Karla Dascal, Karla Conceptual Event Experiences, Miami
Based in south Florida, Karla Dascal, the planner behind KARLA Conceptual Event Experiences, can throw a sweet-16 party as well as she can pull off an intimate wedding. Often tapped for her extensive local connections, the former floral designer is especially renowned for her flower expertise. (Her event-design firm grew out of her floral business as clients requested her help with design and decor as well.) She juggles splashy bashes for corporate clients like Louis Vuitton and Ferrari with indulgent private affairs. One standout was a billionaire’s 40th birthday in a private aviation hangar, which Dascal reimagined as a jet set–themed nightclub, including a cavalcade of private planes lining the tarmac and female models dressed as air-traffic controllers in gold-lamé cat suits directing guests into the space. 305-644-3555; karlaevents.com.