Judges

Each entry that is received will be carefully reviewed and scored by our panel of judges. Each of our judges are carefully chosen to represent different fields within the wedding industry and has been selected for their overall understanding and extensive experience.

Rebecca Chan

Wedding planner, Rebecca Chan, has built a name for herself as one of Toronto’s top luxury wedding planners, known for impeccable taste and effortlessly styled celebrations. Rebecca regularly appears as a wedding expert in the media, including recent appearances on Breakfast Television, Cityline and Huffington Post. Her weddings have been featured in Wedluxe, Style Me Pretty, Elegant Wedding Magazine, 100 Layer Cake and Wedding Chicks.

rebeccachan.ca

Dave + Quin Cheung

Dave & Quin Cheung are the visual artists behind DQ Studios and creators of retouching innovation Motibodo. This husband and wife team are internationally awarded image and album makers and educators in business, lighting and client relationship. Their focus on great imagery and uncommon client experience has allowed their business to thrive and grow amidst the ever-growing competition. They make their home with their two boys in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

dqstudios.com | motibodo.com

Erika + Lanny Mann

Two Mann Studios is Erika and Lanny Mann. Together, they bring a unique and highly sought after style of documentary photography to wedding celebrations all over the world. Their adventures in wedding photography began on a mountain summit during their very first date. That’s when they discovered their mutual passion for adventure and each other. That’s where their fascination with light and love was born. That fascination led them through some of the most spectacular places on earth, where they learned and honed their skills documenting light and adventure.

twomann.com

Camille + Chadwick

Camille & Chadwick met in 2000, the same year Camille started JONETSU Studios. The two of them were married in 2003 and in 2007 they joined forces full time photographing as a team. Based out of beautiful Stratford, Ontario they photograph weddings across Canada and have had their work featured around the globe. They’re also ambassadors for Canon being designated as Northern Explorers of Light and sharing their passion to motivate aspiring photographers.

jonetsuphotography.com

Darren Clay

Upon his graduation from culinary school in 1998, Chef Darren began his professional culinary career at the Fairmont Waterfront hotel. His apprenticeship culminated with his Red Seal designation. He then set off to further his education and apply his skills in Singapore, working for the Raffles hotel group as well as running an authentic Mexican restaurant.

After 3 years, he returned to the west coast and was the Executive Chef at the Robson Street Cactus Club as well as the opening chef for Cactus Club’s new concept Village Taphouse in Park Royal in West Vancouver. It was in this role that Darren discovered his true passion for teaching and passing along his knowledge to others. After completing his Provincial Instructor’s Diploma in 2009, Chef Darren joined the faculty at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. His role has evolved over the years from Chef Instructor and Corporate & Catering Chef to his current role of Executive Culinary Chef Instructor, where he oversees all day to day operations of the culinary arts program.

picachef.com

Mark Burton

Chef Mark's career began in a small restaurant in St. John's, Newfoundland, working as a line cook. Due to a scheduling error, he had to cover a pastry position... and the rest is history!
Mark completed his schooling and moved up the ranks at the Fairmont, holding the Senior Chef de Partie position until 2008, before moving out to BC and working at the Fairmonth Hotel Vancouver. From there, Mark joined Canadian Mountain Holidays as pastry chef and baker for the company's various luxury ski lodges throughout BC's interior. 2011 found Mark joining the pre-opening team for the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, where he was part of the team that gained the Forbes 5 Star Award in its first year of operation. Coming full circle to complete a journey he began in 1993, Mark returned to the Fairmont Banff Springs as Executive Pastry Chef in 2014, leading a brigade of 22 bakers and pastry chefs for their 764 room resort with 12 restaurants and bars. Chef Mark is now a Baking & Pastry Arts instructor, imparting his passion and knowledge to the students at PICA.


picachef.com

Michael Y. Wong (MYW)

Internationally acclaimed & award winning event-cinematographer and educator, MYW is renown for producing sophisticated, heartfelt and commercial-grade wedding films + commercials. Recognized for his non-nonsense teaching approach to filmmaking, his lectures have made appearances world-wide. Recently his new, sold-out MYW education series of classes in Toronto have already attracted students from as far away as Japan, Brazil, and Vancouver. His commercial works include Sheraton Hotels, Airmiles, Tassimo, Costco to name a few.

MichaelWong.com

Meena Sadia

Award winning Meena Sadia, is a Toronto based Indian bridal makeup artist. After working with Pakistan’s top models, photographers and magazines, Sadia took her formal makeup education to Toronto, Canada. Meena believes every woman is beautiful and takes tremendous pride bringing internal beauty to the surface in a beautiful look.


ms-studio.co