Thanksgiving Centerpiece Tips

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Planner & Designer

DIY, Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re celebrating this intimate and indulgent holiday with a few tips on creating a festive centerpiece from floral designer Sarah Campbell, owner of Intrigue Design & Décor and founder of the upcoming Intrigued Experience conference. Sarah recommends incorporating texture into your Thanksgiving centerpiece with fun elements such as ornamental Kale and petite pumpkins. To keep her gourds from rotting, Sarah gives them a quick bleach water bath that ensures their freshness for the life of the arrangement.

For more floral design insights from Sarah and a host of other industry leaders, check out the upcoming Intrigued Experience conference, being held February 21 through 23, 2016 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Participants will enjoy a unique three-day experience infused with hands-on floral design, styling and business education. More information is available on the conference website

Photography: Karena Dixon Photography
Floral Design: Intrigue Design & Décor
Styling: Kari Rider Events
Ribbon: Lancaster & Cornish 


Joe & Carrie|Inn at Huntingfield Creek Wedding

Eastern Shore Maryland Wedding Planner


Get ready for a serious dose of fall! Joe and Carrie’s relaxed Eastern Shore wedding has it all: knockout blooms from Amanda Burnette, amazing portraits from Two Spoons Photography showing off the breathtaking grounds of Rock Hall’s Inn at Huntingfield Creek, and two of the most adorable wrinkly faced pups sporting—what else but—matching floral collars! Does it get any better than that?! Congratulations Joe and Carrie! 


Photographer: Carly Romeo of Two Spoons Photography
Planning: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Inn at Huntingfield Creek 
Florist: Amanda Burnette
Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents and Events
Dress: BHLDN
Bride’s Shoes: Poppy and Stella
Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Band: Stonebrook Moonshine


Fall at the Studio

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

In the six months since we opened the Kari Rider Events studio, by far our favorite activity has been changing out the tablescape with the seasons. And this one is the best yet. But then again, we say that every time! For this setting, we stuck with traditional fall hues, pairing navy blue plates, burgundy place cards and mustard yellow napkins with copper and gold tones for a rich autumn take on a classic meets modern look. It wouldn’t truly be fall at the studio, though, without refreshing our bar cart with all the change-of-season essentials—red wine, bourbon and the most adorably festive mini white pumpkins! All beautifully captured by the talented Karena Dixon!

Photography: Karena Dixon
Planning and Styling: Kari Rider Events 
Flowers: Intrigue Design & Decor
Place Cards: Surcee Calligraphy
Farm Table: Vintage Affairs
Chiavari Chairs: Eastern Shore Tents and Events
Charger, Flatware, Glassware, Napkins: DC Rental
Navy Blue Ceramic Plates: Williams-Sonoma
Drink Stirrers and Coasters: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Wine and Bourbon: Hair O’ The Dog