County Brides Welcome Back Weddings at the 11th Annual North West Wedding Awards

Friday, October 29th, 2021

On Thursday 21st October, North West wedding suppliers, venues and creatives were recognised in the 11th annual North West Wedding Awards.

With 400 people in attendance, guests donned their tuxedos and gowns for a night of celebration after what was the hardest 18 months the industry has faced for a long time. 

Brides, bridegrooms and customers from across the region had voted for the best suppliers in the wedding industry over the past 12 months. Over 12,000 votes were counted, more than 2,400 companies were nominated and 284 finalists were narrowed down to 32 winners on the night!

The evening began with flag waving and dancing on chairs; a fabulous sight to see, with everyone back at an event like this celebrating again. 

Guests were encouraged to network throughout the evening, and to get involved on social media, posting photos and comments about the event.

Guests also raised a staggering £7,000 for Destination for Destination Florida Children’s Charity. Ben Morrison, a trustee from the charity said “it is amazing that this event has raised enough funds over the last four years to send 6 children on a holiday of a lifetime and we can’t thank County Brides enough for their support.”

It was an amazing evening and County Brides would like to thank all of the companies who helped to put the evening together and bring the theme of ‘The Great British Bounce Back’ to life! 

Managing Director at County Brides, Duane Thornborough, said “it was wonderful to see these talented people in the flesh again..OUT, OUT! Especially after the 18 months our industry has faced, we wanted to really celebrate these businesses and take the opportunity to have a real party! 

Everyone in that room was a winner, having been recognised by couples across the region for their dedication to what they do.”

Guests can purchase photos by clicking the following link and using the access code NWWA21, 50% will go to the Destination Florida Children’s Charity:




Main Sponsor

County Brides & Events Limited – Wedding Magazine & Events


Destination Florida Children’s Charity


North Wedding Awards 2021 Winners

Best Bridal Retailer

Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique

Best Cake & Sweet Treats

The Yummy Pudding Company

Best Menswear 

Slaters Menswear Preston

Best Venue Stylist 

Cover Story Weddings & Events

Best Florist

Country Flowers Florist

Best Artificial Florist

Barlow Bespoke Flowers

Best Transport (Classic)

Cumbria Classic Wedding Cars

Best Transport (Modern)

Century Wedding Cars

Best Bridesmaid

Little Betty’s Boutique

Best Photobooth/Mirror

Jolly Good Photo Co

Best Male Photographer

Steve Hillman Photography

Best Female Photographer

Struth Photography (Kimmy)

Best Videographer

Lakeland Films

Best Stationer

Amy Elizabeth Designs

Best Jeweller

Henry D Johnstone

Best Entertainment Act

The Sing Along Waiters

Best DJ

DJ Gary Mills

Best Entertainment Agency

Ice Entertainment UK

Best Entertainment Non-Musical

Crazy9 Golf

Best Hair 

Samantha Gannon 

Best Beauty Health & Well Being

Chelsea Leigh Mobile Hair & Beauty

Best Venue – No accommodation

Manchester University

Best Venue – Cheshire

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

Best Venue – Lancashire

Stirk House Hotel

Best Venue – Merseyside

Mercure Haydock Hotel

Best Venue – Cumbria

Castle Green Hotel

Best Venue – Manchester

The Monastery Manchester

Best Toastmaster

The Tall Toastmaster

Best Caterer

Ridgway Caterers

Best Ceremony Provider

Cheshire East Registration Service

Best Wedding Co-Ordinator

Alex Keeley – West Tower

New Business of the year

Brittany Ann Bridal




Suppliers for the evening:

  • The Mere Resort
  • The Chairman 
  • iCatching Events 
  • DJ Chris G
  • PJ Lights
  • A-Light
  • Ian Lloyd Events
  • Flossies Weddings
  • Ice Entertainment 
  • Manhattan Casino Nights
  • Soul Revolver 
  • Base Aura 
  • String Infusion 
  • Jolly Good Photo Co 
  • DJ Jon Holling 
  • Envision Images 
  • Glacial Art Ice Sculptures
  • AC Magic 
  • Dragonfly Couture
  • Carrs Jewllers
  • N Digital


Raffle & Auction prizes supplied by:

  • Red Light / Green light game – Bottle of fizz – West Tower Exclusive Wedding Venue
  • The Mere Resort & Spa – Overnight stay for 2 with dinner bed and breakfast, (£35.00 allowance per person) and ½ bottle wine per person.
  • Country Flowers – Voucher for Flowers
  • Mere Court – Bed & Breakfast for two with executive room
  • Red Hall Hotel – Dinner, bed & breakfast for 2
  • Gary Barker – 1 hour performance (subject to availability)
  • Perfect Match Candle Company – Candle voucher – next year
  • Tytherington Golf Club – 4 ball of golf
  • Queen Anne pub – Meal for two
  • Charlotte Smith Marketing Consultant – A full Social Media Audit & Strategy for your business
  • Let Love Sparkle – Exclusive Christmas Cards
  • Windy Harbour – Bottle of wine
  • Jolly Good Photo Company – Bottle of wine
  • Slaters Menswear – £100 Gift voucher
  • Taylory – 2 comp tickets to attend “The Rocket Powered Business Planning Day”
  • Auction
  • 5 x Studio photographic shoot from Piero Belmonte Photography worth £135 
  • Henry D Johnstone Jewellers – 9ct yellow gold CARAT London ‘Eternal’ solitaire pendant, 1.00ct.
  • DFCC – Signed Freddie Flintoff shirt
  • DFCC – Real Madrid Signed Shirt (Team)
  • DFCC – Signed Manchester City street sign in a frame
  • DFCC – Floyd Mayweather Signed Glove
  • Ridgway Caterers – 3 course meal for 6 cooked at home by a professional chef which includes alcohol – (not Christmas eve/day or New Years Eve/day)

For further information please contact County Brides – 01942 206446 – 


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