Category Archives: Styled Shoots

Currently Crushing: Spiked Sorbet Floats

Eastern Shore of Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Entertaining, Recipes, Studio, Styled Shoots

Everybody loves a good old-fashioned ice cream party. Am I right?! Well, we’ve found a way to take our childhood delight to the next level—just add bubbly! Sorbet floats are the perfect summer refreshment—cool and crisp with a side of nostalgia. They’re basically summer in a glass! So why not gather the girls for an ice cream party of your own this summer? We promise it’ll offer a bit more punch than your ice cream parties of old! Enjoy!

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Sorbet Floats:

1 Scoop Sorbet
6 oz. Champagne


Photography: Renee Hollingshead
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Sorbet: Scottish Highland Creamery
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Champagne Flutes: Curlicue
Bubbly: Hair O’ The Dog
Spoons: Dwelling & Design 

Coastal Gray Wedding Inspiration

Eastern Shore Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

Studio, Styled Shoots

Working on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we love finding new ways to incorporate coastal elements into wedding designs. And while we’re huge fans of getting creative with oyster shells, we thought we’d change things up this time and design a mini shoot around the oyster’s cousin—the mussel shell!

Playing up the shell’s charcoal gray color, we went for a monochromatic look, finding the perfect patterns to complement the scheme in a Serena & Lily runner and a Canvas Home napkin. Layered mussel shells gave off just the right vibe, especially once softened by low-lying, glass-toped florals and simple votives. Add in a few other details like a gorgeously messy blackberry pavlova and a classic mint julep, and you’ve got the makings of a perfectly themed mini shoot captured by the fabulous Renee Hollingshead! Enjoy!

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Photography: Renee Hollingshead
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Flourish Floral Artistry
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Farm Tables & Chairs: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Place Setting: DC Rental
Napkins: Canvas Home
Runner: Serena & Lily
Dessert: Steve Konopelski Patissier


Misty Mediterranean Wedding Inspiration

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Wedding Planner & Designer

featured, Styled Shoots

When you design a shoot that perfectly matches your branding, you become completely obsessed with sharing the photos! Case in point with this romantic and ethereal shoot recently featured in Weddings Unveiled magazine. Staying true to our love of neutrals, we took our inspiration for this shoot from the textures, hues and patina of the Tuscan coast. Hints of dusty blues, light wood finishes and mixed metals fused with a greenery-driven floral plan to create a Misty Mediterranean scene that flowed perfectly with the bayside landscape of the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. We seriously can’t get enough of this one!

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Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty Photography
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
Florals: Crimson & Clover Floral 
Tabletop Rentals: Casa de Perrin
Vintage Rentals: Something Vintage
Table Runner: Silk & Willow
Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Dress: Ivy & Aster via Garnish Boutique
Hair & Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty
Jewelry: Susie Saltzman
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Groom’s Attire: Capital Custom Clothiers
Models: THE Artist Agency
Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop
Live Plants: Plants Alive!
Taper Candles: Dwelling & Design
Welcome Basket: Marigold & Grey
Ribbon: Adorn Company