Real-Life :   02 / 04 / 19

Lara & Dan

Who: Lara and Dan | When: December 2018 | Where: Hackney Town Hall

Most brides are buzzing with excitement when discussing their wedding plans. But from the first moment we spoke to Lara, we were all swept away with her enthusiasm. Lara had lots of ideas and we were delighted she chose to work with us to bring them to life and create the catering for this most amazing occasion.

Kalm Kitchen real life wedding

The couple got married at super cool London location Hackney Town Hall – a space filled with stunning architectural details. We made the most of the dizzying height of the Atria and created a spectacular Bubble Bar. Dressed with dreamy florals by Liz at Blue Sky flowers, we elevated the station and decked it with luxurious golds and an abundance of gorgeous fruits. Guests were able to dive in and create their own bespoke fizz and ‘pimp’ their Prosecco.

Golden touch

In fact, the gold theme ran right the way through these proceedings, along with an art deco mood which was inspired by the venue. The wedding was styled with touches of gold from the cutlery to the beaded charger plates and rimmed glassware. We completed the look with clear water goblets, chalk urbane linen and white hemstitch napkins.

After canapés and more refreshments from the Bubble Bar, Lara and Dan offered their guests a choice of two main courses. And they both agreed that the dessert had to be a wow factor. Guests chose from roasted Rump of Hampshire Lamb or Pan fried wild sea bass for their main course, and then came a highlight of the day.

Kalm Kitchen canapes

For dessert, Lara and Dan created a real talking point with one of our trademarks – a slice at the table sharing pavlova. They added their own fun element by placing a golden ticket under one person’s chair from each table. The lucky recipient was given a branded apron, a chef’s hat and the task of slicing for the table while ‘Pure Imagination’ by Gene Wilder from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory played. The couple described this moment as absolutely hilarious and one of their favourite moments of the wedding.

Kalm Kitchen menu

Although the couple didn’t have a cake, they opted for a pick ‘n’ mix station in honour of Lara’s sweet tooth. This full size stand had 16 different kinds of sweets and a scoop to help yourself. Later in the evening guests danced to music provided by a DJ and electric violinist Sally Potterton. Meanwhile, we circulated pots of gooey mac and cheese with a personalised sticker – which matched their invitations and stationery – to refuel the exhausted crowd.

‘I can’t recommend them enough’

Afterwards, Lara shared these kind words about her experience with Kalm Kitchen…

‘We used Kalm Kitchen as our caterers. They were AMAZING! They make the most incredible food and presented in the most incredible way. I can’t recommend them enough. They layed the tables and ordered all our crockery etc. We went for gold cutlery, gold beaded charger plates, gold vintage style glasses, the tables all looked as I dreamed them!’

You can read more about Lara and Dan’s beautiful day on If you’d like to talk to us about creating dreamy food memories for your wedding or event give us a call on 01483 813360 or email

Credits… Photography: Rebecca Goddard {}. Videographer: Wagtail Productions {}. Bar Company: UK Mobile Bars {}. Florist: Liz at Blue Sky Flowers {}. Wedding Planner: Katy Cresner {} DJ: Wedding Smashers {}. Venue: Hackney Town Hall {}

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