Real Columbus Wedding: Kyle Richards and John Folk

These grooms enjoyed a day that was entirely about them.

Emma Frankart Henterly
Columbus Monthly
Kyle Richards (left) and John Folk married on Aug. 21, 2021, at Vue Columbus.

Aug. 21, 2021 | When Kyle Richards moved to Columbus, a friend introduced him to John Folk and it was, according to the couple’s wedding website, “love at first sight, and second and third.” They got engaged during the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon, when John proposed to Kyle in front of their family and friends. 

They were surrounded by family and friends on their wedding day, too—more than 230 of them, in fact, plus a 15-person wedding party. The highlight of the wedding party, in our opinion, was the flower girl—Hannah Rutledge, an adult friend of the couple—alternated tossing petals and handing out cans of White Claw to guests as she strolled down the aisle to an acoustic version of Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me.”  

“We made the wedding ours,” Kyle says. “We enjoyed every minute of it and made sure to focus it around us.” 

Don’t ask him to choose a favorite moment from the day, though. “It truly was the best day of our lives,” he says. “Love and support filled the room. From the ceremony to cocktail hour to dancing all night with the band, everything was seamless.” 


Ceremony and reception:Vue Columbus 

Caterer: Together & Company 

Cake:Short North Piece of Cake 

Planner:Aisle & Co. 

Florist:Baysore’s Flower Shop 

Rentals:Got Ya Covered Linens, Aiden & Grace, Prema Designs 

Music:The Conspiracy Band 

Photographer: Amy Ann Photography 

Stationery: Avant-Garde Impressions 

Transportation: Columbus Coach 

Accommodations:AC Hotel Columbus Downtown 

Rehearsal dinner: The Walrus 

Grooms’ attire: Suits from Marc White Bespoke, accessories from Pursuit 

Rings:Alexander’s Jewelers 

Groomsladies’ attire:Azazie gowns 

Groomsmen’s attire: Own suits