Judges

 

ELIZABETH SOLARU

https://elizabethscakeemporium.com/

Elizabeth Solaru is the founder of Elizabeth's Cake Emporium. Recognised as one of the best wedding cake companies in the world, the company creates beautifully handcrafted cakes that are adorned with the most realistic edible jewellery, sugar flowers, lace, pearls and gems. Their creations have been featured in numerous national and international blogs and publications including Wedluxe, Strictly Weddings, The Telegraph, Wedding Flowers, Conde Nast BRIDES, Wedding Magazine, OK!, Hello, Wedding Cakes – A Design Source, Cake Design Cuccina Chic, Magie de Zuckers and Grace Ormonde.

Clients include British, European and Middle Eastern Royalty, celebrities and high net worth individuals.

Elizabeth has appeared on the BBC Good Food Channel, BBC Radio and Sky Living as a cake expert. She is also a regular on Sky TV being the only three times winner of The Great Cake Bake, a show which featured the best wedding cake makers in the country. 

Winner of Wedding Blog's Best Cake Designer award, she is a  star speaker, competition judge and host on The Cake and Bake Show and an international cake judge, including the   Championnat de France de Cake Design, the French cake championships.  Elizabeth   is in demand as a sugarcraft expert and has appeared on Sky Living's  "Who'd Be a Billionaire" and her cakes have appeared in the remake of the film,  "My Best Friend's Wedding" by Sony Columbia Pictures. She was recently named as one of the world's "Masterful 100", a select list of the most excellent and masterful luxury experts in their field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETER REAR 

https://www.filmatography.com/

Filmatography, as lead by its Founder and CEO Peter Rear, is known for its unparalleled creative and innovative approach to filming and photography.Peter and his talented team of artists, designers and technicians create inspirational imagery for some of the most prestigious events and luxury brands across Europe, the Middle East and the World.Peter was found among several industry leaders on the judging panel for the Photographer of the Year Awards 2009, and in 2010 gave a keynote speech at ProVideo (Ricoh Arena) on DSLR filmmaking and the convergence of the photography and film industry, which as we see to this day is a current trend.In 2013, 2014 and again in 2015 Filmatography won the award for “Best Cinematography of the Year” and “Most Popular Cinematography” for Dubai by the international panel of Wedding Industry Experts. In 2015 Filmatography was nominated for 3 awards in Dubai’s prestigious Digital Studio Awards including “Studio of the Year”, “Best Editing Award” and “Excellence in Post-Production”. Peter Rear had worked with several high profile figures including Elton John, Lenny Kravitz and Sir Ben Kingsley, in addition to fulfilling the request to be the personal photographer for Jennifer Lopez for the weekend at the Meydan World Cup in 2014.

NATALE GIUNTA 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROCHELLE CHEEVER 

 

Rochelle Cheever is a fine art film photographer specialized in destination weddings and elopements. A dual American-Italian citizen,  born in the USA and raised in Rome, Italy. Her work has been exhibited at the Vittoriano Museum in Rome, Italy (with Patronage from the Italian Fine Arts Minister), John Cabot University (Rome, Italy), The American Academy of Rome, and other venues in the USA and Italy.  She currently lives in San Diego, California and part of the year in Italy. 

 

Rochelle Cheever knows IL  Bel Paese better than most Italians. She arrived in Italy at the age of eleven months on Valentine’s Day, took her first steps on a Roman marble floor and set off to explore her adopted homeland. She holds a BFA from the Corcoran School of Art (Washington DC) and Graduate studies at the Florence Academy.

 

 In the course of her work, she has scoured Italy for the most evocative locations and backdrops, accumulating a wealth of beautiful photographic landscapes — from the shores of Lake Como in the north to the Amalfi coast in the south, historic gardens and ancient ruins, medieval castles and renaissance villas. Her award-winning book, ITALY, A ROMANTIC JOURNEY, is a result of her love of “Il Bel Paese,” the most beautiful country on earth.