Johanna Steward Photography

Thank you County Brides Team for such a busy show it was great. – Rookery Hall

Julie Fortune Photography

Hi Dawn
Just wanted to say hi and thanks for another great fair!!
Had a fab response and quite a few meetings booked in!. – Rookery Hall

Starlight Venue Dressing – Etihad Stadium

Hi Dawn
It was so lovely to meet you all on Sunday. What a great team you have.
I just want to thank you all for a wonderful day. We were very busy and it was so nice to meet all of the lovely brides and grooms and to help with the planning for their special days. We’ve already secured a few bookings following the event so for us it was a great success thanks to you all for organising such a wonderful event.

Linda & Adrian Creative weddings – re Magazine

We have advertised in the County Brides magazine for the last 6 years and found it very successful for our business.
County Brides don’t just produce the magazine take your money and put it on the shelves. They make sure all of the 25,000 copies get to the Brides which is of course where the bookings come from. They make the magazine more attractive with all the competitions/prizes that are available.
Not only do you get your advert in the magazine you also get a lot of coverage on their website, in fact they offer to promote your company with blogs etc, all you have to do is supply them with the information and they will do the rest.
It’s this passion behind the magazine that makes it so attractive to the advertisers. County Brides are actively working on your behalf to make your advert works for the businesses involved.
Unlike other magazines who just take your money with no proactive afterlife to make sure you get results.
We strongly recommend County Brides Magazine is the publication to be in if you are in the wedding business.
Just remember the more you put in the more you get out!

Bob & Louise Williams (Toastmaster) – Magazine launch

Best Wishes for another successful year – for all of us!

Kay & Pam – Cocoaflow Chocolate Fountain

Best wishes

John & Peter – Grosvenor Wedding Cars

Best wishes for 2018

David & Marie – Butterfly Events

Best Wishes for 2017 / 2018

Henry D Johnstone Jewellers & Cheshire Bridal Wear teams

Wishing Duane, Dawn & the County Brides team another successful year 2017/2018

Karena Floral Artisan

Thank you for letting me to design & create the front cover flowers for 2017/2018 edition of the County Brides magazine.
It was great fun, fab pies, loved working with the team.
Amazing results, all the best for 2017/18

Jonathan & Nicola – All Wrapped Up

Best wishes

Steve & Laura

Thanks for producing such a fantastic wedding magazine for us to put our lovely wedding cars in, all the best from all at Churchtown Wedding Cars in Southport

Sam & Chris

Thank you for always supporting us and providing us with a platform to grow + develop as a company!
Rollers Wedding Cars

Mark – Envision Images

Thanks Duane & Dawn for all your help and support.
Looking forward to working with you more in the future!

Natalie & Holly – I do Venue Dressing

Dawn & Duane, thank you for always supporting us! x
Another amazing magazine which we’re so proud to be a part of.
So much love for you both, lots of love

2018 Awards Evening

Karen Griffiths-Dixon

Hi. Firstly we had a fantastic night at the NWWA.
Sadly I didn’t get the crystal but did have a fantastic evening.
Thank you once again.

The Confetti Box

Hi Duane,
Just wanted to take five minutes to congratulate you again on the awards.
Maria Kelly

The Mere Court Hotel

So happy to be here again and looking forward to another great night

Great venue and another fantastic night!

Jade & Ryan

Dawn & Duane,
Always a fantastic night!
Thank you for organizing the whole thing!
We love you

Maddison J Creations

What a night, what a venue, made up and honoured to be here, love it!

Emma – Little Betty’s Boutique

Amazing event!!!!
Thank you for letting us be a part of it.
Lots of love

Nic & Ian – Nics Pics

Duane & Dawn,
Thank you for organizing this amazing night!

Fox Hairdressing

Fabulous venue,
Perfectly organised with a great buzz & energy!!
Food is gorgeous too.
Fox Hairdressing

Richmond Hotel

Great night, the room looks amazing and fantastic entertainment.
Better every day.

West Tower team

Fantastic evening as always, venue amazing, food delicious, amazing atmosphere.
With love from the West Tower team

Inspired Events Manchester

Many thanks for a fantastic evening!
Such an amazing venue!
With love – Inspired Events Manchester

Nikki Webb MUA

Good Afternoon Dawn,
Just wanted to say a huge Thank you for an amazing evening last night. Everything was spectacular!

Cheshire Registration Service

A brilliant night at the North West Wedding Awards#NWWA2018. Thank you Duane Thornborough for a fantastic event!

Joanne Flowers Wildman

Fabulous! A wonderful venue, charity, food, night! Thank you so much x

Paul Atkinson

Well done we had a fantastic night – Ice Entertainment UK

Cherish Bridal

Thankyou to County Brides Dawn thornborough & Duane Thornborough and JO – for their hard work again giving us all a fab evening and to all those who helped them make it happen !!
The venue ( was fantastic, music great – food delicious and company on our table was great we had such a laugh!
feeling sad this morning its all over

Charlotte – Hair Fantasy

Hi Dawn,
Just wanted to say thank you and congratulations for such a fantastic evening last night.

Emma Clarke

The venue looks outstanding Duane Thornborough. You have excelled yourself this year x

Hipswing Events

WOW! Amazing – We are so glad to have been part of it all! #NWWA18

Dave Rich – Rich Video

#NWWA18 brilliant night @countybridesltd

Pier Fun Casino

Fantastic night on Wednesday @countybridesltd

Wrenbury Hall

We are still on cloud 9 over here at Wrenbury Hall after winning the award for “Best Wedding Venue in Cheshire” for the second year in a row @countybrides awards 2018


Wonderful night had by all!
Thanks for having us and a huge congrats to all the winners and finalists.
See you next year!

NWWA 17 Testimonials

Envision Images‏

last night was eventful #winning the #best #WeddingPhotographer #award at the #NWWA #manchester #Lancashire #merseyside #Cumbria #Cheshire

Knowsley Hall

Thank you to everyone who voted for us @countybridesltd #NWWA17 – WE WON!! 4 yrs running #bestweddingvenue #merseyside –
Hi Dawn & Duane,
Thank you for hosting a great awards night on Wednesday. I’ve never been to the Mere Golf & Country Club before but I was really impressed and thought the food was fabulous so well done to you both for putting on a great night!

Candy Hearts‏

@TheConfettiBox1 Great to be sat with you at #nwwa17 recently. #congratulations on the award, lovely people

CSEvent Weddings LTD‏‏

Thank you to everyone who voted making us winning this award possible! We are delighted and proud. #NWWA17 #cseventweddings – cseventweddingsWe WON!! Best in the north west in our category. Thanks to everyone who has voted for us. Thanks to County Brides who hosted the North West Wedding Awards last night at the lovely Mere Golf resort and spa. #nwwa17 #cseventweddings


Done it again!!!!! Winner best caterer @countybridesltd #NWWA17 WELL done team!!


Well i am speechless thank you to everyone who voted #Winners! Best wedding florist

Rock Revolution‏‏

We won!! Yabbaddabbadoooo! #nwwa @countybridesltd

The Mere‏‏‏

Well done to all the winners at this year’s North West Wedding Awards @countybridesltd #NWWA17 … #wedding #Cheshire

Sweets by Sarah‏‏‏

Great night! #countybridesawards x

Polaris Video

#NWWA17 County Brides Just got in from filming the North West Wedding Awards. Fantastic night

Wrenbury Hall Cheshire Exclusive Wedding Venue

WE WON! WE WON! WE WON! #bestweddingvenuecheshire #NWWA17 – Morning Duane,
Just want to say the biggest thank-you for last night, we had such a good night, and obviously Winning made it a million times better

Jo’s Couture Cakes

Hi Duane
Thank you so much for a really super evening last
Night, County Brides excelled themselves again !
Absolutely delighted to be in the top 3 !


Thanks @countybridesltd for a lovely night at the #NWWA17 #ASD

Karan Maguire

West Tower – I wanted to thank you both for an wonderful evening last night; the venue was superb, the food excellent and the entertainment was brilliant!
We all had an amazing time – the atmosphere was great and it was fab to say hello to so many people (old & new!). I do hope that you raised plenty of funds for the 1st Lowton Scouts – such a well-deserved cause and often forgotten at fund-raising events. Both my daughters have gone down the guides road with the eldest also an ex scout; she thoroughly enjoyed her time with them & I would highly recommend it for girls!
Of course the evening was topped-off with our award for which we are truly grateful.
Thank you once again!

Weddings by Annabel

Thanks @countybridesltd for a great evening last night for the #countybridesweddingawards2017 ? Can’t wait to see the pics and videos!!

Hipswing Ents

Congratulations to all the winners at the County Brides North West Wedding Awards! Thanks to @countybridesltd for such a great night


THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me, I WON! I am so overwhelmed and thankful and absolutely buzzing right now, it has made my year thank you all for your continued support and custom I wouldn’t be where I am today without you all! Much love @countybrides#nwwa17


It’s real… ???? #winner#beststationer #nwwa #nwwa2017#nwwa17 #countybrides

We had a fabulous time at the County Bride awards #NWWA17unfortunately we didn’t win but it was such an honour to be in the final, bring on next year ? #NWWA


We have had such a great messages & made some great contacts from our night at the #nwwa17
#cheshirewedding #countybrides #networking#happy #proud #Love #partnersforlife #party


@countybrides#countybrides #bestjeweller #winner#nwwa17 #weddingringspecialist#bespokedesign A massive thank you to all the Brides & Grooms who voted for us in this years awards ceremony we couldn’t have done it without you . #sohappy


We are still unbelievably happy that we are the winners of the ‘Best Wedding Venue Cumbria’ for a 6th time! A big thank you to everyone that voted once again!


Delighted to of won this award, was completely gob smacked when i recieved the message today from County Brides! Thankyou to each and everyone of you who has voted for me completely made up at winning the makeup catogory ???? xxx #countybrides #countybridesmagazine#makeupartist #mua#makeupbyjennaalexander

North West Wedding Awards 2016

Best western Smokies Park

Hi Duane & Dawn,
Just a quick message to congratulate you on a fantastic event last night. Team Smokies had a fabulous night and we are all nursing sore feet and heads this afternoon.
We are so glad that last year’s award now has a friend!

Rojers Jewellers

Fabulous evening back in June at the County Brides North West Wedding Awards…

Big Chief Tipis

It’s great to see so many of the wedding industry here tonight @IWM ~nwwa @countybridesltd

Edith & Winston

At the @IWM North West Wedding Awards tonight which was a fantastic venue for the @countybridesltd #NWWA. A lovely evening!

UTC Events

Smasher of a show tonight at the North West Wedding Awards. The band were on point! See you next year….~NWWA @countybridesltd @IWMNorth

Johnny Stephenson

A belting night at the @countybridesltd awards. Big congrats to all the winners #NWWA

Crewe Hall Wedding Fayre 2016

Platt’s Menswear

Thanks to everyone who visited us at the @countybridesltd wedding fayre at #CreweHall yesterday. Great event as always!

Bob Williams

@Crewe_Hall @countybridesltd A very successful and enjoyable day. Thanks to hotel team for their help and CB team for a great event

John Norcott

Well Done Duane Thornborough, Dawn Thornborough you have a lot to answer for after attending the fabulous wedding fayre yesterday at Crewe Hall I now have loads of admin to do from the resulting bookings… Thank You x

Quartet Cabaret String Quartet

It was a super wedding fayre

Magazine Launch 2016

Knowsley Hall

Thank you to @countybridesltd for a lovely evening to celebrate the launch of the 9th edition of the County Brides magazine-it looks great!

Edith & Winston Bridalwear

Had a lovely time tonight at the launch of the new @countybridesltd magazine! Food was amazing too!

Upper House Hayfield

What a lovely evening last night! Thank you @Colshawhall and @countybridesltd

Bob Williams

Good night last night – mag looks great

Vanilla in Allseasons

WOW what a fantastic launch for @countybridesltd magazine 2016/2017!!

Etihad 2016

Willbrahams of Chorlton

What a great show at the Etihad and thank you to all your team

Shrigley Hall 2016

Alan Harding Photography

Another Great Wedding Fayre today at the Shrigley Hotel, very busy with some good enquiries

Claire Whitehurst (Wedding & Events Manager)

The wedding fayre on Sunday was the BEST Autumn fayre we have ever had, lots of bookings and brides are still contacting us for available dates

Smooch wedding rings

Wow that was a busy one. Today’s wedding fair was at the stunning Shrigley Hall near Macclesfield. It’s a gorgeous venue, Lots of brides and grooms to visit over the next few weeks. lots more who want to make appointments so just message me and we can get a date in the diary xx

Unique Bouquets & Chair Covers

Amazing day 29 enquiries and 10 orders


Fantastic turn out at Shrigley Hall – 7 orders for the Booth Tube Photobooth

Cheshire Celebrations

Brilliant wedding fayre 10 orders and more enquiries coming in for the magic mirror from Cheshire Celebrations – well done – see you at the next one

Re County Brides

Thank you so much, and not just for the nice comments, but all the inspiration you provided me with during our wedding planning process. Me and my hubby loved coming to your wedding fayres and your magazine had lots of great ideas in too – It’s Your Special Day

Testimonials 2014


Another awesome fayre from County Brides, you make our season.
Love Boothtube

Kano Travel

Brilliant turnout, excellent location and beautiful surroundings

Freya, Worsley Park a Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Fantastic, friendly and always willing to help!
Great to work with

Caldara String Quartet

As usual, great to be part of an amazing team!!
Great day!
Thanks for all your support County Brides

Elizabeth May Cakes

Thanks for another great wedding fayre

Steve Taylor, iCatching Events

A really good wedding fayre with lots of quality leads!

Debbie & Andrea Perfect Weddings

Great day today. Amazing team XxxxxX

Frank Henshall Photography

Had a great day at the show with amazing people!
Keep up the good work

Mike Allen Photography

Thanks for a good show

Jean Elizabeth Wedding Stationery

Fabulous Venue!
We really enjoyed the show today – Thank you.
Will definitely be back again, lots of positive feedback

Bow So Sweet

Great show as usual, great work from all the team at County Brides.
Thank you

Janice and Karen – John Lewis

Thank you to a fantastic team, lovely day.
See you again soon

Gaila – Smooth Vocals

We’ve had a fabulous time
See you soon

Best Man Limited

Thanks for a good day at the Worsley Marriott.
Hooray for book face and witter.
P.S. I love Duane and Dawn x
P.P.S you’re smashin

Smooch Wedding Rings

Fabulous show, really busy!
Lovely organisers!!

Julie – Unique Bouquets & Chair Covers

Brilliant fayre, lovely organisers, the BEST!

SG Menswear

Great show, good turnout, talked to some good brides + grooms!

Cheshire Bridalwear

A superb show – thanks again to all at County Brides.
Great to see so many brides and grooms – love all at Cheshire Bridalwear xxx

Andy B Events

Great afternoon and show
See you soon