Here are what our past clients are saying!


Joy Johnson makes every event “A Joyous Event” with her creative and elegant touch. Emmitt and I were so pleased with her beautiful designs and detail to planning my birthday party a few years ago that I had to have her involvement in my beloved “Treasure You” Girlfriend’s Retreat in Scottsdale. Nobody but Joy could have created an atmosphere of design that extended warmth and elegance to the women attending the retreat. She will truly make you feel treasured with her work!

Hall of Fame NFL Running Back Emmitt & Pat Smith

You did an Amazing job on the Grand Opening of Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles! As a guest I had a great time, everything looked wonderful. You are a spectacular event planner; I inspire to be a great event planner like you one day. Thanks for letting me be a part of your team, it was such a great experience.

Toyesha White; daughter of owner, LoLo’s Chicken & Waffles Restaurant

I would like to thank everyone who came out last night to celebrate our 10 years in business and our newly renovated Lolo’s downtown. It was an amazing evening !!!! Im grateful for all the hugs, kisses, and encouraging words. I appreciate the family and freinds who took time out of their busy lives to be part of our special day!!!! I woke up this morning feeling overjoyed and happy!!! However, Joy Johnson from A Joyous Event brought my ideas into being!!! Thanks so much Joy for everything!!! You were amazing to work with.

Rasheedah White; owner LoLo’s Chicken & Waffles Restaurant

When Joy plans my children’s birthday parties, I never have to worry about anything. She takes care of everything from beginning to end

Tamia; Recording Artist, 

I have used Joy Johnson's event planning company both personally and professionally. It was a pleasure working with A Joyous Event to maximize on a variety of opportunities my company, Cox Communications sponsor. These events include a book launch with 700 guests, surrounding VIP events with Public officials and Socialites in the Phoenix area, a high caliber fashion show with Parisian themes, and more.
On a personal note. She did an excellent job planning my daughters sweet 16. Her draw dropping decor and event set up was absolutely stunning. Her communication, interpersonal skills, and fun loving spirit made my daughters day very special. 
Her company is very well organized. She also has an excellent team behind her. Her meticulous nature makes her very thorough and detail oriented. She is a world class event planner and deserves a five star rating!

Janet West-Bagley | Vice President, Gigabit Marketing

Cox Communications, Inc.

The result of working with A Joyous Event was exactly what we wanted and we were extremely pleased with the professional service we received.  They planned, managed and delivered on one of Arizona’s most high profile events, 48 Women, Arizona’s Most Intriguing Women Legacy Luncheon and VIP reception.  The overall venue design was absolutely beautiful and exceeded our expectations.I highly recommend A Joyous Event to plan and manage your event.

Connie Robinson; Chair, 48 Most Intriguing Women


Never doubt that anything is impossible! After 4 months of pre-planning and 2 months of execution with Joy, here we are! Thank you Joy Johnson, you have true mastery at event direction, supervision of teams, marshaling resources, client relations and management. To anyone that has a dream event in mind or a current one they want to elevate, I highly recommend Joy for her professionalism and enthusiasm for bringing an event to life with elegance, beauty, and a theme that connects. Her work results in JOY.

Dr. Joel P. Martin, Owner, Positively Powerful Woman Awards

I have 3 daughters and dreams of beautiful weddings have permeated our home for over twenty years! When the youngest daughter became engaged first, the dreams of 3 girls and their mother would be thrust upon a wedding planner, one brave and talented enough to please 2 sisters, a bride, and a mother-of-the-bride!  The bride was a ballerina and the groom an opera singer, and we needed a wedding planner who could make the fairytale of the ballerina and the baritone come to life!

Skill, talent, vision, creativity, and an un-compromising expectation of perfection was only the beginning of what Joy Johnson brought to the table, (and at a level of 15 on a scale that ends at 10.) Initially, that is all we thought we needed, until she brought sensitivity, compassion, patience (for the 100 times you change your mind, and she always says “no problem”), excitement, (she is genuinely as excited as you are) and an indescribable desire to really give you the wedding of your dreams!

Your satisfaction is only part of the puzzle; the other is the guests, groom’s family, and your extended family.  My guests are still, 3 months later, commenting on the wedding. “Your wedding was the most beautiful wedding I have ever attended”.  “Your wedding was flawless!” “I have NEVER attended a wedding that didn’t have a hiccup”.  ‘You are the calmest mother-of-the-bride I have ever seen”!  “everything was perfect” I never lifted a finger to do anything, but enjoy my daughter and her special day. Joy had a complete staff at the wedding that seamlessly, and inconspicuously attended to every detail and averted any possible hiccups!

Her relentless attention to detail relieves you of all stress, and sleepless nights many MOB’s experience.  Joy! From the save-the-dates, to the invitations, to the rehearsal dinner, to the ceremony, Joy exceeds your expectations on every level, and truly makes your wedding  A JOYOUS event!

Geneva Spigner, Mother-of-the-Bride, Ballerina & Baritone Wedding


We have worked with Joy on a number of events providing the printed items.  She is able to make sense of the big picture and can easily translate the vision in a grand way.  We are always happy to see her name on an event because we know our part will be easier because of her vision, communication and organizational skills.  It is truly a joy to work with Joy and her team. 


Jackie Wszalek, Splash Printing and Marketing, President/Owner

As a little girl you always dream of your wedding day and how you'd like it to go.  Then you become an adult and realize how stressful that fairytale can truly become trying to bring it to life.  Well with the help of A Joyous Event that provided our wedding day-of coordinating services, my wedding was truly my dream come true!!  Joy and her amazing team were a true pleasure to work with - extremely professional, organized, easy to reach, and very experienced!  My wedding went flawlessly thanks to the seamless timeline that Joy put together for us that kept things moving along beautifully.  

Joy's great attention to detail had everything and everyone in place at just the right times.  Our wedding guests could not stop raving about our wedding and reception and we could not have done it without 'A Joyous Event'!!  The best part was my Mom who happens to be a perfectionist, was able to let go and relax completely on my wedding day as we knew that Joy and her team had everything under control.  I am so grateful for Joy and A Joyous Event for everything they did for us and truly making one of my BEST dreams come true!! Highly recommend+++!!

Mike & April Freudenberg - Bride & Groom