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Introducing the Wedding Journal Young Designer of the Year Celebrity Judges

Suzanne Neville and Ian Stuart announced as our VIP judges!


Celebrity Judges

Ireland’s Wedding Journal Young Designer of the Year 2017 Celebrity Judges have been revealed

The five finalists in the annual Wedding Journal Young Designer of the Year 2017 competition are busily working on their dress designs ahead of The Wedding Journal Shows in Dublin on 14th and 15th January and Belfast on 4th and 5th February.
Celebrity fashion judges will chose the one winning dress and its designer will be named as Wedding Journal’s Young Designer of the Year 2017 at The Wedding Journal Show, Belfast on Saturday 4th February.
The celebrity voting panel features international wedding dress designer Ian Stuart and leading British bridal wear designer – Suzanne Neville. The third judge is a Wedding Journal representative.

Una Rodden

Belfast-based couture designer Una Rodden specialises in creating bespoke one-of-a-kind pieces tailored for any occasion. Una says:

I’m delighted to be chosen to judge Wedding Journal’s Young Designer of the Year 2017 competition. I’m really excited to see what the emerging talent has to offer and passionate about supporting young talent.”

Una Rodden

Ian Stuart
Renowned for his glamorous, luxury creations this international multiple award-winning designer has always had a passion for making women look and feel fabulous. Ian Stuart says:

Supporting the next generation of talent is an honour for me. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the support I received as a fashion student and young designer. Competitions like this feed the drive, motivation and inspiration of budding creatives. For the finalists, it will be realisation that they have the potential to follow their dreams.”

Celebrity Judges

Suzanne Neville
Made famous for her designs that are hand crafted using the techniques of contemporary couture. Suzanne Neville has celebrated over 25 years at the forefront of British bridal design. Suzanne says:

I feel absolutely honoured to have been chosen to judge Wedding Journal’s Young Designer of the Year 2017 competition. It’s so important to support emerging talent, and encourage creativity in young people.”

Celebrity Judges