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Jennifer Zabinski
Founder | JZ Events
 
Though she’s now known as one of the country’s leading wedding planners—named best of the best by both Harper’s Bazaar and Martha Stewart Weddings—Jennifer Zabinski didn’t always know she wanted to be an event planner. After graduating from Cornell University’s prestigious School of Hotel Administration, she headed west to California, working for some of the biggest names in the hospitality business. She quickly worked her way up the ranks at The Ritz-Carlton and the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, becoming one of the youngest senior members on both staffs to spearhead events. It was there that Jennifer realized her knack for bringing people together and making sure their every need was met could translate to a new line of work in the wedding industry.
Marrying her business acumen to her talent as a creative and strategic thinker, Jennifer moved back to New York and became a partner at The Wedding Library, a bridal design and retail shop, where she led the planning and events division for a decade. She struck out on her own in 2011 with the launch of JZ Events. Combining a methodical, collaborative approach with an innovative spirit, Jennifer has planned, designed, and executed hundreds of events in some of the most exciting locales around the world (Paris, Florence, and San Francisco, to name just a few). Her range of events knows no boundaries, from classic weddings in landmark venues, to once in a lifetime parties in remote locations accessible only by boat!

Notably, Jennifer worked alongside Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian to plan their New Orleans based nuptials. The three-day celebration included meals prepared by world-renowned Chefs, a headline performance by New Edition, a SURPRISE carousel reveal for the guests and an arcade-themed post-wedding Brunch. Her partnership with Serena and Alexis continues as
JZ Events assisted in producing Serena’s recent NY Fashion Week runway show. Additionally, Serena entrusted Jennifer to plan a baby shower for Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.

Jennifer has worked to foster close relationships with top vendors, including award-winning caterers, floral designers, and photographers, all of which means she knows just the right pro to carry out your vision.
Jennifer’s work has been recognized in the pages of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Martha Stewart Weddings, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Brides, Glamour, The Knot, among many other magazines, blogs, and websites. She lives in New York City with her husband, two children, and dog, Gunner.

Website: JZ Events
Instagram: @jzevents
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Thank you so much for including me in Bridelux. It was a huge success and I enjoyed every bit of it. You should be very proud. Johnny Roxburgh
Very well done again to the whole Bridelux team for the organisation of the Atelier show. It has been an immense pleasure to work with you. Ladurée
The ultimate wedding emporium. Mayfair Life
What an absolutely fantastic event and it has been a very successful initiative for our brand, thank you again for letting us be part of it. Giuseppe Zanotti Design
You have been awesome to work with and handled the whole event really well. Thank you very much for all your help, the show was great and we loved our space. We hope to see you again in the future. MonAnnie Cakes
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