13th Annual North West Wedding Awards Celebrates Outstanding Wedding Suppliers and Raises £8,400 for Charity

Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

The 13th annual North West Wedding Awards, the region’s most prestigious event recognising excellence in the wedding industry, took place on 14th June 2023. The awards ceremony brought together top wedding suppliers, venues and creatives from across the North West to celebrate their exceptional contributions to creating unforgettable wedding experiences.

Organised by County Brides, the North West Wedding Awards has become a hallmark event for the wedding industry in the region. Year after year, it honours the tireless efforts and remarkable talents of wedding professionals who go above and beyond to make dreams come true for couples.

Finalists did incredibly well this year to make it through with over 15,000 votes and 2,400 individual companies nominated. 

The theme for the evening was ‘Diamonds are forever’ which created a backdrop of elegance and glamour at the Mere Golf Resort & Spa. Welcomed with a red carpet entrance, guests had chance to network with their peers before a gala dinner, auction, live entertainment and of course, the awards. 

In addition to recognising outstanding achievements, the North West Wedding Awards demonstrated a commitment to giving back to the community. The event raised an impressive £8,400 for Destination Florida Children’s Charity, a remarkable organisation dedicated to giving ill children the holiday of a lifetime. 

“We were thrilled to celebrate the 13th Annual North West Wedding Awards and honour the incredible talents and hard work of our region’s wedding suppliers,” said Duane Thornborough, Director at County Brides. “It was a night filled with joy, camaraderie, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. We are equally proud to have raised £8,400 so far including “Gift Aid” for Destination Florida and contribute to their important mission. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the participants, sponsors, and supporters who made this event a resounding success.”

The 13th Annual North West Wedding Awards served as a reminder of the resilience and creativity within the wedding industry, even amidst recent challenging times. By recognising and applauding the exceptional talents of wedding professionals, this event has continued to set the standard for excellence in the North West.

A short video will be released next week.

Images can be purchased for £5.00 per download from Duane or Dawn at County Brides. ALL PROCEEDS will go to Destination Florida. Please quote the number in the image description for the desired image.Photos can be found here.

For more information about the North West Wedding Awards, please visit www.county brides.co.uk


Contact Details 

County Brides

01942 206446






Best Accessories

Alison’s Bridal Alterations


Best Bridal Retailer

Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique


Best Cake & Sweet Treats

Laura’s Cakery Ormskirk


Best Menswear

Marc Darcy


Occasion Wear

Genevieve of Carlisle


Best Venue Stylist

Cover Story Weddings & Events


Best Florist

Country Flowers


Best Artificial Florist

Bloomin Weddings


Best Transport

Cumbria Classic Wedding Cars


Best Bridesmaid

Little Betty’s Boutique


Best Photobooth/Mirror

The Added Extra


Best Male Photographer

Joe Hague Photography


Best Female Photographer

Julianne Noon Photography


Best Videographer

Mark Herrington


Best Stationer

Hewitt’s Prints


Best Jeweller

Henry D Johnstone


Best Entertainment Act

The Sing Along Waiters


Best DJ

DJ / Event Host – Tom Finkill


Best Entertainment Agency

Ice Entertainment UK


Best Entertainment Non-Musical

Crazy 9


Best Hair

Danielle Broughton-Evans Hair


Best Beauty Health & Well Being

Bridal by Frankie


Best Venue – No accommodation

The Oaktree of Peover


Best Venue – Cheshire

The Plough at Eaton


Best Venue – Lancashire

Stirk House


Best Venue – Merseyside

The Bentley Liverpool


Best Venue – Cumbria

Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa


Best Venue – Manchester

The Last Drop Village


Best Toastmaster

Dave Knowles – Stirk House


Best Caterer

Ridgway Caterers


Best Registrar

Cheshire East Registration Service


Best Wedding Celebrant

That Celebrant Guy


Best Wedding Co-ordinator

Kathryn Dagger – The Villa Wrea


New Business of the year

Melrose and Pops Designs


County Brides Business of the Year

Manchester Disco Company


Suppliers’ acknowledgement:

Hosts – County Brides – www.countybrides.com

PA/Lighting/Special Effects – DJ Chris G – www.djchrisg.co.uk

AV – iCatching Events – www.icatchingevents.co.uk

DJ/Compare – Jon Holling – www.iceentertainmentuk.co.uk

Large Letter & Draping – Ice Entertainment UK – www.iceentertainmentuk.co.uk

Venue Styling – Cover Story & Events – www.coverstoryweddingsandevents.co.uk

Chairs – Chairman Hire – www.chairmanhire.co.uk

Band – Mint – www.facebook.com/mintbanduk

Magician – AC Magic – www.acmagic.co.uk

Ice Sculpture – Glacial Art Ice Sculptors – www.glacialart.com

Photo Mirror – Big Creative Events UK Ltd – www.bigeventsgroup.com

Casino Tables – Manhattan Casino Nights – www.manhattancasinonights.co.uk

Florist – Country Flowers – www.countryflowersflorist.co.uk

Photographer – Envision Images – www.envisionimages.co.uk

Videographer – Paul Jon Films – www.facebook.com/pauljonfilms

Venue – The Mere Resort & Spa – www.themereresort.co.uk

Table Plans – NDigital Print & Sign Ltd – www.ndigitalltd.co.uk


Thank you for all the prizes:

Top Table & Events – Bottle of Champagne sponsored by Top Table & Events

Cheshire Music Events – 2 x pitch side tickets for the Wilmslow Music Festival

Cheshire Music Events – 2 x VIP tickets including the champagne Tipi and after show party at the Wilmslow Music Festival

Liverpool Laser Clinic – Laser hair removal treatment

Gin, Gin Geroo – Cocktail making set

The Last Drop Village – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

The Mere Golf Resort & Spa – Overnight stay for 2 guests, DBB and access into Health Club and Spa. 

Liz’s Country Kitchen – Hamper

Destination Florida Children’s Charity – Bottle of Moet Chandon Champagne

Furness Videography – Bottle of Vodka

Furness Videography – Bottle of wine

Bargain Booze, Lowton – Bottle of Prosecco

The Queen Anne in Lowton – Meal for two

18 Pack of Foster’s

Country Flowers – Bouquets of Flowers voucher

Ntertain – Table of 8 at Bongo Bingo at The Monaco Rooms, Wigan

Henry D Johnstone – Diamond stud earrings 18ct white gold

Oscar & Olivia – Sterling Silver tennis bracelet

Manchester City Football Club – Signed Kyle Walker shirt

Ridgway Caterers – 3 course candlelit dinner cooked in your home for up to 6 guests including wine

Your Work Spa – Well-being day for up to 15 people

The Mercure Haydock Hotel – Dinner Bed & Breakfast

Taylory Ltd – Rocket-Powered Business Planning Day for 2 people


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