THANKYOU EVERYONE – WE WON !!
On Wednesday 17th June 2015, Cherish Bridal attended the County Brides 5th annual North West Wedding Awards at St George’s Hall in Liverpool. On the evening over 200 guests attended all dressed in our finery, mingling and all eagerly anticipating the results and hoping for a winner status!
Brides, bridegrooms and customers from across the region voted for the best suppliers in the wedding industry.We were reliably informed that there were over 3900 votes counted, how fantastic is that!!!
Altogether over 200 companies were nominated, and 27 winners on the night. Money was also raised for the RNLI. County Brides raised over £2500 on the night for this years chosen charity.
Liverpool is well known for its maritime history and County Brides chose this as their theme for the evening. St Georges Hall looked totally stunning .The entrance sparkled with a beautiful ice sculpture of a ships anchor so as we entered the building we knew we were in for a a nautical treat!
We were guided to an outside pre-dinner drinks and canepes reception area where Entertainment was provided by the Phoenix Wind Quintet . We all felt very posh!
Once the room was ready we were led into the beautiful hall itself .Our tables were all named after famous ships, ours being NAUTILUS !
We were greeted into the room by Duane thornborough ,his wife Dawn Directors of the company. Blue and white table centres ,gorgeous floral decorations,and huge sea and ship themed props looked fantastic against the backdrop of such an amazing building.
We waited patiently for our catagory to be announced. I personally took several deep breaths as the finalists were read out one by one. I have to say that i hadnt got my hopes up that we would win but when our shops name was called it was totally fantastic and unexpected!!
Recieving the Best Bridal Retailer award from Alex & chantelle from sponsors Ocean Media (National Wedding Shows) was an absolutely brilliant experience and one i will treasure forever.
I felt so proud and very thankful to all the brides,grooms and customers and staff who had voted for Cherish Bridal,without them we wouldnt have won , staff included , so a MASSIVE THANKS TO EVERYONE!
The icing on the cake i have to say though was being presented with Business of the Year 2015 , the shock was almost touchable as my husband guided me to the stage to collect the winners crystal and bouquet from Duane,Dawn & Bev…it felt like a dream i hadnt woken from, but one i had waited and worked for ,for a very long time.
Winning one award was amazing but being a Double award winner is just unbelievable!!
Its been pointed out by Duane from County brides now that we can announce ourselves as Cherish Bridal double winner NWWA 2015, HOW GREAT IS THAT!
The whole evening was expertly put together by County Brides , iCatching Events, hosted by Robin Kershaw from Dancefloor Couture and our fabulous meal was catered by Chapman Holmes. Entertainment was provided by the Phoenix Wind Quintet, Rock Revolution, Hipswing Entertainments and Partypods.
The whole event for us as a business was a memorable one, as in previous years too , but this year was special for obvious reasons!.
A wonderful night was had by all my guests and im sure the rest of those attending.
Congratulations to all who were nominated,finalists & winners in the #NWWA 2015 , heres to 2016!
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Thanks to alison fox holland for my hair for the evening & to katherine kinley for my make up…i felt a million dollars!