Category Archives: Events

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

Waterfront St. Michaels Welcome Party

Eastern Shore of Maryland Event Planner & Designer


One of our favorite trends over the past few years has to be the addition of legit welcome parties to a couple’s wedding festivities. Whether they’re separate to or in conjunction with rehearsal dinners, these celebrations kick off what has come to be known as the “wedding weekend,” extending the party beyond just the wedding day. They set the tone for a whole weekend of wedding fun, culminating with the nuptials, of course, and often extended with a day-after brunch. For this welcome party at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, we wanted to welcome guests to the Eastern Shore in a relaxed setting that took full advantage of the area’s claim to fame—its water views. Beneath a sailcloth tent, we mixed earth and water tones to create a laid-back feel with a touch of rustic Eastern Shore flair. We especially loved the powder blue check linen and natural folding chair combo, the gorgeous boxed and terrarium arrangements from Monteray Farms, and the adorable lounge setup from White Glove Rentals. Enjoy!


Photography: Jennifer Madino
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Floral Design: Monteray Farms
Catering: Gourmet by the Bay
Lounge Furniture: White Glove Rentals
Linens: La Tavola
Tent & Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Fine Wine & Spirits: Hair O’ The Dog



Floral Bridal Shower Inspiration

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Event Planner & Designer

Events, Styled Shoots

We’re currently crushing on all things floral! So when we came across this anemone pattern by Kristy Rice at Momental Designs, we knew we had to design a shoot around it. Enter this spring bridal shower scene at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, where the focal pattern embellished everything from the napkins to the welcome sign to the paper goods to the paint-your-own favors. Sometimes all you need is the smallest inspiration to tie a scene together! Enjoy! 


Photography: Krista A. Jones

Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events

Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Flowers: Intrigue Design & Décor

Invitation, Stationery & Watercolor Design: Momental Designs

Calligraphy: designsgirl

Linens & Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.

Chairs: AFR

Cake: Steve Konopelski Patissier

Hair & Makeup: Pretty Weird Hair & Makeup Artistry