Wye River Wedding Planner & Designer
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.
Eastern Shore of Maryland Event Planner & Designer
One of our favorite trends over the past few years has to be the addition of legit welcome parties to a couple’s wedding festivities. Whether they’re separate to or in conjunction with rehearsal dinners, these celebrations kick off what has come to be known as the “wedding weekend,” extending the party beyond just the wedding day. They set the tone for a whole weekend of wedding fun, culminating with the nuptials, of course, and often extended with a day-after brunch. For this welcome party at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, we wanted to welcome guests to the Eastern Shore in a relaxed setting that took full advantage of the area’s claim to fame—its water views. Beneath a sailcloth tent, we mixed earth and water tones to create a laid-back feel with a touch of rustic Eastern Shore flair. We especially loved the powder blue check linen and natural folding chair combo, the gorgeous boxed and terrarium arrangements from Monteray Farms, and the adorable lounge setup from White Glove Rentals. Enjoy!
Photography: Jennifer Madino
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Floral Design: Monteray Farms
Catering: Gourmet by the Bay
Lounge Furniture: White Glove Rentals
Linens: La Tavola
Tent & Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Fine Wine & Spirits: Hair O’ The Dog
Eastern Shore of Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer
It may have taken a little longer than we would have liked, but we finally got our act together to complete the last piece of our rebrand, and we’re totally obsessed! As part of complete rebrand, we knew we wanted to design a custom client gift that reflects how excited we are to work with each and every one of our brides and grooms to be. So, naturally, we turned to the experts at Marigold & Grey, and Jamie did not disappoint! She designed a gift that perfectly showcases the Kari Rider Events brand while at the same time celebrating the special journey our couples are about to embark on. I mean, how can you go wrong with a mini bottle of champs, artisan chocolates and a grey pashmina—all wrapped up in the most adorable white hat box with dusty blue and gold accents? We’re still swooning!
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!