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Just as your love story is unique, intertwining and enveloping you and your partner, we believe your wedding should be a distinct, intimate experience between you and your guests. At Accent on Events, our goal is to send your guests home with a small piece of your story and a heart-melting feeling that they will remember years later.

Above all, we never lose sight of our main priority: your peace-of-mind throughout the planning process, and, especially, during your wedding.

Every Accent on Events wedding begins with impeccable design and reliable service. Our experienced, dedicated team and positive vendor relationships enable us to provide an organized, top-notch experience from day one.

laura sanders ahern, lead planner

I have been creating personality-driven weddings in Rockford, Illinois and surrounding areas for over 13 years. A Masters in Human Resource Management and over 25 years of experience in HR have equipped me with empathetic interpersonal skills and an acute attention to detail. Whether you haven’t even begun to think about a venue or have already picked out the napkin rings, you can place your plans in my hands and I will transform them into a romantic reality!

In addition to fashioning dream weddings, I produce the Something Blue bridal show here in Rockford, partner with local venues to bring inspirational speakers to our local wedding scene, and have years of experience coordinating corporate events.

I am a Certified Wedding Specialist and Professional Bridal Consultant with Weddings Beautiful Worldwide and The Association of Bridal Consultants, and am constantly seeking out innovative ways to elevate my services even further.

This signature blend of my background, education and skill set enables me to deliver on two promises:

  1. a personal, involved experience that caters to your desires, and

  2. exceptional service that allows you to enjoy the process and, most importantly, your engagement!