Category Archives: Styled Shoots

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Anniversary Session

Eastern Shore Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

Styled Shoots

We can’t decide which is more fun—styling an engagement session or an anniversary session. So we’ll just keep doing both! And Stan and Erika’s Moroccan meets Eastern Shore anniversary session at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club was a dream! Wooden pallets, nautical rugs, oversized pillows, jaw-dropping peonies—need we say more? Still swooning over all the loveliness Krista Jones captured for this super sweet couple! Cheers to many more!


Photography: Krista A. Jones
Styling & Design: Kari Rider Events
Flowers: Intrigue Design & Decor
Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club 



Coastal Blue Spring Wedding Inspiration

Eastern Shore Maryland Wedding Planner & Designer

Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

Spring is in the air at the Kari Rider Events studio, and we’ve designed the perfect tablescape to usher in the new season! Coastal blues, crisp tulle, long-stem tulips with a hint of blackberry, terra cotta urns. Does it get any more Eastern Shore?! We hope this has you as giddy for spring as we are!


Photography: Karena Dixon
Design & Styling: Kari Rider Events
Flowers: Intrigue Design & Décor
Tabletop Rentals: DC Rental
Place Cards & Menu: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Farm Table: Vintage Affairs
Chiavari Chairs: Eastern Shore Tents & Events
Urns: Pottery Barn



How To Plan a Last-Minute V-Day Party

Eastern Shore Maryland Event Planner & Designer

Entertaining, Studio, Styled Shoots

We get it, some years Valentine’s Day just isn’t your biggest priority—even if you’re in a relationship. So if you haven’t planned a killer getaway or made that coveted dinner reservation, don’t sweat it! There’s nothing wrong with throwing a low-key, last-minute couples party for a fresh and fun take on this date-night dominated holiday. Here are three quick tips to get you started!

Stick with Your Standbys
For us, that means stopping by our go-to décor destination Dwelling & Design for a pop of pink courtesy of their colorful flatware line.

Roses are a Girl’s Best Friend
At least on Valentine’s Day because they are everywhere, even in grocery stores! Pair them with some snapdragons and leafy greens like we did here for a loose, textured look. 

And So is Rosé
If champagne is a Valentine’s Day must, Rosé champs is a double must! Garnish with frozen raspberries and blackberries for the perfect pop of deep berry hues.


Photography: Karena Dixon Photography
Styling: Kari Rider Events
Champagne: Hair O’ The Dog
Flatware and Napkin: Dwelling & Design
Charger and Glassware: DC Rental
French Macarons: Bartlett Pear Bakery 
Place Card: Surcee Calligraphy
Ribbon: Lancaster & Cornish