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!
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!
To say Natalie was a dream bride would be a crazy understatement. As a fashion writer and creator of the lifestyle blog The Everyday Belle, Natalie had a clear vision for her and her fiancé Matt’s wedding day: a Provençal-inspired, lavender-filled celebration that felt like a weekend escape to a country estate. Check, check and check! With the Inn at Huntingfield Creek as the perfect backdrop, we created a soft and romantic scene with a 1920s glamour twist to give Natalie the elegant yet relaxed vibe she envisioned—with a few Eastern Shore touches, of course, like the statement sailcloth tent! And it was no coincidence the lavender fields were in full bloom on this gorgeous couple’s wedding day, tying theme to venue in perfect fashion! See more of this beautiful celebration on Magnolia Rouge!
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!