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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.

DIY Envelope Liners on Southern Living

Maryland Wedding & Event Planner

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We have two rules when it comes to wedding DIY. Number one, it must be manageable; and number two, it has to pass for professional grade. That’s why we love this little envelope liner project recently featured on Southern Living’s The Daily South blog. These liners are simple, quick and you’d never be able to tell they’re DIY!


Envelopes (we used Euro Flap Style A7 envelopes from Paper Source)
One piece of heavyweight cardstock
Paper for lining
Tape runner or glue stick (we used Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive)

Make the template. Take an envelope and trace it onto the cardstock to make your template. Cut the template out, then trim 3/4 of an inch from the bottom and 1/8 of an inch from each side. This will ensure the liners can easily be inserted into the envelopes.

Trace the liners. Trace the template onto the back side of your envelope liner paper. Cut out the liners.

Put it all together. Insert the liners into your envelopes, folding down the envelope flap with the liner inside before securing it with the adhesive. Use a tape runner or glue stick to secure the liner to the flap.


Photography: Krista A. Jones
Styling: Kari Rider Events 
Flowers: Intrigue Design & Decor
Invitation: Cara Smith Designs