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"Simply said, Karen is by far the best! If you’re on the fence about whether to hire a coordinator or not, debate no more. Hiring Karen was honestly one of the most important things I spent money on for my wedding. After all the planning and effort you put into your wedding, you need someone on the day of your wedding to make sure every detail goes smoothly. And that's exactly what Karen did for me. Karen was so organized, very attentive, sweet, and executed everything to perfection with a smile on her face. My wedding day went so smoothly without causing me any stress and I know that's because Karen handled whatever chaos may have happened behind the scenes. She also handled all the coordination with my vendors so everyone knew where to be and when and the timelines for the day. The day after my wedding, my entire family raved about the amazing job Karen did. She stayed with my family after the wedding ended and had all my personal items packed for them. She was happy to help with anything that was asked of her. I can't imagine what my wedding day would have been like without Karen. She truly put me at ease and was beyond wonderful to work with. The only con I have is that I won't be seeing her after the wedding. She truly will be missed but I will be recommending her to all my friends."
Reta and Jonathan
"Dear Ms. Karen, this is Reta's father. Before they tell me there is a thing such as Superwoman, and I say nonsense, there is no such thing. Now at age 62 I believe in this and that is Ms. Karen Kupke. Thank you very much, you did an amazing job. Believe me, when we came back home to Michigan, we all spoke about and appreciate what you did because we have attended many weddings and were all saying that none of the coordinators did half of the job that you did for Reta's wedding. All of us want to thank you. Again, you are superwoman. Believe me, I was a tough professor at University of Iraq and never appreciated work if i am not 101% satisfied, but you exceeded that! Thank you and God Bless you"
Father of the Bride - Center Club
"Karen, I can't even describe how extremely thoughtful, attentive, amazing, fun and loving you and Ali were. Most people do it because it is their job, but you did it as if we were family. All week I had meltdowns leading up to my wedding day, and I forgot my bra and cried before I went down the aisle, but it didn't matter, the day was beautiful and perfect. I cried not because I was sad but because we were both overwhelmed with the level of service provided, especially by you! I will scream at the top of the mountain for you. I work at Schools First, the epitome of service so to receive above and beyond service from you was a blessing! We cannot thank you enough and will be forever grateful for you!"
Brandi and Kevin
"Karen, how can I thank you for the absolutely fantastic job you did at our wedding. You are simply the best!!! Words are simply not enough. It was everything I desired it to be and more. The Jamaica team will be hard pressed to live up to my expectations now that I have had you.
You allayed all my fears and anxieties with your sweet calm personality and kind reassuring words. You promised everything would be ok and they were. I forgot I was supposed to be tense and flustered. Or is that a myth about brides? I think it is because of you. Your professionalism surpassed all I could have imagined. I had the best by having you as my coordinator. You reassured me when I was unsure and you took care of everything from the smallest rose petal down to the expert packaging of the things I brought home. Everything was safely and professionally organized and ready to go right on time.
On behalf of both of us, friends and family I am delighted to let you know how profoundly grateful we are and how appreciative we feel for the wonderful job you did to ensure our wedding proceedings went on time and in an orderly manner. Our guests were pleasantly surprised and pleased about how everything went smoothly.
Be assured that when we have another event, we will come to you as our coordinator. Thank you so much for making our day one fit for the memory books. We will always remember! I wish you continued success all the days of your life. We will be forever grateful.
Love and gratitude,"
Careen and Lloyd