2017 Judges

7As explained on our About the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards page, our awards are based on feedback from real couples who have actually used the services of those who are nominated. These reviews are independently verified and cross-referenced to ensure credibility. The shortlist or list of award finalists emerges from this process.

The role of our independent judges is to review the finalists based on a wide range of different criteria.


Meghan Ely / OFD Consulting

OFD Consulting owner, Meghan Ely, combines in-the-trenches event experience with a love of wedding PR to empower her clients to take their businesses to new heights. Meghan is a WeddingWire Education Expert as well as a regular contributor to Wedding Planner Magazine, Wedding Business Magazine, Honeybook, Catersource and SpecialEvents.com.

Meghan represents clients globally and have earned them coverage with the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Brides, Bridal Guide, the Knot, Travel Channel, HGTV, Brit & Co and Refinery 29, among others.

Meghan is the national Vice-President for the Wedding International Professionals Association and the 2017 chair of the NACE conference education committee. She is also an adjunct professor in the Mass Communication department at Virginia Commonwealth University, specializing in Public Relations.

This month, she is also launching the OFD Collective, the first membership site in the wedding industry to marry PR education with action.



Rosie Meleady

Rosie Meleady / The Wedding Planner

Rosie The Wedding Planner is an internationally recognised destination wedding specialist and wedding business mentor. She has been planning weddings for over 16 years and at one point offered 4,000 locations in 30 different countries, but now focuses on wedding business mentoring and weddings in Italy. Through her Ultimate Wedding Business Training Program she mentors established wedding businesses to get more clients and trains those who want to start their own wedding planning business.

Bláithín O’ Reilly Murphy/ The Wedding Expert

Bláithín O’ Reilly Murphy is an Award Winning, Internationally sought after Wedding Planner with over 13 years experience in the wedding industry. During that time she has planned hundreds of weddings & events for couples from all over the world, her past clients include Celebrities, High Profiled Business People, Authors and International Royalty.

Bláithín is also author of Distinctive Weddings; Tying the Knot without the Rope Burns, the first wedding planning book written by an Irish Wedding Planner for the Irish market. She also writes the popular lifestyle blog, A Style of Living. In the past she has lectured and mentored those studying Event Management & Wedding Planning and written a Diploma and Post Grad course on Wedding Planning. Each year she works with a select number of weddings businesses and venues to help them increase and improve their wedding businesses. She is also co-creator of the successful Book More Brides Boot Camp.
Bláithín is regularly quoted in the Irish and International media on all things weddings and speaks around the world to couples and her peers on a range of wedding related and business topics. She has appeared or been featured on/in Irish Independent, Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, Daily Mail, Radio na Life, BBC Radio Oxford, E!, Ireland AM, RTE Today, Style Me Pretty, Stellar, The Wedding Journal, Confetti and many more.