North West Wedding Awards 2018

On Wednesday 13th June 2018, County Brides hosted the 8th annual North West Wedding Awards at The Monastery Manchester. There were over 360 guests from 87 companies in attendance for this black tie awards evening where County Brides also helped raise over £6,000 on the night for their chosen charity, Destination Florida Children’s Charity.

Brides, bridegrooms and customers from across the region voted for the best suppliers in the wedding industry. Over 4,700 votes were counted, more than 300 companies were nominated, and 27 winners picked up their well-deserved awards on the night. Guests also raised money for charity by participating in a fun Kings & Queens game to win a bottle of Champagne, a raffle and an exciting auction.

Managing Director Duane Thornborough introduced the evening and commented “WOW! Welcome to our biggest Awards evening yet. You all look fabulous and thank you for your support. Tonight, we are raising money for the Destination Florida Children’s Charity, our chosen charity this year. 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.”

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

It was an amazing evening and County Brides would like to thank all the companies who helped to put the evening together, donated their time and prizes, and sponsored the event which has helped County Brides to raised nearly £40,000 for various charities over the last eight 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 26 of their own wedding fayres. 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

  • Hipswing – Sound, Lighting, AV, Dancefloor & Stage
  • I Do Venue Dressing – Centre pieces and venue dressing
  • Jelly Press Stationery – Invitations, Menus & Table Plan
  • Carrs Jewellers– Awards
  • Jacqui O Fairytale Flowers – Winners Bouquets
  • John Holling – Ice Entertainment U.K. – Compere and DJ
  • Polaris Wedding Video – Videography
  • Glacial Art – Ice Sculpture
  • Envision Images – Official Photographer
  • N Digital – Table Plans
  • Cheshire Celebrations – Graffiti Wall
  • Atmosphere Venue Styling – Reception decoration
  • Luke Robin – Reception Entertainment
  • Russell Shaun – Live Entertainment during the meal
  • Coverbox Band – Live Entertainment
  • Pier Fun Casino’s – Casino Tables
  • Gorton Monastery – Drinks Reception
  • West Tower Exclusive Wedding Venue – Champagne prize for the Heads & Tails game
  • Mere Court Hotel – Afternoon tea for two with Champagne – Fun chair prize

Auction Prizes

  • Manchester United signed framed image – Destination Florida
  • The Expendables signed framed image – Destination Florida
  • Michael Schumacher gloves – Destination Florida
  • Emmerdale Farm Script – Destination Florida
  • Studio shoot plus framed photograph – Andrew Collier Photography
  • Shooting day – Tree Frog Digital

Raffle donations

  • Save the date – Gift voucher
  • Nics Pics – Lifestyle photoshoot
  • Vale Royal Abbey – 4 Ball Golf Day
  • Envision Images – Free studio or Destination shoot for a family or aspiring model
  • Let’s Party Planners – Marks & Spencer gift card
  • Henry D Johnstone – Jewellery
  • Foam Wedding Flowers – Bouquet
  • Faye Amanda Photography – Family photoshoot
  • Shuffs Separates – Alcohol basket
  • Juliet Moore – Hairdressing voucher
  • Abbey House Hotel – One night Bed & Breakfast
  • Tree frog Digital – SEO package
  • Smooch – Tiffany styled silver pendant & 2 bracelets
  • Mere Court Hotel – One night Bed & Breakfast
  • Imperial Court Chinese Restaurant – Meal voucher
  • Little Betty’s Boutique – Hand-made dress
  • Lush Nail & Beauty – Manicure & pedicure voucher
  • Radisson Blu Liverpool – Afternoon tea for two
  • Crewe Hall Hotel – One night stay Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Mere Court Hotel – Afternoon tea for two guests
  • Holiday Inn Liverpool – One night Bed & Breakfast
  • Shrigley Hall Hotel – Spa day for two guests with an hour treatment per guest
  • Miller & Carter Restaurant – Meal for two
  • Knowsley Hall – 2 adult tickets to see The Tempest on the 9th August at Knowsley hall
  • Bluebell & Ivy – Bouquet of flowers
  • The Alchemist – Meal for 2 and a mad hatters sharing cocktail
  • Elysium Health & Fitness – Fitness sessions
  • Taylory – One day Business workshop for 2 guests
  • White Lace Cakes – 3 Tier butter cream cake serves 70 – 80
  • The Village Hotel Bury – Overnight stay for 2 including breakfast & 2 x 25 min spa treatments

The Awards will reopen on the 1st September 2018 for next year.