based in austin, tx
designing all over the country

Disch events



Behind the Blooms

I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating beauty wherever I go.

about us

I'm crissalane

I found my passion for floral design by chance. Starting out as an event coordinator after leaving IBM in 2009, I helped a few clients out by providing floral services for their weddings. I was immediately hooked on the relaxation and creative expression that only floral design can bring to me. With a hard push from my husband, we jumped in and grew to be full-time luxury floral event designers. 

I believe in community over competition, so networking and supporting my fellow vendor friends is something I am passionate about. I have served on the board of the International Live of Events Association and the Associated Wedding Planners of Austin, where I am now a member of both, as well as in the Wedding International Planners Association and the Hill Country Wedding Collaborative.  

I love nothing more than spending my days slowly, carefully, with intention.  Read on for a little more about me.

Peacemaker (and total Enneagram 3), lover of Hallmark, travel, and the soft glow of fresh powder on a snowy day. 

my favorite things:



This guy. 

He is the most caring, fun, outgoing and loving man. He is incredibly talented and can do anything and everything, and always willing to help out a friend or a stranger. He loves me without end, always supporting and loving me exactly the way I need to be loved. I still don't know how I snagged him, but I thank God every day that he blessed me with my best friend, life partner and dream seeker. 



The Mountains.

I feel most myself in the mountains. Life feels slower, the air feels crisper, and nothing makes me happier than a powder day followed by apre, a warm fire and a thawing dip in the hot tub. 



Summertime traveling in our camper with these two. Exploring new places, staying up way too late, and sleeping in.  



Anything Live.

To live in the Live Music Capital of the World, one cannot help but love a live show. The eclectic options of music and people in this town make it so special to me. I hope Austin always stays "weird."




I am a total cat lady. If it were socially acceptable, I'd have a house full of cats. But since it's not, here's my boy, Cooper. He passed away in October of 2023, but he's been an integral part of support for my business, so he deserves to be remembered here. 


part of my job

Themed galas and parties.

We get to attend some amazing events in this industry, and you better bet we are going to be the best dressed. 


I am a proud graduate of SMU in Dallas where I earned my BA in Business and BA in Advertising with a minor in Philosophy. 

Upon graduations, I hightailed it to Austin where I attained my Masters of Advertising and more importantly, met my husband through a mutual friend. I may not work in corporate business or advertising anymore, but I'd say that degree was well worth the man. 


Growing up in rural Illinois, Kitty inherited a deep love for both the art of design and the science of horticulture. Kitty studied landscape architecture and marketing at the University of Illinois and floriculture at the Benz School of Design, Texas A&M. Kitty's secret weapon is her tireless pursuit of excellent design, girded with uncompromising construction. "If you can dream it... we can build it", is her favorite response to a design challenge. Her 'happy place' is scouting for interesting blooms and organic elements to test new designs, perfecting comfort food recipes in her hill country kitchen and playing with her grandchildren. 


Meet the Team



Initially upon meeting Johnny, you will quickly realize that this lovable guy makes every party brighter. Johnny grew up in a home where celebrations were frequent, and the champagne was always flowing! Johnny attended Texas Christian University where he earned his business degree in supply chain management and proudly served as president of the Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Sigma. With 15+ years experience as an energy sector solution architect, process engineer and software automation tools developer, Johnny's technical, organizational and project management skills, mean that he can build anything and truly is the heartbeat of the company.

Born and raised in west Texas, Melani has always had a creative bug. She enjoys painting and other forms of art, so delving into the floral medium was an easy transition for her. Melani attended Abilene Christian University where she met her husband, Adrian, and worked in marketing while he attended medical school. Finally settling down in Dripping Springs, Melani and Crissalane became friends through their kids and never looked back. Melani enjoys running, skiing and spending time with her family. You can always be sure that music will be flowing and the vibe is upbeat when melani is in the studio.

I'm Karen Peña, a detailed and big-picture visionary that values relationships, integrity, gratitude and diversity. A florist equipped with efficiency, resourcefulness and carries a receptive attitude; always eager to learn.
I'm fortunate to have been connected to Crissalane and for the opportunity to collaborate with the inspiring Disch team; an elite team of genuine, faith-filled artists that execute exceptional designs.

I'm looking forward to all the creative experiences that the floral industry will bring to me and open to the ways that it will transform me.

With my ear to God, my mission is to serve - with heart.

I am a caretaker for a sweet soul and in my free time I am a wanderer by choice. Very passionate about enriching myself with travel and exploring the beauty of God's Hand. And then from that beauty I am willing to create for moments that make people smile and hopefully say...I am grateful. 




Hi, I’m Sydnee O’Neal and I enjoy helping Crissalane with weddings and other events. I have a small history working in the floral department of Randall’s and some designing at home. I have a passion for flowers and I enjoy getting to work with them in my free time!

Hi, I'm Brenda! I am a Master Floral Designer with 41yrs experience. I met Crissalane when I was her floral wholesaler rep, where we cultivated a friendship and I started working with her on events. 

I am married to the love my life and I have a beautiful daughter that I enjoy crafting with. When I'm not working with flowers, you can find me crafting in my she-shed, creating something unique and beautiful through different types of mediums. I love working with fresh flowers, creating beautiful one of a kind designs for weddings, events & special occasions. I'm in my element, in my comfort zone.



Born and raised in Dripping Springs, I met the Dischers through church when Johnny became my youth group leader, which we called Shop Talk. My passion lies in ministry and sharing the love of Jesus with those around me. 
I help Disch Events with many aspects of the company, from setting up and tearing down events, washing buckets and preparing the studio for the work week to helping manage the kiddos. I'm just happy to help out where I can. 
When I'm not working with Disch, you can find me working through biblical theories, practicing Jiu Jitsu and hanging out with friends. 

I'm Aaron, and I help Disch Events with set up and tear down of events. I don't mind the heavy lifting or working late nights, so it's a good fit for me.
I got to know the Dischers through Shop Talk, a group of guys that love talking about Jesus and supporting one another.

I am a full time student at Texas State University in the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology. I plan to go into the police force upon graduation. 
When I'm not working with Disch, I am practicing Jiu Jitsu and hanging out with my German Shepherd and my friends. 



Do you love beauty and find it in all things? Are you inspired by travel, art and the sound of ocean? Does the giggle of a child fill your soul and a warm cup of coffee next to a fire remind you that there is hope for better days? 

Our Clients are seekers of beauty, lovers of travel, with a taste for adventure and fresh air in their hair.