About us


We’re Dawn and Duane Thornborough, two individuals with a passion for the North West Wedding Industry. We truly believe that your wedding is one of the best days of your life, which is why it’s our mission to help you on your planning journey.

Together with our team at County Brides, we help local couples to find their ideal suppliers through an annual magazine, wedding fayres, awards and a blog.

With so much creative talent, venues and experienced suppliers here in the North West, we believe you can find everything and everyone you need on your doorstep.

Having worked in the wedding industry since 1979, we understand what it takes to plan a perfect day. So, we’ve put together a dedicated wedding planning page where we share our insider tips, exclusive offers, inspiration and much more.

Our blog and magazine have been designed to be your go-to place for North West wedding advice and inspiration. We also share regular updates on our social media profiles, so be sure to follow us.

Good luck on your planning journey and congratulations to you both.

Dawn, Duane & the County Brides team.

Don't just take our word for it...

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for a great start to the Wedding fayre season. Both the Etihad & Shrigley events have been brilliant in terms of footfall, new clients and also the quality of enquiries (already from a week) they have been more than double on last season per event. I have secured multiple bookings & am following leads on several enquiries. I am looking forward to the upcoming fayres I have got booked in with you both.

AO Events Ltd

Wedding fayre fun today for County Brides! Huge thanks to all my models, lovely to meet so many beautiful brides to be too!

Little Betty’s

We had an amazing time at the Ethihad Stadium for the wedding fayre, hosted by County Brides...we genuinely met some absolutely fantastic people, getting to share ideas and inspiration for such a special occasion.

Big WOW Events

It was a brilliant Wedding Fayre...We met lots of really nice couples and were also on hand to capture some of the action!

The Agnew Film Company

Thanks to everyone who visited us at the County Brides wedding fayre at Crewe Hall yesterday. Great event as always!

Platt's Menswear

Had a brilliant day today exhibiting with County Brides! Lots of lovely future brides and grooms to talk to and catching up with some of the other lovely suppliers...Excited to see what new bookings this may bring!”

Carolina Garcia-Cox