Category Archives: Entertaining

How to Design Your Thanksgiving Table

Eastern Shore of Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Posted
11.17.2017
Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

Still looking for inspiration for your Thanksgiving tablescape? We’ve got you covered! From classic and traditional to bold and earthy, these designs prove Thanksgiving is all about the table—the food, the company and, of course, the place settings! When setting our Thanksgiving table, we like to avoid all things kitschy—namely pumpkins—and embrace the colors of the season—gold and copper metallics, wood tones, and occasionally a pop of bold color in shades of burgundy and berry. Also, don’t be scared to get creative with the place cards: leather, wood, or even magnolia leaves can make for fun additions. Enjoy! 

Vendors:

Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Crimson & Clover Floral Design
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Farm Table: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Plates: Party Rental Ltd.
Runner: La Tavola Fine Linen

Vendors:

Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Wye River Conference Center
Florals: Intrigue Design & Décor
Tabletop Rentals: borrowedBlu
Linen: La Tavola
Bamboo Chairs: Select Event Group
Upholstered Chairs: Dwelling & Design
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy

Vendors:

Photography: Natalie Franke
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Crimson & Clover Floral Design
Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Paper Goods: Allison Barnhill
Farm Table: Vintage Affairs
Rentals: DC Rental

 

All the Blue and White Please

Easton, Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Posted
05.10.2017
Entertaining, featured, Studio, Styled Shoots

Being based on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we’re constantly finding new ways to reinvent “nautical.” For our spring studio tablescape, we wanted to add a little bit of a modern twist to the classic navy and white color palette, bringing in square plates from Eastern Shore Tents & Events, geometric place card holders from Esselle and a fun patterned napkin from La Tavola Fine Linen. We think it’s the perfect mix of classic and modern, all gorgeously captured by Lauren R. Swann! See more over on Fashionable Hostess!

Vendors: 

Photography: Lauren R. Swann
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Monteray Farms
Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Glassware: DC Rental
Napkins: La Tavola Fine Linen
Menu & Place Cards: Surcee Calligraphy
Place Card Holders: Esselle
As Featured On: Fashionable Hostess

‘Tis the Season for Boozy Drinks

Eastern Shore of Maryland Event Planner

Posted
12.15.2016
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
Lime

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