Robyn Dunbar and Sian-Louise Gardner - So Coco Rouge
So Coco Rouge launched in 2010 with one goal, to rid the fear of an intimidating salon experience. With over 20 years of experience between them, company founders Sian and Robyn and their team of wedding experts, have had the pleasure of spending the precious wedding morning with over 500 brides. The wedding team work worldwide and have travelled as far as Spain, Italy and Las Vegas to ensure our brides feel and look like the most beautiful versions of themselves on their big day.
The Judging Panel 2018
Robyn Dunbar and Sian-Louise Gardner - So Coco Rouge
Babsy Keenen, Singer - THE PIES & TWEETING JESUS, DJ and Entertainer
Babsy Keenen who attended LIPA, started entertaining before the age of 10 in the Hilda Fallen Roadshow before forming a trio band called ELITE, playing in various venues and recording house music in the 90s.
Babsy is well known in the entertainment business as the backing singer for many Great Liverpool bands including CHINA CRISIS, THE FARM, LIGHTENING SEEDS and JUSTICE TONIGHT. Babsy now writes and performs her own material in a duo with her sister in band called the TWEETING JESUS and currently also plays in the mystery graffiti band THE PIES and can be seen in many local venues DJing.
Helen Wynn, Carringtons Catering Ltd
Working in the wedding industry for over 22 years with roles in most aspects of the trade Helen is still active on a daily basis. Becoming a Venue Manager with responsibility for 75 weddings in the first year of graduation Helen is now Managing Director of Carringtons Catering Ltd responsible for a team of 65+ overseeing in excess of 250 weddings and events a year.
‘the most important aspect of any wedding is understanding your clients – it is a once in a lifetime event and certainly one that you can’t get wrong! ‘
Andrea Sef, Petticoats~A~Plenty
Designer, Andrea Sef is an internationally, selectively sought after creator of couture pettiecoats and bespoke wedding dresses. With 10 years’ experience, her garments have a reputation of being created to the highest standard.
Uzma Saaed, County Weddings Magazine
Uzma Saeed is a Sales Manager at County Weddings Magazines which publishes 19 regional wedding magazines covering England and Wales. Uzma has over 20 years of Media Advertising experience.
Kevin Quartermaine ACIB - Business Consultant
Kevin has worked in the wedding sector for over 25 years, having been the original founder of the Nationally renowned ‘bride’ magazines and ‘The Wedding Show’ exhibitions. During that time Kevin also organised more than 400 wedding fairs & shows, filmed over 300 weddings and worked with over 5,000 wedding businesses across the North West and other parts of England & Wales.
Jon Jessop – Coast 1079
Radio City 96.7 legend Jon Jessop started in the entertainment business in his late teens, with a friend taking their Vinyl’s and Light Show on the road to many events. Known to many as The Human Juke Box, and with over 25 years experience in Radio and an address book to die for ( Just ask for his resume to check his photo collection.) Jon’s now blends his knowledge, skills, contacts and experience with the new exciting world of radio in the 21st century at ‘Coast 1079’.
Marion Cotter is an experienced hospitality practitioner with over 20 years’ experience within the hospitality industry. Over the last 10 years she has arranged 100’s of weddings in Liverpool in various venues.Marian believes that attention to detail is paramount when planning a wedding as well as listening. She has worked with many North west suppliers over the years and enjoys every minute of the job.
Danielle Marouzet, DM Hair Design
Danielle is an award winning freelance hairstylist with over 20 years’ experience mainly as a Director at Toni & Guy. As a Bridal hair specialist and colour degrees with L’Oreal and Wella, Danielle has worked on lots of large events such as the North West Fashion Festival and is often asked to be the bridal hair expert at top bridal catwalk events. Website
Mike Eldridge - Website Designer
Mike has worked in the IT industry since 1979, for much of the time as a project manager implementing systems for blue chip companies such as BT, Tarmac and RBS. He also spent some time working for a charity helping people in the developing world with appropriate technologies. Since 2009 he has built up his own web design company, specialising in websites for small businesses, schools and charities.
Lynne Horton - Digital Marketing Specialist
Lynne Horton is the owner and digital marketing specialist at Word-Shed a Web Design and Digital Marketing Agency based in Liverpool. She is looking forward to being a judge at this years awards
Leanne Fowler, Director of Communications, Passion Jewellers, Dubai, UAE
Leanne is a qualified diamond jewellery expert, immersed in diamonds and bespoke creations for the last 5 years and manages a database of international clients.
Michael Richards, County Weddings Magazine
Michael Richards is the Marketing Manager for County Wedding Magazines who are publishers of 19 regional magazines covering England and Wales. With almost 10 years of experience in wedding publishing I’ve seen a lot of trends come and go. I’m honoured and excited to make my judging debut with The Wedding Awards!