Happy Thanksgiving! We’re celebrating this intimate and indulgent holiday with a few tips on creating a festive centerpiece from floral designer Sarah Campbell, owner of Intrigue Design & Décor and founder of the upcoming Intrigued Experience conference. Sarah recommends incorporating texture into your Thanksgiving centerpiece with fun elements such as ornamental Kale and petite pumpkins. To keep her gourds from rotting, Sarah gives them a quick bleach water bath that ensures their freshness for the life of the arrangement.
For more floral design insights from Sarah and a host of other industry leaders, check out the upcoming Intrigued Experience conference, being held February 21 through 23, 2016 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. Participants will enjoy a unique three-day experience infused with hands-on floral design, styling and business education. More information is available on the conference website.
In the six months since we opened the Kari Rider Events studio, by far our favorite activity has been changing out the tablescape with the seasons. And this one is the best yet. But then again, we say that every time! For this setting, we stuck with traditional fall hues, pairing navy blue plates, burgundy place cards and mustard yellow napkins with copper and gold tones for a rich autumn take on a classic meets modern look. It wouldn’t truly be fall at the studio, though, without refreshing our bar cart with all the change-of-season essentials—red wine, bourbon and the most adorably festive mini white pumpkins! All beautifully captured by the talented Karena Dixon!
Ever since this whole paint and wine night craze exploded, we’ve been total skeptics. Who wants a horrifically toned painting of a giant flower or the likeness of a scene from a Tim Burton film hanging on their wall? The answer is nobody—we don’t care how much wine they serve! But then it dawned on us: we’re in the business of making things pretty. So why not design our own paint night full of gorgeous hues, adorable details and, of course, plenty of wine. The result—captured by the fabulous Caitlin Kellagher of CJK Visuals—was a summer citrus dream inspired by the night’s painting and enhanced with gorgeous flowers from Monteray Farms and a sparkling citrus sangria from Hair O’ The Dog.
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!