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Texas Winter Wedding at Lake McQueeney

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Mimi & Alan


Mimi and Alan’s Texas Winter Wedding at Lake McQueeney was literally blooming with color! Lake McQueeney is a special place to Mimi and her family. Mimi’s great grandparents started the Lake Breeze Ski Lodge in 1945. The lake property had been Mimi’s favorite place since she was a little girl and she dreamed of one day getting married there!! In February 2021, Mimi’s dream of a lake wedding day came to life.

Winding Flower Aisle for Wedding Ceremony

Texas Winter Wedding at Lake McQueeney

Their winter wedding  at Lake McQueeney featured a whimsical winding flower aisle leading down to an altar on the dock. The reception space was filled with greenery and tables decorated with floral bouquets with pops of pink and vibrant colored blooms. Mimi and Alan’s first dance took place on a pink checkered dance floor underneath a ceiling of suspended flowers. To end the night, Mimi and Alan had their last dance with “You are the Best Thing” playing in the background. In classic lake fashion they hopped on a getaway boat for their wedding exit and took off across the lake! Alan and Mimi’s lake wedding truly seemed like a fairytale! 

Texas Winter Wedding Bride and Groom Kissing on Lake

Advice from the Bride

If Mimi could give advice to other couples planning their wedding, she would tell them, “Soak up every second because it really does go by so fast. You always hear this, but you never really think it will happen to you- be prepared… things will go wrong, but you just need to roll with the punches and embrace that you are marrying your favorite human.” 

Mimi and Alan’s wedding actually happened at the start of the great Texas Snowpocalypse of 2021. Despite the frigid temperatures, guests were so excited to celebrate such a wonderful couple! Wedding guests arrived bundled up and Kiran and Leigh made sure they were taken care of and offered hot toddies to warm up!

Colorful Wedding Invitation Suite

Wedding Day Experience with KHP

Mimi and Alan had the kindest words to say about working with me for their wedding day: 

“Kelly has the best personality and instantly feels like your best friend.  We both immediately felt so comfortable around Kelly, which was important to us as she would be shooting intimate moments of us. We absolutely love Kelly’s work and have decide she will forever be our family photographer moving forward!”

These two will be celebrating their one year anniversary on February 13, 2022! I’m wishing them a huge congrats as they enter a new chapter of life with a baby on the way! Happy first anniversary to Mimi & Alan! 

Their wedding was featured in 2021 on Ruffled. You can see that feature here! For more Lake McQueeney inspiration check out Mimi and Alan’s engagement photos here!


Photography: Kelly Hornberger | Planning and Design: Kiran and Leigh | Floral: Bows and Arrows Flowers | Venue: Lake Breeze Ski Lodge | Cake: Cakes Couture | Catering: Contigo Catering | Stationery: Mesh by Alex | Band: Taylor Pace Orchestra | Entertainment: Gulf Coast Entertainment | Dress: Carolina Herrera from Casa de Novia| Shoes: René Caovilla | Hair & Makeup: Hey Lovely Beauty| Tux: The Black Tux | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Jewelry: Bella Madre Jewelry| Wedding Bands: Lindsey Leigh Jewelry |

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