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


How to Create the Perfect Fall Cider Bar

Eastern Shore of Maryland Event Planner & Designer

DIY, Entertaining, featured, Studio, Styled Shoots

New season, new cocktail ideas! And this adorable Cider Bar recently featured on Style Me Pretty Living is perfect for fall entertaining. All you need is your favorite apple cider (served hot or cold), a sampling of dark liquors (we chose bourbon and rum), and lots of tasty garnishes—think honey, cinnamon sticks, apples and citrus. We even included some bottled hard cider selections for the less adventurous guest. Put it all together and you’ve got a display as adorable as it is delicious. We’re obsessed!


Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Crimson & Clover Floral Design
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Spirits & Cider: Hair O’ The Dog