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Eastern Shore Welcome Gifts 3 Ways

St. Michaels Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
06.27.2018
DIY, featured, Studio, Styled Shoots

We love a perfectly coordinated welcome bag! It sets the tone for the entire wedding weekend and is a fun treat for guests upon arrival. But we know it can be a headache for a lot of couples—one more detail to think through after already making so many logistical and décor decisions. Fortunately, we’re here to help! We’ve crafted three wedding gifts perfect for an Eastern Shore wedding (as featured on My Eastern Shore Wedding). Whether you want to keep it simple with snacks, crab mallets and Rise Up Coffee in a cute canvas bag, or up your game with champagne, custom oyster knives and fresh blueberries in a wire basket that gives off all the water vibes—we’ve got you covered! Happy gifting! 

Vendors:

Photography: Renee Hollingshead Photography
Planning, Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Canvas Bag: My Eastern Shore Wedding
Custom Crab Mallets, Oyster Knives & Cocktail Muddlers: Brine Hound via Bay Imprint
Tags: Surcee Calligraphy
Sweets: Steve Konopelski, Patissier
Coffee: Rise Up Coffee
Rum: Lyon Distilling
Candle & Matches: Dwelling & Design

 

Bright Florals + A Pop of Maritime Blue

Inn at Perry Cabin Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
06.06.2018
featured, Weddings

Capitol Hill staffers Lindley Kratovil and Dustin Shearer like nothing more than to escape the hustle and bustle of D.C. and relax by the water. So naturally they headed to Maryland’s Eastern Shore for their elegant yet laid-back wedding at the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels. Joined by 175 of their closest family members and friends, Lindley and Dustin said “I Do” overlooking the sailboat-flanked waters of the inn’s scenic point. Following a waterfront cocktail hour, guests made their way through the lush gardens to the sailcloth reception tent. Inside, they found layers of whites and taupe accented by bright florals and a pop of maritime blue. A hand-selected cigar bar and lounge lured guests outside, where they took full advantage of the inn’s bocce pit. Before the newlyweds made their grand exit at the wheel of Lindley’s grandmother’s 1940 Ford Deluxe convertible, the sky lit up with fireworks—a sparkling ending to a heartfelt celebration. See more from this gorgeous celebration captured by Bonnie Sen Photography on Inside Weddings

 

Vendors:
Photographer: Bonnie Sen Photography
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Amaryllis Inc.
Venue: Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond
Tent: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Rentals: DC Rental & White Glove Rentals
Linens: La Tavola
Invitation: Dandelion Patch
Day-of Paper: Surcee Calligraphy
Cake: Steve Konopelski
Hair: Alison Harper & Co.
Makeup: Natural Makeup Chic
Dress: Manuel Mota
Dress Shop: Fabulous Frocks
Band: Highway Star
Ceremony Music: Bay Strings
Cigars: The Cigar Box
Fireworks: Digital Lighting

 

All Our Backyard Wedding Dreams Come True

St. Michaels, Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
03.07.2018
featured, Weddings

It was a true blending of cultures at Amy and Franco’s backyard wedding. With the bride’s family being British and the groom’s Mexican, Amy and Franco wanted to infuse both cultures into their celebration. So we incorporated handmade tablecloths from Mexico and a mariachi band at cocktail hour as a nod to the groom’s heritage, and, as a nod to the bride’s, the wedding was hosted at her parents’ second home outside of St. Michaels, complete with a real London phone booth! The bride and groom reside in Houston, Texas, where the bride is a zookeeper at the Houston Zoo and the groom works in his family’s business. To top it off, they’re high school sweethearts! They met at their senior prom. See more from this gorgeous wedding over on Magnolia Rouge!

Vendors: 

Photography: Jenna McElroy
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Private Home, St. Michaels, MD 
Videography: Shaking Hands Productions 
Florist: Amaryllis Designs
HMU: Amie Decker Beauty
Caterer: Gourmet by the Bay
Cake: Steve Konopelski, Patissier 
Rentals: DC Rental, White Glove Rentals
Linens: Custom, La Tavola
Tent: Sugarplum Tents
Band: Sultans of Swing
Mariachi Band: Bialek’s Music
DJ: Chris Styles
Invitations: Cheree Berry Paper
Day of Paper: Stephanie B Design
Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Transportation: Extraordinar Limousine