Layered Spring Tablescape

Easton, Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Posted
05.09.2018
Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

We’re channeling all the spring vibes with this fun tablescape perfect for indoor or outdoor entertaining this season! Being on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we love a place setting that’s relaxed enough for outdoor entertainment but still delivers a punch. Enter these dusty blue plates and two-toned flatware from White Glove Rentals. We layered our focal elements with varying textures, including a water hyacinth placemat from Ikea, classic summer striped table runners from World Market (which we laid width-wise for some added intrigue), linen napkins with a knotted tie, and a modern meets casual vellum + white wood menu. Tying everything together were whitewash sandwich board place cards and the most gorgeous spring arraignments we’ve ever seen from Blossom + Vine! We hope this inspires your next gathering!

Vendors: 

Photography: Renee Hollingshead Photography
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Blossom + Vine
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Placemats: Ikea
Table Runners: World Market
Farm Table: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Menu: Stephanie B Design
Place Cards: Surcee Calligraphy

All Our Backyard Wedding Dreams Come True

St. Michaels, Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
03.07.2018
featured, Weddings

It was a true blending of cultures at Amy and Franco’s backyard wedding. With the bride’s family being British and the groom’s Mexican, Amy and Franco wanted to infuse both cultures into their celebration. So we incorporated handmade tablecloths from Mexico and a mariachi band at cocktail hour as a nod to the groom’s heritage, and, as a nod to the bride’s, the wedding was hosted at her parents’ second home outside of St. Michaels, complete with a real London phone booth! The bride and groom reside in Houston, Texas, where the bride is a zookeeper at the Houston Zoo and the groom works in his family’s business. To top it off, they’re high school sweethearts! They met at their senior prom. See more from this gorgeous wedding over on Magnolia Rouge!

Vendors: 

Photography: Jenna McElroy
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Private Home, St. Michaels, MD 
Videography: Shaking Hands Productions 
Florist: Amaryllis Designs
HMU: Amie Decker Beauty
Caterer: Gourmet by the Bay
Cake: Steve Konopelski, Patissier 
Rentals: DC Rental, White Glove Rentals
Linens: Custom, La Tavola
Tent: Sugarplum Tents
Band: Sultans of Swing
Mariachi Band: Bialek’s Music
DJ: Chris Styles
Invitations: Cheree Berry Paper
Day of Paper: Stephanie B Design
Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Transportation: Extraordinar Limousine 

 

A Fresh Take on Blue + White

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Wedding Planner

Posted
03.01.2018
featured, Weddings

Coastal meets garden was the name of the game for Lindsay and TJ’s waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum wedding. The couple—who met in grade school when fifth-grade TJ would pass love letters to eighth-grade Lindsay at recess!—wanted a relaxed celebration near Lindsay’s family’s second home in St. Michaels. Sticking with a blue and white palette, we used toile patterned king table linens and ginger jar vases to tie in a floral element to the classic coastal color scheme. Pops of navy blue in the bridesmaid dresses, escort display, and table numbers were an added nod to the waterfront venue—where gliding sailboats provided the perfect backdrop for the couple’s portraits on Navy Point. See more of this celebration over on My Eastern Shore Wedding

Vendors: 

Photography: Annamarie Akins Photography
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Florals: Monteray Farms
Catering: Gourmet by the Bay
Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents & Events, Select Event Group
Hair & Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty
Bride’s Dress: Carolina Herrara
Band: Onyx
Invitation & Paper Goods: Stephanie B Design
Videography: White Tree Wedding Productions
Ice Cream Cart: Scottish Highland Creamery