Hugh was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee and has now established himself as the city’s premier event designer and lifestyle expert. With his distinctive eye for detail and boundless creative energy, Hugh takes his clients’ wildest dreams from imagination to reality.
While firmly established as Nashville’s go-to expert for events and weddings for A-list celebrities that include actress Nicole Kidman, and country superstars Wynonna, Reba, Jake Owens, George Strait, Martina McBride, Kenny Rogers and Kings of Leon Rocker Nathan Followill, Hugh has been featured across the country on CMT, ABC TV, PEOPLE MAGAZINE, INSTYLE MAGAZINE, USA TODAY, and BRIDES offering his unique, fun approach as a Lifestyle Expert with his trademark style & sense of humor distinctively branded “Hughlarious”!
While Hugh originally planned a career in Broadcastingafter graduating Belmont University in music business management, he initially interned with WTVF-TV NewsChannel 5 in Nashville on their daytime talk show “Talk of the Town”, and then eventually partnered with music industry power broker Anita Hogin to form H Three Events in 2007. From celebrity weddings to the Tennessee Governor’s Inaugural Ball – Hugh has been at the forefront of cutting edge style in the South. His recent wedding design for a prominent Nashville musician earned high praise in the pages of People magazine and Hugh has also worked with Warner Brothers pictures executing the Nashville premiere of the major motion picture August Rush.
In 2016, Anita Hogin retired, as Kate Steele became Hugh’s new business partner, after being with the company for six years. The newest dynamic duo, enjoys making every event a fun adventure! He credits Kate for keeping him in line as well as in budget!
The key to Hugh’s success lies in his ability to put a unique twist on each event and create an experience unlike anything his clients and their guests have seen before. As anyone who’s attended one of his events will tell you, Hugh Howser is truly a Nashville original.
Kate was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She attended The University of Mississippi where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. Through her collegiate experience, she spent time learning the ins and outs of the hospitality industry. Kate offers an insider’s perspective of customer service to H Three Events in addition to her creative and organizational talents. Kate has always known she wanted a life in events with her attention to detail and love for making every client happy! Kate’s expertise is in budgets and logistics and the overall vision and execution of both small and large scale events.
Outside of work, Kate enjoys vacationing with family and friends. “Anytime I have time off, I want to be traveling… I don’t care if I have been there or not!”
Kate joined the H Three team in 2010 and knew she was at the right place. In 2016, previous owner and partner to Hugh Howser, Anita Hogin, retired allowing Kate to become Hugh’s business partner in owning H Three Events.
They are the new duo in event planning and you are sure to have a blast when planning your next event!