Dusty Blue + White St. Michaels Wedding

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Wedding Planner

Posted
11.09.2016
featured, Weddings

As a journalist, Katie has traveled the world chasing stories and residing in places like Abu Dhabi with her fiancé Ben. But when it came time to plan their wedding, the University of Pennsylvania grads sought the comforts of home—Katie’s parents’ home of St. Michaels, Maryland to be exact. The couple spent many a weekend in the quaint Eastern Shore town while living in D.C., and knew it would provide the perfect backdrop for the elegant yet relaxed celebration we helped them plan. As a nod to the maritime culture of St. Michaels, we contrasted brilliant whites with hints of dusty blue and gold to create a scene that perfectly complemented the venue’s coastal vibe. The rain prohibited the planned outdoor ceremony and open views of the water from the sweeping tent, but the resilient bride and groom didn’t let that put a damper on the celebration they simply described as fun! Photographer Perry Vaile beautifully captured all the details and scenes of the day, including some stunning bride and groom portraits in between rain showers. The day turned out exactly as we’d hoped—the perfect celebration for a perfect couple! See more on Grey Likes Weddings

Vendors:

Photography: Perry Vaile
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Floral Design: Seaberry Farm
Tent & Rentals: Peachblossoms Events
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Napkins: Luxe Linen
Invitation: Cara Smith Designs
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Day-of Stationery: Stima Designs
Hair & Makeup: Heather’s Salon
Bride’s Dress: Modern Trousseau from Hitched Salon
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale
Band: Marquise
Fine Wine & Spirits: Hair O’ The Dog

 

How to Create the Perfect Fall Cider Bar

Eastern Shore of Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Posted
11.02.2016
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!

 

Vendors: 
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

Posted
10.19.2016
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!


Vendors: 

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