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Classic Backyard Wedding in Easton

Eastern Shore Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
01.16.2020
featured, Weddings

It wasn’t exactly a stress-free week leading up to Kate and Ben’s wedding day. With a hurricane set to head up the coast and stall over the area, the couple was forced into a tough decision—change the venue from Ben’s family’s house to a safer option or stick with the original plan and hope for the best. It might have been an easier decision if the venue wasn’t so intrinsically linked to Kate and Ben’s story. They first met at this property a few years prior, when Ben hosted a summer weekend there and Kate tagged along with a friend. Everything about their beginning was linked to this property, so much so that they branded the wedding around it—with everything from the Save the Dates to the cocktail napkins to the welcome bags bearing the house’s emblem. So they left it up to fate and hoped for the best. And the best is what they received! What was originally forecasted to be a day of nonstop rain and flooding turned into something out of a dream—completely clear skies capped with the most amazing Eastern Shore sunset. The day unfolded perfectly, with all of the thoughtful touches—like custom monogrammed napkins, mini tennis racket escort cards (the bride and groom are avid players), “His, Hers and Maggie (their dog)” signature drinks—showing off perfectly at the place where it all began. See more from this gorgeous wedding in the current issue of Washingtonian Weddings

Vendors: 

Photography: Perry Vaile Photography
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Monteray Farms
Catering: Gourmet by the Bay
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Tent: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Invitation: Creative Parties Ltd.
Day-of Paper: Surcee Calligraphy
Hair: Amie Decker Beauty
Makeup: Natural Makeup Chic
Bride’s Dress: Carolina Herrara
Ice Cream: Scottish Highland Creamery
Cake: Sweethaus
Band: Nation, Elan Artists
Transportation: Extroardinaire Limousine

Modern Meets Botanical in St. Michaels

Inn at Perry Cabin Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
03.06.2019
featured, Weddings

Meghan and Sid wanted to keep things low-key and intimate for their spring nuptials at the picturesque Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels. So we got to work creating a scene that blended the waterfront setting with the bride’s vision for a modern meets botanical vibe. Enter greenery chandeliers, cool blue velvet linens, black flatware, wooden cross-back chairs, and a well-equipped cigar bar—all beneath a gorgeous sailcloth tent. Keeping with the intimate vibe, guests dined at long king tables, where black acrylic table numbers gave an added punch, as did the adorable salt and pepper bowls we sourced. No where was the weaving of setting and theme more evident than in the cake display—a stunning two-tier cake with a blue wave pattern accented by focal roses that sat on a marble stand atop a black and white striped linen. The epitome of waterfront meets modern meets botanical! Insane wind gusts prevented us from being able to leave the tent fully open—and rendered the pedestals for the ceremony flowers useless—but nothing was taking the wind out of Meghan and Sid’s sails on their wedding day! See more from this perfect spring celebration on Grey Likes Weddings

Vendors: 

Photography: Eric Kelley
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Inn at Perry Cabin 
Florals: Sophie Felts Floral Design
Tent & Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Invitation & Paper Goods: Stephanie B Design
Cake: Chef Steven Anthony
Hair & Makeup: Ariel Lewis
Band: Sound Nation
Ceremony Musicians: Bay Strings
Transportation: Extroardinar Limousine

 

 

Rain-Filled Wedding at Perdue Family Farm

Eastern Shore of Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

Posted
01.16.2019
featured, Weddings

To say the weather did not cooperate for Chrissy and Chris Perdue’s private home wedding would be the understatement of the year! We knew storms were in the forecast in the days leading up to their celebration, but were hopeful for the best. Instead we got the worst—torrential downpours, flash floods, and tropical storm strength winds—all within an hour of the planned outdoor ceremony by the water. So we went to Plan B (because of course we had a plan B given the forecast!): moving the ceremony to the backup tent positioned closer to the house. That plan held until about 10 minutes prior to go-time when the ground became too saturated for guests to even stand on. Enter Plan C: move all the furniture in about two minutes flat and crowd 220 guests around the fireplace in the family’s home to watch the couple say “I Do.” Thankfully Chris and Chrissy were total troopers throughout this whole process, and as a reward, the skies cleared just as cocktail hour was getting underway. With drinks in hand, guests were escorted out to the sailcloth reception tent for a black tie meets coastal chic affair. Think navy tuxes, natural wood tones mixed with pops of dusty blue and white, floral chandeliers, lawn games (for when the rain broke), family-style dinner service, and—of course—stunning water views. It may have been a rocky start to the day, but it looks like smooth sailing ahead for Chris and Chrissy! See more of this wedding on Brides.com

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Vendors: 

Photography: Kate Headley
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Florals: Flowers by Alison
Catering: Gourmet by the Bay
Rentals: White Glove Rental, Party Rental Ltd.
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen
Lighting: City Florist
Tent: Coastal Tented Events
Invitations & Paper Goods: Stephanie B Design
HMU: Andrea Bounds Beauty
Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhiullier
Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Cake: Desserts by Rita, Classic Cakes
Ceremony Musicians: Two Rivers Chamber Music
Band: Starlight Orchestra
Transportation: Executive Transportation