Relaxed Waterfront Wedding in St. Michaels

Eastern Shore of Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer


It’s just about that time of year when we’re dying for gorgeous tent views like the scene at Amanda and Russell’s waterfront celebration at Point Pleasant Farm outside St. Michaels. The windswept dresses, the pop of coral, the custom bar, the adorable ice cream cart. This wedding is bringing us back to life! Add in a few creative nods to the couple’s profession in the sports arena—a ticket booth escort card display, a custom bride and groom bobblehead, and a surplus of “Team Tisch” foam fingers to liven up the dance floor—and we’re officially counting down the days until summer wedding season. In the meantime, we’ll just keep swooning over this beauty captured by the fabulous Kate Headley! Enjoy!


Photography: Kate Headley
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Point Pleasant Farm
Florals, Rentals & Custom Builds: Amaryllis
Tabletop Rentals: DC Rental
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Tent: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Ice Cream Cart: Scottish Highland Creamery
Videography: Monachetti Weddings
Invitations & Paper Goods: Stephanie B Design
Calligraphy Signs: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Cake: Julie Bakes
Hair & Makeup: Behind the Veil Beauty
Bride’s Dress: Modern Trousseau
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo




‘Tis the Season for Boozy Drinks

Eastern Shore of Maryland Event Planner

Entertaining, Recipes

Another holiday, another set of seasonal cocktails to get you in the spirit! If we’re getting creative around the holidays, it usually involves booze! And after lots of excruciating taste testing (you’re welcome!), we’ve landed on our top three cocktail picks to get you through the holiday party circuit. Cheers! 

The Brine Hound
Recipe by Doug Atwell for Brine Hound

1.5 oz. Green Hat Gin
Muddled Sage
.5 oz. Honey Syrup
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
1.5 oz. Ginger Beer

Muddle sage leaves in cocktail shaker. Add ice, gin, honey syrup and lemon juice. Shake. Strain into ice-filled glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with sage.

Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty, Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy, Florals: Crimson & Clover Floral Design 


Pomegranate Gin & Tonic

1 part Gin
2 parts Tonic
Splash of Pomegranate Juice

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled glass. Squeeze lime. Stir. 

Photography: Karena Dixon, Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy, Stirrer: Laura Hooper Calligraphy


White Cosmopolitan

2 parts Vodka
1 part St. Germain
½ part Lime Juice
¾ part White Cranberry Juice

Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with raspberry and a lime twist.

Photography: Krista A. Jones, Drink Sign: Momental Designs, Cake: Steve Konopelski Patissier 

Layered Thanksgiving Table Inspiration

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Thanksgiving is all about the table—the food, the company and, of course, the place settings! This year, we’re providing some gorgeous inspiration for your Thanksgiving table—as seen on Style Me Pretty Living—complete with marbled enamel plates, stunning hand-lettered leather place cards, and free-flowing florals in soft sunset tones. We contrasted warm fall shades of amber and copper with our signature white and grey hues to create a fresh take on fall that perfectly fits our clean and crisp style. Little entertaining vignettes help complete the look, including a stunning escort card board flanked by a jaw-dropping floral urn, and a seasonally styled bar cart featuring a muted gold sequin cake and lots of fall cocktail essentials! Cheers to a fabulous holiday season!


Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Crimson & Clover Floral Design
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Escort Board Calligraphy: Just Write Studios
Cake & Dessert: Steve Konopelski Patissier
Cider & Spirits: Hair O’ The Dog
Farm Table: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Plates: Party Rental Ltd.
Runner: La Tavola Fine Linen