May 7, 2021

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A Neighborhood Musician’s Vintage-Stuffed Montgomery County Yard Marriage

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All of the decor was vintage, thrifted, repurposed or taken from the couple’s property.


Kaitlyn Riess and Joshua Howard’s vintage-loaded Montgomery County backyard wedding ceremony took put a month immediately after son Bravery’s birthday. Images by Carly Landolt Images

There’s a thing endearing about incorporating vintage decor into your marriage ceremony. Components like repurposed furnishings or antique vases and other extras include a nostalgic, particular touch — not to point out that they serve a sustainable objective, bringing new existence to goods from yesteryear. This couple’s Montgomery County backyard wedding day, held on a lovely fall working day, is a beautifully sweet example. Carly Landolt Photography captured the sentimental times, which you can see down below.

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You could say it was love at initially sight for Philly natives Kaitlyn Riess, a graphic designer and social media supervisor, and Joshua Howard, a musician (of The Voice fame). The two crossed paths in the course of a conference at their church. “He caught my eye when I saw him singing, not only for his appears to be but for his attractive voice,” claims the bride. “There was some thing about him that intrigued me and built me want to know the heart powering it all.”

As for Josh, he joked to a buddy that he’d marry Kait: “I keep in mind not getting able to keep my eyes off of her.” They dated for a 12 months ahead of finding out they were being anticipating a child boy. “We made a decision then that we wished to be a household,” says Kait. 

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They didn’t have a classic engagement (Josh did not actually propose until immediately after the marriage ceremony) and selected to get married in Kait’s father’s backyard in Norristown. Despite the November 9th wedding day day, the weather was great, and the few held their celebration outside, with 50 friends in attendance.

The classic-stylish, boho-neat Large Day was cautiously curated, with touches that were being thrifted, repurposed, or taken from their house, all set collectively by the bride’s stepmother, together with function imaginative director Carrie Mason.

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The two collaborated on aspects these as outdoor lounge areas to reach the couple’s eyesight. Equally the bride and groom beloved the vintage, homespun aesthetic, which incorporated empty picture frames hanging on the trees all around the ceremony site. A vainness crammed with vases, a clock and candles directed visitors to the celebration. 

The bride and her bridesmaids carried artificial pink and white bouquets they also wore leather jackets, mainly because Kait understands how a lot Josh enjoys her in that model. And she acquired her snakeskin footwear the evening just before the marriage. “I realized I desired to wear a bootie, because which is just my design,” she says. “I noticed them and understood they’d be fantastic.”

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A specific touch: The groom’s father presided about the celebration. “Having my father marry us was so critical to me,” claims Josh. “My dad’s my best buddy and the best man I know.” 

A handful of sweet information accomplished the day. A straightforward vanilla cake from Full Food items was decorated with faux bouquets. And an alfresco lounge was outfitted with reupholstered and upcycled furnishings.

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Just before COVID, Kait and Josh prepared to honeymoon this past summer season they hope inevitably to go to Paris. Oh, and about that proposal? The pair had made the decision not to compose their possess vows for their Big Day — while Josh secretly did. He ultimately shared them, and an engagement ring, with his new wife seven months later on, on Mother’s Day. “As I was reading through them aloud,” states Kait, “Josh bought down on one knee and proposed.”

THE Information
Photographer: Carly Landolt Pictures | Location: Personal property | Party Artistic Way: Carrie Mason of REimagined Empire | Florals: Faux bouquets designed by Kathy O’Brian McHugh | Catering: Stir It Up | Bride’s Gown: Lulus | Bridesmaids’ Attire: Without end 21 & Windsor | Hair, Makeup & Invites: The bride | Cake: Whole Meals

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