Category Archives: Weddings

A Perfect Summer Wedding in St. Michaels

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
08.30.2018
Weddings

Nothing says “summer wedding” like a palette of coastal blues, colorful blooms, hand-dipped ice cream, and endless sailboat views. Fortunately for guests at Amy & Ben’s Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum wedding, that was exactly the scene! With both the bride and groom working as principals at schools in D.C., we wanted to incorporate some subtle nods to their careers in education—coming in the form of adorable white “clipboard” menus with the cutest little gold clips. We carried that theme into the escort display, as well, using wooden clipboards to create contrast with the white board, blue lettering and vibrant blooms. The maritime setting inspired the rest of the décor—layers of coastal blues, scalloped gold-rimmed chargers, a self-service beer boat, and a gorgeous sailcloth tent, to name a few details. The result was a relaxed and intimate celebration with perfect personalization and even more perfect weather (80 and sunny with a fabulous breeze—will we ever get that in July again?!).

Vendors: 

Photography: Renee Hollingshead Photography
Planning, Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Florist: Monteray Farms
Catering: Gourmet by the Bay
Tent & Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Rentals: DC Rental
Invitation & Paper Goods: Susan Wilson Designs
Cake: Bay Country Bakery
Ice Cream Cart: Scottish Highland Creamery
Hair: PSC Hair Artistry
Makeup: Natural Makeup Chic
DJ: Mixing Maryland, Kyle Moore
Ceremony Musicians: Bay Strings
Transportation: Extroardinar Limousine

 

Bright Florals + A Pop of Maritime Blue

Inn at Perry Cabin Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
06.06.2018
featured, Weddings

Capitol Hill staffers Lindley Kratovil and Dustin Shearer like nothing more than to escape the hustle and bustle of D.C. and relax by the water. So naturally they headed to Maryland’s Eastern Shore for their elegant yet laid-back wedding at the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels. Joined by 175 of their closest family members and friends, Lindley and Dustin said “I Do” overlooking the sailboat-flanked waters of the inn’s scenic point. Following a waterfront cocktail hour, guests made their way through the lush gardens to the sailcloth reception tent. Inside, they found layers of whites and taupe accented by bright florals and a pop of maritime blue. A hand-selected cigar bar and lounge lured guests outside, where they took full advantage of the inn’s bocce pit. Before the newlyweds made their grand exit at the wheel of Lindley’s grandmother’s 1940 Ford Deluxe convertible, the sky lit up with fireworks—a sparkling ending to a heartfelt celebration. See more from this gorgeous celebration captured by Bonnie Sen Photography on Inside Weddings

 

Vendors:
Photographer: Bonnie Sen Photography
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Amaryllis Inc.
Venue: Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond
Tent: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Rentals: DC Rental & White Glove Rentals
Linens: La Tavola
Invitation: Dandelion Patch
Day-of Paper: Surcee Calligraphy
Cake: Steve Konopelski
Hair: Alison Harper & Co.
Makeup: Natural Makeup Chic
Dress: Manuel Mota
Dress Shop: Fabulous Frocks
Band: Highway Star
Ceremony Music: Bay Strings
Cigars: The Cigar Box
Fireworks: Digital Lighting

 

All Our Backyard Wedding Dreams Come True

St. Michaels, Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
03.07.2018
featured, Weddings

It was a true blending of cultures at Amy and Franco’s backyard wedding. With the bride’s family being British and the groom’s Mexican, Amy and Franco wanted to infuse both cultures into their celebration. So we incorporated handmade tablecloths from Mexico and a mariachi band at cocktail hour as a nod to the groom’s heritage, and, as a nod to the bride’s, the wedding was hosted at her parents’ second home outside of St. Michaels, complete with a real London phone booth! The bride and groom reside in Houston, Texas, where the bride is a zookeeper at the Houston Zoo and the groom works in his family’s business. To top it off, they’re high school sweethearts! They met at their senior prom. See more from this gorgeous wedding over on Magnolia Rouge!

Vendors: 

Photography: Jenna McElroy
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Private Home, St. Michaels, MD 
Videography: Shaking Hands Productions 
Florist: Amaryllis Designs
HMU: Amie Decker Beauty
Caterer: Gourmet by the Bay
Cake: Steve Konopelski, Patissier 
Rentals: DC Rental, White Glove Rentals
Linens: Custom, La Tavola
Tent: Sugarplum Tents
Band: Sultans of Swing
Mariachi Band: Bialek’s Music
DJ: Chris Styles
Invitations: Cheree Berry Paper
Day of Paper: Stephanie B Design
Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Transportation: Extraordinar Limousine