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.

Paint & Wine Night at the Studio

Eastern Shore Event Planner & Designer

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Everyone’s a painter during Plein Air Easton, or at least they can pretend to be! Join us Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m. for a Paint & Wine night with Color My Canvas at the recently opened Kari Rider Events Studio. Tickets are $60 per person. Price includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and painting supplies. To reserve your spot, email or call 410-829-2575 by Monday, July 13. Kari Rider Events is located at 17 Goldsborough St. in Easton. Big thanks to the event’s fabulous sponsors: Gourmet by the Bay, Hair O’ The Dog, Eastern Shore Tents and Events, and Monteray Farms