Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography

“I chose Hilton Americas-Houston because I loved the elegant setting that the hotel provided,” bride Natalie told us about her magnificent 280-guest wedding celebration. “As soon as you walk into the lobby you immediately notice the beautiful chandeliers and enormous marble columns situated around the lobby. The ambiance of the hotel really set the mood that I had envisioned for my wedding.” Enhancing that mood, and bringing freshness and warmth to the opulence, were simple, monochromatic, bloom-and-branch centerpieces from Darryl & Co. set against earth-toned linens and flickering votives, in a room washed in shades of pink of purple. Orchids abounded, at the request of the bride, who told us, “I knew the night Shane proposed that orchids would be a part of my wedding. During dinner on New Year’s Eve of 2010, the waiter presented me with a covered plate that I assumed would be the entree that I had ordered. When he removed the lid, I was so surprised to find the most gorgeous engagement ring situated in the middle of a beautiful orchid arrangement. I fell in love with the flower not only because of the beautiful colors, but because of the beautiful memory that it reminded me of.” For memories of her perfect day, Natalie will forever have photos from top Houston wedding photographer Kelly Hornberger, who was kind enough to share a selection with us in this here post. Thank you, Kelly—and happiest wishes to the lovely couple!


Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Orchid-Filled Hilton Americas Wedding By Kelly Hornberger Photography
Photos:
Kelly Hornberger Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero ~ Bride’s Shoes & Jewelry: Badgley Mischka (wedding bands) ~ Tuxedos: Al’s Formal Wear ~ Cake: Who Made The Cake ~ Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Darryl & Co. ~ Venue & Catering: Hilton Americas-Houston

 

White and Purple Woodlands Winter Wedding

A white winter wedding need not be devoid of color. Quite the contrary. A clean, wintry white background is the perfect foundation for a warming burst of color. Lynsey and Taylor’s December wedding celebration at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center is a spectacular example. Against a backdrop of snow white, including white table linens, chair covers and room draping, Darryl & Co. brought in subtle touches of purple and silver, along with plenty of icy crystal, glass and rhinestone sparkle, creating an effect that was at once coolly chic and warmly inviting. Purple and pink color-wash lighting, snowflake gobos, and, of course, flickering candlelight, completed the picture, providing Lynsey, Taylor and their 225 delighted guests a winter wonderland in which to eat, drink and dance the night away. And boy, did they. Big thanks to Jaylene DeBenedictis of Sacred Image Photography for her beautiful photos of one of the loveliest winter weddings we’ve had the privilege of featuring. Enjoy!

White and Purple Woodlands Winter Wedding ~ Houston Wedding Blog
White and Purple Woodlands Winter Wedding ~ Houston Wedding Blog
White and Purple Woodlands Winter Wedding ~ Houston Wedding Blog
White and Purple Woodlands Winter Wedding ~ Houston Wedding Blog
White and Purple Woodlands Winter Wedding ~ Houston Wedding Blog
White and Purple Woodlands Winter Wedding ~ Houston Wedding Blog
White and Purple Woodlands Winter Wedding ~ Houston Wedding Blog
White and Purple Woodlands Winter Wedding ~ Houston Wedding Blog

White and Purple Woodlands Winter Wedding ~ Houston Wedding Blog

White and Purple Woodlands Winter Wedding ~ Houston Wedding Blog
White and Purple Woodlands Winter Wedding ~ Houston Wedding Blog
White and Purple Woodlands Winter Wedding ~ Houston Wedding Blog
Photos: Sacred Image Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Kitty Chen Couture ~ from The Princess Bridal ~ Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Darryl & Co. ~ Venue, Catering & Cake: The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center

 

Purple, Pink and Gold La Colombe d’Or Wedding by Rachel Robinson

If there’s one thing Houston brides know how to do right, it’s mixing refined elegance with real, kick-up-your-heels FUN. Danielle and Robert’s wedding is a perfect example. For understated opulence, you can’t do any better than La Colombe d’Or, with its Grand Ballroom featuring 20-foot ceilings and 300-year-old oak-paneled walls repurposed from a French chateau. To this already lavish setting, high-school sweethearts Danielle and Robert added sinewy, illuminated glass-cylinder arrangements from Plants ’N Petals, and subtle accents of deep pink, purple and regal gold. And they brought in Jonny Black Productions to ensure their celebration of a lifetime wasn’t just another pretty place—but an unforgettable party for all involved. Our favorite touches? The framed portrait of the bride in her ga-ga-gorgeous Vera Wang gown, the purple ties and pocket squares, and, most especially, orchids, orchids everywhere! Big thanks to photographer Rachel Robinson for sharing her pretty, pretty pix with us—and warmest wishes to newlyweds Danielle and Robert.

Purple, Pink and Gold La Colombe d’Or Wedding by Rachel Robinson
Purple, Pink and Gold La Colombe d’Or Wedding by Rachel Robinson
Purple, Pink and Gold La Colombe d’Or Wedding by Rachel Robinson
Purple, Pink and Gold La Colombe d’Or Wedding by Rachel Robinson
Purple, Pink and Gold La Colombe d’Or Wedding by Rachel Robinson
Purple, Pink and Gold La Colombe d’Or Wedding by Rachel Robinson
Purple, Pink and Gold La Colombe d’Or Wedding by Rachel Robinson
Purple, Pink and Gold La Colombe d’Or Wedding by Rachel Robinson

Photos: Rachel Robinson Photography~Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang~Bride’s Hair & Makeup: The Perfect Face~Entertainment: Jonny Black Productions~Invitations: Bering’s~Flowers, Decor & Rentals: Plants ’N Petals~Venue: La Colombe d’Or