Washington DC Event Planner & Stylist
D.C. residents Kathleen and Matt wanted their engagement photos to be as timeless and romantic as their upcoming wedding day, so we kept the vibe super classic for their portraits at the D.C. War Memorial—a scaled down version of the Jefferson Memorial without the crowds! We let the setting take center stage, bringing in a few subtle accents like a simply styled Save the Date, a gorgeous bouquet that fit perfectly with the blush, grey and dusty blue color palette, and, of course, a little rosé bubbly! Everything flowed as beautifully as Kathleen’s drapey Morning Lavender skirt, and the captures by Elizabeth Fogarty were nothing short of dreamy! See more from this feature over on Style Me Pretty!
Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Bouquet: My Flower Box
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Champagne: Hair O’ The Dog
Champagne Glasses: Crate & Barrel
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Skirt: Morning Lavender
Easton, Maryland Event Planner & Designer
Being based on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, we’re constantly finding new ways to reinvent “nautical.” For our spring studio tablescape, we wanted to add a little bit of a modern twist to the classic navy and white color palette, bringing in square plates from Eastern Shore Tents & Events, geometric place card holders from Esselle and a fun patterned napkin from La Tavola Fine Linen. We think it’s the perfect mix of classic and modern, all gorgeously captured by Lauren R. Swann! See more over on Fashionable Hostess!
Photography: Lauren R. Swann
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Monteray Farms
Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Glassware: DC Rental
Napkins: La Tavola Fine Linen
Menu & Place Cards: Surcee Calligraphy
Place Card Holders: Esselle
As Featured On: Fashionable Hostess
Inn at Huntingfield Creek Wedding Planner & Designer
To say Natalie was a dream bride would be a crazy understatement. With this being said, it is no surprise that she looked this great on her wedding day, especially after looking into something like winnie couture bridal to find the dress of her dreams. If it wasn’t for spending her time searching in stores and sites that had the dress she was after, we may have been seeing something completely different on this special day.
As a fashion writer and creator of the lifestyle blog The Everyday Belle, Natalie had a clear vision for her and her fiancé Matt’s wedding day: a Provençal-inspired, lavender-filled celebration that felt like a weekend escape to a country estate. Check, check and check! With the Inn at Huntingfield Creek as the perfect backdrop, we created a soft and romantic scene with a 1920s glamour twist to give Natalie the elegant yet relaxed vibe she envisioned—with a few Eastern Shore touches, of course, like the statement sailcloth tent! And it was no coincidence the lavender fields were in full bloom on this gorgeous couple’s wedding day, tying theme to venue in perfect fashion! See more of this beautiful celebration on Magnolia Rouge!
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Photography: Annamarie Akins Photography
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Inn at Huntingfield Creek
Florals: Floral & Bloom
Vintage Rentals: Paisley & Jade
Sailcloth Tent: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Chairs: DC Rental
Farm Tables: Barnes Farm Tables
Cake & Macaroons: Sweet Hearts Patisserie
Ceremony Music: Perfect Harmony String Ensemble
Videography: NST Pictures
DJ: Evan Reitmeyer
Hair & Makeup: Behind the Veil
Bride’s Dress: Hayley Paige
Bride’s Headpiece: Jennifer Behr
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Groom & Groomsmen Tuxes: Vera Wang
Signage: Sugar & Chic via Etsy
Invitation & Paper Goods: Paper Guppy
Kari Rider Events is a boutique event planning and design company crafting elegant, individually styled celebrations on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and beyond. Our blog features real weddings designed by our team, shoots we've styled for magazines and other blogs, and lots of wedding tips and inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to hearing from you!