Labor Day Weekend Sip & Sail

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Designer

Entertaining, Styled Shoots

It’s official: Summer is nearing its end (sigh!). After a fun-filled season on the water, we were in need of one last boating bash to send summer off in true Eastern Shore style. Just in time for Labor Day weekend, we gathered a few friends, stocked a cooler with our all-time favorite summer cocktails, boarded Rachel and Todd Vecchio’s jaw-dropping 29-foot Hinckley, and set out for a happy hour on some of Talbot County’s most scenic waters. The mood was light, the laughs were hearty—the sting of another summer come and gone too soon lifted by the promise of one last sip and sail.


Photographer: Karena Dixon Photography

Planning and Styling: Kari Rider Events

Catering: Gourmet by the Bay

Décor: Dwelling & Design

Flowers: Seaberry Farm

Invitation and Food Flags: Cara Smith Designs

Boat: “Andiamo,” a 2005 Hinckley 29R owned by Todd and Rachel Vecchio



Chris and Emily’s Annapolis Wedding

Governor Calvert House Wedding Planner and Event Designer


Getting photos like these back from Katie Pegher Photography makes it that much harder to leave the spring/summer wedding season behind us! Chris and Emily’s classic Annapolitan nuptials were a dream—filled with lush peonies, picturesque backdrops and plenty of tender moments. We kept things soft and romantic for this Governor Calvert House wedding with white linens, pops of gold, candlelit lanterns and the perfect dose of pink via the gorgeous flowers from Intrigue Design & Décor. It was a pleasure working with this sweet couple and our amazing vendor team!



Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church, Annapolis
Reception Venue: Governor Calvert House, Annapolis
Photographer: Katie Pegher Photography
Planning and Design: Kari Rider Events
Flowers: Intrigue Design & Decor
DJ: Dan Huynh of Premier DJ Services
Cake: Starry Night Bakery
Hair and Makeup: Behind the Veil
Invitation and Paper Goods: Cara Smith Designs
Linens: BBJ Linen

Office Tour on Style Me Pretty

Eastern Shore Wedding Planner & Event Designer

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We couldn’t be more thrilled to finally share Natalie Franke’s fabulous photos from the Kari Rider Events office tour recently featured on Style Me Pretty Living. A two-month renovation right on the cusp of wedding season called for a few quick decisions and a lot of trust. Fortunately, Kari’s eye for design and vision for the space made everything seamless (or at least that’s how we choose to remember the process!). Drawing inspiration from the understated elegance inherent to Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Kari layered cool grays and brilliant whites with wood tones and mixed metals to create a setting that’s in a word: dreamy. It’s rustic romance meets coastal chic, with a touch of whimsy via our darling bar cart that’s always prepared for Happy Hour! Check out our services page to learn more about the new studio offerings.