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bottom right: Main of BBQ’d lamb with Veg, right: Pudding of Lemon Cheesecake with Macaroons.)

Luxury Wedding Catering services throughout Surrey, London and the Home Counties.

Catering for bespoke Luxury Weddings and achieving perfection motivates us.


Our Wedding Service is a dedication to excellence.

Having organised the Two Many Cooks wedding of the century, owner Emily Jones knows exactly what it is like to be a Bride and what to expect from a luxury wedding caterer! Your menu will be creatively put together to suit you and your guests with very special touches made by our wonderful team of chefs.

We can help with anything and everything and know exactly what the finer details entail for the perfect luxury wedding. We have the pleasure of knowing of recommended wedding suppliers who can provide anything you need.

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Take a look at our website for more ideas for your big day, and do please give us a call to chat.

Call Emily or Jo in the office on 01737 841 624 to discuss available dates and your own bespoke wedding menu.

Two Many Cooks your luxury wedding caterer in Surrey and the home counties.

Check our website for lots more photos and information about the perfect luxury wedding www.twomanycooks.com

A Beautiful Country Wedding

A Beautiful Country Wedding

This was a glorious country wedding set in the middle of the Surrey Hills with rolling views of the South Downs and an equally impressive marquee from Inside Outside Marquees.

Can we just say a big thank you to the official photographer Guy Hearn for taking these fabulous photos and allowing us to use them.

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The flower theme was soft, neutral and very much reminiscent of the English countryside.

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We loved these delightful decorative additions, ornamental glass jars filled with colourful sweets!

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Although not all quite lit here, the candles amidst the beautiful flowers give you get an idea of the romantic layout of the tables which brought the country wedding feel to the tables.

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Could you get a more picturesque countryside wedding setting for this gorgeous Bride & Groom.

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Matching glassware, chairs and table cloths gave the tables an understated chicness. Add in real Olive trees with complimentary lightingA then you have yourself a beautiful country wedding dining room.

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It was a busy service for over 200 wedding guests but our wonderful Two Many Cooks staff nailed it by being their fabulous professional selves.

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Bride & Groom

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Wedding Venue – Surrey Hills,  When – October 2016

Wedding Caterer – Two Many Cooks

Wedding Marquee – Inside Outside Marquees

Wedding Flowers – Kingfisher Farm Shop in Abinger Hammer

Olive Trees – organised by Two Many Cooks

Lighting – Lighting with Intent

Wedding Photographer – Guy Hearn

Are you getting married? If so we would love to help you with the catering, did you know we can also plan your entire wedding day too!

We would love to hear from you, do give us a call on 01737 841 624 or email us at hello@twomanycooks.com to chat all things wedding food and more.

Canapes at Wisley

Canapes and Bowl Food at Wisley

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Everybody loves good food especially at a party! Great tasting food not only reflects on you as a host but adds to that feel good party feeling for your guests. It’s important to not stuff the faces of your guests so they don’t end up spitting food over someones cocktail while mid flow in conversation with someone.

We pack a punch with our elegant canapes, they are small yet not too small, they are all delicious with carefully put together flavours that compliment your drinks. We can also suggest Bowl Food which mean your guests can still stand and chat while eating something warm and satisfying, they can have one or two bowls as you request.

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We happened to be serving canapes and bowl food at Wisley Gardens when our food was photographed by Mike the photographer. RHS Wisley is a beautiful venue for a big event or a wedding in Summer or Winter.

This evenings event was held in a stunning Marquee by Inside Outside Marquees who we recommend as one of our trusted suppliers of Wedding Marquees.

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Venue: Wisley Gardens

Caterer: Two Many Cooks – Canapes – Bowl Food

Photographer: Photography Mike Napier Dewey

Marquee: Inside Outside Marquees

Wedding Catering Family Service

An idea for your Wedding day meal is a Family Service

We are a wedding catering company in Surrey and we cater for all kinds of events and weddings in Surrey and the home counties. We can provide delicous food for all occasions ranging from a private dinner party for 12 in your home to planning and co-ordinating your wedding in Surrey for up to 200 guests.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide the best experience you’ll ever have.. right from the early stages of organising your wedding to the actual moment the food is placed infront of you.

We love a Wedding, who doesn’t and we will work with your ideas and come up with pleasing suggestions that are suited to your personality and taste.

One idea for a fun sit down Wedding meal for any amount of guests is a “Family Service”.

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Family Service is where by a large piece of food like an entire Beef Wellington or a BBQ’d piece of lamb is presented to a chosen person on each table.

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This is a fun moment where the chosen carver will don a Chef hat and apron and have the responsibility to serve every one at his table.

Our waiters and waitresses will then come along with the scrumptious side dishes for your wedding guests to help themselves to.

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Family service at your wedding is a really great way to get all your guests chatting to each other and is a novel way to serve your guests delicious home cooked food. (On the right is a sharing Mezze board.)

Dessert or pudding can go along the same theme with bowls of whipped cream, meringues and fruit for a make your own Eton Mess. We have lots of wedding catering ideas, do give us a call on 01737 841 624 to talk about your wedding day.

If you would like us to provide the wedding catering for your up-and-coming wedding we are taking bookings for 2017 and 2018 now!

Find more information here

RHS Wisley Wedding Showcase

Wisley Wedding Venue

What a lovely day we had at RHS Garden Wisley showcasing our goodies and meeting happy couples at this beautiful Surrey Wedding Venue.

Not only is RHS Wisley famous as a visitor attraction for it’s flora and fauna it is also a beautiful Wedding Venue and Two Many Cooks is one of it’s suppliers as a recommended Wedding Caterer.

You will recieve a years free membership to the RHS on getting married there (what a bonus and a lovely start to married life).

We went along for the day to show brides and grooms to-be what to expect from us and also to support our fellow suppliers Inside Outside Marquees who organised the Wedding Showcase and who set up our very own Pagoda tent.

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A mixed platter of canapés to make your mouth water. One meat, one vegetable and one fish mouthful to please all palates to start with.

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The Kingfisher Farm Shop supplied us with the most beautiful flower arrangements using locally grown flowers. The tableware was from Couvert and looked very pretty, the main thing is that it gave prospective brides and grooms an idea of what colours and types of glasses we can supply for their big day.

Two Many Cooks are a family run business providing catering for weddings and we can plan the whole day for you too.

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Who doesn’t love a meringue kiss or a hand rolled, homemade sausage roll?!

For more information on Weddings at Wisley click on the link below, do not hesitate to contact us here a Two Many Cooks to chat all things food and weddings.

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These lovely photos were taken by Tarah Coonan Photography

Wedding Marquee from Inside Outside Marquees

Flowers from The Kingfisher Farm Shop in Abinger Hammer.

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To chat some more email hello@twomanycooks.com or call us on 01737 841 624.

A Spring Wedding in Brockham

A Spring wedding at TMC Towers! This time it was for Joanna’s son Tom.

This blog has been written by the beautiful new bride herself Emma Smitham.

“Tom and I met at Law School in Guildford, outside the library a mutual friend introduced us and the rest…well is history. Tom proposed just before Christmas with an amazing Gucci bag, the thought of walking in to a jeweller all alone with no idea what to buy his incredibly indecisive fiancée (to be) was far too much pressure. We went together to Cry for the Moon in Guildford and chose the most stunning sapphire and diamond target ring.

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So we decided – long courtship, short engagement to set a date for April – this gave us less than 4 months to put everything together. Our secret weapon – Two Many Cooks! I was marrying into the wonderful world of Joanna Rowlands and Emily Jones, the most amazing duo (Tom is Joanna’s son and Emily’s brother). Before sunrise the following day, the vicar had been booked, the band pencilled in, the marquee company on hold, the florist had said yes and well the caterers had freed up the whole weekend for us. Emily and Joanna were on speed dial and provided the most incredibly comprehensive advice from the size of the plant pots on the table to the number of cakes that could fit on a cake table.

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The wonderful Iain at Inside Outside came to visit and we planned to fill the garden with a light and bright Spring marquee. It was stunning, beautifully lit and incredibly spacious. We decided on long tables so that we could maximise the space and create a divide between the dance floor, bar area and eating area. Two Many Cooks Wedding Marquee

We dressed the tables with Spring herbs and beautiful flowers under the creative guidance of Marion at The Kingfisher Farm Shop.

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Marion from the Kingfisher Farm Shop really was such an unbelievably supportive and caring person throughout the wedding journey and even when I called her at 9am on the wedding day to say I had ‘forgotten’ an usher’s corsage, she simply said don’t worry, I have it covered.

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I had a couple of meetings with Marion but she knew the look we wanted the minute I said Petersham Nurseries, inside/outside Victorian greenhouse look. We wanted an English country garden feel with lots of blossom and she went above and beyond to create the most wonderful look.
We never really had a theme but the colours were important, we wanted to keep it clean and lean so stuck with dusty pink, ivory and green.

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I had said from day one that I wanted a sweetie table and so we set up an old fashioned sweetie stop with white and pink bags for the guests to help themselves to, later after this picture was taken a huge mountain of bright pink macaroons were added!. Alongside this was THE cake table.sweet-table-spring-wedding-surrey-caterersCake Table
The cake table had 7 cakes, including the most beautiful three tier traditional wedding cake made by my mother in law to be, Joanna. The other cakes were equally stunning and so delicious. Emily was decorating and styling the tables until the last minute, ensuring everything looked perfect; Emily’s attention to detail is insane – she really is the most caring person to have around you on the day and for the build up – she really does want the day to be as perfect as you do. ET-Wedding-Caterers-Surrey-Cake-Table

So, on to the food…well it was simply amazing. The flavours were so crisp and clean and the presentation just stunning. We chose a selection of canapes, making sure there was something for everyone. Emily and Joanna put on a tasting evening and we all ended the evening in agreement on the perfect bespoke seasonal menu.
Nothing was too hard or too tricky and Emily guided us through to make sure we were both happy with every choice.
The number of friends who have said ‘it was the best food I have had at a wedding’ is incredible and one even called the following week to introduce her sister and now Two Many Cooks are doing her wedding in September!

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My dress….the most beautiful thing I have ever worn and will ever wear. Emma at Miss Bush Bridal had me sussed within about 10 minutes and managed to steer me towards something a bit different by the Spanish designer Yolan Cris. It was the first dress she picked out, she knows me better than I know myself and it was perfect.
Cliche, but it was a magical moment and I felt amazing in it and nothing came close to the feeling despite trying on another 8 dresses that night. The fittings were so well organised and Emma and her team worked incredibly hard to make sure I had the perfect dress in a very tight time frame.ET-Bride_bouquet

There is no way that we would have been able to plan and put together the wedding we had in less than 4 months without Two Many Cooks. Nothing was too much, too late or too rushed for them – it was all possible and done with excitement, professionalism and a huge smile.

The bespoke menu, the delivery on the day and the wonderful staff were all way above and beyond anything we could have imagined. The marquee was full of happiness and laughter and everything went perfectly thanks to the attention to detail and planning by Emily and her team.
On the day there was someone managing the running of the day and all the timings – she was a complete hero! We always had someone to go to if we needed to but she handled everything which meant we both totally switched off and enjoyed our greatest day.”

Brides Dress: Yolan Cris

Bridal Boutique: Miss Bush (here’s the blog piece on Emily’s dress)

Wedding Catering: Two Many Cooks

Wedding Planners: Two Many Cooks

Wedding Co-ordinaters: Two Many Cooks

Marquee: Inside Outside Marquees

Flowers & Potted Plants: Marion from The Kingfisher Farmshop

Balloons: The Bubblegum Girls

The Wedding Cake: Two Many Cooks

Band: Rollercoaster

Photographer: James Darling Photography

Videographer: Ed Schofield from Cedar Film Co

We would love to help you with your wedding, we can do the wedding catering as well as plan your wedding day for you. We love wedding chat so do get in touch to talk about menus and ideas. Call us on 01737 841 624 or email us hello@twomanycooks.com

 

An uber chic Warehouse Wedding

We have waited soooooooo patiently for this Warehouse Wedding to come about!

We had looked forward to the transformation of this huge, hanger size warehouse wedding ever since we met with Harrie the bride, Sam the groom and Harriet’s parents Paul and Jackie last year. The warehouse is where Scena makes props for TV shows, theatre’s and films.

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So when we saw the setting for this spectacular Winter Warehouse Wedding you can imagine how our jaws dropped with amazement! Photos were taken by Juliet Mckee Photography who took the above shot! How amazing does it look! Notice the brick wall, hanging windows, draped walls, sparkly lights and well you can’t miss the “LOVE” in the room from Light it up UK. The amount of work, skill and creativity put in by the brides father and company was awe inspiring. Well Done Scena!

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Warm lighting from Light it up  made the brick wall look fantastic, (remember it’s not actually a brick wall!) The soft colours of the elegant flowers sat on tall candelabras which just looked stunning with church candles amongst them. Gayle from Bloomingayles designed all the flower arrangements which simply took your breath away.

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Two Many Cooks decorated and made the Chocolate Wedding Cake.

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An Industrial style wedding meant we used our industrial sized canapes trays which were perfect to hand round lots of tasty wedding canapes like these ones! (photo taken by TMC).

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What a great picture taken by Juliet McKee of the makeshift Bar! It looks like it’s always been there and as you can imagine got very busy as the band played into the night!! Below is a photo taken by TMC of the fabulous light up letters!

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We served a delicious double baked goats cheese souffle for the starter. A family service of roast beef and then the finale was sticky toffee pudding served warm with clotted cream icecream with a side of more sticky caramel sauce……

A huge congratulations to Mr and Mrs Bailey. Sam and Harriet wishing you a future of happiness and good food!

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We would be thrilled to cater for your wedding or event and are taking bookings for 2017. Please do give us a call on 01737 841 624 to discuss further.

Thankyou to Juliet McKee Photography for permission to use her photographs. For more photos of the day click here.

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Did we have a theme – in a word, no.  We just wanted to have a bloody good party with all our friends and family. In a marquee in the middle of Surrey during the Winter months this can pose a few problems.  We’re talking rain, gale force winds, snow and freezing temperatures and we were literally hit with them all.

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Amazingly the sun shone as we walked out of the church but god it was cold.  The marquee needed to be pretty hardcore to cope with the enslaught of not only the weather but the amount of people that were about to have a rather good shindig!  It certainly lived up to our expectations.  With a boarded floor, lined walls and some  discreet heating we were in serious business.

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Being a caterer and wedding planner does put a certain kind of pressure on you to not only do incredible food but to also make the marquee look that little bit different!  Going in with no theme meant everything evolved.  Originally I was rather keen on having trees in the marquee but then we soon realised there were no trees with leaves on!  Hence the birch trees with fairy lights entwined (painfully by a poor man for 3 days!).  Flowers just needed to be natural, loads of them and no autumnal theme, I didn’t want it to look like a Halloween themed party.

I’d always say you don’t need a theme, there’s too much pressure to create something different.  If it’s created by you, it’s different.

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I adored my bouquet held together with silk ribbons and given to me as a wedding present by the team at The Kingfisher Farm Shop.  This beautiful bundle of flowers was the first thing to make me cry on the day, luckily it was before I had my make up done.  Thank god.

The long tables had neutral runners with moss and figs sitting prettily on top along with small and medium bouquets of English flowers.  Lots of candles, tea lights and flowers was basically the brief – elegant but natural, full and more!

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The escort cards were pinned to a row within a bespoke moss frame which was hanging from the ceiling. Each card was handwritten by RichmondCalligraphyTwo_Many_Cooks_Wedding_Caterer_Name_cards

The utterly fabulous letters are from Vowed and Amazed

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The utterly amazing marquee was from Inside Outside Marquees.  With a black ceiling over the whole structure, ivory lined walls and a star cloth covering the dancefloor we created a cosy area for our party.  The industrial lights hung over the tables so the guests could see what they were eating!

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We put the fabulous bar in the middle of the room, flanked by more trees and fairy lights to create the cosy environment  creating the wow factor as the guests walked in to the tent.  Totally spoilt, the bar was made to our specifications.  A tongue and groove effect with a solid oak wood top slotted perfectly in to the colours we finally ended up with.  Natural but elegant seemed to be the theme in the end.  I couldn’t have been happier with the result.

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As it was a Winter Wedding we could only plan for bad weather so the Champagne, Guinness and the fizzy Rose Elderflower was consumed in copious quantities on the dance floor before the meal.

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My beautiful bridesmaids racing on the dancefloor while the rest of the guests enjoyed their meal.

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With a vague nod to the Irish we sort of thought the cake looked a little like a settling Guinness…sort of!!  From the bottom – chocolate come again (our family fridge cake), chocolate cake with ganache, ginger cake, carrot cake with cream cheese icing and a good old fashioned fruit cake for the top tier.  now sitting in mum’s freezer, ever hopeful it will be out soon!Emily_Wedding_cake_Two_Many_Cooks
Our band were Rollercoaster, just fab. The dancefloor was full all night, I danced all night and even managed to keep my shoes on all night.  A first.

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If you’re having a wedding, keep it simple, don’t get lost in the detail as sadly people just won’t notice it.  Go for maximum impact, minimal fuss and have a damn good time.  It really is the best day of your life.

Photos by James Darling Photography

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Two Many Cooks can create a stunning, elegant and memorable day for you.  Follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for more inspiration and if you’re getting married or just having a party, we can do it all for you.

To see the Two Many Cooks Wedding Ceremony and Day click here.

A Teepee Party to remember!

A fantastic Teepee Party to remember – A Summer celebration with extra special party canapés and an exquisite Sit down Dinner.

Two Many Cooks were thrilled to be asked to cater for a special birthday in Loxwood, Surrey. We were asked to devise an uber luxurious party food menu, which we did with gusto!

We find our party scene.. a giant TEEPEE from the fabulous Paul Simon Marquees, within acres of fields, alongside a lake…sigh

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With the outside of the party scene complete we set about making the inside of the Teepee Perfect.

The table settings brought the countryside in with natural hessian tablecloths and neutral linen napkins. A giant flowerpot with a tree created another Wow factor as did the beautiful flowers.

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The Teepee Party started with a carefully chosen bespoke canapé menu using the best of local produce. Succulent beef skewers cooked to perfection dipped in our homemade horseradish sauce and tandoori prawns with a cool mint dip went round several times inbetween other favourite canapés such as the sweet cherry tomato tarte tatin much to the pleasure of the ladies and gentlemen.

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Hot Party Food was served later into the evening with a trio of lush desserts to follow.

Guests were bowled over with a selection of 3 different types of sweet treats which were selected to compliment each other and their taste buds, each plate was finished off with edible flowers.

 

 

Emily, I had the best night of my life. Given that I now have 60 years of them to choose from, then that is quite special. I want you to know how much I appreciate the part played by you and your team. The evening was magical and I couldn’t have asked for more. The food and service were quite simply outstanding. It couldn’t have been better. Thankyou so much.” Nigel.

Just some of our lovely staff from the day who are always here to serve you with a smile, nothing is too much trouble for our team.

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We are here to help you with party planning and catering, please do give Jo or Emily a call at our Brockham base on 01737 841624

Visit our Dorking Coffee shop for coffee and cake, breakfast or lunch at 32 South St, Dorking RH4 2HQ  01737 841624

Visit our Reigate Coffee shop for coffee and cake and more at 53A Lesbourne Road, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7JX  01737 244 277

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Autumnal 50th Birthday Lunch Party

What a party!

From the delightful phone call with Iain, owner of Inside Outside Marquees I knew this was going to be a very special day for this catering event in Surrey. I made my way up to the house on a beautiful sunny August day to find out more..

The view at the house was simply breathtaking, peaceful and the perfect spot for a brilliant party! Having met with the gorgeous birthday girl it was plain to see the party was all about treating her wonderful family and friends to delicious food, fine wine and live music.

Two Many Cooks put together the perfect menu and with the marquee plans arranged – the scene was set.

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Marquee Setting

Inside Outside Marquees provided a beautiful tent that enabled the guests to enjoy the gorgeous country view with see-through clear panels. Understated prettiness was achieved and the marquee was most certainly the focal point for this party!

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Bespoke Marquees

Two Many Cooks has worked closely with Inside Outside Marquees for many years and know they are the best for creating a bespoke environment that works for your event. For this special day they created a wooden dance floor surrounded by an impressive carpet as well as clear marquee sides literally bringing the outside in!

The tables were dressed in heavy hessian style linen with a white runner and colourful hemstitched vintage napkins.  Flowers were supplied from the wonderful Marion at The Kingfisher Farm Shop with ‘just picked out of the garden’ look.

We organised the tableplan with gorgeous escort cards for guests to pick up from the terrace outside on the way through to the marquee with stunning calligraphy from Richmond Calligraphy  along with the handwritten menus and name cards for each table.

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With the dream team in place all was set for a wonderful day, all we needed was for the sun to shine…and it did.

All photos by James Darling Photography and for some additional behind the scene shots you’ll find more snaps on our Instagram page along with all the other things that go on in the TMC world.

Do you know we can plan and co-ordinate your entire wedding/party! Click here for more information
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