Classic Backyard Wedding in Easton

Eastern Shore Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
01.16.2020
featured, Weddings

It wasn’t exactly a stress-free week leading up to Kate and Ben’s wedding day. With a hurricane set to head up the coast and stall over the area, the couple was forced into a tough decision—change the venue from Ben’s family’s house to a safer option or stick with the original plan and hope for the best. It might have been an easier decision if the venue wasn’t so intrinsically linked to Kate and Ben’s story. They first met at this property a few years prior, when Ben hosted a summer weekend there and Kate tagged along with a friend. Everything about their beginning was linked to this property, so much so that they branded the wedding around it—with everything from the Save the Dates to the cocktail napkins to the welcome bags bearing the house’s emblem. So they left it up to fate and hoped for the best. And the best is what they received! What was originally forecasted to be a day of nonstop rain and flooding turned into something out of a dream—completely clear skies capped with the most amazing Eastern Shore sunset. The day unfolded perfectly, with all of the thoughtful touches—like custom monogrammed napkins, mini tennis racket escort cards (the bride and groom are avid players), “His, Hers and Maggie (their dog)” signature drinks—showing off perfectly at the place where it all began. See more from this gorgeous wedding in the current issue of Washingtonian Weddings

Vendors: 

Photography: Perry Vaile Photography
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Monteray Farms
Catering: Gourmet by the Bay
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Tent: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Invitation: Creative Parties Ltd.
Day-of Paper: Surcee Calligraphy
Hair: Amie Decker Beauty
Makeup: Natural Makeup Chic
Bride’s Dress: Carolina Herrara
Ice Cream: Scottish Highland Creamery
Cake: Sweethaus
Band: Nation, Elan Artists
Transportation: Extroardinaire Limousine

Pressed Greenery Holiday Gift Tags

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Posted
12.18.2019
DIY, Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

We’re definitely guilty of trying to add fresh greens to all things holiday. So we figured why not find a new way to add them to our gift tags this year? Enter these adorable pressed greenery acrylic tags! This is one of those DIYs that’s 100 percent worth doing because it’s A. Easy and B. Makes a Big Statement. Plus we love the texture play of the greens and the acrylic. Happy Gifting!

What You’ll Need

Acrylic Tags (2 sheets per tag)
Mini Magnets (a total of 8 per tag)
Glue Dots
-Pressed Greenery

How to Make Them

  1. Cut off tiny stems of your greens—we did cedar and boxwood. Press the greens in a thick book, lining the pages with parchment paper first. Leave the greens in the book for 3-7 days.
  2. Have a calligrapher letter your tags or do it yourself if you have good writing!
  3. Position your greens on one acrylic tag at a time. Secure them in place with glue dots.
  4. Place the lettered tag on top of the greens. Attach the two pieces together using the magnets—one on top and one on bottom in all four corners.
  5. You can drill holes in the tags prior to starting the process if you want to secure them to the gift with ribbon. But we just tucked the tags into the ribbon and used glue dots to secure them instead, which worked just fine!

Vendors:
Photography: Karena Dixon
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Script Wrapping Paper: Sugar Paper for Target 

 

Intimate Holiday Wedding in St. Michaels

Inn at Perry Cabin Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
12.12.2019
Weddings

There’s no cozier place around the holidays than The Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, especially when you’re looking to host an intimate wedding! As brisk winds whipped off the water outside, guests enjoyed a warm candlelit reception inside one of the Inn’s quaint event rooms with the bride and groom. Keeping with a traditional holiday look, we layered hunter green velvet napkins with scalloped gold-rimmed plates, driftwood chargers, gold flatware and deep red menus to create a warm and festive scene on the long king’s table—where all the guests dined together. Lush rouge blooms, soft-lit candles and the cutest plaid-wrapped favor boxes completed the merry scene on a very merry day! 

Vendors: 

Photography: Kate Headley
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Amaryllis Floral & Event Design
Venue: The Inn at Perry Cabin
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen 
Invitation & Paper Goods: Steph B. & Co. 
Oyster Shell Place Cards: Surcee Calligraphy
Ornament Favors: Art by Megan
Cake: Chef Steven Anthony