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Stunning Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel

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Katherine & Paul

Stunning blue details were woven throughout Katherine and Paul’s December wedding at The Houstonian Hotel. Katie and Allyson of the KHP Collective team photographed their engagements and their wedding day! Blue is Katherine’s favorite color and you’ll see the color in her bridal details, blue cowboy boots, hydrangea bouquet, bridesmaids dresses, and throughout the reception decor! 

Wedding party walking together for wedding at The Houstonian Hotel.

Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel & Manor House

Once Katherine and Paul were ready on the wedding day, we did their first look outside of the Manor House at The Houstonian. Right after their first look, they exchanged private vows with each other. 

Reflecting on their wedding, Katherine said, “My favorite part of the wedding day was our first look and private vows. Paul had sent my Matron of Honor, Katie, a drawing of what he thought my dress was going to look like so being able to share that moment together was so fun. I could tell he was surprised by it! Our private vows were so special. I knew what I wanted to say in them for years, but I was so excited to hear Paul’s. He truly blew it out of the park. I reread them the next night and cried all over again.” 

Wedding first look at the Manor House at The Houstonian Hotel.

They had an outdoor ceremony in the meadow at The Houstonian with the majestic oak trees in the background. We made sure to set aside time in the evening to head outside for magical photos beneath the twinkling lights strung in the massive oak trees. 

Outdoor wedding at The Houstonian Hotel.

Wedding Reception at The Houstonian 

For the wedding reception, everyone headed inside The Houstonian. Because their wedding was in December, they used a Christmas tree as their escort card stand. Guests picked up an ornament that had their name and table number on it. It was one of Katherine and Paul’s favorite details!

Wedding Reception at The Houstonian Hotel.

After the formal events, Katherine changed into her custom-made reception dress. She changed earlier in the night because she was so excited to wear it!  After the formal events like the dances and cutting the cake, party mode was turned on!  Katherine and Paul wanted to enjoy their reception together on the dance floor, and that’s exactly how they spent their night! 

For their grand exit, guests covered them with white streamers as they made their way to their getaway car-a vintage blue Jeep!

Grand exit from wedding at The Houstonian Hotel.

The KHP Collective Experience

Here are the kind words that Katherine and Paul had to share about their experience working with our team: 

“We loved Allyson & Katie, and they matched and vibed with us so well. . .They made us feel so loved and celebrated throughout the three sessions we had over this past year. They always listened to us, made us laugh, and took the best photos that we get to cherish forever. . . Kelly also has given us such a special gift with all of our photos and truly making us feel taken care of from the first phone call. . . I think you captured our day so beautifully. It’s amazing to relive a moment through a picture!” 

We’ve enjoyed every second of working with this couple and their wedding day was full of so much love and joy from everyone! Congrats to Katherine & Paul!

Wedding at The Houstonian Hotel with bride and groom portraits in front of the oak trees.


Photography: Kelly Hornberger Collective | Wedding Planner: Belle Events | Venue & Catering: The Houstonian Hotel | Florist & Rentals: Bergner & Johnson | Videographer: Reverent Wedding Films | Wedding Cake: Susie’s Cakes | Reception Band: Manhattan Band | Hair & Makeup: Jentry Kelley Cosmetics | Wedding Stationery & Paper Goods: Be Sweet Ink | Wedding Gown: Rita Vinieris at Ivory Bridal Atelier | Wedding Tulle Wrap & Reception Dress: Custom by Kit | Wedding Boots: City Boots | Groom Attire: Custom by Adam Ross | Wedding Exit Jeep: Blue Wedding Jeep | Lighting/AV Team: 360 AV Design | Dance Floor: Mike’s Dance Floor & Party Rentals

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To learn more about working with my associate wedding team for your wedding, head to this page to learn about the KHP Collective!

Bridesmaids photos at The Houstonian Hotel with bridesmaids in blue bridesmaid dresses with hydragea bouquets. Outdoor wedding ceremony at The Houstonian Hotel.

For more wedding inspiration check out this KHP Collective wedding at the Austin Country Club!

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