How to Create the Perfect Fall Cider Bar

Eastern Shore of Maryland Event Planner & Designer

DIY, Entertaining, featured, Studio, Styled Shoots

New season, new cocktail ideas! And this adorable Cider Bar recently featured on Style Me Pretty Living is perfect for fall entertaining. All you need is your favorite apple cider (served hot or cold), a sampling of dark liquors (we chose bourbon and rum), and lots of tasty garnishes—think honey, cinnamon sticks, apples and citrus. We even included some bottled hard cider selections for the less adventurous guest. Put it all together and you’ve got a display as adorable as it is delicious. We’re obsessed!


Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Crimson & Clover Floral Design
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Spirits & Cider: Hair O’ The Dog


Ginger Jar Inspired St. Michaels Wedding

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Wedding Planner

featured, Weddings

When you share a ginger jar obsession with your bride, you know it’s a match made in heaven! And we couldn’t have vibed with bride Katie’s style more—we’re still swooning over her two-piece Lihi Hod dress! Katie and Matt have a fun story, having met at a dive bar during a blizzard in NYC, where Katie had to compete for Matt’s attention with a table full of New York Rangers (his favorite team)! She ultimately won out and just a few years later, the pair began planning their St. Michaels nuptials. We knew we wanted to incorporate Katie’s ginger jar collection into the celebration, so we stuck with a classic Eastern Shore color palette of blue and white—the perfect complement to the stunning water views at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The vibe beneath the gorgeous sailcloth tent was clean and crisp, with thoughtful touches—such as lollipop escort cards, a nod to the groom’s last name: Lalli—making the celebration all the more personal. Simple, elegant and relaxed, Katie and Matt’s waterfront wedding was one of our favorites of the year, as seen previously on Style Me Pretty’s Front Page! And Krista and Davey of Krista A. Jones Photography couldn’t have captured it more perfectly! Enjoy!


Photography: Krista A. Jones
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Floral Design: Monteray Farms
Catering: Gourmet by the Bay
Tent & Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Cake: Bay Country Bakery
Wedding Dress: Lihi Hod
Makeup: The Makeup Chic by Suzanne Eden
Hair: Alison Harper & Co.
Invitation: The Paper Guppy
Calligraphy: Arnie Walker
Band: Doctor’s Orders
Transportation: Towne Transport


Burgundy & Berry Fall Wedding Inspiration

Wye River Wedding Planner & Designer

featured, Styled Shoots

We have to admit, we’re not exactly fall obsessed like the rest of the world seems to be. Living on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, it’s always hard to say goodbye to all the boating, beaching and beverages of summer. But this burgundy and berry shoot we designed for Elizabeth Anne Designs is definitely helping to cure our summer hangover! Shades of wine and plum cemented the forefront of this quintessential fall scene, as vibrant yellow foliage tied the landscape together from tree to ground. Classic details in the gown and jewelry complemented the traditional calligraphy script that embellished everything from the wax seal place cards to the welcome sign to the adorable mini Pinots Noir gifts. A simply adorned floating mantel placed under a canopy of autumn leaves made for the perfect ceremony setup—a nice contrast to the open air bride and groom portraits taken with the most stunning golden hour glow. Liz Fogarty perfectly captured all the prettiness on the grounds of the scenic Wye River Conference Center. Enjoy!


Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Wye River Conference Center
Flowers: Intrigue Design & Décor
Tabletop Rentals: BorrowedBlu
Linen: La Tavola
Bamboo Chairs: Select Event Group
Upholstered Chairs: Dwelling & Design
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Dress: Christos Bridal via Garnish Boutique
Hair: Behind the Veil Beauty
Makeup: Makeup by Kevan
Jewelry: Susie Saltzman
Shoes: Badgley Mischka from The Little Shoe Box
Groom’s Attire: Capital Custom Clothiers
Models: Courtney Lee Boyd and Alex Loic Soumani of T.H.E. Artist Agency
Cake: Bay Country Bakery
Wine: Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits
Cheese Board: Foxwood Co.