Priya, the mastermind behind planning the wedding


Based out of New York City, Elizabeth Priya Kumar is a full-service event planner that has successfully grown her company and brand to become the wedding lifestyle expert for the South Asian market. Priya, as she likes to be called, began her career in corporate event planning working for notorious Fortune 500 companies. With a push from her brother and sister, Priya subsequently went on to create Premini Events in 2008, naming the company after them.

Being named, "Planner of the Year" in 2016 by the International Live Events Association, Priya is looking to expand the company to new heights by opening up several divisions under the brand. With hard work and perseverance, Priya has now gained nationwide recognition for her unique experiential and creative wedding planning. As the rise of her success continued, she was named President of the National Association of Catering and Event Professionals (Greater NJ Chapter) in 2014 and currently still sits as that role. Priya also serves on the Board of Directors for the Wedding Industry Professionals Association for the New York City Chapter. 

In her spare time, Priya enjoys spending time with her siblings, parents, and friends. Priya donates her time and resources to various charities as a way of giving back to the world. She also enjoys trying out new restaurants and is an avid lover of music, concerts and comedy. Much of Priya's inspiration derives out of European attributes such as flamenco guitar and old world poetry. With several projects currently in the works under the Premini brand, the sky is the limit.



Founded in 2008, Premini Events is an award winning full service event planning and creative agency based in New York. With clients spanning nationwide, our talented team of dynamic and creative event planners are dedicated to conceptualizing, developing and executing bespoke events that are sophisticated, modern and meaningful.

Since the birth of the company, this highly skilled group of planners average an estimated thirty to forty carefully selected events during a given season. From luxury weddings, to opulent birthday extravaganza’s, intimate social dinner soiree’s and private yacht celebrations, the team at Premini Events has created a trendsetting signature brand through their planning, execution and creative style.

A unique differentiation of this team is the charismatic and bubbly personalities that comprise each team member. Our team cultivates an atmosphere of relaxation for our clients, as we create one-of-a-kind extraordinary environment. This experienced team is capable of planning everything from a party of two to a party for thousands. No matter the size of the event, number of guests, or level of complexity, the team at Premini Events has been recognized as an industry leader to produce events that are polished, personalized and memorable. 

The team at Premini Events has had the privilege of working out of prestigious venues such as Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, The Plaza Hotel, Cipriani, The Pierre Hotel, The Ritz Carlton, The Waldorf Hotel, and The JW Marriott, amongst many other notable venues. This versatile team is also well versed in destination weddings throughout the Caribbean islands among other locations.

 Left to Right: Tyler, Rachel, Gail, Ann, Priya, Brad, Puneet

Left to Right: Tyler, Rachel, Gail, Ann, Priya, Brad, Puneet