‘Tis the Season for Boozy Drinks

Eastern Shore of Maryland Event Planner

Entertaining, Recipes

Another holiday, another set of seasonal cocktails to get you in the spirit! If we’re getting creative around the holidays, it usually involves booze! And after lots of excruciating taste testing (you’re welcome!), we’ve landed on our top three cocktail picks to get you through the holiday party circuit. Cheers! 

The Brine Hound
Recipe by Doug Atwell for Brine Hound

1.5 oz. Green Hat Gin
Muddled Sage
.5 oz. Honey Syrup
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
1.5 oz. Ginger Beer

Muddle sage leaves in cocktail shaker. Add ice, gin, honey syrup and lemon juice. Shake. Strain into ice-filled glass. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with sage.

Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty, Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy, Florals: Crimson & Clover Floral Design 


Pomegranate Gin & Tonic

1 part Gin
2 parts Tonic
Splash of Pomegranate Juice

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled glass. Squeeze lime. Stir. 

Photography: Karena Dixon, Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy, Stirrer: Laura Hooper Calligraphy


White Cosmopolitan

2 parts Vodka
1 part St. Germain
½ part Lime Juice
¾ part White Cranberry Juice

Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with raspberry and a lime twist.

Photography: Krista A. Jones, Drink Sign: Momental Designs, Cake: Steve Konopelski Patissier 

Layered Thanksgiving Table Inspiration

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Thanksgiving is all about the table—the food, the company and, of course, the place settings! This year, we’re providing some gorgeous inspiration for your Thanksgiving table—as seen on Style Me Pretty Living—complete with marbled enamel plates, stunning hand-lettered leather place cards, and free-flowing florals in soft sunset tones. We contrasted warm fall shades of amber and copper with our signature white and grey hues to create a fresh take on fall that perfectly fits our clean and crisp style. Little entertaining vignettes help complete the look, including a stunning escort card board flanked by a jaw-dropping floral urn, and a seasonally styled bar cart featuring a muted gold sequin cake and lots of fall cocktail essentials! Cheers to a fabulous holiday season!


Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Crimson & Clover Floral Design
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Escort Board Calligraphy: Just Write Studios
Cake & Dessert: Steve Konopelski Patissier
Cider & Spirits: Hair O’ The Dog
Farm Table: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Plates: Party Rental Ltd.
Runner: La Tavola Fine Linen

Dusty Blue + White St. Michaels Wedding

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Wedding Planner

featured, Weddings

As a journalist, Katie has traveled the world chasing stories and residing in places like Abu Dhabi with her fiancé Ben. But when it came time to plan their wedding, the University of Pennsylvania grads sought the comforts of home—Katie’s parents’ home of St. Michaels, Maryland to be exact. The couple spent many a weekend in the quaint Eastern Shore town while living in D.C., and knew it would provide the perfect backdrop for the elegant yet relaxed celebration we helped them plan. As a nod to the maritime culture of St. Michaels, we contrasted brilliant whites with hints of dusty blue and gold to create a scene that perfectly complemented the venue’s coastal vibe. The rain prohibited the planned outdoor ceremony and open views of the water from the sweeping tent, but the resilient bride and groom didn’t let that put a damper on the celebration they simply described as fun! Photographer Perry Vaile beautifully captured all the details and scenes of the day, including some stunning bride and groom portraits in between rain showers. The day turned out exactly as we’d hoped—the perfect celebration for a perfect couple! See more on Grey Likes Weddings


Photography: Perry Vaile
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Floral Design: Seaberry Farm
Tent & Rentals: Peachblossoms Events
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Napkins: Luxe Linen
Invitation: Cara Smith Designs
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Day-of Stationery: Stima Designs
Hair & Makeup: Heather’s Salon
Bride’s Dress: Modern Trousseau from Hitched Salon
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale
Band: Marquise
Fine Wine & Spirits: Hair O’ The Dog