Accent Events | Your fairytale Italian wedding begins with us...
Accent Events | Your fairytale Italian wedding begins with us...

Gio Daye

I am Accent Events, all that I love is in what I do. I am recognised as a contributor in the ever changing world of destination weddings - Accent Events made the Wedding Industry Experts 2014 Honour Roll having been nominated by our peers.

"We are seen as an innovator, constantly looking at ways to make destination wedding planning an enjoyable experience. We get so excited with each inquiry received, as we go on a journey with each couple that chooses us to help them!"

Before you decide to share your story with me, let me tell you a little more about my once upon a time

I grew up with an Italian mummy and a Polish daddy in a small town in Cambridgeshire. In my early 20s, I moved to London a regular commuter on the London underground – the central line – traveling to the City, working for some of the largest companies in the corporate world, co-coordinating large crews of external contractors, mobilising teams across different locations.

Ten years later I now work from my own personal office swapping Bank in the City of London for my own SOHO:) Back then I did not have the slightest notion of entering into the wedding planning business. Weddings did not find me nor did I fall into the industry – I took a leap of faith.

What to do with a slightly unconventional career history when you reach a phase in your life where the quiet voice becomes more dominant and it just says no to the beat of someone else’s drum. I had the management, hotel and travel background but until a conversation over a cup of coffee (Italian of course!) in a no longer existent cafe off Borough Market in London, I had no idea that my world would focus on two small words…”I do”. Specifically how to say I do in Italy. That conversation was a catalyst and the idea of coordinating events began to take form.

I just knew that I wanted to keep things simple for myself and for couples who wanted to get married in Italy. The wedding world is like no other – the expectation and emotional emphasis on this very special day is so very real and intense. Your relationship is unique, your story is distinctive, so your wedding planning should be equally as individual. The word “choice” trumped the word “package”. I made the decision – no packages. I was going to work to the couple’s style and budget and I was going to be honest about what was possible – things need to make sense. I have been doing this for 10 years now and those initial concepts have stayed true.

I have chosen to remain small and independent, simply because I wish to be involved and to meet and get to know the couples who reach out to us for our wedding planning services. It will be me on the other end of the phone or Skype call. Me, who will take your dreams and bring them to life in Italy. Of course I have help, and because I work with those professionals who really care it’s just such a buzz when we all come together on every fairytale, whether it’s a 3-day lavish and quirky event in an exclusive lakeside villa, or if you are intending to do something majorily romantic and elope to the Tuscan hills but want an uber modern location then let’s make it happen together.

Many years ago choosing a destination wedding was a way of getting away from it all – this is still true although today it gives you every opportunity for a fully immersive Italian wedding experience.

For those who are about to begin their love affair with Italy I cannot wait to meet you!

Five reasons to choose Italy for your wedding

  1. Benvenuti: arriving at the airport and getting the hire car as the adventure begins – Mr Accent Events and me (rucksacks ever present if needed)
  2. That feeling of being abroad, the scenery, the people – vivacious, loud, welcoming, passionate
  3. Giving and receiving ‘baci’ – you’re never a stranger for very long in Italy!
  4. The heavenly scent of steaming espresso in the morning
  5. Standing in some of the most iconic locations and recreating scenes from some of my favourite films e.g. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck – at the mouth of Truth in Rome, mesmerised by Mt Vesuvius driving towards the Amalfi Coast

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Gio and Martin are absolute superstars! From the moment we contacted Accent Events, Gio guided us on a smooth, stress-free journey to our wedding date.

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