County Brides Host First Virtual North West Wedding Awards

Friday, December 18th, 2020

Following three postponements due to Covid, County Brides weren’t prepared to let suppliers miss out on a well deserved celebration, so marked the 10th anniversary of The North West Wedding Awards with a virtual ceremony.

On Wednesday 2nd December, the event saw over 1,100 follow along via video link and social media, making the night a huge success.

Over the past year, County Brides received a record breaking 10,000 votes from newly married couples recognising more than 2,400 wedding suppliers for their outstanding work. With a total of 315 finalists, there were 36 deserving winners on the night. 

Although the event was virtual, it didn’t stop guests from celebrating. Across The North West, nominees donned their glad rags and popped bottles to recognise their success in what has been an undoubtedly hard year for the industry. 

Throughout the evening, guests were encouraged to network virtually and share their celebrations on social media, making it as interactive as possible given the circumstances.

Managing Director, Duane Thornborough, said “We wanted to take tonight to have some escapism from the events of 2020. This has been one of the hardest years yet for the wedding industry and it was important to us to make sure these fabulous people got the credit and recognition they deserve.”

“On the night we were also able to raise much needed funds for our chosen charity, Destination Florida Children’s Charity. Guests made kind donations via text, which will help to take children with life threatening and life limiting medical conditions on a magical holiday to Florida.”

Donations are still being taken for the charity and if you are able to and would like to, you can text DFCC to 70085 to donate £10.

The evening was a huge success and County Brides would like to thank all of the companies who helped to put the evening together.


Best Accessory
Save the date by Lily

Best Bridal Retailer
Liverpool Bridal Boutique

Best Cake & Sweet Treats
Cake O’Clock

Best Menswear
SG Menswear

Best Venue Stylist
Emma Jane Events

Best Florist
Jacqui O

Best Artificial Florist
Card-en Party

Best Transport (Classic)
Cumbria Classic Wedding Cars

Best Transport (Modern)
Century Wedding Cars

Best Travel Agent
Cumbria Travel

Best Occasion Wear
Te Amo Bridal

Best Bridesmaid
Little Betty’s Boutique

Best Photobooth/Mirror
Jolly Good Photo Company

Best Male Photographer
R W Photography

Best Female Photographer
Julie Winspear Photography

Best Videographer
Capture My Big Day

Best Stationer
Stationery Queen

Best Jeweller
Henry D Johnstone

Best Entertainment Act
The Sing-a-Long Waiters

Best DJ
Steve Mitchell

Best Entertainment Agency
Ice Entertainment UK

Best Entertainment Non-Musical
Big Wow Events

Best Hair
Danielle Broughton Evans

Best Beauty Health & Well Being
Nikki Webb

Best Venue – No accommodation
The Oaktree of Peover

Best Venue – Cheshire
Sandhole Oak Barn

Best Venue – Lancashire
West Tower

Best Venue – Merseyside
Mecure Haydock Hotel

Best Venue – Cumbria
Skitby House

Best Venue – Manchester
Manchester Hall

Best Toastmaster
The Tall Toastmaster

Best Caterer
Vanilla in AllSeasons

Best Ceremony Provider
Cheshire East Registration Service

Best Wedding Co-Ordinator
Amber Kirkby – The Villa Wrea

New Business of the year
I Do Designs

County Brides Business of the year
Adeava Bridal


Main Sponsor

County Brides & Events Limited – Wedding Magazine & Events

List of suppliers

The Mere Golf Resort and Spa

Hipswing Events – P.A., Lighting, Stage & Filming

Carrs Jewellers– Awards

Jon Holling – DJ 

UTC Events – Entertainment

Live Piano – Entertainment


Prize donations 

Jo’s Couture Cakes

West Tower

Destination Florida

Nikki Jaye MUA

Ridgway Caterers.




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