How to Throw the Wedding Party of the Year
Tips and trends to help you host the warmest of receptions.
The Hall of State at Fair Park has recently reopened after two years of updating, and the dramatic Art Deco building is better than ever. The venue can accommodate events from nine to 900. Contact Food Glorious Food, the exclusive caterer, and they’ll walk you through reservations, rentals, and more, including how to get Fletcher’s Corny Dogs on the menu. 3939 Grand Ave. 214-413-3947. hallofstateevents.com.
Il Cane Rosso owner Jay Jerrier is on a mission to bring true Neapolitan-style pizza to North Texas residents. For catered events, he rolls in a 4,000-pound Italian oven, an assortment of premium Italian ingredients, and a team of practiced pizzaioli. Jerrier’s team can shape, top, and cook about 100 pizzas per hour. From $15 per person for pizza to $25 per person for appetizers, pizza, and dessert. 214-577-6747. ilcanerosso.com.
South Asian brides across Dallas can breathe a sigh of relief with the launch of DallasIndianWeddings.com. The site is a treasury of wedding resources: caterers, venues, event designers, photographers, and more. It’s a place for “brides and vendors who know the culture to connect,” says co-founder and event planner Hala Snyder. Rest assured that if it’s part of an Indian wedding tradition, it’s on there, including where to find the perfect horse and carriage for your procession.
Husband-and-wife duo Chris and Sonya Eudaley take an artistic approach to floral design at Dirt Design Studio, the newest floral-and-more shop to pop up in the Bishop Arts District. Whether you have a bulging budget or more modest means, designer Sonya calls on her creative ingenuity to give you the flowers of your dreams. Plus, when you stop by to discuss ideas, you’ll get treated to Champagne and goodies from Dude, Sweet Chocolate—because brainstorming is always better with some bubbly. 214-242-9533. dirtflowers.com.
Sure, you’ll look to J Dorian Chocolatier for decadent chocolate treats or wedding favors, but did you know chef Dorian Isenberg also bakes cakes? Really delicious cakes? Even better, each cake is completely custom. “I don’t like to limit my customers,” Isenberg says. So, if you’d like a lemongrass cake to complement a Thai chili chocolate treat, he’ll make it work. More conventional favorites include raspberry, amaretto, and Champagne. 972-392-9499. jdorian.com.