The Dapper Diplomat



the dapper diplomat


The Dapper Diplomat, founded by Julian Leaver, is a bespoke event and etiquette firm based in Dallas, Texas. Our focus is to curate a guest-centered experience, whether it be the wedding of your dreams, a non-profit gala, or etiquette training for your sales force. 

We look forward to connecting soon.  


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sienna, italy - Costanza maremma photography

sienna, italy - Costanza maremma photography

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our process


Our process is centered on relationships. We believe in curating each event as a unique work of art and leveraging our creative partner relationships, no matter the event type, to execute an experience that you and your guests will never forget. 

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No couple's love story is alike and we believe the same for the celebration of that love. We pride ourselves on getting to know you, your story, and infusing those elements into a wedding weekend that reflects the interweaving of those stories and their joining into one.


Have passport, will travel. We love when our clients want to pick up and treat their guests to a unique experience. If you can dream it, we can execute it, all while alleviating the stress of planning from afar. All you have to do is arrive. 


Engagements, birthdays, anniversaries, or just because, we stand ready to help you navigate the planning and design of life's milestones. From the trip of a lifetime to Italy with 40 of your closest friends to a local party for 250 with a national act, we can't wait to bring your dream to life.



With experience assisting some of Dallas's most well-respected non-profit institutions in raising funds in new and imaginative ways, our creative partner relationships allow us to add value to your event while driving funds directly to support your core mission.

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Which fork do I use? How do I butter my bread? Who introduces whom? Are you or your team confused about how to translate etiquette and protocol into your everyday or corporate life? We are here to help. Through our two courses, Outclass the Competition and Dine Like a Diplomat, we will answer these questions and assist in building confidence in any situation.

Castello del Nero, Tuscany, Italy - Sara Donaldson Photography

Castello del Nero, Tuscany, Italy - Sara Donaldson Photography

All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
— Walt Disney

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