“I hired Vanessa initially as my wedding planner but also contracted her to do my flowers. I can’t put into words how grateful I am for her. My wedding was almost a disaster – literally. I was originally going to be married at the Breakwater on South Beach. However, after 10 months of struggling, compromising and being dealt blow after blow with that venue – the one that sealed the deal was 3 weeks prior to my wedding Vanessa informed me that Ocean Drive and it’s adjacent roads would be shut down due to an event South Beach was having. Seriously? The Breakwater neglected to inform me of information that would prevent my vendors and guests from arriving to the event. Vanessa found out because she and her staff called Miami Beach to hire police officers to secure my venue due to the event they only told us about 1 week earlier. Had she not been calling to hire security, we would have never known. To make matters worse, I had a flight the following morning to Vegas for my Bachelorette so I was not exactly in a celebratory mood. Vanessa told me she would make it work out and she did.
The next morning before I left for Vegas, Vanessa held an emergency meeting with the Breakwater and asked me to come check out a new venue called The Bath Club after her meeting. To my utter surprise, she got all my money back from the Breakwater, and she found a venue that is out of this world for me to have my wedding. I felt surreal walking into that place thinking, ‘Is this really happening?’ the whole time. The Bath Club exceeded my expectations – I truly felt like it was an episode of “My Fair Wedding with David Tuttera” and that I had a magical transformation.
On the day of the wedding, when I walked into the ballroom (before it was even done) I almost cried because this almost didn’t happen. The flower arrangements were out of this world. I wanted something different, modern, enchanted and she delivered that and more. I wish I could have kept them forever. I can never thank Vanessa enough for what she did. She is professional, creative and, most importantly, concerned – she cares about you and wants YOU to have the most amazing day possible.
I always had faith in Vanessa and her abilities. I know that even if we had to do it at Breakwater, it would have been great because she was organizing everything. But I believe it was fate that I chose her, because everything worked out for the better.
Ultimately, Vanessa was my Fairy Godmother (except way younger and prettier) and my friend.”
Jillian & Adrian
”We cannot thank you enough for all that you’ve done to make our day so special. You’re an angel!”
Sarah & Martin
“Thank you for everything that you did to make my wedding beautiful. Your attention to detail was amazing! I could not have been happier with the way it turned you. Thank you for bringing your personal touch and talent to all that you do.”
Maria & Luca
“Thanks so much for doing such a marvelous job on our wedding. We appreciate all of the effort you put forth & personal touches you gave every step of the way.”
Michael & Willow
“Hi Vanessa! It’s been 4 days since our wedding and I’m still speechless. When I walked into the tent, and around the courtyard of the Bonnet House I was amazed at how you managed to capture every single one of our visions! It was simply amazing. People are still telling me how unique everything was. Even the photographer said she’s never seen flowers set up the way you set them up. Even the presentation in bridal suite was magnificent. I never could have imagined something so beautiful for our wedding day, and we owe that to you! The flower girls were running around with their wands all day on Sunday. Thank you so much for the time, effort and vision you put into our special day! You made the whole event picturesque. Thank you so so much!”
Kaili & Jonathan
“Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding so beautiful! You were really a lifesaver for me, and we were so happy with the way everything went. Again many thanks for being such an awesome person to work with! I’m definitely going to recommend you to everyone I know.”
Kathryn & Darren
“Thank you for making our special day so smooth, allowing us to relax.”
Jennifer & Sam Paul
“I am so glad I discovered Karma Goddess! Everything looked wonderful and it was all because of your “behind the scenes” work. I really appreciate everything you did and went through in order to make it a success. The wedding exceeded Monica & John’s expectations! I’m sorry to see you go to Florida, our loss is their gain.”
Carol – Mother of the Bride – Monica & John
“It’s been a pleasure working with you these past nine months. All your help has been invaluable, I know I never would have survived without your skills and hard work. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Lindsay & Juan
“Words can’t even describe just how grateful I am for everything you’ve done for Ethan and me. I really, truly don’t know what we would have done without you. From the moment we met, I felt a connection with you and I’m thrilled that initial impression was right…actually you’ve gone above and beyond my hopes and expectations and I thank you for that. I feel that you are not only my coordinator but you’ve become my friend over the last few months. Thank you so much for everything! If you ever need anything, even beyond references and what not, please do not hesitate to call or email.”
Rose & Ethan
“Vanessa Forbes at Karma Goddess saved my day (and my sanity)! She took care of every single detail (even things I never thought of) for my wedding and reception. My husband and I were both amazed by how professional and organized she was. She took care to make sure that I would be stress-free on the big day, so that I could actually enjoy it and be focused on the moment…. She really made it lovely.”
Sara & Glenn
“I highly recommend my coordinator, Vanessa, at Karma Goddess. She is absolutely amazing! Very professional AND truly caring and sincere (often times hard to find in the wedding industry). I didn’t want someone who was just eager to please in the beginning and then became hard-to-reach once I booked w/ them. Vanessa is a rare find… definitely contact her and you’ll see what I mean!”
Vivian & Michael
“I highly recommend Vanessa at Karma Goddess!!! I can’t say enough good things about her. She does day-of coordinating as well as the whole sha-bang. I wasn’t planning on hiring a coordinator at all, but as the big day got closer and closer it got crazier and crazier and I’m SO glad I found Vanessa. She is truly amazing! Sure you don’t absolutely need a planner/coordinator, but trust me it makes your life (and your friends and guests lives) so much easier… everyone can relax and have fun w/o any stress or worries! I was really glad that I decided to hire a day-of coordinator.”
Rebecca & Claudio
“You were a force of nature & our wedding was wonderful because you refused to give in and went above & beyond. We are truly thankful beyond words.”
Atisa & Scott
“Thank you so much for all the help & support during this wonderful journey planning our wedding. It was always incredible to hear your voice relaxed and happy during the whole process.”
Ariel & Maribel
“I cannot say enough good words about Vanessa and her staff. I was referred to Karma Goddess by a co-worker and am so glad that I hired her to do the flowers for my wedding and day-of-coordination. She had multiple meetings with us to discuss the floral arrangements and all of the details. She took everything that I was imagining in my head and made it reality. She does amazing work and she beyond exceeded my expectations. Having her and her employee Jill coordinating the day of the wedding was so absolutely worth it. Everything went off without a flaw. If I could only recommend one vendor to hire for your wedding, it would be Karma Goddess. Thank you Vanessa!
Amiee & Keith
“Vanessa is amazing! So talented and professional! She will listen to your vision and make it much better than what you could ever imagine. Truly a pleasure working with!”
Alison & Rich
Vanessa at Karma Goddess is amazing!!! We had the full planning package and Vanessa helped us from the beginning. She was a great negotiator for us and gave us awesome ideas to customize our wedding! When it came time to pick a florist we met with a couple of options but we knew that Karma Goddess would get our vision the best! We are so happy we used Karma Goddess our day was absolutely perfect!!!
Krista & JT
“Vanessa and her staff provided the floral arrangements for my wedding and everything she delivered was fantastic! She does amazing work and she beyond exceeded my expectations. Not only that but the service she provided was excellent. While I struggled with other vendors she was such a breath of fresh air. She followed up promptly, was easy to work with and kept my budget in mind. Thank you Vanessa!”
Ada & Mike