Joanna Berkun is the most talented floral and event designer who has always created a space that was beautiful, interesting and fun. She was referred by friends who do extensive entertaining at their home and gala events. For 15 years she has helped design our family celebrations and holidays in our home, at restaurants, and the University Club in New York.
I have used her as a planner, organizing the theme, designing the room, and doing floral arrangements. She doesn't just arrange the flowers she works to create a magical beautiful space which enhances the space. She is able to listen to what you want and then implement it in the most interesting and creative way. I have had low keyed parties and more formal high end parties and she can handle both. Her choice of flowers is out of the ordinary. They are lush and unusual -- breath taking. The feedback from sophisticated guests has been that they are more impressed with the flowers than some of the well known guests!
To give you an example, we did a party at the University Club for my husband who is a techie. She designed a theme around computers and gutted laptops and put flowers in them for the card table and created an interesting logo on the place cards. Her attention to detail, her ability to understand what you want, and her art background make her extraordinary in her field.
When I get thank you notes they usually say how magnificent the flowers were and they ask for Joanna's contact information. She is warm, enthusiastic and a person of impeccable integrity just the type of person you can trust to do an excellent job and have working for you.