As an intrepid traveller myself I am thankful for those opportunities to do what I love in new locations, this keeps ideas and approaches fresh and exciting.
As an independent wedding and events professional I am able to adapt and change services and I have recently introduced event planning in the UK. I have made wonderful connections through new projects and photoshoots. This role is full of opportunity it never gets boring.
Region Covered: UK & ITALY – Tuscany, Umbria, Lake Como, Sorrento Peninsular, Amalfi Coast, Capri, Cilento Coast, Puglia & Sardinia
Language: English & Italian
Services Offered: Bespoke Wedding Planning / Full Wedding Planning / Rehearsal Dinner / Post-Wedding Day Celebrations / Renewal of Vows / Translation Services / Assistance with Legal Requirement & Documentation
“Accent Events design lifestyle weddings in the UK and Italy for individuals who want heartfelt experiences.”
I am an independent wedding planner, creating experience and design led events. I have over 10 years experience of event coordination and management abroad.
My home is in the UK and this is where you will find me mostly over the winter months. My heritage is mixed European which is just as well as between April and October I am a regular visitor throughout Italy which becomes home. I particularly enjoy working with couples who want to cast off the expectations of a traditional white wedding, who are adventurous, who are confident about their style and what they like.
I specialise in bespoke events that give you a connection to time and place rich in positive sensations associated with something special happening in the moment. There are no limits so let your ideas be expansive, unusual, imaginative but let them be you as then your day will be nothing less than from the heart shaped by choices that have been a joy to make.
Like all the best journeys, my path to helping couples design their dream wedding was not straightforward, and continues to change.
My passion to see the world all started after I lost my first husband, I felt the need to go out and experience all the things we would have done together. I left a well paid job in London and became a tour leader for adventure travellers. A job turned my world around. I experienced the kindness of people when unforeseen situations arose, I awoke to beautiful mornings and went to sleep with images of fiery sunsets. I also helped young intrepid travellers experience different cultures – all on a converted double-decker bus. I discovered that heading into places I didn’t know, thinking on my feet, and planning trips for different types of people brought out the very best in me.
I was fortunate to meet Martin on my travels and we have been married for 22 years. I think our wedding was the blueprint for Accent Events. We had a small legal civil ceremony in UK and then made the journey to Australia to celebrate with Martin’s family in Sydney, we had a fabulous pool party, a massive chocolate cake and a lot of fun.
“We know fully how much effort you put in for us for and over the weekend, the evidence is on the face of everyone in every single photograph, so beyond our eternal gratitude I hope that you feel ever so proud of your hard work. I would also like to thank you for dealing with two demanding clients so expertly and with infinite patience. You have given us the gift of the happiest memories for rest of our lives”
Henry & Carol – Destination: Sardina
“On the day, Jo was there for my tears of joy when I saw the reception room she had created from our dreams. Memories last a lifetime and you need a true & to help and Jo knew how to create this based on our ideas… incredible from start to end.”
Amanda & Barry – Destination: Sorrento
“From the moment we contacted Accent Events, Jo guided us on a smooth, stress-free journey to our wedding date. And our journey was not a simple one! An Australian Brit, marrying a Brazilian Italian, living in London, wanting to legally marry in Italy – but we did it! Jo met us in London and really got to know our style, budget and what was important to us.”
Rinaldo & Jodie – Destination: Tuscany
“Jo was amazing from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble. I knew the day would run perfectly and it did. I cannot recommend Accent Events highly enough. Her local knowledge helped enormously and helped bridge the language barrier. We couldn’t have wished for a better day and couldn’t have done it without her (and her husband Martin on his Vespa!) Thanks a million!”
Tim & Angela – Destination: Massa Lubrense
Accent Events – Hot Tips
Tip 1: There is no right or wrong in the wedding world. There is often pressure to fall in line with traditional wedding expectations. This day is about you, take the opportunity to take time to think how you wish to celebration seek advice from wedding experts and be confident in your choices. What matters is that you will look back on this day without regrets.
Tip 2: Always get the very best photographer or videographer to record your wedding as these services will be the legacy and memories.
Tip 3: Incorporate textures, scents and sound to anchor key moments which will give your guests a sensory experience.
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Passion for planning people and places.
For more than a decade Jo has been the expert in weddings behind Accent Events. With a fresh, honest approach to wedding planning, Jo is very much about helping you have the wedding day that resonates with your beliefs and ideas and reflects your personal priorities and style choices. As a practical, hands-on kind of person, Jo’s role is to be your most trusted ambassador and collaborator, enriching your experience with creative vision, bringing together a team of visionary creatives that totally get you and understand your values, and getting stuck into logistics. With Italy in her blood and Cambridgeshire as her base, Jo just loves the challenge of creating something that’s different but more importantly making someone’s dream a reality