Experienced yachting enthusiasts aren’t the only ones eager to be out on the water. Engaged couples seeking the extraordinary are turning to yacht charter to say “I do.” That’s why Northrop & Johnson has partnered with Jennifer Zabinski of JZ Events, who plans exclusive wedding experiences for couples around the world. Together, they’ve launched JZ Wedding Experience, in time for what some say will be the busiest wedding year in decades.
In fact, the research firm The Wedding Report says that 2022 should see 2.5 million ceremonies in the United States alone. It’s due to pandemic-related postponements. If the figure holds true, next year will see the biggest wedding boom since 1984. Already, on-land venues are booking up, too. Plus, brides and grooms who want a more intimate and exceptional experience are similarly seeking something different.
Zabinski has abundant experience tailoring special days for high-end clientele. Serena Williams is among her favorite previous clients, for instance. Zabinski has planned and created hundreds of unforgettable events from Aspen to Necker Island to the Amalfi Coast. She certainly recognizes how superyacht charters offer exceptional experiences. “Yachts allow you to access dreamy locales that aren’t necessarily even a venue,” she notes. Additionally, she says, the increasing unavailability of traditional venues has brides and grooms getting more creative “so as not to end up with a Tuesday afternoon wedding.” This in particular is where she and Northrop & Johnson’s combined expertise in JZ Wedding Experience really comes in to play. As Zabinski says, “The biggest perk, weddings at sea are not time sensitive or date sensitive.”
What’s more, JZ Wedding Experience can book tandem charters—two or more yachts accommodating the bridal party and several guests. Or, bachelor or bachelorette parties are also possible. Northrop & Johnson and Zabinski especially recommend doing so aboard Da Vinci and Veni Vidi Vici, two Mangusta megayachts. The two often book tandem charters for parties of up to 24. Furthermore, the combined crews of 15 mean service is heightened.
“We couldn’t be more delighted to bring Jennifer’s astute taste, eye for elegance, and logistical fortitude to our esteemed clientele,” says Daniel Ziriakus, Northrop & Johnson’s president and COO.
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