The North West Wedding Awards 2019

On Wednesday 12th June, County Brides & Events hosted the 9th annual North West Wedding Awards at The Mere Resort & Spa. With over 340 guests in attendance for this black Tie awards evening where County Brides also raised £6,503.50 so far for their chosen charity, Destination Florida Children’s Charity.

Brides, bridegrooms and customers from across the region had voted for the best suppliers in the wedding industry. Over 7,500 votes were counted, more than 458 companies were nominated, and 32 winners picked up their well-deserved crystal awards on the night. Guests also raised money for the for the charity by participating in a fun Heads & Tails game, a raffle and an exciting auction.

Managing Director Duane Thornborough introduced the evening and commented “Thanking all the guests, suppliers and sponsor support, 2018 was a good year for weddings, 2019 has been a mixed year for companies. Tonight, we are raising money for the Destination Florida Children’s Charity, our chosen charity this year and hope to raise enough to send 3 children away for a holiday of a lifetime.

We are here to celebrate the achievements of companies within our industry, so remember you are ALL winners for getting this far and should display your Finalist’s & Winners badges with pride and thank your customers for their support.”

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

It was an amazing evening and County Brides would like to thank all of the companies who helped to put the evening together, donated their time and prizes, and sponsored the event which has helped County Brides to raise more than £41,000 for various charities over the last seven years, through the annual Awards, a charity calendar, donations and sponsorships.

County Brides publish an annual wedding magazine which is distributed to over 220 wedding fayres and shows across the region as well as organising their own wedding fayres throughout the year. The North West Wedding Awards has become one of the biggest annual events within the industry.

Main Sponsor

County Brides & Events Limited – Wedding Magazine & Events

List of Sponsors & Suppliers

PA / Lighting – Hipswing 

Band – Breaker Live

Award trophies – Carrs Jewellers

Casino Tables – Pier Fun Casino

Drinks Reception – The Mere Resort

Dinner Entertainment – Sing Along Waters

Reception Entertainment – Babalola Jnr

DJ Jon Holling & Large Letters – Ice Entertainment UK 

Photo Mirror – Envision Images 

Photography – Faye Amanda Photography

Videography – Polaris Videography

Venue Enhancement – Flossie’s Weddings

Confetti Canon – All Star Disco 

Flowers – Jacqui O 

Ice Sculpture – Glacial Art 

Table Plan – N Digital 

Stationery – Jelly Press 




Best Accessory – Save the Date by Lily

Best Cake – Jo’s Couture Cakes

Best Florist Joint Winners –Efflorescence floral Architecture and  Barlow Bespoke Flowers

Best Venue Manchester – Worsley Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Best Entertainment Act – DJ Darren Michael

Best Ceremony Provider – Cheshire East Registration Service

Best Venue Cumbria – Skitby House

Best Entertainment Agency – Ice Entertainment UK

Best Hair Stylist – Leigh Jordon Hairdressing

Best Venue Stylist – Flossie’s Weddings

Best Jeweller – Henry D Johnstone

Best Venue Lancashire – West Tower

Best Transport – Horgans Wedding Cars

Best Female Photographer – Helen Williams Photography

Best Male Photographer – Gavin Tomkins

Best Toastmaster – The Tall Toastmaster

Best Venue Cheshire – Sandhole Oak Barn

Best Beauty, Health & Well Being – Hair & Make-up by Anna

Best Stationer – Brown Rose Events

Best Artificial Florist – Foam Wedding Flowers by Joanne

Best Occasion Wear – Aubergine

Best Entertainment Non-Musical – Big Wow Events

Best Venue Merseyside – Thornton Manor

Best Videographer – Diamond Lights

Best Photobooth / Mirror – Boothtique

Best Menswear – L & J Formal Hire

Best Bridesmaid Retailer – Little Betty’s Boutique

Best Caterer – Ridgway Caterers

Best Venue – No Accommodation – The Monastery Manchester

Best Bridal Retailer – Puure Bride

New Business of The Year – Damian Kelly Wedding Host & DJ

Business of the Year – Photography by Dave Thompson