D.C. residents Kathleen and Matt wanted their engagement photos to be as timeless and romantic as their upcoming wedding day, so we kept the vibe super classic for their portraits at the D.C. War Memorial—a scaled down version of the Jefferson Memorial without the crowds! We let the setting take center stage, bringing in a few subtle accents like a simply styled Save the Date, a gorgeous bouquet that fit perfectly with the blush, grey and dusty blue color palette, and, of course, a little rosé bubbly! Everything flowed as beautifully as Kathleen’s drapey Morning Lavender skirt, and the captures by Elizabeth Fogarty were nothing short of dreamy! See more from this feature over on Style Me Pretty!
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!
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!
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!