We are always thrilled to attend the Northwest Wedding Awards Ceremony, hosted by County Brides and this year was even more spectacular. With over 7500 votes registered across 32 wedding supplier categories, they were held this year on 12th June at The Mere Resort & Spa, the tuxedos and bowties were back out for another night of fun, frolics and suspense, for we had not only been nominated for this prestigious award for a ninth time running but we had also made it to the Northwest Wedding Awards 2019 finals!
Upon arrival, the champagne reception is a chance for wedding suppliers (all 340) of us in attendance from the Northwest region to network along with time to enjoy the live singer performance by Babalola Jnr, before being seated at our designated table where you are served a three course dinner with light entertainment and laughter from The Sing a Long waiters, guaranteed to get everyone on their feet and waving their napkins in unison around the table! The charity fundraising raffles are always good with some fabulous prizes, yes, we did win a teddy bear! Very impressive was the robotic cameras by Polaris Videography gliding along wire tracks across the room, taking photos and videos of all the evenings events, you could have almost been in a James Bond movie!- a nice touch, as well as live auctions, all in the good cause of this year’s chosen charity Destination Florida, which raised £6503.50 for the children’s charity and helps send children on holiday to the Florida sunshine, many of whom have missed out on childhood holidays due to sickness and illness.
Now for those who are unfamiliar with our business, we are an independent jeweller with 2 stores, one in Alderley Edge and the other in Poynton, Cheshire. We specialise in the bespoke design and manufacture of jewellery, wedding rings and engagement rings. We have won the award for ‘best jeweller’ 6 times previously, so understandably we never take this award for granted and as such there’s no room for complacency, our dedicated specialist team have a strong principle to deliver a personalised customer experience and attention to detail are always at the heart of everything we do.
As the time came for the award for best jeweller being announced, the businesses are listed on the screen and who was the winner? YES YES YES, HENRY D JOHNSTONE! We were absolutely delighted to win this crystal award for the seventh time, incredibly it’s a lucky 7 out of the nine years the awards have been running and its somewhat humbling to know that we have the support of brides and grooms from all over the Northwest region who have taken time out of their busy schedules to vote for us and show their appreciation for our services to them and their wedding day. To whom we say a massive thank you, we are proud to have been part of your special day and hope we can continue to be of assistance to you in the future for all your jewellery needs! After all Diamonds are forever! Of course, let’s not forget the hard efforts of our team whose focus and dedication to customer service have gone a long way into the success of winning this award, who knows, this time next year, could 8 be our lucky number?
Congratulations to all those nominated, shortlisted and of course the 32 winners of this year’s Northwest Wedding Awards. Thank you to Duane, Dawn and Joanne from County Brides and all the suppliers who provided their services to make this a fantastic night for all! A list of all the winners and suppliers is available on County Brides website https://www.countybrides.com/awards/