Blue Surface

Team Line Up 

Vanessa Forbes  | Founder + Creative Guru

Vanessa started Karma Goddess in Los Angeles, CA in 2004.


During the planning of her own wedding, Vanessa realized how challenging it was to find vendors that would fit within her budget while capturing the look and feel she desired.


After her own experience, she decided to create a company where clients could rely on Karma Goddess to not only find vendors that provide their vision within their budget but also allow them to relax and enjoy their wedding planning.

 Karma Goddess opened their second location in Miami, FL in 2005.

Since then they have planned events at some of the most beautiful locations in South Florida, including Vizcaya, Ritz Carlton, The Bonnet House, Four Seasons, Eau Palm Beach and many more.


Katie Pakradooni | Event Planning Guru

Over 15 years in event planning, Katie's unique perspective shines through in her creativity, execution and demeanor. Katie is a master at creating memorable moments. Her charismatic personality is infectious and commanding. 


Growing up in south Florida, Katie knows the landscape, she has worked for many luxury hotels such as The Breakers, Boca Raton Resort and Club and Marriott Harbor Beach.


While studying at University of Rhode Island Katie caught the travel bug and never looked back. After a few years working in Boston Katie returned to Johnson and Wales to peruse Culinary Arts degree. It wasn’t long after she moved back to Florida and started her event planning career.


Katie still travels every chance she can, enjoying the search for the end of the road.