Accent Events
Accent Events


My style of wedding design is for you if you are of no particular age and still have that sense of free spirit, that feeling of being in awe of your surroundings, mesmerised by the meaning and magic of time and place.  Being connected to where you are and how you will say meaningful words for your I do moment matters to me.  I am for those of you who are fearless in your pursuit of happiness, I’m for intrepid individuals who aren’t afraid of the road less travelled.  Designing your ideal wedding gives me the kind of exhilarating feeling I wish for you.  I am your supporter, collaborator and cheerleader.  There are couples who are swept away by the romance of eloping, some, like me, have a little more salt and pepper hair and a sense of adventure and the sound of the sea is music to your ears. The thread that joins us all is a desire to do things our own way.

Choosing wedding design that ignites the senses, that will wow your loved ones in an atmosphere unlike any other, and to experience every life-affirming moment with full hearts and relaxed shoulders.

Accent Events

An accent of Alchemy

There’s an alchemy in those moments in life you never forget. When you can recall with brilliant clarity the smell of the air, the taste of the wine, the sound of the music drifting in waves on the balmy air. Those elements combine to make something that is bigger than the sum of their parts. That’s what we’re seeking. To line up each nuanced detail alongside a backdrop of emotions, senses, history, culture.
To nurture exactly the right conditions for a bit of magic…


I’m Jo, and for more than a decade I’ve been the expert in weddings behind Accent Events. Like all the best adventures, my path here wasn’t linear and continues to change thankfully, I am not a fan of rigid routines.  My life changing moment came when first husband passed away, the idea of carrying on as usual wasn’t an option for me, so I left my corporate job in London for an escape route.  I became a tour leader for groups of adventure travellers. I met people of all nationalities and ages at different stages in the lives, with the notion to explore the world. It was during my second season of tour leading that I met my Aussie husband Martin (now an indispensable part of the A-Team) and discovered that heading into places I didn’t know, thinking on my feet, and planning trips for different types of people brings out the very best in me.

I decided to start Accent Events when I hit the big 4-0 birthday, I had a need to fulfil a personal goal to create something from the ground up where I could use my creative skills.  The freedom to work from home fitted with our lifestyle.  We relocated from London to the wide open spaces of Cambridgeshire along with our three dogs and set about renovating a 1930-style bungalow (transforming houses and things is one of my passions) as well as starting Accent Events.  I knew that my wedding planning style would be natural and fresh, honest and uncomplicated to remove any anxiety of wedding planning in Italy.  Couples want to know “can it be done” and what it will cost.  Simple and not unreasonable.

Now I am expanding my services and venturing in to wedding design and creative events in England too. As a practical, hands-on kind of person, my role is as your supporter and collaborator, enriching your experience with creative vision, bringing together a team of talented creatives that understand your values, and getting stuck into logistics.

With Italy in my blood and Cambridgeshire as my base, I just love the challenge of creating something that’s never been done before for couples of all ages who are free spirited and still retain a sense of wonder in their hearts. I am a listener, I love a great story and that’s got to be one of the best bits of my job learning who you are and what it is you dream about. We’re partners in crime for upwards of a year so it is is really important that we have a sound relationship, can you imagine 12 to 18 months of planning and its a total mismatch?  Meeting you in person at the earliest possible time will tell us if we are going to be a hit.  If not, no harm done and we will hopefully have shared some experiences, had a few laughs and go our separate ways on a good cup of coffee or glass of wine.

Accent Events | Innovating Weddings & Events in Italy and the UK

Lauren & Stuart

“Jo – or we prefer ‘Superwoman’ – is an absolutely incredible wedding coordinator. Words cannot describe just how fantastic she is at her job. When I first spoke to Jo, I was clueless about where to begin with our wedding and she was immediately warm and helpful and made me feel as though she had all the time in the world for me. She conjured up many dreamy scenes of the range of possibilities available in Italy, from beach weddings and Lakeside settings to enchanting rustic villas.

Jo embraced our ideas and made suggestions too based on her wealth of experience. She completely understood what we hoped to achieve and was infinitely helpful, even to the point of taking fans and candles in her hand luggage for us!

Over in Italy, she insisted she and her husband Martin do everything, and their help was an absolute godsend and their attention to detail was incredible. We were overwhelmed by Jo and her team; we couldn’t have done it without them and will be eternally grateful.”