wedding pros! And a special shout out to vendor guide member, Alexandra Lee Photography!
Alexandra Lee Photography is a member of our wedding vendor directoryClick here to see how to become a member.

Photography: Alexandra Lee Photography // Planning & Design Cmart Celebrations // Flowers: Willrett Flower Co. // Venue: Room 1520 // Videography: Kathy Ramirez Films // HAMU: Amelia C & Co (Alana - Makeup; Sarah - Hair) // Stationery, Calligraphy: Paper Love Club // Dress Boutique: Something Blue Bridal // Dress Designer: Allure // Ring: Ken & Dana Design // Tux Rental: Formally Modern Tuxedo // Tux Design: Ike Behar // Painting: Karen Kardatzke // Ribbons: Delaina J Designs // Table Linens: Urquid Linen // Napkins: House Of Hough // Frames & Chargers: Michael's // Tableware: West Elm // Candlesticks: CB2 // Bride: Celine Certa Groom: Zoki Najdeski

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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