A New Twist on Paint and Wine Night

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Planner & Designer

DIY, Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

Ever since this whole paint and wine night craze exploded, we’ve been total skeptics. Who wants a horrifically toned painting of a giant flower or the likeness of a scene from a Tim Burton film hanging on their wall? The answer is nobody—we don’t care how much wine they serve! But then it dawned on us: we’re in the business of making things pretty. So why not design our own paint night full of gorgeous hues, adorable details and, of course, plenty of wine. The result—captured by the fabulous Caitlin Kellagher of CJK Visuals—was a summer citrus dream inspired by the night’s painting and enhanced with gorgeous flowers from Monteray Farms and a sparkling citrus sangria from Hair O’ The Dog.



Photograper: Cairlin Kellagher of CJK Visuals
Planning & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Kari Rider Events Studio
Catering: Gourmet by the Bay
Florist: Monteray Farms
Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents and Events
Calligraphy: Poppy & Scooter
Invitation Design: Cara Smith Designs
Wine and Signature Drink: Hair O’ The Dog
Instructor: Sarah Hutchison Focht of Color My Canvas
Aprons: Joann Fabric
Welcome Bags: Paper Mart
Dip-dyed Candles: Martha Stewart Tutorial

Labor Day Weekend Sip & Sail

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Designer

Entertaining, Styled Shoots

It’s official: Summer is nearing its end (sigh!). After a fun-filled season on the water, we were in need of one last boating bash to send summer off in true Eastern Shore style. Just in time for Labor Day weekend, we gathered a few friends, stocked a cooler with our all-time favorite summer cocktails, boarded Rachel and Todd Vecchio’s jaw-dropping 29-foot Hinckley, and set out for a happy hour on some of Talbot County’s most scenic waters. The mood was light, the laughs were hearty—the sting of another summer come and gone too soon lifted by the promise of one last sip and sail.


Photographer: Karena Dixon Photography

Planning and Styling: Kari Rider Events

Catering: Gourmet by the Bay

Décor: Dwelling & Design

Flowers: Seaberry Farm

Invitation and Food Flags: Cara Smith Designs

Boat: “Andiamo,” a 2005 Hinckley 29R owned by Todd and Rachel Vecchio



Chris and Emily’s Annapolis Wedding

Governor Calvert House Wedding Planner and Event Designer


Getting photos like these back from Katie Pegher Photography makes it that much harder to leave the spring/summer wedding season behind us! Chris and Emily’s classic Annapolitan nuptials were a dream—filled with lush peonies, picturesque backdrops and plenty of tender moments. We kept things soft and romantic for this Governor Calvert House wedding with white linens, pops of gold, candlelit lanterns and the perfect dose of pink via the gorgeous flowers from Intrigue Design & Décor. It was a pleasure working with this sweet couple and our amazing vendor team!



Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church, Annapolis
Reception Venue: Governor Calvert House, Annapolis
Photographer: Katie Pegher Photography
Planning and Design: Kari Rider Events
Flowers: Intrigue Design & Decor
DJ: Dan Huynh of Premier DJ Services
Cake: Starry Night Bakery
Hair and Makeup: Behind the Veil
Invitation and Paper Goods: Cara Smith Designs
Linens: BBJ Linen