Romantic Tented Wedding | Andrew & Gwendolyn

Eastern Shore Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
07.07.2016
Weddings

Andrew and Gwendolyn’s Chestertown wedding was signature Eastern Shore—scenic, romantic and stylishly relaxed! The groom’s family property was the setting for this tented celebration overlooking the Chester River. Soft whites mixed with hints of rich and muted blues to create an airy coastal vibe that fit perfectly with the couple’s laid-back style. Patterned linens and a focal escort card board dressed up cocktail hour—the perfect balance to the neutral scene inside the tent. All of this was beautifully captured by Lauren Swann, who especially killed it with the bride and groom portraits! Enjoy!

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Vendors: 

Photography: Lauren Swann
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Seaberry Farm
Caterer: Rouge Fine Catering
Tent: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Linens: DC Rental
Invitation Suite: The Papery of Summit
Paper Goods: Sincerely Jackie
Hair: Behind the Veil
Makeup: Suzanne Eden
Band: Prime Time
Bride’s Dress: Carolina Herrara
Cake: Bay Country Bakery
Transportation: An Extraordinar Limousine

 

Currently Crushing: Spiked Sorbet Floats

Eastern Shore of Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Posted
06.16.2016
Entertaining, Recipes, Studio, Styled Shoots

Everybody loves a good old-fashioned ice cream party. Am I right?! Well, we’ve found a way to take our childhood delight to the next level—just add bubbly! Sorbet floats are the perfect summer refreshment—cool and crisp with a side of nostalgia. They’re basically summer in a glass! So why not gather the girls for an ice cream party of your own this summer? We promise it’ll offer a bit more punch than your ice cream parties of old! Enjoy!

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Sorbet Floats:

1 Scoop Sorbet
6 oz. Champagne

Vendors: 

Photography: Renee Hollingshead
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Sorbet: Scottish Highland Creamery
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Champagne Flutes: Curlicue
Bubbly: Hair O’ The Dog
Spoons: Dwelling & Design 

Coastal Gray Wedding Inspiration

Eastern Shore Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
06.01.2016
Studio, Styled Shoots

Working on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we love finding new ways to incorporate coastal elements into wedding designs. And while we’re huge fans of getting creative with oyster shells, we thought we’d change things up this time and design a mini shoot around the oyster’s cousin—the mussel shell!

Playing up the shell’s charcoal gray color, we went for a monochromatic look, finding the perfect patterns to complement the scheme in a Serena & Lily runner and a Canvas Home napkin. Layered mussel shells gave off just the right vibe, especially once softened by low-lying, glass-toped florals and simple votives. Add in a few other details like a gorgeously messy blackberry pavlova and a classic mint julep, and you’ve got the makings of a perfectly themed mini shoot captured by the fabulous Renee Hollingshead! Enjoy!

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Vendors: 
Photography: Renee Hollingshead
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Flourish Floral Artistry
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Farm Tables & Chairs: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Place Setting: DC Rental
Napkins: Canvas Home
Runner: Serena & Lily
Dessert: Steve Konopelski Patissier