St. Michaels, Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer
Jaime and Brendan’s love story is literally something out of a movie! After meeting in Miami while en route to Paraguay with 48 other Peace Corps volunteers, the couple bonded over late-night card games and sips of wine while engaging in impassioned talks of their dreams for the future. Two years, an 8-hour drive between assignments, and many abbreviated phone calls later (due to poor reception), Jaime and Brendan knew they were in it for the long haul. Their engagement was s true reflection of the journey they’d travel as a couple—a mutual proposal and exchange of rings atop the Mauna Kea Volcano in Hawaii.
The couple chose to wed at the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels—a nod to Jaime’s roots as an officer in the Navy and the couple’s shared love of the water. Rain prevented the planned waterfront ceremony, but that didn’t put a damper on the festivities. Following cocktails inside the inn, guests were escorted to the sailcloth reception tent, where we combined layers of white, blue and gold to create an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. We juxtaposed lacy white and ocean blue linens with grey-wash farm tables to add textural interest—and tied everything together with classic white rounded back chairs. Gold-rimmed swirl chargers, sea-glass blue water glasses, and navy and gold flatware stole the show atop the tables, with subtle nautical accents like knotted napkin folds bringing everything full circle. The rain outside only added to the ambiance inside the tent—an intimate celebration for two warm-hearted people. See more from this gorgeous wedding captured by Elisa Bricker over on Style Me Pretty!
Photography: Elisa Bricker
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Inn at Perry Cabin
Florals & Custom Rentals: Amaryllis Inc.
Tent: Sugarplum Tents
Rentals: Select Event Group
Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu
Linens: La Tavola
Ceremony Music & Band: The Elements, Elan Artists
Videographer: Shaking Hands Productions
Cake: Steve Konopelski, Patissier
Hair & Makeup: Alison Harper & Co.
Bride’s Dress: Matthew Christopher
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Invitation: Cheree Berry Paper
Day of Paper: Surcee Calligraphy, Stephanie B Design
Transportation: Extroadinar Limousine
Eastern Shore Maryland Event Planner & Designer
Another holiday, another themed bar! This time, we’re sticking with a tried and true favorite: the martini bar. It’s classic, simple and always a crowd pleaser! Stock some vodka and gin, add in the mixers—we offered vermouth, olive juice and Lillet—finish with some garnish, and voila! We loved designing this bar with a modern black, white and gold look—highlighted by a custom Martini Bar sign from Surcee Calligraphy and fun black and gold accents like the Crate & Barrel cocktail shaker and McGee & Co. geometric objects. Cheers!
Photography: Kate Headley
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Custom Sign: Surcee Calligraphy
Spirits: Hair O’ The Dog
Cocktail Shaker: Crate & Barrel
Black & Gold Objects: McGee & Co.
Console Table: Target
Easton, Maryland Event Planner & Designer
We know, we know, another gift guide! But trust us, this one is different—mainly because we scoured our little town of Easton, Maryland, to hand pick our favorite gift finds of the holiday season. So whether you live here or are planning a visit, make sure you stop by these fabulous stores to check out our picks. Happy holidays and happy shopping!
1. Pom-Pom Beanie, $49 at Dragonfly
2. Juliska Flint Toile Set, $189 at Dwelling & Design
3. Votivo Aromatic Candle, $30 at Dwelling & Design
4. Tea Forté Tasting Assortment, $30 at Chef & Shower
5. Pineapple Taper Holder, $15 at Curlicue
6. Moscow Mule Shaker & Mugs, $53.99 at Hair O’ The Dog
7. Gold Marble Notebook, $15 at Curlicue
8. Laleti Pillow by John Robshaw, $160 at Dwelling & Design
9. Silver Tassel Earrings, $98 at Curlicue
10. Juliska Pewter Salad Plate, $38 at Dwelling & Design
11. Julie Vos Soho X Stud, $68 at Dwelling & Design
12. Julie Vos Fern Ring, $65 at Dwelling & Design
13. Tassel Key Ring, $24 at Dragonfly
14. Le Creuset Dutch Oven, $130-$300 at Chef & Shower
15. Creative Candles Thin Tapers, $25 at Dwelling & Design
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!