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King of Chic: Texan named to exclusive list of top 35 event designers in America

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Todd Fiscus of Todd Events
Todd Fiscus counts among his clients Audi, Dallas Cowboys, Lexus, Neiman Marcus and Harry Winston. Photo courtesy of Todd Events
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Todd Events produces more than 250 events annually, many of them weddings. Photo courtesy of Todd Events
Houston Design Center, Deck the Tables, table decorations, December 2012, Todd Fiscus table, flowers, table setting
Fiscus did a table setting for the Deck the Tables Holiday Tabletop Tour in Houston last December. Courtesy photo
0031, Houston Symphony Ball, March 2013, Pearl, the Living water fountain
Fiscus created human fountains at the Houston Symphony "Russian Rhaposdy" Ball in Houston. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
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Ambient light, lush floral and a little glamour are hallmarks of Todd Events. Photo courtesy of Todd Events
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Todd Fiscus does a lighting twist with fancy chandeliers housed in cages. Photo courtesy of Todd Events
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Beautiful, large and compact arrangements make a statement on any tabletop. Photo courtesy of Todd Events
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Todd Events creates experiences that are both luxurious and intimate. Photo courtesy of Todd Events
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More is more when it comes to floral arrangements; here, the monochromatic palette is equally impactful. Photo courtesy of Todd Events
Todd Fiscus of Todd Events
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Houston Design Center, Deck the Tables, table decorations, December 2012, Todd Fiscus table, flowers, table setting
0031, Houston Symphony Ball, March 2013, Pearl, the Living water fountain
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The name Todd Fiscus is synonymous with spectacular event design. For the last 15 years, the owner and creative director of Todd Events has been the go-to for anyone in Dallas — and beyond — who craves his signature swanky, of-the-moment style. He creates what he calls lush “life excursions” in locations ranging from Mexico to Maine.

His ability to bring beauty, elegance and excitement to any place — whether the Dallas Museum of Art, for the extravagant Art Ball, or the Nasher Sculpture Center garden, for an ethereal wedding — has landed him on BizBash’s inaugural list of the country’s top 35 event designers.

Fiscus, who is partner of noted Houston hairstylist, Cerón, recently made a splash on the Houston social scene with his spectacular design for the Houston Symphony "Russian Rhaposdy" Ball.

Fiscus is the only Texas designer on the exclusive list.

The leading trade media for event and meeting organizers has this to say about how a modern event designer works:

Today’s event designers are not simply florists. In order to stand out in a highly competitive marketplace, they must create immersive, visually creative environments that help their clients send messages in targeted, elegant ways. Tables, chairs, linens, lighting, dinnerware, and flowers are not only decorative — in the best hands, they’re transformed into a sophisticated communication medium that influences how people interact with their hosts and with one another.

To compile the list, the editors looked at the quality and breadth of the work from each candidate. But mostly they sought innovation, i.e., “work that made the editors gasp or say, ‘I’ve never seen that before.’”

Fiscus is in very good company. Other names on the prestigious list include Preston Bailey, David Stark and Bryan Rafanelli.

These 35 trendsetters from across the nation create hundreds of events each year, including White House state dinners, Oscar parties, SXSW events and soirees for Arabian sultanas.

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