St. Michaels, Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer
Jaime and Brendan’s love story is literally something out of a movie! After meeting in Miami while en route to Paraguay with 48 other Peace Corps volunteers, the couple bonded over late-night card games and sips of wine while engaging in impassioned talks of their dreams for the future. Two years, an 8-hour drive between assignments, and many abbreviated phone calls later (due to poor reception), Jaime and Brendan knew they were in it for the long haul. Their engagement was s true reflection of the journey they’d travel as a couple—a mutual proposal and exchange of rings atop the Mauna Kea Volcano in Hawaii.
The couple chose to wed at the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels—a nod to Jaime’s roots as an officer in the Navy and the couple’s shared love of the water. Rain prevented the planned waterfront ceremony, but that didn’t put a damper on the festivities. Following cocktails inside the inn, guests were escorted to the sailcloth reception tent, where we combined layers of white, blue and gold to create an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. We juxtaposed lacy white and ocean blue linens with grey-wash farm tables to add textural interest—and tied everything together with classic white rounded back chairs. Gold-rimmed swirl chargers, sea-glass blue water glasses, and navy and gold flatware stole the show atop the tables, with subtle nautical accents like knotted napkin folds bringing everything full circle. The rain outside only added to the ambiance inside the tent—an intimate celebration for two warm-hearted people. See more from this gorgeous wedding captured by Elisa Bricker over on Style Me Pretty!
Photography: Elisa Bricker
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Inn at Perry Cabin
Florals & Custom Rentals: Amaryllis Inc.
Tent: Sugarplum Tents
Rentals: Select Event Group
Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu
Linens: La Tavola
Ceremony Music & Band: The Elements, Elan Artists
Videographer: Shaking Hands Productions
Cake: Steve Konopelski, Patissier
Hair & Makeup: Alison Harper & Co.
Bride’s Dress: Matthew Christopher
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Invitation: Cheree Berry Paper
Day of Paper: Surcee Calligraphy, Stephanie B Design
Transportation: Extroadinar Limousine
Washington DC Event Planner & Stylist
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!
Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Bouquet: My Flower Box
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Champagne: Hair O’ The Dog
Champagne Glasses: Crate & Barrel
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Skirt: Morning Lavender
Easton, Maryland Event Planner & Designer
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!
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
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!