Inspiration Shoots, The Collection

October 1, 2018

Room 1520 Inspiration Shoot

When Alex of Alexandra Lee Photography approached me about another styled shoot with her, I’ll tell you I said yes yes hell yes. Everything I’ve ever done with her has been absolutely inspiring and this one blew it out of the park.

It began with a painting by Karen Kardatzke, her work is stellar, she’s a photographer that takes the most beautiful fine art shots that fit beautifully in any space, however in this case she painted acrylic on canvas for the lovely painting that became the centerpiece for this entire shoot.

My favorite part of this suite is the surprise mix of colors. I chatted a lot with Eric Cmar of Cmart Celebrations as we designed this suite together. At first, with such a bold color suite I thought to make everything bright and popping – however we settled on hand done calligraphy and to my own surprise – black! It took the suite to a level I wasn’t expecting and this has easily become one of my favorite suites in the collection today!

We had epic cake plans, but when those fell through we came up with the idea to paint some cake pops to match the painting. So I sat there with vodka and food coloring and painted up the cutest little sweet accessories, it would be adorable in a wedding!

Our escort cards are Karen’s painting divided into sections so each of your guests walk away with a piece of the art inspiration.


You can purchase 1520 Suite straight from my shop here. This suite features a custom painting for your liner & border as well as hand done calligraphy foiled into the suite to make a bold impression for your guests. Your custom painting will be done on canvas and is a keepsake for you to keep forever, we’ll work closely with your florist to create a cohesive theme for your wedding day. This is the perfect suite for the fine art lover!


Photography – Alexandra Lee Photography
Venue – Room 1520
Planning – Cmart Celebrations
Florals & Floral Design – Willrett Flower Co.
Videography – Kathy Ramirez Films
Hair & Make Up – Amelia C & Co, Chicago Team (Alana & Sarah)
Stationery/Calligraphy/Cake Pop Paining – Paper Love Club
Dress Boutique – Something Blue Bridal
Dress Designer – Allure Bridal
Tuxedo Rental – Formally Modern
Tuxedo Designer – Ike Behar
Ring – Ken & Dana Design
Painting – Karen Kardatzke
Ribbons – Daliana J Designs
Table Linen – Urquid Linen
Napkins – House of Hough
Frames and Chargers – Michael’s
Tablewear – West Elm and CB2

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