Bridal Buzz | Local Favorites from Industry Insiders
by Kaitlyn December 11
To make your wedding day one-of-a-kind, you may need some one-of-a-kind vendors to help. These local favorites are some of DFW industry insiders’ most raved about specialty wedding vendors and are ready to transform your celebration into one that’s extra memorable and truly unforgettable! Take a look below at some of the ways these unique vendors can add that something special to your wedding day. Cheers!
We have a major girl crush on Jill Berger and her Lushra team! From epic balloon installments and giant statement balloons to custom bridesmaids boxes and party supplies, Lushra is a must for your next big event. Bridal showers, bachelorette outings, engagement parties, weddings and rehearsal dinners—you name it! Lushra has everything you need to make your party Insta-worthy and make your party goers giddy with excitement! Jill and her squad know that an amazing background makes an amazing photo, which is why some of their most popular event rentals are their backdrops, including a boxwood wall, flower wall, gold hexagon frame and white circular wall (all customizable with balloon add-ons, of course!) for ceremonies.
The saying goes: You eat with your eyes first. And nothing could be more true than when it comes to those lucky enough to enjoy a grazing gift box, platter or catered spread by Dallas’-own Gather & Graze Events. Founded in April 2019 by Aubrey, Texas-natives Sidana Sun and Nichole Bazzani, Gather & Graze Events curates gorgeous food and stages it beautifully for all special occasions, big and small. Artisan cheeses, antipasti meats, seasonal fruits and veggies, chocolates, relish, olives, dried fruit (is your mouth watering, yet?), roasted and spiced nuts, wholesome dips, gourmet crackers—these savory, sweet and oh-so-delicious eats are just a sample of what Nicole and Sidana use to create each spread.
Photo: Laning Photography
Want to make a statement? Whether it be a proclamation of love or a dramatic décor showpiece, Alpha-Lit Letters is here to help. The company’s 3- and 4-foot marquee letters are a cool new way to wow. From weddings to bachelorette parties to proposals, Alpha-Lit Letters specializes in all things “LOVE” and is one of the only companies in the industry where you can rent lighted lettering. These lights are completely customizable (like fun colored light bulbs!) and create epic backgrounds for memorable moments in your life. Founder Mackenzie Skipper says, “If you have an idea, we can make it happen.”
Photo: Sonay Nicole Photography
Founded in 2017, Bash and Vibe is one of the most exciting new companies in Texas offering custom gifting and bespoke party supplies. The design studio specializes in luxe gifting, creating unique pieces that make your gifting experience special—giving your loved ones all the warm and fuzzies. Bash and Vibe’s gift box collections are customizable and include at least one bespoke item in each box—a laser-engraved, embroidered or engraved item that’s unique to the gifter and recipient (this is the company’s signature!). They offer beautiful welcome boxes for out-of-town guests, bridesmaid proposal boxes, bridal boxes, groomsmen boxes and, one of our faves for post-bachelorette outings, the hangover box! But that’s not all. Unique mugs, artisan teas and coffees, beauty products and paperie, you name it, they can curate a fabulously beautiful box.
Meet Moravian Coffee. Co-owner Carson Kidd and his best-friend business partners are dedicated to catering specialty craft coffee at events throughout the state of Texas. We love the idea of offering your guests Moravian’s full espresso and pour-over coffee bar, where they will lovingly make and serve your favorite cappuccinos and lattes (hot and iced). These coffee visionaries are going to take over the game, but in the meantime, let them take over your showers or receptions for an unforgettable guest experience that’s not only unique but delicious.
Colorful, cheerful and oh-so creative, Evelio Zapata, owner of EZ Party Time, has single-handedly made balloons chic and, now, a fabulous décor idea for weddings. From whimsical arches and voluminous backdrops to wild and funky creations that only Evelio could dream up (confetti balloon darts, anyone?). Evelio’s Instagram is pure eye candy. It’s obvious that he is a true artist, and the joy and passion he has for his work comes through in every single installment for weddings and special events. The ways to utilize EZ Party Time’s talents is seemingly endless. Balloon installations are just one festive service offered. Call on this one-of-a-kind North Texas business if you’re looking for premium balloon styling, an installation and activation specialist, custom piñatas, paper things and more.
Photo: Lightly Photography
Other Local Vendors: Lightly Photography, Alpha Lit Letters, PARTY WITH LUSHRA, Gather & Graze Events, Moravian Coffee, Sonay Nicole Photography