Private estate weddings have our heart for so many reasons—they’re uniquely personal, uber scenic and wide open to possibility when it comes to design! Working off a blank canvas is always a welcome challenge and we love finding new ways to get creative with layout. Case in point, Katie and Peter’s Oxford wedding, where we used a stunning boxwood wall with gorgeous barn doors to separate the ceremony and cocktail hour spaces from the reception tent (big shout out to Amaryllis for the killer wall!). We carried that rustic meets Eastern Shore vibe into the reception tent, where farm tables were paired with French vintage chairs, lush table garlands and hanging basket lanterns. Enjoy!
Andrew and Gwendolyn’s Chestertown wedding was signature Eastern Shore—scenic, romantic and stylishly relaxed! The groom’s family property was the setting for this tented celebration overlooking the Chester River. Soft whites mixed with hints of rich and muted blues to create an airy coastal vibe that fit perfectly with the couple’s laid-back style. Patterned linens and a focal escort card board dressed up cocktail hour—the perfect balance to the neutral scene inside the tent. All of this was beautifully captured by Lauren Swann, who especially killed it with the bride and groom portraits! Enjoy!
Everybody loves a good old-fashioned ice cream party. Am I right?! Well, we’ve found a way to take our childhood delight to the next level—just add bubbly! Sorbet floats are the perfect summer refreshment—cool and crisp with a side of nostalgia. They’re basically summer in a glass! So why not gather the girls for an ice cream party of your own this summer? We promise it’ll offer a bit more punch than your ice cream parties of old! Enjoy!
Kari Rider Events is a boutique event planning and design company crafting elegant, individually styled celebrations on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and beyond. Our blog features inspiration from real weddings and styled shoots designed by us and our network of talented and respected Collective members. You’ll also find wedding tips, entertaining ideas and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the Kari Rider Events Studio. Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to hearing from you!