Nicole Zenner, CSEP

Owner + Officiant + Planner

I look forward to getting to know you! Until we talk in person, here are some notes about me.

  • I began my career in wedding and event planning 14 years ago. (Yes, the same year that Facebook launched and ‘Friends’ ended…it’s been awhile, my friends).
  • I was ordained by the Universal Life Church in July 2017, when I launched Zen Events.
  • I hold the CSEP designation and am 1 of 436 event professionals worldwide to have this honor. In fact, I am the only wedding planner and officiant in Chicago to hold this designation.
  • I am a proud member of ILEA and am a past president of the Chicago Chapter. ILEA is the principal association representing the creative events professional, globally, and it is a network of some of the best of the best in events!
  • I’ve won a few awards for my work within the industry, but it is the stories I’ve shared, and memories I’ve helped to make for my clients that make me the most proud of what I do.
  • In addition to my roles as an officiant and planner, I love my titles of daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.
  • On the rare occasion I have some days off, you can find me nestled on my couch reading a book, writing out notes to friends or family, trying a new restaurant in Chicago, or on a Saturday in the Fall watching college football all day.
Zen Events | Chicago, IL – Nicole Zenner, CSEP

Love is when the soul starts to sing and the flowers of your life bloom on their own.

Rabindranath Tagore

GIVING BACK

GIVING BACK

Education and giving back are core values of mine, and I began Zen Events knowing that I wanted to incorporate these values into my company culture. That is why I’m committed to offer a CSEP Scholarship every year to an ILEA member wanting to earn the CSEP designation. Contact me today for more information!

RECOGNITION

RECOGNITION

2018 Lifetime Achievement NICE Award
2017 Wish Upon A Wedding Shining Star
2016 Best Wedding over $150,000 Esprit Award
2016 Best Logistical Achievement NICE Award
2014 Best Wedding NICE Award

PRESS

PRESS

My work with couples and the amazing event professionals in Chicago have been featured over the past five years on Style Me Pretty, The Knot Chicago, Carats & Cake, Modern Luxury Brides Chicago, Wedding Wire, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Reverie Gallery, and Splash Chicago.

Life + Love

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