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Featured :   19 / 07 / 19

We’ve hit 10k!

A massive thank you to everyone who has followed us on Instagram. We now have over 10,000 followers – and our audience is growing all the time!

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Featured :   17 / 07 / 19

Summer wedding refreshment ideas

Keeping your guests cool at a hot summer wedding is a gesture which never goes unappreciated. As we all know, the British weather can keep us on our toes! Thankfully at Kalm Kitchen we have some great ideas for summer wedding refreshments which will keep everyone happy through blazing sunshine and balmy summer evenings.

Kalm Kitchen Event & Styling Manager, Pete Holder is in charge of coming up with creative ways to present our food and drinks. He says, “Knowing what to serve your guests either before the ceremony, or immediately after while waiting or mingling is a detail that can get overlooked. But we know it’s something which proves hugely popular. You can choose either from a fully serviced station, or something more casual and fun where guests simply help themselves.”

Here are some of our favourite ideas…

Lovely lollies

Summer wedding refreshments

Gone are the days when ice pops were just for the kids. These grown-up versions feature favourite flavours such as Champagne or Bellini. We work with premium popsicle brand Pops and serve up alongside our homemade, thirst-quenching cloudy lemonade to make sure everyone is hydrated. Not only does this nostalgic stall look stunning, it’s a great way to keep everyone happy with a cool, iced treat.

Photography: Kit Myers {www.kitmyersphotography.com}

A lotta bottle

Summer wedding refreshments

Everyone loves our vintage bathtubs and troughs filled with beers, water or any other bottled drinks you care to serve up! A novel version of taking a dip, guests can ‘dip in’ and fish out an ice cold drink of their choice.

Photography: Anneli Marinovich {www.annelimarinovich.com/}

Flavour sensations

summer wedding refreshments

Simple fruit and herb infusions takes the humble glass of water to a new dimension. We fill Kilner style dispensers with water and an array of fresh flavours then decant into cute, individual bottles. So whether it’s lemon and lime, blood orange or handfuls of fresh picked mint, your guests will be coming back for more.

Photography: Anneli Marinovich {www.annelimarinovich.com/}

Summer classic

summer wedding refreshments

Refreshments don’t always have to be of the liquid variety. Turning dessert into an epic sharing station is a total crowd pleaser. Our interactive Eton Mess stand features an array of meringues, ripe, scarlet-coloured fruits, cream, wildflower & elderflower jelly, pink rhubarb compote and  honeycomb. Plus, a generous abundance of other irresistible sweetness. It’s a treat for the eyes, tastes delicious and everyone gets stuck in. What could possibly say British summertime more?

Photography: Laura Harvey {Instagram @bylaurasophie}

Planning a summer wedding? Talk to us about keeping your guests refreshed. Get in touch at info@kalmkitchen.co.uk or call us on 01483 813360.

Featured :   08 / 07 / 19

Book Your Christmas Party

Shared Christmas Party Night Package
Friday 6th December 2019
The Pavilion, Guildford

Join us for a night of spectacular seasonal celebrations this Christmas. The Pavilion in Guildford will be transformed into a magical festive setting where you will be greeted by the Ice Queen and an array of woodland animals. Enjoy a delicious choice of canapés and a glass of Prosecco while you get in the party mood. Then move on upstairs for a festive three-course meal provided by the award winning team at Kalm Kitchen, followed by tea, coffee and petit fours.

Kalm Kitchen Shared Christmas Party menu

Dance on into the evening with a live DJ and let loose in the photo booth, then treat yourself later on to something sweet with Kalm Kitchen’s ice cream and doughnut bar. A selection of delicious drinks and Christmas-themed cocktails will be available throughout the night at the pay bar. Whether you share the evening with friends or work colleagues, this looks set to be truly a night to remember.

Prices start from £35 per person
Tables of 10 guests

Unlimited drinks package include beer, wine and soft drinks at £35 per person (must be purchased for all members of the party
Drinks vouchers are available to pre-purchase at £5 each and can be used to purchase wine and beer.

To find out further information and to book, please contact info@kalmkitchen.co.uk or call us on 01483 813 360

*All prices exclude VAT

Featured :   08 / 07 / 19

Details Date Night

What: Details Date Night | When: April 2019 | Where: Millbridge Court

Millbridge Court Details Date Night

We were thrilled to be involved in Millbridge Court‘s very first Details Date Night. This evening is designed for couples who are planning their wedding to revisit their chosen venue and start to imagine how all the elements will come to life. As part of the planning journey we’re there to get the creative ball rolling for our brides and groom. This includes all the crucial touches – such as flowers, food and photography – and even sizing up the space. Meanwhile they’re free to ask questions and get inspiration on how best to use the beautiful venue.

Food and drink inspiration

For us, it’s a great opportunity to showcase just some of our food and drinks ideas – and demonstrate the imaginative ways we love to present them! For instance, our brand new luxury cheese board went down a storm. We pieced together a luxurious selection of five cheeses, runny honey, grapes, dried apricots, figs, almonds, breads, wafers and chutneys for this gorgeous display.

Also, alongside the cheese board was our new Cookie Corner – a tempting trio of cookies and mini cookie bites with cold milk served in milk bottles with fun, stripy straws. Couples were welcomed to help themselves during the evening, as well as taking home a selection of sweet bites to save for later.

In addition, during the evening we served up a tasty selection of canapés, such as Parma ham pastry with tomato and mozzarella; Summer chicken, chorizo and corn; Mushroom croquette with tarragon mayo, plus Thai prawn tacos. The evening was a great success and we met some great couples who all left brimming with plenty of plans and all kinds of new ideas how to make their wedding day extra special.

Are you planning a wedding at Millbridge Court? Get in touch with the team to find out how you could attend one of these special evenings www.millbridgecourt.co.uk/.

And read more about it on the Millbridge Court blog here.

Credits…

Photographers: Philippa Sian (www.philippa-sian.co.uk); Matthew Lawrence (www.matthewlawrencephotography.co.uk).

Flowers: Hannah Berry (www.hannahberryflowers.co.uk); Jodie at Boutique Blooms (www.boutiqueblooms.co.uk).

Venue: Millbridge Court (www.millbridgecourt.co.uk).

Entertainment: Lauras Paper Heart Duo (www.lauraspaperheart.com/duo); Music by Kate and Dave (musicbykateanddave.com).

Cakes: Jen at Spongeworks (www.spongeworks.co.uk); Vanessa at Forever Cakes (forever-cakes.co.uk).

Bridalwear: Sophie Rose (www.sophierosebridal.com).

Hair & Make-up: Hanna Wildman (www.hannawildman.com).

Featured :   08 / 07 / 19

Bignor Park

Family-run country house Bignor Park in West Sussex is a dream venue stacked with romantic, rural elegance. With its spectacular gardens and impressive setting, we love it (and we know you will too)…

Where:

This beautifully conserved 16th-Century home sits at the foot of the South Downs, on the privately owned Bignor Park estate.

What:

Majestic but with understated style, and a quirky elegant charm, Bignor Park is available for weddings, parties and corporate events. When hosting your event you’re provided with exclusive use of the gardens, which are a sight to behold. Including a Greek loggia (licensed for outside ceremonies), formal gardens, sweeping lawns, and the calming Zen pond and Temple, you can admire the view – and the total peace and tranquility. For dining and dancing, the 200-year old Stables offer a rustic suite of rooms, courtyard and quadrangle, or a marquee can be erected on the Croquet Lawn overlooking the panoramic views.

We love:

This venue provides your guests with a journey from the moment they step on site. With so many fabulous attributes, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to planning your day. We adore the stunning backdrop when hosting drinks and canapés receptions on the croquet lawn, and the beautiful sanctuary spaces that are perfect for private couple photo shoots. There’s also a huge variety of possibilities when it comes to hosting your main reception or wedding breakfast. Whether it’s a banquet setting in the quadrangle, or a large marquee on the top lawn, we’ve been lucky enough to be a part of all kinds of special days here. Oh, and Louise, the venue manager is a complete dream to work with, and all round super woman.

For more information on hosting your event at Bignor Park, visit their website at www.bignorpark.co.uk/

Featured :   08 / 07 / 19

Millbridge Court launches new website

Our partner venue, the beautiful exclusive-use events barn, Millbridge Court has launched a brand new website. Giving you a wonderful insight into what it has to offer, take an online look at this restored 19th-Century house in the pretty village of Frensham.

The stunning ceremony and wedding barns lend themselves to a luxurious wedding day. With light-filled halls and sweeping gardens, the space hosts up to 150 guests. Bridal lodge ‘The Hideaway’ was a new addition last year and was recently listed as one of the best UK Bridal suites in You and Your Wedding. This self-contained space has its own decked outdoor area. Luxe touches include a copper rolltop bath, a wood-burning stove and marble-topped bathroom. Read more here.

Millbridge Court stands out in our eyes due to their passion for going the extra mile. The level of detail and care from the whole team who works closely with our couples, plus the endless attention to detail, is truly exceptional.

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Featured :   08 / 07 / 19

The Springles

Making sure your wedding memories last a lifetime is guaranteed if you have photographs you’ll cherish forever. We love working with husband and wife duo Ash and Kat, AKA The Springles. They have a completely remarkable talent for capturing the wonder in every moment. And it helps that they’re lovely people too. We sat down with them to find out a little more about their secrets for making your day a cut above, and what top tips they have for choosing your wedding photographer…

The Springles

Q // How did you both start out in photography, and is it something you always wanted to do?

Ash started taking photos of bands when he was younger and then studied photography at college, working in film. Kat started taking photos as a nightclub promoter and is self-taught. Both of us have always had a love of photography and we feel humbled every day that it is our job. Neither of us thought we’d ever have ‘professional photographer’ on our CV!

Q// How would you describe your signature style?

Our work is warm, romantic and natural. You will find most of our couples are pictured in nature because we feel a strong sense of connection to our environment. We place a strong emphasis on creating space for couples to interact as they would naturally, so we direct very little and we never ‘fake’ or force anything.

The Springles

Q// Who and what inspires you in your work?

Our greatest inspiration will always be the natural world. We believe human beings are truly remarkable and that love has the power to unite and to change things for the better. We also have a deep love of travel, architecture, music and design, and we like to try and channel those influences in our work.

Q// What works well collaborating as a husband and wife team?

We each bring a different creative perspective. There is no ego; once we’ve shot an event we never check whose work was whose. When you’re looking at a Springles image you’re effectively looking at our two creative brains working as one.

Q// You’ve worked quite extensively with Kalm Kitchen. What has been your experience of them, and what is it about them you like the most?

Kalm Kitchen has an unrivalled level of professionalism and have a real heart for people. They are a driven and creative company who pride themselves on excellence and attention to detail. We love that about them. Also we adore how everything they do comes out of relationships. They are ‘people people’ first and foremost and we believe that’s at the core of any really inspirational business.

The Springles

Q// What has been the most beautiful or memorable project you’ve worked on?

We were privileged to work on a beautiful intimate wedding in Tuscany with a wonderful couple who trusted our vision for their day implicitly. They completely included us in their day along with their small party of 20 guests, and it felt wonderful to be so involved. We laughed when they laughed, cried when they cried. We believe connection with other people is the stuff of life, so for us it was just the dream day at work.

Q// What would be your dream event to photograph?

Any wedding day where the bride and groom have been completely true to their vision for the day is a dream to work on. Weddings come in all shapes and sizes and they’re all unique and wonderful in their own way. But the best weddings are the ones where the couple feel totally relaxed, at ease, and are having fun.

Q// Tell us a bit your own wedding day. And any golden rules lessons you learnt during the planning process!

We got married at the church where Kat’s parents were married, and then had our reception on a local farm. We hired in everything; catering, tables and chairs, décor, right down to forks! We had enamel jugs on each table which Kat hand-painted in a ‘Roses and Castles’ bargeware motif, vibrantly coloured wild floristry and ribbons everywhere. Our favours were horse brasses. We spent the afternoon watching morris dancers, listening to our friend playing acoustic guitar and drinking local beer sat on hay bales. In the evening we had a BBQ and a folk band. We had the best day ever and wouldn’t change a thing. Our top tip is to discuss what really matters to you right at the beginning of the planning process, and spend your budget on making those things the best they can be.

The Springles

Q// What advice would you give to couples who are currently researching photographers for their big day?

In many ways photographs are the ONLY thing (apart from your memories and your marriage) that will last beyond the wedding day. Our tips for choosing your photographer are:

  • Choose a professional photographer rather than a hobbyist and book them in good time before the day
  • Make sure you really like them; you’ll spend loads of time with them on the day!
  • Make sure you love their work and have seen enough portfolio to be confident that they consistently deliver the style you love so much
  • Check what their past couples are saying about them online in reviews etc.
  • Remember that photography is an art form, and the camera is just a tool. When you book a photographer you are buying their artistic perspective. It’s worth bearing that in mind as you research.

To find out more about Ash and Kat, visit their website www.thespringles.com/

All images courtesy of The Springles

Featured :   08 / 07 / 19

Breakfast Platters

Wedding day mornings are notoriously busy, so our new breakfast grazing tray platter is the perfect solution. We deliver this feast first thing to be casually enjoyed by brides, grooms or any of the wedding party while the preparations are underway. We’re huge fans of any food that can be shared, and this early start extravaganza is a welcome addition to the Kalm Kitchen line-up.

Kalm Kitchen breakfast platter

Stacked with morning treats such as fresh fruit, nuts, cheeses, pastries and banana bread, it’s designed for diving into. And the feedback we’ve had so far is that it’s utterly delicious.

Event & Styling Manager, Pete Holder says, ‘I have always been a massive lover of sharing boards. My favourite style of food is a selection of delectable things to snack on. That’s why we created this morning tray for our brides and grooms. Now they can have that experience right from the start of their special day.’

Talk to us about how we can cater all the way from breakfast through to late night snacks. Get in touch at info@kalmkitchen.co.uk or call us on 01483 813360.

Check us out on Instagram for more food inspiration and ideas to wow on your wedding day.

Photography: Anneli Marinovich {www.annelimarinovich.com/}

Featured :   08 / 07 / 19

Luxury Cheese Bar

Our new luxury cheese bar is the ultimate grazing station for your guests. Not only is it an excellent way to stave off the evening munchies, it is also utterly beautiful.

We launched this bar at Millbridge Court Detail Date Night and it proved a roaring success.

If you would like to have this hint of luxury at your wedding or party, do get in touch!

Photograpy: Philippa Sian {www.philippa-sian.co.uk}

Flowers by https://www.boutiqueblooms.co.uk

Featured :   08 / 07 / 19

Cookie Corner

Introducing our all-new food stall – cookie corner! At Kalm Kitchen, we’re always working on new ways to wow at weddings and events. So, this season we’re launching a treat-laden tribute to everyone’s favourite sweet bite. This gorgeous cookie corner stall hosts a display of three different flavoured cookies. There’s double chocolate chip, oatmeal and raisin and delectable toffee chocolate chip.

Kalm Kitchen cookie corner

 

Event & Styling Manager, Pete Holder was responsible for bringing this concept to life. He says, ‘Cookies are a real home comfort, but we’ve elevated them to a new level here. This station is versatile enough for your whole day, whether that’s to start the event as a pre-ceremony treat, to round off your evening, or as favours for your guests to take home, for instance.’

Would you like to talk to us about how we can bring the wow factor to your wedding or event? Get in touch at info@kalmkitchen.co.uk or call us on 01483 813360.

Credits… Food – Kalm Kitchen {www.kalmkitchen.co.uk}. Photography: Anneli Marinovich {www.annelimarinovich.com}. Florals: Hannah Berry Flowers: {www.hannahberryflowers.co.uk}. Stationery: Nat’s Paper Studio {www.natspaperstudio.com}. Venue: Micklefield Hall {www.micklefieldhall.com/}.

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Head Office
Kalm Kitchen Ltd.
Unit 5 Lascombe Estate,
Highfield Lane,
Puttenham,
Surrey,
GU3 1BB

Enquiries: 01483 813360
Isle of Wight Enquiries: 01983 640340
Email: info@kalmkitchen.co.uk

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