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.



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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