Over the past 16 years she has designed, planned and produced numerous breathtaking Weddings and Events and has conducted creative design workshops in Balloon Artistry, Interior Design, Wedding Décor, Floral Design, Christmas Décor, Draping Décor Styling, Advanced Floral Tablescapes and Bridal Bouquets at her St Augustine studio in Trinidad. Her wedding and bridal bouquet designs are bold, creative and scream out of the box with attitude and presence while staying true to the quality of her signature work.
Jennifer has been trained both locally and in the US, having attended a number of design and planning workshops and seminars over the years. These include Wedding Design at IBAC Chicago (2003), IBAC California (2004), CBA designation at IBAC Las Vegas (2005), Gift Basket Design in Orlando (2006), Interior Design Certification with Interior Refiners in Manhattan, New York (2008). In 2012 Jennifer completed a Certified Wedding and Events Planning course and a Preston Bailey Signature Wedding and Event Design course with The Lovegevity Wedding Planning Institute (LWPI) of California (with a passing grade of100%).
In 2013 she was invited by LWPI to Las Vegas, where she completed an internship with Preston Bailey Floral Fashion and was chosen for a Team that planned a party for Preston Bailey where she finally met this icon of wedding design. She also attended a Style It Workshop with HGTV’s Celebrity Party Planner, Dina Manzo, America’s Top Model, Naima Mora and Project Runway Designer, Richard Halmarq. Additionally, she met with Celebrity Wedding Planners, David Tutera and Colin Cowie and resident Florist at Restoration Hardware New York, Eddie Zaratsian.
In June 2013, at the Trinidad Hilton, Jennifer presented her first Wedding Design Showcase featuring contemporary floral designs and tablescapes which were well received by the public. Later that evening at the same venue she launched her business website: www.jennifergoberdhan.com
In September 2013 and 2014 Jennifer Goberdhan Signature Weddings was a premier sponsor, exhibitor and presenter at The Wedding Convention held at Movie Towne Banquet and Conference Centre, Trinidad. At the 2013 conference Jennifer presented on vintage wedding floral tablescapes and wedding trends. In 2014 she presented on various styles and trends of wedding bouquets.
As part of her ongoing professional development and personal philosophy of maintaining international standards and quality in her work, she attended the Event Solutions Conference in Las Vegas in March 2014 and in April 2014 in New York City she was certified as an Accredited Wedding and Events Designer by The Institute of Wedding and Events Design (IWED) Global.
In recognition of her prominence as a premier wedding and event designer and planner with a profound understanding and depth of knowledge, she was invited as the keynote speaker at The Wedding Experience, a wedding exposition, which was held in Curacao in June 2014.
2015 was another successful year in professional development for Jennifer as she became a 5 Time Preston Bailey Protégé of Protégés learning from and working with Preston Bailey and his Team. This involved transforming a midtown Manhattan space for an elegant wedding ceremony, cocktail area, and Reception.
In September, she rejoined the team to be part of a spectacular wedding production at Rockefeller Centre, New York City.
In November she was invited to The Lucky 13 Destination Wedding Planner Event with celebrity planner Colin Cowie in Barbados hosted by Caribbean Bride magazine.
Jennifer spent a number of her formative years with her grandmother to whom she accredits her inspiration and creative awareness. She recalls her grandmother, whom she believes was ahead of her time in the realm of design and creation of bridal couture, bouquets and wedding cakes, spending hours patiently setting beads to wedding dresses while she sat as a child watching intently, many times begging for a chance to help out in the process. This early influence led to the development of Jennifer’s own talent for design, her style, professional work ethic and insistence on quality work that can withstand international scrutiny.
She resides in St Augustine, Trinidad with her husband of 25 years and their 2 sons. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine specializing in English Literature and Communication Studies and is a career educator.