Category Archives: Studio

Layered Spring Tablescape

Easton, Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Posted
05.09.2018
Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

We’re channeling all the spring vibes with this fun tablescape perfect for indoor or outdoor entertaining this season! Being on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we love a place setting that’s relaxed enough for outdoor entertainment but still delivers a punch. Enter these dusty blue plates and two-toned flatware from White Glove Rentals. We layered our focal elements with varying textures, including a water hyacinth placemat from Ikea, classic summer striped table runners from World Market (which we laid width-wise for some added intrigue), linen napkins with a knotted tie, and a modern meets casual vellum + white wood menu. Tying everything together were whitewash sandwich board place cards and the most gorgeous spring arraignments we’ve ever seen from Blossom + Vine! We hope this inspires your next gathering!

Vendors: 

Photography: Renee Hollingshead Photography
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Blossom + Vine
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Placemats: Ikea
Table Runners: World Market
Farm Table: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Menu: Stephanie B Design
Place Cards: Surcee Calligraphy

Holiday Martini Bar

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Posted
12.13.2017
Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

Another holiday, another themed bar! This time, we’re sticking with a tried and true favorite: the martini bar. It’s classic, simple and always a crowd pleaser! Stock some vodka and gin, add in the mixers—we offered vermouth, olive juice and Lillet—finish with some garnish, and voila! We loved designing this bar with a modern black, white and gold look—highlighted by a custom Martini Bar sign from Surcee Calligraphy and fun black and gold accents like the Crate & Barrel cocktail shaker and McGee & Co. geometric objects. Cheers!

Vendors:

Photography: Kate Headley
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Custom Sign: Surcee Calligraphy
Spirits: Hair O’ The Dog
Cocktail Shaker: Crate & Barrel
Black & Gold Objects: McGee & Co.
Console Table: Target

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