Meet the Judges

All entries to The UK Wedding Awards 2019 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

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 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.

Michelle Royle

Michelle Royle, Group Editor – 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 Group Editor on You & Your Wedding is her favourite to date. Michelle loves the diversity of her role – from seeing designer dresses on the catwalks around the world, to shooting covers, organising events, meeting clients and visiting amazing venues. She is thrilled we are running these awards for the fourth year, and excited that we can once again celebrate every aspect of the wedding industry.

Sarah Allard

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

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.