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Hi, I’m Jo!

A big warm welcome to Hummingbird Weddings and Events


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As a boutique wedding planning and party planning service, I design and organise amazing celebrations throughout Essex and Suffolk that are natural in design, elegantly understated with a rustic chic, pared-down styling. Centred around an amazing guest experience, coupled with a fantastic atmosphere, every event is individually led by you to express your own style and personality, and expertly delivered by me.

The thought of planning your own wedding and party can often become overwhelming, extremely time consuming, let alone all of those decisions that need making. You are unsure where to begin, yet you want to make sure everything is perfect. A wedding is one of most important days of your lives, and also the most expensive. Let me deal with that pressure, whilst you leave the stress at the door to have an unforgettable occasion and a lot more fun in-between!

Offering my skills, I can advise, guide and support you throughout the whole planning process. I love project managing and perfecting all the logistics and schedules. Yet I love to break away from those norms and traditions and enter into a unique world where less can really be more effective.



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I’ve been planning countless events with complex logistics, in a variety of fabulous locations all across the world for over 15 years now. Starting out at a large deluxe London conference venue and subsequently moving onto some of London’s top event agencies has given me an all-round events experience, as well as lots of project management skills along the way! I have managed everything from dinners, corporate away days, incentives, PR events, conferences, VIP hosting and various charity events. Having people connecting in this way is a true passion of mine.

Moving into this industry became a natural side step for me. It’s a place where I can immerse myself in lots of creativity and a world full of endless possibilities as well as being able to niche my events skills down. Plus I get to meet the most amazing people! Add a big dollop of love for all things logistics as well as a spreadsheet, combined with being a recognised perfectionist, and this is where my journey began.

I live happily by the sea in Essex, yet I love the fact that I am only a short drive away from the beautiful Essex countryside. I get the best of both worlds! I have a loyal husband Matt and two amazing, yet slightly crazy children, Alfie and Mollie.

When I’m not planning events I am at my most happiest listening to music, happily sipping on a glass or two of prosecco with friends or just generally chilling; if that’s at a festival then yes, even better! I attempt to play the guitar and have big dreams of being in a band one day (ok so this is unlikely to happen, but a girl can dream right!). I believe that life is for living and that you should find enjoyment in everything you do. This is my mantra and I try to echo that throughout my work.

I have trained with the prestigious UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP) to gain credibility and to provide the most professional approach to wedding planning. I also believe in continuous learning to ensure I am the best planner that I can be.

It would be great to hear more about you and discover what your plans are.

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Hiring a wedding planner is a big decision but also a very personal one. Find out how I offer support throughout the planning process, working with you to ensure your celebration is an authentic and true representation of you. Click here to find out my approach to wedding planning.

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Essex Wedding Planner / Suffolk Wedding Planner / Rustic Luxe Weddings

07368 254636