Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Wedding Planner
Coastal meets garden was the name of the game for Lindsay and TJ’s waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum wedding. The couple—who met in grade school when fifth-grade TJ would pass love letters to eighth-grade Lindsay at recess!—wanted a relaxed celebration near Lindsay’s family’s second home in St. Michaels. Sticking with a blue and white palette, we used toile patterned king table linens and ginger jar vases to tie in a floral element to the classic coastal color scheme. Pops of navy blue in the bridesmaid dresses, escort display, and table numbers were an added nod to the waterfront venue—where gliding sailboats provided the perfect backdrop for the couple’s portraits on Navy Point. See more of this celebration over on My Eastern Shore Wedding!
Photography: Annamarie Akins Photography
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Florals: Monteray Farms
Catering: Gourmet by the Bay
Rentals: Eastern Shore Tents & Events, Select Event Group
Hair & Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty
Bride’s Dress: Carolina Herrara
Invitation & Paper Goods: Stephanie B Design
Videography: White Tree Wedding Productions
Ice Cream Cart: Scottish Highland Creamery
St. Michaels, Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer
Jaime and Brendan’s love story is literally something out of a movie! After meeting in Miami while en route to Paraguay with 48 other Peace Corps volunteers, the couple bonded over late-night card games and sips of wine while engaging in impassioned talks of their dreams for the future. Two years, an 8-hour drive between assignments, and many abbreviated phone calls later (due to poor reception), Jaime and Brendan knew they were in it for the long haul. Their engagement was s true reflection of the journey they’d travel as a couple—a mutual proposal and exchange of rings atop the Mauna Kea Volcano in Hawaii.
The couple chose to wed at the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels—a nod to Jaime’s roots as an officer in the Navy and the couple’s shared love of the water. Rain prevented the planned waterfront ceremony, but that didn’t put a damper on the festivities. Following cocktails inside the inn, guests were escorted to the sailcloth reception tent, where we combined layers of white, blue and gold to create an atmosphere of relaxed elegance. We juxtaposed lacy white and ocean blue linens with grey-wash farm tables to add textural interest—and tied everything together with classic white rounded back chairs. Gold-rimmed swirl chargers, sea-glass blue water glasses, and navy and gold flatware stole the show atop the tables, with subtle nautical accents like knotted napkin folds bringing everything full circle. The rain outside only added to the ambiance inside the tent—an intimate celebration for two warm-hearted people. See more from this gorgeous wedding captured by Elisa Bricker over on Style Me Pretty!
Photography: Elisa Bricker
Planning & Design: Kari Rider Events
Venue: Inn at Perry Cabin
Florals & Custom Rentals: Amaryllis Inc.
Tent: Sugarplum Tents
Rentals: Select Event Group
Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu
Linens: La Tavola
Ceremony Music & Band: The Elements, Elan Artists
Videographer: Shaking Hands Productions
Cake: Steve Konopelski, Patissier
Hair & Makeup: Alison Harper & Co.
Bride’s Dress: Matthew Christopher
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Invitation: Cheree Berry Paper
Day of Paper: Surcee Calligraphy, Stephanie B Design
Transportation: Extroadinar Limousine
Washington DC Event Planner & Stylist
D.C. residents Kathleen and Matt wanted their engagement photos to be as timeless and romantic as their upcoming wedding day, so we kept the vibe super classic for their portraits at the D.C. War Memorial—a scaled down version of the Jefferson Memorial without the crowds! We let the setting take center stage, bringing in a few subtle accents like a simply styled Save the Date, a gorgeous bouquet that fit perfectly with the blush, grey and dusty blue color palette, and, of course, a little rosé bubbly! Everything flowed as beautifully as Kathleen’s drapey Morning Lavender skirt, and the captures by Elizabeth Fogarty were nothing short of dreamy! See more from this feature over on Style Me Pretty!
Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Bouquet: My Flower Box
Calligraphy: Surcee Calligraphy
Champagne: Hair O’ The Dog
Champagne Glasses: Crate & Barrel
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Skirt: Morning Lavender
Kari Rider Events is a boutique event planning and design company crafting elegant, individually styled celebrations on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and beyond. Our blog features real weddings designed by our team, shoots we've styled for magazines and other blogs, and lots of wedding tips and inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to hearing from you!