Meet the Judges
All entries to The UK Wedding Awards 2018 will be presented before our in-house expert panel of judges below, who together have years of expertise in the wedding industry, and of specialist awards.
Matthew Gerry, Managing Director of Weddings
Matthew is the Managing Director of the Wedding Network at Immediate Media – the UK’s biggest wedding publisher with over one million brides-to-be through You & Your Wedding, Perfect Wedding, and hitched.co.uk. He has acted as a judge at variety of specialist and media awards in his previous roles at Time Inc. and Haymarket Media.
Zoe Jobson, Publisher – You & Your Wedding, Perfect Wedding
Zoe has over 20 years of publishing and marketing experience across leading consumer magazine brands. Her involvement with the wedding sector began 15 years ago when she was marketing manager of You & Your Wedding and Zoe continued to oversee the marketing for the next ten years, alongside the rest of the Hearst UK portfolio. After a duration publishing House Beautiful, she returned to the weddings sector to take on the role of publisher of You & Your Wedding and Perfect Wedding.
Michelle Royle, Group Editor – Perfect Wedding and You & Your Wedding
Having worked in publishing for over 20 years, from beautiful art books to hair and beauty magazines, Michelle says her role as Editor on Perfect Wedding is her favourite to date. She has been Editor for almost four years, and she and her team are obsessed with all things wedding. Michelle loves the diversity of her role – from seeing designer dresses on the catwalks around the world, to shooting covers, meeting clients and visiting amazing venues. She is thrilled we are running these awards for the second year, and excited that we can once again celebrate every aspect of the wedding industry.
Sarah Allard, Editor – hitched
Sarah is Editor at hitched.co.uk – the UK’s largest wedding planning website. Sarah was formerly at Time Inc. UK where she worked across the women’s lifestyle market and led the editorial team at GoodtoKnow.
Peta Hunt, Editor-at-Large – You & Your Wedding
Peta has been working in Bridal fashion and completely immersed in it for the past 20 years. She loves the dresses, travel and people (huge cat and dog fan too); still loves the industry today as much as when she started! For PB, or Pre-Bridal as it is known, Peta worked as a freelance stylist all over the world, working with leading photographers, models and celebrities.