Run by Austin native, Samantha Jensen, you'll see Bricolage's arrangements all around town, gracing coffee shops, hotels, and other local businesses. Bricolage offers (wonderfully) indulgent floral subscription services, and single deliveries of their evocative arrangements online.
The T Room at Forty Five Ten
4510 McKinney Ave., Knox/Henderson
Sadly, Forty Five Ten's Number 1 café shuttered, so to soften the blow they've expanded the in-shop café, T Room. It's a cozy space with cast iron chandeliers and an outdoor patio—perfect for bridal and baby showers and birthday lunches. The in-house event planner Missy, can handle the details (invites, flowers, favors), all you have to do is show up.
Chinatown is like a traditional wedding band on steroids. All five members have years of experience, so their renditions of all the party staples (Boogie Shoes, Shout, Rebel Yell) sound just as good as the real thing.
Cassandra Fine Catering
These guys definitely rule when it comes to super-fancy, high-end catering (not everyone in town has served meals to both Presidents Obama and Bush). But it's about more than the food for Cassandra—clients rave about the impeccable service and reliability.
The Left-Handed Calligrapher
Nicole is a great classic calligrapher. You can select from a number of different styles, and while she's based in Dallas, she takes orders from across the country. And yes, she really is left-handed.
Grange Hall Floral
4445 Travis St., Knox/Henderson
Grange Hall's unusual arrangements definitely feel like they're in a class of their own. Keeping in theme with the otherworldly nature of their shop (one of Dallas's best), their floral arrangements look like they could be found in a cabinet of curiosities. They're excellent at incorporating unusual props like feathers, ribbons, and oddly-shaped vases.
Everything is bigger in Texas, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Dallas' foremost event planner wholeheartedly subscribes to that philosophy. Todd's events are lavish and glamorous in the best way, and there's no challenge he won't take on. Looking for a water feature with live performers? On it. 400 square foot ómbre flower wall? Consider it done. They recently joined forces with Suite 206 Luxury Event Rentals, too, who has one of the most comprehensive rental libraries we've ever seen.
Fluff Pop Cotton Candy
While you can order Fluff Pop ahead of time, the best way to incorporate the made-for-grown-ups cotton candy into an event is to have it spun for your guests on-site. People go crazy for the flavors (guava, lychee, cotton candy).
While his business runs the gamut from backyard BBQs to formal dinners, Chef Chris Patrick really excels at in-home catering for clients hosting formal events. Patrick's menus are incredibly creative (don't skip dessert).
Steve Wrubel Photography
Steve Wrubel—husband to DJ extraordinaire Lucy Wrubel—is by no means a minimalist. No matter the subject matter (though big celebrations are his forte) the resulting photos are sure to be full of life and color.
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