Category Archives: Styled Shoots

Fall at the Studio

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Posted
10.29.2015
Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

In the six months since we opened the Kari Rider Events studio, by far our favorite activity has been changing out the tablescape with the seasons. And this one is the best yet. But then again, we say that every time! For this setting, we stuck with traditional fall hues, pairing navy blue plates, burgundy place cards and mustard yellow napkins with copper and gold tones for a rich autumn take on a classic meets modern look. It wouldn’t truly be fall at the studio, though, without refreshing our bar cart with all the change-of-season essentials—red wine, bourbon and the most adorably festive mini white pumpkins! All beautifully captured by the talented Karena Dixon!

Vendors: 
Photography: Karena Dixon
Planning and Styling: Kari Rider Events 
Flowers: Intrigue Design & Decor
Place Cards: Surcee Calligraphy
Farm Table: Vintage Affairs
Chiavari Chairs: Eastern Shore Tents and Events
Charger, Flatware, Glassware, Napkins: DC Rental
Navy Blue Ceramic Plates: Williams-Sonoma
Drink Stirrers and Coasters: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Wine and Bourbon: Hair O’ The Dog

A New Twist on Paint and Wine Night

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Posted
09.16.2015
DIY, Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

Ever since this whole paint and wine night craze exploded, we’ve been total skeptics. Who wants a horrifically toned painting of a giant flower or the likeness of a scene from a Tim Burton film hanging on their wall? The answer is nobody—we don’t care how much wine they serve! But then it dawned on us: we’re in the business of making things pretty. So why not design our own paint night full of gorgeous hues, adorable details and, of course, plenty of wine. The result—captured by the fabulous Caitlin Kellagher of CJK Visuals—was a summer citrus dream inspired by the night’s painting and enhanced with gorgeous flowers from Monteray Farms and a sparkling citrus sangria from Hair O’ The Dog.

 

Vendors:

Photograper: Cairlin Kellagher of CJK Visuals
Planning & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Kari Rider Events Studio
Catering: Gourmet by the Bay
Florist: Monteray Farms
Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents and Events
Calligraphy: Poppy & Scooter
Invitation Design: Cara Smith Designs
Wine and Signature Drink: Hair O’ The Dog
Instructor: Sarah Hutchison Focht of Color My Canvas
Aprons: Joann Fabric
Welcome Bags: Paper Mart
Dip-dyed Candles: Martha Stewart Tutorial

Labor Day Weekend Sip & Sail

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Designer

Posted
09.02.2015
Entertaining, Styled Shoots

It’s official: Summer is nearing its end (sigh!). After a fun-filled season on the water, we were in need of one last boating bash to send summer off in true Eastern Shore style. Just in time for Labor Day weekend, we gathered a few friends, stocked a cooler with our all-time favorite summer cocktails, boarded Rachel and Todd Vecchio’s jaw-dropping 29-foot Hinckley, and set out for a happy hour on some of Talbot County’s most scenic waters. The mood was light, the laughs were hearty—the sting of another summer come and gone too soon lifted by the promise of one last sip and sail.


Vendors:

Photographer: Karena Dixon Photography

Planning and Styling: Kari Rider Events

Catering: Gourmet by the Bay

Décor: Dwelling & Design

Flowers: Seaberry Farm

Invitation and Food Flags: Cara Smith Designs

Boat: “Andiamo,” a 2005 Hinckley 29R owned by Todd and Rachel Vecchio