Charlotte Balbier
Brides Up North Wedding Fairs

Happy 15th Birthday Dine Services!

June 11th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Those of you who read the wedding blog regularly will know that I work very closely with my wonderful colleagues at Dine Services to bring you the majority of our beautiful Yorkshire wedding exhibitions and some of our industry networking events.  In fact, there may just be a few coming up this Autumn… it’s never to early to get those diaries out!

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Dine Autumn 2013

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You will also know that back in mid March I welcomed my baby girl into the World.  Now of course, with any new arrival comes the required nine months of abstinence from any alcoholic tipple or real night out so it was with great excitement that I realised that an invitation to Dine Services’ fabulous 15th birthday celebrations at stunning The Mansion in Roundhay Park would mark my return to the social scene!

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Joel Skingle Photography

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Founded in 1998 by Daniel Gill, 1000’s of clients have experienced exceptional catering and beautiful theming all pulled together by Dine’s team of dedicated event managers with an eye for fine detail who plan and deliver beyond expectations.

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Dine Services are specialists in managing exclusive venues and creating incredible wedding & events

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With a delicious four courses of fine dining on the menu plus free flowing specially paired wines and sake with every course, it’s a wonder that this light-weight can remember anything of the evening at all, but that said, the team so pulled out all the stops to create such an amazing event that it would be difficult to forget. 

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After worrying for weeks about the glamorous dress code (bear in mind that a month after baby arrived very little fit), I finally cobbled some glad rags together to join the team and their esteemed guests for an evening full of surprises.

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Whilst “working the room” and consuming my body weight (see above, that was a lot!) of the most impressive canapés that I have ever tasted (think treacle cured Scottish salmon arrange on a pipette of oriental dressing and sweet chilli injected prawn tempuras) we were serenaded by group of amazing singers – they wouldn’t have been out of place in the West End – who had sneakily infiltrated the party dressed in Dine uniforms.  I had thought that the staff were looking unusually attractive that evening..!

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Now this is what I call a dessert!

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Later in the evening, after a very theatrical serving of a giant Eton Mess in the centre of each table (complete with dry ice and white chocolate bombs), X Factor singer Carolynne Poole took to the stage, followed by a slave auction compared by Harry Gration.

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At this point the sake had been finished and my poor husband was getting very twitchy as I bid and bid and bid to secure the services of some of my very favourite Yorkshire suppliers, including Brides Up North Featured Supplier Joel Skingle Photography and Horti-couture floristry.  Luckily others in the room had deeper pockets, and Alan’s wallet was safe (that night anyway)!

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Dine weren’t just celebrating for the sake of it though!  Whilst I was busy building a horrendous hangover for the next morning, their birthday event raised in excess of £16,000 for charity, split between the Leeds Community Foundation and the MS Society, which really is something else. 

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As a result, my colleagues have been shortlisted for a well deserved Yorkshire Business Masters 2013 Award, in the Yorkshire Pride category for their amazing fundraising efforts, and I would love for you to take a moment to vote for them on the Business Desk website.  VOTING CLOSES TODAY and all it takes is a click to recognise this wonderful team’s stellar efforts.   Click here to visit the site and cast your vote.

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You can also visit the Dine Services website to find out more about their venues, outside catering services and how they can make your wedding or event super special.  Tell them I say hello!

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Video © 2013 Dine Services, Images © 2013 Joel Skingle Photography

Dine Services is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier 

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Fashionistas! Are You Ready? It’s The Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive At The Mansion – THIS SUNDAY!

March 2nd, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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It’s time for another gorgeous Brides Up North event at The Mansion, Roundhay Park – definitely Leeds’ chicest boutique wedding venue, and totally one for the fashionistas!

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Our luxury wedding exhibition is THIS WEEKEND – Sunday 3rd March 2013! And it just so happens that our VIP Bride To Be registration is now open…

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The Mansion Luxury Wedding Exhibition

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Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition

The Mansion, Roundhay Park

Sunday 3rd March 2013

12pm till 4pm – Free Entry

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This is your invitation to a day of bridal brilliance at Leeds’ most desirable wedding venue: The Mansion.  Check out our special video clip above to see just how special and hear from some previous brides and grooms.

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This Sunday, a choice selection of the region’s finest wedding suppliers will also be on hand to inspire and advise.  Only the best will do for Brides Up North and Dine Events!  But don’t just take my word for it, come and see for yourselves!

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Leeds’ most fabulous brides have been quick off the mark, but if you haven’t already,  pre-register online NOW for speedy entry and your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag packed with treats, glossy mags, little pressies from Brides Up North and exclusive on the day discounts!

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To register for a free Brides Up North VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag fill in your details below, marking “The Mansion” in the subject line and quoting “VIP”. You can collect your VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bag upon entry to the Luxury Wedding Exhibition.

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You can also email julia@bridesupnorth.co.uk if you do not wish to use the contact form. VIP Bride-To-Be Goody Bags are limited and subject to availability. We operate a first come, first served policy.

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Some of Yorkshire’s finest in attendance on Sunday… Allan Scott Photography, Amelia Elliott Bridal, l Amoretto Wedding Stationery, Booth Revolution, Bridezilla Design Company, Curvy Bridal, Damselle Tiaras, Deans Fine Jewellery, DG Sound & Light, Dine Services, DJB Photography, Donna Makes Cakes, Dorchester Ledbetter Photography, Eyecapture, Floral Opulence, Function 54, Iain Henderson Designs, JB Creatives, Joel Skingle Photography, Leafy Couture, Perfectly Practical Parties, Smooch, The Enchanted Wood Weddings, The Greenhouse Florist, The Little Bridal Company, The Wedding Guide, The Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company, Truly Scrumptious Cakes By Lynne, Confetti & Lace, The Event Music Company, Swing Thing Duo and me!

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Wedding at The Mansion by Chris Chambers Photography

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Can’t make it to The Mansion?  Click here to view our amazing range of luxury bridal exhibitions this Spring, and save the date!

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The Mansion Luxury Wedding Exhibition

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Real Wedding images from Amy and Sam’s beautiful wedding at The Mansion, courtesy of Chris Chambers PhotographyClick here to see the whole celebration.

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Brides Up North/ Chris Chambers Photography

This is a Brides Up North event

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