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Featuring QC Grad Jo Davies

We want to offer a big congratulations to QC Event School graduate Jo Davies! She recently won the “Best New Wedding Planner” (Devon) award from Wedding Industry Experts. Jo graduated from the Wedding Planner course only two months ago, and we’re so proud of how far she’s come in such a short amount of time. That’s why we wanted to feature her story and her business today. Make sure you scroll all the way to view some photos of her work!

Featuring QC grad Jo Davies


Company Name: Jo Davies Weddings
Region: South West England, UK
Twitter: @JoDaviesWedding
Phone: 07902540033 or 01823 602839

What motivated you to start your career as a professional event and wedding planner?

My lovely sister in law asked me to organise her wedding soon after she got engaged last year. She told me that she was so impressed with the way my own wedding turned in out in 2011 she wanted me to help plan hers! I was completely over the moon that she felt I could create her dream day and I thought to myself, What if I can do this for other people too?

What are some highlights of your career so far?

My wedding planning business is still in the very early stages but I have already received a huge amount of support from other vendors in the wedding industry. I was recently voted the Best New Wedding Planner in Devon and ranked number 7 in England!

How did your course prepare you for working in the field?

From start to finish the IWPP course with QC provided me with all the knowledge needed to start my own business in wedding planning. The course taught me how to successfully complete all the stages required to plan various different wedding styles and provided brilliant support all the way through!

Do you have any advice for anyone starting out with their training or career?

The only thing I can say at this point is to never give up! I have experienced many knocks and downfalls on the way but the important thing is that you pick yourself up and carry on. If your dream is to be a wedding planner, go for it!

Some photos of Jo’s work…

Featuring QC grad Jo Davies

Featuring QC grad Jo Davies

Featuring QC grad Jo Davies

Featuring QC grad Jo Davies

Featuring QC grad Jo Davies

Photo credit (Jo’s portrait): Andy Whale
All other photos: Mark Waldron