Real-Life :   18 / 12 / 18

Cat & Angus

Who: Catriona and Angus | When: September 2018 | Where: High Billinghurst Farm

When a member of the Kalm Kitchen team gets married, you can guarantee it’s going to be a well-planned day! And, sure enough when our very own Cat married Angus, not only did it run like clockwork, but it was also a truly beautiful occasion, which was perfect in every single way. No surprises, we all shed happy tears of laughter and pure joy throughout the day as Cat made her wedding dreams come true with impeccable style and planning.

KK’s super Event Manger Pete was put in charge of making sure all of Cat’s ideas were brought to life – a role he relished! ‘I loved our planning sessions, especially when mixed with Salted Caramel ice cream and an episode of Desperate Housewives!’ he told us. ‘I am very lucky to call both of these amazing people my friends, and seeing through all their plans was an absolute honor. It will be a highlight wedding for the rest of my life.’

Kalm Kitchen’s ‘Little Black Book’ came into its own as Cat cherry-picked some really special suppliers to help create her vision. The super-talented Kate Avery was responsible for the florals and in particular creating the most amazing ‘Moongate’ masterpiece in the Elizabethan Room where Catriona and Angus exchanged vows. This was then transformed in the evening to be used as a photobooth. The day was captured beautifully by photographer Anneli Marinovich. Her calm presence on the day helped settle any nerves and ensured every moment would be remembered and treasured forever.

In honour of the changing season, Cat settled on a luxurious autumnal theme that comprised Bohemian glamping. Her autumn-inspired palette, which was a riot of rich, natural tones reflected the late September mood perfectly. Catriona and Angus’s dog Peanut was their ring bearer, complete with her own floral collar handmade by the Bride. The room filled with a chorus of ‘aaahhhs’ as the photogenic Cockapoo (with her very own Instagram account, no less) entered, carried by the brother of the Bride.

There was no shortage of vibrant, seasonal foliage and Cat had collected bags full of Maple leaves in the weeks leading up to the wedding to use as confetti. She picked a mixture of orange, red and purple leaves that magically celebrated their marriage. Even the canapés were carefully selected by our bride to fit in with the gorgeous hues of purple around the venue. The tasty bites included a delicious selection of flavours such as Beetroot Cured Salmon, Mini Arancini Balls and Peking Duck Pancakes.

The stunning Gold Patisserie Bar, which followed a meltingly-delicious main of Slow Cooked Shin of Beef, was designed by Cat and detailed with gorgeous florals by Kate to complement the array of delicious potted desserts, which created a sweet-toothed visual dream! A stunning cheeseboard was served as the evening cranked up into full swing, while gooey individual pots of Mac’n’Cheese were circulated to hungry guests as the party continued.


Cat and Angus were delighted with their day, and the Father of The Bride sent these kind words to super-planner Pete afterwards to express his gratitude:

‘I feel that a further word of thanks is most certainly warranted. When I recall every telling moment on Saturday in particular it includes you at the epicentre, calmly sorting everything out. It is a massive responsibility and requires multiple levels of calm, to say nothing of the diplomacy of many venerable ambassadors. That you achieved it all with great good humour and evident flawless success says a huge amount and we are all indebted to you. The train may have sped safely and comfortably on at every turn but the track laying was entirely yours. Thank you. Thank you for all that that particular weekend will mean over succeeding months and years. Many, many years.’

Credits… Venue: High Billinghurst Farm {} Florist: Kate Avery {} Photography: Anneli Marinovich Photography {} Videographer: Wild Fire Weddings {} Singer: THOM Music {} Invitations: Nat’s Paper Studio {} Calligraphy – Pepe’s Point {Instagram @pepespoint} Ring Bearer: Peanut {Instagram @cockapoopeanut}

Real-Life :   05 / 12 / 18

Camilla and George

Who: Camilla and George | When: September 2018 | Where: Blenheim Palace

Every wedding we’re a part of at Kalm Kitchen has a special place in our hearts, and we can genuinely say that we love all our couples. There are some occasions though that still take our breath away, and this was one of them! From the moment Camilla walked down the aisle to marry George at St Mary Magdalene Church in Woodstock under a beautiful arch festooned with florals, the scene was set for the absolutely stunning details that followed throughout the day.


After the ceremony, guests were transported to the South Lawn of magnificent Blenheim Palace for a lunch reception filled with an abundance of food and drink, where they feasted on canapés such as Scotch Quails Eggs and Salt and Pepper Squid; circulated bowl food of either Ceviche or Asparagus and Parmesan Risotto with truffle oil; and an assortment of innovative stalls, which we’d styled to enhance the visuals of all the delicious food.

A seafood stall featured live slicing of beetroot cured salmon, hot smoked salmon and oak smoked sliced salmon alongside blinis, pumpernickel, grilled sourdough, garlic aioli, marie rose, chervil, shallot and caper dressing, crispy baby gem and baby minted potatoes. Guests were also invited to tuck into Lobster Rolls in soft brioche buns and treated to an Oyster Meister serving up fresh oysters and delicious accompaniments, all presented on vintage silver platters.

A glass lantern roof gave our wooden-structured Organic Potting Shed the feel of a glass house, bursting with terracotta pots filled with produce. Ingredients echoed the homegrown aesthetic with an array of healthy and wholesome temptations including beetroot hummus; hummus; chive lemon and sour cream; bread crisps; pitta; quails eggs; roasted assorted nuts; syringe shots; protein balls; raw vegetables; stuffed baby courgette flowers; Apple, watercress and pistachio salad and Heritage tomato, avocado and spring green salad.

And finally, a Nitrogen Ice cream bar created true drama and looked incredible with its array of Salted Caramel Cookie Ice Cream, Dulce De Leche, Praline Pecan Ice Cream and Elderflower Sorbet accompanied by a selection of toppings including Honeycomb, Chocolate flakes & Freeze-dried raspberry.

As the perfect finishing touch, a bespoke swing – provided by The Oak and Rope Company and detailed with Camilla and George’s names – hung over the large oak tree outside the lunch marquee, nestled in the woodland.


After a wonderful afternoon, the wedding party departed to get ready for the evening, kicking off with a spectacular champagne and canapé reception in The Great Hall, before a formal dinner in the luxurious evening marquee situated in the beautiful Water Terrace. The evening was styled with soft pinks, golds and gorgeous overhead floral installations of stunning wild flowers. Beautiful rose Florence water goblets and gold-rimmed glasses were provided by Couvert and paired with a blush pink napkin on clean, white contemporary table linen. The centre of the room hosted a round table with a stunning centrepiece, which became our famous cheeseboard and patisserie bar as dinner drew to a close.

As we cleared the decks, a spectacular fireworks display was held facing the River Glyme. The evening was then transformed into a party, unveiling the 12-piece band, glitter station and circular cocktail bar, plus divine Farmhouse Cheese Toasties served up as a midnight snack at the end of the night.

It was such a privilege to be a part of this special day, and we were all bursting with pride at the results. The bride contacted us afterwards with these kind words…

‘I honestly don’t know how I can ever thank you for making our wedding day the best and most magical day of our lives. It surpassed all of my expectations, everything looked like a fairytale and the food was absolutely incredible! I had so many people asking me who the caterers were. The tables were literally a dream come true and I was so happy with all of our pink and gold choices! I just feel so lucky to have had you helping me with all the meticulous planning.

You have all been an absolute joy to work with, so efficient, kind and accommodating – there is absolutely no way I could have done it without you. I just wanted to let you know how eternally grateful I am for all that you’ve done for me. It was the most unforgettable day and I’ll cherish all of the memories, made so beautiful by all of you!’

Credits… Venue: Blenheim Palace {} Flowers: John Carter London {} Photography: Matt Porteus at Studio_M {} Lunch Marque: 10×15 structures {www.10×} Evening Marquee: Ascot Structures {} Production: IngenuisUK {} Cake: Cotton and Crumbs {} Wedding Dress: Dolce & Gabbana {}

Real-Life :   05 / 12 / 18

Laura & Sebastian

Who: Laura and Sebastian | When: August 2018 | Where: Northbrook Park

All couples inject their own vision when planning their weddings, but for Laura and Sebastian almost every single detail of their big day was a personally crafted affair. Rustic charm summed up the styling brief, and Laura ensured this was carried throughout the proceedings with plenty of homemade touches and DIY projects included.

The groomsmen built the table plan structure, while all the items displayed on the guestbook table were gathered from Laura and Seb’s home. With the couple being keen travel bloggers, all of the table names were snaps from their worldwide travels together, and a ladder photo frame captured their engagement shoot for everyone to see.

Creating the right atmosphere for the day with small styling details was clearly important to the couple, and they also wanted to provide a stylish summer celebration that really wowed their friends and family. We ensured our menu summed up the rustic theme with a twist of modern elegance, and we managed to incorporate a real sense of fun with sharing courses chosen for the starter and dessert. A beautiful Anti pasti board kicked off the main meal with Italian meats, cheese and Mediterranean vegetables, and then after a delicious Rump of Hampshire Lamb, guests tucked into one of our classic Eton Mess desserts made for sharing.

This sweet couple made it such a beautiful wedding to be a part of, with no detail left out and so many lasting memories created.

Credits… Photography: Charlotte Bryer-Ash Photography {} Videography: Ashleigh Rodd at HD Moments {} Flowers: Hannah Berry Flowers {} Wedding cake: Karen Fraser Clay at Kasserina cakes {} Music: Star Dust, booked through Alive Network {}

Real-Life :   05 / 12 / 18

Gaby & Matt

Who: Gaby & Matt | When: May 2018| Where: Isle of Wight

With a magical, Bohemian theme, mingled with touches of sheer elegance, Gaby and Matt’s marquee wedding was one of the most special and memorable celebrations we had the pleasure to work on this summer. The couple got married at St Peter’s Church on The Isle of Wight and then guests were invited along to the bride’s family home, where a grand, canopied marquee had been specially constructed amidst the pretty meadowland, which bordered the grounds.

Florist Emma Palais had created a bespoke Alice in Wonderland floral gate for the entrance of the marquee, while the interior was decked with flowers and foliage, which reflected the ethereal woodland look. We styled the tables with gorgeous blush pink water glasses, which linked in with the table linens, exquisite floral displays and eclectic mix and match vintage cutlery.

The reception got off to a soulful start as reggae artist Derek Sandy brought all the guests together with his iconic rendition of ‘Welcome to the Isle of Wight’. His reggae roots and engaging performances brought joy and laughter throughout the reception and added a brilliant mood to the day. After a wonderful afternoon of delicious canapés, plenty of fizz and Derek’s accompanying music, guests retreated to the marquee and settled in for a sumptuous wedding breakfast.

The groom’s father had hand-crafted long, wooden serving boards for each table, which were filled with an abundance of flavourful elements for the Middle Eastern Sharing Board starter. Guests then moved onto a main of slow-cooked shin of beef, followed by a tribute to the bride’s favourite dessert – cream, Dulce de Leche and banana served up in tall-stemmed apothecary jars.

Derek Sandy returned later in the evening to pair with band The Reggae Sauce, and meanwhile a kebab stall, laden with more delectable Middle Eastern flavours was tucked into while guests danced the night away under a fairy-lit marquee and the summery, moonlit sky.

The couple fed back with their heartfelt gratitude afterwards with the following words… ‘We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us over such a special weekend, you were utterly sublime. You and your team were extraordinary and we truly had the best day we could have imagined.’

If you’d like to talk to us about how we can add the extra magic to your celebrations do get in touch at or call us on 01483 813360.

Credits… Photography: Mary Anne at Maryanne weddings {} Flowers: Emma Palais at Palais {} Marquee: Sperry Tents {} Music: Derek Sandy

Real-Life :   05 / 12 / 18

Emma & Will

Who: Emma and Will | When: Saturday 14th July 2018 | Where: Frating Abbey, Colchester

One decision Emma and Will didn’t struggle with when it came to planning their wedding was the location. The Groom’s family’s farm provided the perfect, rustic backdrop for their special day. The reception was hosted on a spectacular raised lawn, while a magical, glass-topped marquee was situated through the trees in the walled garden. A blend of sweet and simple styling in neutral accents of whites and pale botanical greens completed this wedding wonderland.

A traditional double decker bus transported guests from the church to the house where canapés, such as Peking Duck Roll Pancakes and Grilled Halloumi Skewers were circulated on a mix of styled serving platters and rustic cages draped with white roses. Refreshments came in the form of fizz, and also English Elderflower flavoured water set up on a pretty ladder display station.

In honour of the Bride’s home country, New Zealand Lamb was the requested main dish for the wedding breakfast. It was pretty clear how much the Mother of the Bride loved it when she came into the kitchen at the end of the meal and demanded a hug from head chef, Chris. Her words were, ‘I am born in New Zealand and I know my lamb, this was absolutely fantastic, it was so delicious!’

Afterwards, a stunning Patisserie Bar was set up, with a single gold leaf tiered cake created by Fifi Cakery, which sat alongside our delicious potted desserts and decadent chocolate lollipops and macaroons. And the verdict from the happy couple? Quite simply, the Bride and Groom said it was the best day of their lives!

Credits… Photography: Maryanne Weddings {} Furniture and Crockery: Couvert {} Flowers: Blue Sky Flowers {} Wedding Planning: Louise and Natalie at Louise Perry weddings {} Cake: Fifi’s Cakery {} Marquee: Fairytale Marquees {}

Real-Life :   06 / 12 / 18

Rachel & Alan

Who: Rachel and Alan | Where: Millbridge Court

Some couples spend months (or even years) dreaming up their wedding day. But within two weeks of their engagement, Rachel and Alan had already settled on their venue and just nine weeks later they were exchanging their vows. The venue in question was stunning Millbridge Court in Surrey, and even with such a tiny timeframe to prepare, no details were spared!

The brief from the couple in question was clear and simple – ‘make it fun and informal’, so we decided that sharing food would be the ideal way to get all their guests involved and cut out any unnecessary formalities. After serving up some bite-size canapés in the sunshine, guests were treated to a mix of meze and antipasti boards containing Italian meats, mozzarella, chickpea salad, tabbouleh, hummus and a selection of breads.

For their main course, Rachel and Alan decided on beautifully tender rump of new season lamb. One guest from each table was nominated to collect the meat from the kitchen and carve at their table. The carvers were given aprons and hats to make it all the more fun. And then, as a treat for the eyes and the tummies, our Patisserie Bar provided a sweet sensation with its mix of delectable summery desserts such as Eton Mess and Lemon Posset.

After their whirlwind wedding, the happy couple sent us these extremely kind words…

‘Well what can we say apart from amazing, amazing, amaaaazing!!! From the moment we arrived at Millbridge Court, we knew this was the definitely the place we wanted to get married. It was modern, beautiful, sophisticated and just utter gorgeousness. We had our own ideas from day one of how we wanted our wedding to be and then you jumped aboard and took it that 10 steps further to make it even better! I am a very attention to detail girl, but after meeting you I knew I didn’t have to worry about a thing. You ladies are creative perfectionists. From the sharing starters, to the carve (that was SO much fun – our guests loved it), the patisserie station and oh the cheese board! It was such a unique way to host our guests and bring the fun element to our wedding.

We have been inundated with messages and calls from our guests about the day – amazing food (oh how they loved the food, so many comments on the food), the venue, the service, how fun it was and just generally how it was the perfect day.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us create our perfect day in such a short space of time. Because of your amazing team you didn’t make me worry once – I had complete confidence that you would deliver. What is also lovely is that you made us feel like our wedding was the most important event when we were liaising with you. The service you provide is truly personal. I have actually named you my little fairies. You ladies just go around with your magic wand sprinkling that magic fairy dust everywhere you go and making everything beautifully perfect!

We had the BEST DAY EVER! With love and thanks, Rachel & Alan’

If you’d like to talk to us about how we can create your dream day – even on a tight timeframe – do get in touch at or call us on 01483 813360.

Credits… Photography: Anna Fowler {} Flowers: Bex from Blush Floral {} Venue: Millbridge Court {}

Real-Life :   27 / 08 / 18

Sarah & Nick

No doubt about it, summer is officially wedding season and this year we’ve seen some truly stunning celebrations. Sarah and Nick chose the beautiful surroundings of Micklefield Hall to host their stylish summer party. Their brief was to blend timeless elegance with country styling, and they managed to achieve a refined simplicity, which ran right the way through the whole proceedings.

Nick works for Tyrrells, and Sarah works in international hospitality, so they both have an exceptional eye for detail and a clear idea of the aesthetic they wanted to create. Expectations were high for the day, but thankfully, at Kalm Kitchen we love a challenge, and we agreed on a menu that showcased seasonal flavours and provided a treat for the eyes too! Canapés consisted of winning combinations such as beetroot cured salmon paired with sweet dill and mustard, and Pork Belly on creamy apple Dauphinoise; while for the main meal, a roasted fillet of beef took centre stage.

As a playful nod to Nick’s work, the couple had two giant bags of popcorn specially commissioned, with their faces printed on them, which sat alongside our popcorn wall. Guests commented what a fantastic day it was, and it was definitely a real pleasure for us to achieve such a seamless service for this gorgeous couple. They got in touch shortly afterwards with this feedback…

‘We genuinely can’t thank you and the team enough for everything you did throughout the planning process and on the big day. You were so helpful in walking us through everything and in making decisions (especially when we couldn’t make them) and we have loved working with you, we couldn’t have asked for a better caterer and wedding planner. So many people commented on the day what a fantastic job you were doing, and in particular my Dad wanted to pass on his thanks as he was so was impressed with how you managed the day.

You made the whole day seamless and the timings worked perfectly. The food was also insanely good, I’ve never heard so many comments about a meal, with the beef top of everyone’s comment list, it was all delicious. Everyone says that as a bride you don’t eat that much, but I ate every last bite of every course – it was too good not to.

Best of luck with the rest of this summers wedding…wish we could do it all again.

Sarah and Nick xxx

If you’d like to talk to us about helping to plan your special day, do get in touch at or call us on 01483 813360.

Credits… Photography: Anneli Marinovich {} Videography: Justina Frankowska @ HD Moments {} Flowers: Sarah Rogers {} Cake: Lewis Freeman Music: Titanium String Quartet {} ‘Motown Gold’ {}

Real-Life :   21 / 08 / 18

Belinda and Dominic

Who: Belinda and Dominic | When: July 2018 | Where: The Garden Museum, London

Situated on the banks of the River Thames, in the imposing shadows of the Houses of Parliament, The Garden Museum provided the astonishing setting for Belinda and Dominic’s classy, city wedding. With a brief to capture a clean, botanical and fresh mood, which reflected London life, we were thrilled to conjure up a modern, original menu for them.

Guests arrived at 5pm to start the drinks and canapé reception, while a chorus of strings played in the background. This was very much an evening affair, so with that in mind, we went for an array of stylish combinations, which were bursting with flavour. With crisp, contemporary styling at the heart of the day, we accessorised with an understated palette of white, with a touch of gold and an abundance of green accents provided by vibrant foliage.

Children were catered for with their very own menu, which was just as stylish as the grown-ups’, and vegetarians tucked into an indulgent Moussaka, while a rump of perfectly cooked new season lamb took centre stage – served up and carved at the table.

With the wedding party and all the guests happily fed, soul band The Suggestions took to the stage with an amazing set, which really brought the party alive. This was followed by DJ Chris Binns on the decks, with the music continuing long into the evening.


This was certainly a day to remember – chic, memorable and full of big city spirit. The bride and groom contacted us afterwards with this glowing feedback…

‘Dom and I would like to express our gratitude to you for all you did to make our wedding on Saturday special. In the run up to the day you had endless patience with all our questions, and helped us negotiate our way through the huge mountain of organisation to ensure that we had every part of the day planned out to a tee.

Under your leadership, the Kalm Kitchen team did a brilliant job and everything from the drinks reception through to the three-course meal and bar felt totally seamless. We particularly appreciated your efforts to keep Dom and myself fed and watered with your personal service during the drinks reception – eating and drinking definitely had been low on our agenda the whole day so it was great to be reminded to do that!

In terms of the food, the meal was excellent and we have had a lot of people say that it is the best wedding food that they have ever had. The lamb in particular was perfectly cooked, and we would be grateful if you could pass on our compliments to the chef. The service too was slick and unobtrusive, and the team members were polite and courteous.

With thanks again to both you and Kalm Kitchen for making our day special.

Best wishes

Bea and Dom xx


If you’d like to talk to us about creating a menu for your special day, do get in touch at or call us on 01483 813360.

Credits… Food: Kalm Kitchen {} Photography: Hamish Irvine {} Flowers: Karen at Karen Woolven Flowers {} Wedding cake: {Mother of the Bride made it!} Music: Blue Topaz Strings {}

Real-Life :   24 / 07 / 18

Laura & David

Who: Laura and David | When: February 2018 | Where: Millbridge Court

With months of planning and preparation involved, the big day itself can feel overwhelming, but Laura and David’s laidback approach – along with a few quirky surprises – made it a breeze to create a relaxed and interactive vibe throughout their beautiful wedding. After weeks of snow and cold weather, they were blessed with a gloriously bright February day, celebrated in the grounds of Millbridge Court.

Laura and David wanted to make sure that all ages felt included, so they dispensed with too much formality. At the celebrations after the ceremony, guests mingled while elegantly style platters of canapés presented in copper cages were circulated. Later on, the main meal was a chance for everyone to sit and chatter over a three course menu of flavourful red pepper and vine tomato soup, then a deliciously tender pork belly served on creamy mash. And finally, a dish which entirely summed up the mood of the day was unveiled – a Sharing Summer Berry Pavlova. Each table was delivered a generous sharing-sized tiered pavlova, heaped with bright, ripe berries, a berry compote, cream and scattered with edible flowers. To add to the fun, one person from each table was invited to wear a chef’s hat and moustache while serving up this gorgeous, interactive creation.

Laura and David contacted us immediately afterwards to pass on their thanks for such a special day…

‘Oh wow, what an incredible wedding day we had yesterday! I honestly can’t thank you enough making everything run so smoothly and making our day just everything we’ve been dreaming of. We will of course be in touch when we are back from honeymoon with a proper thank you but wanted to make sure you know how grateful we are before jetting off.’

If you’d like to talk to us about how we can create a menu which is perfect for your special day, do get in touch at or call us on 01483 813360.

Credits… Photography: Philippa Sian {} Flowers: Longacres  {} Venue: Millbridge Court {}

Real-Life :   10 / 07 / 18

Thily & Wain

Who: Thily & Wain | When: July 2016 | Where: Fetcham Park

You might as well aim high when planning a once-in-a-lifetime celebration, and Thily and Wain came up with an emphatic brief for their day: ‘Create that luxurious wow factor!’ Set in the magnificent grounds of Fetcham Park, guests gathered to start the day with an ancient Chinese wedding tradition, which sees the groom compete in a series of tests and games (known as door games) before he can claim his bride! This was shortly followed by a beautifully styled brunch in the garden, consisting of pastries, fruit skewers, smoked salmon blinis, fresh juice and mini granola pots, all presented on vintage-style ladder shelving.

With the guests well fed and entertained by the door games, the nuptials commenced, followed by a tea ceremony, and then a selection of canapés was circulated on the terrace and in the stunning grounds. As dusk fell, guests took their seats for a sumptuous meal, and then afterwards a night of dancing.

Our brief was to create a menu which was elegant, beautifully presented and delicious, so we focused on exquisite ingredients, accented with a few exotic flavours. We really allowed our imaginations to take over for dessert, with a patisserie boutique laden with sweet treats and adorned with the prettiest pastel-toned flowers courtesy of Fairy Nuff. Situated in the grand Shell Room at Fetcham Park, it definitely achieved the luxurious wow factor that Thily and Wain had dreamed of. They wrote to us shortly afterwards with the following kind words…

‘Just wanted to say a massive thanks to you and your lovely team. You did such a fantastic job of making it all come together – the presentation and flavours were spot on. And such great service throughout the day, you really are all a bunch of super-trooper ninjas. The banquet was delicious as was all the finger food and dessert. We got a lot of compliments for the food and thanks for making all our guests feel so welcome. We will be sure (not that you need it) to spread word of your services far and wide.’

If you’d like to talk to us about creating the wow factor for your special day, do get in touch at or call us on 01483 813360.

Credits… Flowers: Steph Turpin: {} Venue: Fetcham Park {} Photography: Cecellina {} DJ: Matt Maurice {} Cake: Karen Anna {} Light up Letters: Vowed and Amazed {}

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