Category Archives: Styled Shoots

How to Create the Perfect Fall Cider Bar

Eastern Shore of Maryland Event Planner & Designer

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New season, new cocktail ideas! And this adorable Cider Bar recently featured on Style Me Pretty Living is perfect for fall entertaining. All you need is your favorite apple cider (served hot or cold), a sampling of dark liquors (we chose bourbon and rum), and lots of tasty garnishes—think honey, cinnamon sticks, apples and citrus. We even included some bottled hard cider selections for the less adventurous guest. Put it all together and you’ve got a display as adorable as it is delicious. We’re obsessed!


Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Crimson & Clover Floral Design
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Spirits & Cider: Hair O’ The Dog


Burgundy & Berry Fall Wedding Inspiration

Wye River Wedding Planner & Designer

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We have to admit, we’re not exactly fall obsessed like the rest of the world seems to be. Living on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, it’s always hard to say goodbye to all the boating, beaching and beverages of summer. But this burgundy and berry shoot we designed for Elizabeth Anne Designs is definitely helping to cure our summer hangover! Shades of wine and plum cemented the forefront of this quintessential fall scene, as vibrant yellow foliage tied the landscape together from tree to ground. Classic details in the gown and jewelry complemented the traditional calligraphy script that embellished everything from the wax seal place cards to the welcome sign to the adorable mini Pinots Noir gifts. A simply adorned floating mantel placed under a canopy of autumn leaves made for the perfect ceremony setup—a nice contrast to the open air bride and groom portraits taken with the most stunning golden hour glow. Liz Fogarty perfectly captured all the prettiness on the grounds of the scenic Wye River Conference Center. Enjoy!


Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Wye River Conference Center
Flowers: Intrigue Design & Décor
Tabletop Rentals: BorrowedBlu
Linen: La Tavola
Bamboo Chairs: Select Event Group
Upholstered Chairs: Dwelling & Design
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Dress: Christos Bridal via Garnish Boutique
Hair: Behind the Veil Beauty
Makeup: Makeup by Kevan
Jewelry: Susie Saltzman
Shoes: Badgley Mischka from The Little Shoe Box
Groom’s Attire: Capital Custom Clothiers
Models: Courtney Lee Boyd and Alex Loic Soumani of T.H.E. Artist Agency
Cake: Bay Country Bakery
Wine: Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits
Cheese Board: Foxwood Co.

Custom Client Gifts by Marigold & Grey

Eastern Shore of Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

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It may have taken a little longer than we would have liked, but we finally got our act together to complete the last piece of our rebrand, and we’re totally obsessed! As part of complete rebrand, we knew we wanted to design a custom client gift that reflects how excited we are to work with each and every one of our brides and grooms to be. So, naturally, we turned to the experts at Marigold & Grey, and Jamie did not disappoint! She designed a gift that perfectly showcases the Kari Rider Events brand while at the same time celebrating the special journey our couples are about to embark on. I mean, how can you go wrong with a mini bottle of champs, artisan chocolates and a grey pashmina—all wrapped up in the most adorable white hat box with dusty blue and gold accents? We’re still swooning!


Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty
Design & Styling: Marigold & Grey