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Rebecca Grinnals is one of the foremost experts on the business of weddings and honeymoons.

She is an industry consultant, speaker, trainer, and business trend expert who has appeared on multiple tv and radio programs and serves as the Chairperson of the Leadership Advisory Board of WIPA (Wedding Industry Professionals Association).

Rebecca was recently named as one of the “Top Ten Social Media Influencers in the Wedding Industry” by WedBiz Journal.

Prior to creating her own company, Engaging Concepts, Rebecca co-founded Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons for The Walt Disney Company, turning Disney into the #1 Domestic Honeymoon Destination.

She has been quoted in scores of wedding & honeymoon related articles and the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards is happy to announce Rebecca as one of its six judges.

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The CWIA is happy to announce Randy Fenoli as one of our six judges.

Designer, speaker, and star of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress,” “Big Bliss,” and “Randy Knows Best,” Randy is a well-known bridal expert who has won multiple awards and is consistently invited to offer commentary on shows like The Today Show, The View, Rachel Ray, Extra, The Martha Stewart Show, and The Marilyn Denis Show. As a writer and contributor, Randy has appeared in People, Parade, and In Touch magazines and in nearly all major bridal publications.

With natural charm and enthusiasm, Randy is a welcome addition to our judging panel!

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In case you hadn’t heard, the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards presented by WedLuxe, Birks and Etsy Canada, is now accepting submissions from six regions across Canada. Six distinguished wedding industry experts have signed on as judges and we’ll be introducing you to them one by one!

First, is Marcy Blum, a world-renowned event planner, entertaining expert, and author. Marcy has planned weddings and events for an incredible roster of clients including Lebron James, Nate Berkus, Billy Joel, and the Rockefellers (to name just a few).

Blum has been recognized twice by New York Magazine as “Best Wedding Planner in New York,” was named “Trendsetter of the Year” by Modern Bride, and received the prestigious Silver Spoon Award from Food Arts Magazine, an award usually reserved for chefs.

You can catch a glimpse of one of Marcy’s recent events, the wedding of Fabiola Beracasa (daughter of publishing magnate Veronica Hearst) to Jason Beckman in the September issue of Vogue. The guest list included Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci who deemed the event “the best wedding he’s been to in his life.”

Next week we’ll bring you more details on our other outstanding judges! In the meantime, you can visit the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards website to submit an entry, or learn more.

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