Coastal Gray Wedding Inspiration

Eastern Shore Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

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Working on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we love finding new ways to incorporate coastal elements into wedding designs. And while we’re huge fans of getting creative with oyster shells, we thought we’d change things up this time and design a mini shoot around the oyster’s cousin—the mussel shell!

Playing up the shell’s charcoal gray color, we went for a monochromatic look, finding the perfect patterns to complement the scheme in a Serena & Lily runner and a Canvas Home napkin. Layered mussel shells gave off just the right vibe, especially once softened by low-lying, glass-toped florals and simple votives. Add in a few other details like a gorgeously messy blackberry pavlova and a classic mint julep, and you’ve got the makings of a perfectly themed mini shoot captured by the fabulous Renee Hollingshead! Enjoy!

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Photography: Renee Hollingshead
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Flourish Floral Artistry
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Farm Tables & Chairs: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Place Setting: DC Rental
Napkins: Canvas Home
Runner: Serena & Lily
Dessert: Steve Konopelski Patissier


Misty Mediterranean Wedding Inspiration

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding Planner & Designer

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When you design a shoot that perfectly matches your branding, you become completely obsessed with sharing the photos! Case in point with this romantic and ethereal shoot recently featured in Weddings Unveiled magazine. Staying true to our love of neutrals, we took our inspiration for this shoot from the textures, hues and patina of the Tuscan coast. Hints of dusty blues, light wood finishes and mixed metals fused with a greenery-driven floral plan to create a Misty Mediterranean scene that flowed perfectly with the bayside landscape of the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. We seriously can’t get enough of this one!

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Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty Photography
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Florals: Crimson & Clover Floral 
Tabletop Rentals: Casa de Perrin
Vintage Rentals: Something Vintage
Table Runner: Silk & Willow
Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Dress: Ivy & Aster via Garnish Boutique
Hair & Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty
Jewelry: Susie Saltzman
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Groom’s Attire: Capital Custom Clothiers
Models: THE Artist Agency
Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop
Live Plants: Plants Alive!
Taper Candles: Dwelling & Design
Welcome Basket: Marigold & Grey
Ribbon: Adorn Company

Eastern Shore Estate Wedding | Dana & Colin

Maryland Waterfront Wedding Planner & Designer


Dana and Colin’s lavender-inspired waterfront wedding was nothing short of a dream! Working with a fabulous vendor team, we transformed the backyard of the family’s scenic estate into an elegant reception filled with soft lavenders and cool grays swirled with white-washed farm tables and natural wood accents. Stunning mixed-height floral arrangements by Amaryllis popped from the lavender linens and white tabletops, while a gorgeous, greenery-draped chandelier anchored the sweeping sailcloth tent. Still swooning!

An invigorating mix of style and sentiment filled the air, as guests celebrated this sweet couple on a property held near and dear to the bride’s heart. For Dana, her family’s second home is an anchor—a constant source of treasured memories with the people she holds most dear. Never was the family property more special, though, than when she began sharing it with Colin. A visit to the property was one of the first trips Dana and Colin took together as a couple, the beginning of a love story destined to come full circle. Enjoy!

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Photography: Caroline Frost Photography
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Florist & Rentals: Amaryllis
Catering: Gourmet by the Bay
Rentals: DC Rental
Tent: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Cake: Milk Bar
Invitation: Rifle Paper Co.
Band: Project Orange
Dress: Temperley London
Hair & Makeup: Alison Harper & Co. 
Transportation: Towne Transport
Bar: Hair O’ The Dog