Wonderland Weddings for Winter

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There is a very special air of romance to winter weddings, where you can create your very own wonderland and allow your imagination to take flight!

Two Many Cooks are perfectly positioned to plan, coordinate and cater for your wedding. As wedding planners and wedding caterers, with a former winter bride, Emily, at the helm, we will help you with everything, from heating your marquee or venue, to decor, to your bespoke menu.

A fairylight-lit tipi, with a fire pit centrepiece, for a warming winter wedding venue

Tipis and marquees are not simply for summer weddings! This stunning canvas tent made for a pop-up winter wonderland.

With dramatic purple lighting to offset delicate strings of fairy lights and real foliage, in addition to a fire pit, this structure provided a magical atmosphere.

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Marshmallows for melting atop the fire – yes please!

Winter is the season for comforting food and warming treats. Two Many Cooks will produce a personalised tasting for you and your partner, so that you can choose the dishes which will complete your wedding feast.

For a quirky twist, you may like to invite your guests to toast their own marshmallows over the fire!

Real rose petals add a delicate decoration to generous dessert platters

To add further indulgence to your wedding feast, opulent platters of assorted desserts, decorated with real rose petals, will ensure your guests feel spoiled!

This selection includes miniature versions of Creme Brulee, Chocolate and Honeycomb Mousse, Eton Mess and Macaroons.

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A draped ceiling and oodles of fairy lights, for an enchanting setting

This marquee by Paul Simon Marquees was the fairy tale setting for another winter wedding. The snow-white ceiling, in its draped folds, gave the feeling of an alpine landscape, which was precisely right for this skiing-themed celebration.

To add to the cosy environment of a ski lodge, tumbles of fluffy cotton snow were placed on the tables, which were named after mountains this couple have skiied down together.

The garden shed in this home was expertly incorporated into the setting of the marquee, and covered in fairy lights. This became the photo booth, for guests to creep inside for some silliness!

A towering cheese cake to mop up some of the bubbles, later into the evening!

If you would like to discuss options or test some of your ideas for a winter wedding, pick up the phone for a chat with Two Many Cooks! We look forward to hearing from you.

A Year of Gastronomic Glamour

Quirky belljars, filled with curiosities, were an artistic alternative to traditional centrepieces at this wedding at Fetcham Park House. Photo by Alexander Crane

This year, as wedding and event caterers, Two Many Cooks has been called upon to design fine food for plenty of stylish celebrations.

From weddings in prestigious venues such as Fetcham Park House, to fashion parties for the likes of celebrated designer, Amanda Wakeley, our portfolio of bespoke catering is glittering!

Exquisite Weddings

The wedding ceremony room at Fetcham Park House, photographed by Alexander Crane

Fetcham Park House is one of the stunning wedding venues Two Many Cooks works closely with.

If you are seeking a grand setting for your special day, we will ensure that each detail, from flowers to glassware, and from canapes to accompaniments, is perfect.

Polished to perfection: tables designed by Two Many Cooks. Photo by Alexander Crane

Salmon Gravadlax with horseradish, Dijon mustard, baby beets, radish, cucumber pickle
& edible flowers. Photo by Alexander Crane
Super-stylish cheese boards to suit an elegant wedding. Photo by Alexander Crane

For Stylish Almost-Wives

Fairy tale shoes, presented by our friends at Miss Bush
Photo by Sophie Duckworth

Our reputation as wedding planners and wedding caterers has won us some rather fabulous friends in the bridal industry!

We often recommend the impeccably personalised service at Miss Bush, a luxury bridal boutique in Ripley, Surrey. Miss Bush’s dedicated team echo our own bespoke approach; we also ensure your unique requirements at the forefront of everything we do.

For the Suzanne Neville Designer Day at Miss Bush, Two Many Cooks created deliciously decadent canapes to compliment the bubbles.

Light, delicate canapes to accompany bubbles!
Suzanne Neville’s fine, embroidered lace set the tone for this decorous day.
Photo by Sophie Duckworth

If you are a budding bride, you may well have already studied Brides magazine. Two Many Cooks was invited by Brides’ editor, Jade Beer, to cater for the launch party of her debut novel, The Almost Wife.

The champagne-fuelled event was held at the showroom of The Wedding Present Co. – a gift service we adore for its varied and quality selection.

Another stunning Suzanne Neville gown at Miss Bush. Photo by Sophie Duckworth

Perrier-Jouët Champagne, clinked in stunning hand-painted flutes, to set the tone at Amanda Wakeley’s Autumn/Winter event, where we provided the party food

Iconic British designer, Amanda Wakeley, also appointed Two Many Cooks to design party food for the launch of her Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, Midnight Moth.

For this curiously titled range, we presented intriguing canapes which captured guests’ imaginations, even before they had tasted their deliciousness!


Sesame Tuna with wasabi and pickled cucumber

Seeded Nutter, lemon houmous and charred courgette, lemon zest
Whoever could resist…?!

If you are seeking a caterer with style for your dream wedding or decadent event, get in touch with Two Many Cooks, so that we can begin to tailor menus to your exact specifications.

All of our clients enjoy a private, personalised tasting, where you will enjoy sampling the dishes we have created especially for you. Bon appetit!

A Year of Rustic Chic

Handmade, reclaimed wood for rustic menu boards. Photo by Elena Popa

Festival Weddings

This year, as wedding planners and wedding caterers, Two Many Cooks has enjoyed the continuing trend for Festival Weddings. Open fields, laid-back vibes, handmade decor and of course, hearty, homemade, rustic dishes by Two Many Cooks!

Robyn’s dress, captured by Elena Popa

For their Festival Wedding catered by Two Many Cooks, Robyn and Charles opted for carnival-style street food, including Paella, BBQ Jerk Chicken and Char-Grilled Corn with Chilli and Lime Butter.

We designed their wedding cake to capture the whimsical feeling of their special day, decorating it with delicate blooms of Baby’s breath, ribbons, forest fruits and fragrant rosemary.

Fresh rosemary, baby’s breath and forest fruits for a Festival Wedding Cake

With plenty of lush fields available in the Surrey Hills, as wedding planners, Two Many Cooks can assist you in finding the right site for your Festival Wedding!

Emily and Jim opted for Sondes Place Farm in Dorking, where they had the peace-of-mind that their guests would not be ushered home at midnight, and the party could reach its own organic end!

For their celebration tent, County Marquees built a marvellous structure, fit for the rustic feast prepared by Two Many Cooks.

Festival Wedding tent by County Marquees, photographed by Rubie Love
Photo by Rubie Love

Emily and Jim, who adore a pub roast following a ramble in the Surrey countryside, chose BBQ marinated legs of Salt Marsh lamb, garnished with roasted garlic cherry tomatoes, rosemary and tzataiki for their show-stopping main dish.

The male heads of each table even got to play chefs, carving the lamb for their fellow guests, sporting hats and sunglasses – for the full rock ‘n’ roll effect!

Nicely done, lads! Photo by Rubie Love
Having your guests carve their own meat at the table makes for a homely main event!
Photo by Ruby Love.

Another of our beautiful festival brides, Ellen, got fully into the D.I.Y-spirit by asking her family and friends to take care of all of the photography for her, forgoing polished prints for heartfelt mementos.

The mens’ orange ties and stripy socks set the colourful, feel-good tone of the day!

To add to the outdoor shenanigans, Ellen included ping pong and mini golf, with the whole wedding feeling like the friendliest festival to grace a field.

In keeping with the homely atmosphere, Two Many Cooks crafted two comforting main courses.

For meat-eaters, Chicken Wellingtons with Onion & Mustard Sauce & Mushroom Duxelle, Spinach, Potato Terrine. The vegan offering was Pumpkin & Red Lentil Kofta with Smoky Tomato Sauce, Lemon Dressed Quinoa & Wilted Spinach.

Ellen rocked the mini golf in her stunning wedding gown & ballerina flats

At-Home Celebrations

Flowers provided by our trusted supplier, Kingfisher Farm Shop, arranged by us!

If you are hosting a party in your home, as bespoke caterers and party planners, Two Many Cooks will take care of transforming it into a perfectly stunning scene!

We work only with choice suppliers to source flowers, linen, glassware and any other items your event may require.

Your garden can be transformed by us into an al fresco party palace!
Espresso Martinis by Two Many Cooks got this party started!

All in all, it’s been a rustically chic year for Two Many Cooks!

To begin planning your festival wedding or at-home celebration for 2019, get in touch with us. We cannot wait to rustle up some rustic magic for you!

Our Rustic Eco-Cup!

Two Many Cooks Eco-Cup loves to accompany you to the park!

2018 also saw the launch of our smart keep-cup, fashioned from sustainable bamboo.

The Two Many Cooks eco-cup is available in our coffee shops in Dorking and Reigate – you’ll receive a free hot drink on the spot, as a thank you for helping us to help the environment.

Further, whenever you bring your cup with you to order your favourite drink, we will knock-off 20p.

20p is the cost of a single-use cup to Two Many Cooks. We’re happy to return this to your pocket!

For the full story about our eco-cups, head here:  https://twomanycooks.com/too-many-cups/

Naturally organic and oh-so-stylish!

Absolutely Fabulous at Fifty

All photography by Andrew Leo;  balloons by Party Bits & Bobs

“Thank you all so much for my fantastic 50th party on Saturday. It was all so perfect and I loved every second of it.

The house looked amazing and the food was outstanding. I’ve had so many compliments about the catering and your lovely staff.

Please thank everyone for us!”

For at-home celebrations with serious style, Two Many Cooks will take care of every detail for you. 

Your party planning with Two Many Cooks all begins with a friendly chat, so that we can familiarise ourselves with your individual taste – identifying the foods, flavours and cuisines which really melt your butter…!

Amuse-Bouches Galore!

Goat’s Cheese, Honeycomb & Thyme on Brioche

Seared Tuna with Coriander Crust, Mango & Spring Onion Salsa

For her foodie-thrilling 50th birthday party, Louise asked us to create a bespoke menu of fine canapés and delicious, easy-eating bowl food, complete with a pudding station and, of course, a cheese board!

Spiced Cauliflower Bang Bang in Filo Cups
Purple blooms adorned the canape boards, to match the fresh flowers on Louise’s cake

To tempt Louise’s guests, we created the following canapés:

Salt & Pepper Fillet of Beef Skewers with Horseradish 

Spiced Cauliflower Bang Bang in Filo Cups

Cherry Tomato Tarte Tatin with Fresh Basil Pesto

Seared Tuna with Coriander Crust, Mango & Spring Onion Salsa

Thai Fishcakes with Tomato & Chilli Jam

Goat’s Cheese, Honeycomb & Brioche with Thyme

Bountiful Bowl Food 

Two Many Cooks prepare steamy, dreamy Thai Green Curry for Bowl Food
Fragrant Thai Green Curry is one of our most loved Bowl Food dishes

Louise’s guests chose from two delicious Bowl Food options:

Thai Green Chicken Curry with Crisp Vegetable Slaw & Basmati Rice

Roasted Butternut, Sage & Blue Cheese Risotto

Thai Green Chicken Curry with Crisp Vegetable Slaw & Basmati Rice


Roasted Butternut, Sage & Blue Cheese Risotto

Divine Desserts

At the Pudding Station, Louise’s loved ones tucked into:

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Salted Caramel Macaroons

Lemon Madeleines

Raspberry Marshmallow Kisses

Pots of Chocolate Mousse with Honeycomb

Sweetie Jars filled with Maltezers & Giant Strawberries

A sumptuous birthday cake by Two Many Cooks, decorated with real flowers

Say Cheese!

Fresh figs, grapes celery & Two Many Cooks’ homemade chutney for the cheese board

Masters at Work

Our long-time collaborators for cocktails, Mix Masters, are perfectionists 

Planning your party for you, we call upon our trusted, long-time suppliers. Mix Masters were on board to shake the cocktails, whilst Andrew Leo captured the evening in fabulous photos. 

For the finest fresh flowers to crown our canape boards and the birthday cake we baked for Louise, our friends at Kingfisher Farm Shop selected the blooms.

Generous supplies of booze to keep guests’ glasses charged!

Get your Party Started…!

Give us a call to get your party started today!

We will select the finest suppliers to fit your occasion, from mixologists to florists and photographers.

Allow us to take care of decorating your home or chosen venue, so that you may simply make your grand entrance!

As for the food, we cannot wait to begin crafting a bespoke menu for you – g’wan, treat yourself!

At Your Service…

At the stunning Fetcham Park House, we arrange posh picnics fit for corporate lunches!

 

As wedding caterers, wedding planners and event caterers, the absolute satisfaction of our clients is our highest priority.

 

Something light to whet your guests’ appetites…

 

From festival weddings to launch parties, and birthday celebrations to anniversary gatherings, Two Many Cooks deploys its expertise, energy and fine eye for every last detail to ensure this.

 

Fresh, fine ingredients & uniquely beautiful presentation

 

Because first of all, we eat with our eyes!

We give British classics a modern twist to create crowd-pleasing favourites

 

“Wow! What an 80th Birthday Party – Maggie loved it and it was a huge success thanks to you and your lovely team!

We can’t thank you all enough for your hard work in the preparation and on Saturday itself – everything was perfect! The table in the marquee looked so pretty with the red flowers in multiple vases and candles running down the length of the table accented by the red water glasses. Sue’s cooking was absolutely delicious – the food was fantastic, Gail ran the day like silk and thought of everything and more, and the lovely waitresses were all so courteous and professional – the day just couldn’t have been better!

Many thanks to you and your team for making Maggie’s 80th Birthday Party lunch such a success with so many special memories to treasure.

Kind regards,

Sally”

 

Delectable canapes to begin your party

 

“Everyone thought the food, the service, and the professionalism of your team was of the highest order.

I’m not surprised in a way, but it’s hard to believe we cleared off 2000 canapés… They were so tasty!

We had two professional caterers at the event and they were both very impressed with the whole catering experience.  In fact, Janie Harding Edgar (who does all the catering in-house for British Land) recommended you for a 200 cover job in town and you promptly won it – well done!

Awesome!

Best regards,

Ian”

 

Colourful & completely divine!

 

“Thank you so much for producing such amazing food. The salads were perfect with the beautiful salmon.

The cake was too delicious to eat but we did our best ! There were many compliments heading your way. Most felt it was the best chocolate cake they had eaten. A comment worthy of the cake and your skill.

We will definitely be using your excellent service on our next occasion so thank you for all your help.

Best wishes,

Julia”

 

Our cakes are decorated in seasonal fruit & real flowers

Can we help you to make your wedding, party or special event simply delicious and totally stress-free?

It all begins with a friendly phone call – we are at your service!

Starry-Eyed Delights

All photography by Emma Jones

Perrier-Jouët Champagne, clinked in stunning hand-painted flutes, to set the tone at Amanda Wakeley’s Autumn/Winter event, where we provided the party food

 

Beef Carpaccio with Watercress cream and Parmesan Croute micro watercress, adorned with seasonal blooms

Two Many Cooks delight in crafting party food which is beautiful to behold, and even finer to taste!

Sesame Tuna with wasabi and pickled cucumber

This week, we were called upon to create delectable canapes for British fashion icon, Amanda Wakeley. Whether we are catering for high profile events, weddings or at-home celebrations, Two Many Cooks has an instinct for providing food which mirrors the desired mood and thrills your particular guests.

 

Manicured guests at the Wakeley party make delicate pinches for our canapes!

For Amanda Wakeley’s evening, we felt that immaculate presentation, sophisticated flavours and light yet satisfying canapes would work perfectly.

Of course, these were to be served by our experienced staff, who find the way to be discreet yet irresistibly friendly!

 

Our fabulous staff are styled according to the event in question, here wearing crisp white shirts for Wakeley’s launch. Smiles are the ever-present accessory!

The menu Two Many Cooks fashioned for the stylish celebration was as follows:

Miso and soy cured salmon with lime and cucumber

Beef Carpaccio with Watercress cream and Parmesan Croute micro watercress

Seeded Nutter, lemon houmous and charred courgette, lemon zest

Spiced Cauliflower Bang Bang with Filo Cup and Satay Sauce, spring onion and micro coriander

Sesame Tuna with wasabi and pickled cucumber

Cherry Tomato Tarte Tain with basil basil and micro basil

 

Guests love to savour our canape creations!

 

Amanda Wakeley’s flagship boutique in London, where we served canapes to her guests

Amanda Wakeley styles Angelina Jolie and Helen Mirren. She has just unveiled her new Autumn/Winter collection, ‘Midnight Moth.’ For a special ‘behind-the-brand’ event presented by Conde Nast Traveller, Wakeley’s dazzling designs were presented at her flagship London boutique.

 

Amanda Wakeley, self-styled in impeccable fashion, adding a touch of bling to an oversized sweater with gold jewellery

 

Contrasting colours and vivid prints to revive us in the cooler months

“I’m always travelling and absorbing people, places, cultures, nature and architecture,” Amanda explains. “Travel is my biggest source of inspiration, plus it gives me the space to think. Earlier this year, I visited Beirut for the first time and found the mix of ancient and modern exquisite, and the live-for-today spirit totally intoxicating.”

 

Sharp tailoring framing fluid lines are a couple of Wakeley’s signature elements

 

Casual knitwear tones down an ornate skirt

The fashion gurus at Conde Nast Traveller describe Amanda Wakeley’s ‘Midnight Moth’ collection as: “filled with rich embroideries and embellishment, bold prints, textures, jewel-like colours and ashes of metallics, made for nocturnal creatures.”

 

Leopard print speaks to classic glamour

Amanda Wakeley adds: “I was influenced by New York in the 1970s and the golden age of Studio 54. It’s an eclectic fusion of bohemianism, rock’n’roll and disco.” Well, rock on, we say!

 

Gold glitter balls positioned the collection in Studio 54’s heyday

 

Ornate beading and mesmerising patterns distinguish Wakeley’s ‘Midnight Moth’ collection

It really was a (disco)ball catering for such a luxurious event! We relished adding indulgent offerings of our own, in the form of our coveted canapes.

 

Our canapes will be served to your guests on rustic wooden boards, complete with vibrant flowers, for eye-catching offerings

If you are planning an event, party, wedding or special celebration which requires food of the finest quality, created bespoke for you, do get in touch with Two Many Cooks!

We look forward to collaborating with you…

Wedding Splendour

All photography by Alexander Crane

Clare and James exchange vows against the dramatic backdrop of Fetcham Park House’s ceremonial room

As bespoke wedding planners and wedding caterers, Two Many Cooks works with each of our beautiful brides on a wholly personal basis. Our flexibility and vast experience enables us to match your exact brief.

We collaborate with a range of choice venues and suppliers to deliver your dream wedding. Fetcham Park House in Surrey is one of the prestigious venues we work closely with.

Pristine & steeped in history, Two Many Cooks works closely with Fetcham Park House in Surrey

Here at Fetcham Park House, Clare and James chose to host their wedding. The discerning duo asked Two Many Cooks to create a suitably stunning menu, to mirror the elegance of the house and its surroundings.

 

Fetcham Park House, framed by trees & topiary

 

A ceiling painted with angels & a chandelier dripping gentle light provide a stunning canopy for wedding rituals

It Only Takes (Four) Minutes…

Gorgeous bride, Clare, fills Two Many Cooks in on the finer details of her love story with James:

“We met in 2013 on a speed date near St Paul’s, and although it was only 4 minutes long, we knew we wanted to see each other again.

On our first ‘real’ date we realised that we had lots in common, including both having been in the TA (at uni, not the serious stuff!) and a fondness for wine and the outdoors. He is also very tall. I like tall men!”

 

Clare & James were a portrait of elegance on their wedding day

“He proposed on a beach in Ireland – somewhere that he had spent at lot of time as a child. His reasoning was that it would then be a special place for both of us. Although the game was nearly given away when the airport security took an interest in his ring hiding place, luckily I was too busy faffing with my own hand luggage to notice and it remained a surprise!”

Clare and James’ wedding bands, inscribed with the date of their special day, which happened to fall on the same as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s

 

Floral embroidery on Clare’s dress, accentuated by her botanical bouquet

 

Clare accessorised her dreamy dress with classic pearls

Elegant Exclusivity

Clare and James opted for Fetcham House for a variety of reasons. First, “We think it’s very important not to force guests to travel far or stay in expensive hotels, so being close to London and my home town was where we were looking for. Also somewhere that was exclusively ours, rather than shared with tourists.”

Sweeping staircase for a fairy tale entrance

 

Perfect lighting, precious paintings & antique furnishings in the ceremony room

 

All eyes front…

Light-Hearted Luxe

In desiring an elegant yet relaxed day, which resonates with the Two Many Cooks ethos, Clare and James turned their attention to personal touches.

Clare explains they wished for their wedding to be “sophisticated, whilst not taking ourselves too seriously. There was a loose affiliation with our respective degrees – German and Natural Sciences. This was reflected in German animal names for our tables and bell jars for the centre pieces!”

Menus calligraphed by Clare’s mum & bell jars full of greenery as quirky centrepieces

 

Aside a sparkling bell jar, the table name ‘Flerdermaus’ (‘Bat’) for playful takes on their respective degrees in Natural Science & German

 

Fairy lights twinkle amongst flowers inside a bell jar centrepiece

Absolute Abundance

“Abundance” was a key priority for Clare and James, which is another department Two Many Cooks tend to be well known for!

“We personally hate going hungry at weddings or having the bar run dry of a particular drink. So having lots of amazing food – we were complimented on our canapé range and quantity – thanks, Two Many Cooks!

Glasses that never go empty also featured heavily in our planning. It resulted in many a complaint about a sore head in the morning!”

Two Many Cooks keep the bubbles flowing!

 

“We also are very keen on our wines and wanted to be able to bring our own supplies in, without paying a corkage charge, so we could get something special in. Fetcham House, unlike a lot of venues, allowed this, which was key in our decisions.”

Wine-lovers Clare and James loved being able to bring their own carefully chosen wines, free of corkage, to Fetcham Park House

“The venue is such a grand place that the food and service had to match. We had a Salmon starter and a Lamb main which are foods we like to eat. The style was British.”

Clare and James’ bespoke, luxury menu was as follows:

Canapés

Cherry Tomato Tarte Tatin with Fresh Basil Pesto

Rare Beef, Creamed Horseradish & Yorkshire Puddings

Hot Smoked Trout, Caper Crème Fraiche & Dill Blini

Peking Duck Rolls with Cucumber, Spring Onions & Hoisin

Bang Bang Chicken in Filo Cups with Satay Sauce

First Course

Salmon Gravadlax with Horseradish & Dijon, Baby Beets, Radish & Cucumber Pickle & Flowers

Basket of Fresh Breads

Main Course

Chargrilled Rump of Lamb, Aubergine & Tomato Caponata with Capers, & Olives, Fine Green Beans & Smoked Garlic Aioli

Pudding

Lemon & Passionfruit Cheese Cake with Ginger Crumb & Raspberry Macaroon

Coffee Bar & Marshmallow Kisses

 

Edible flowers add an element of finery to the Salmon starter by Two Many Cooks

“My Achilles heel for desserts is lemon – if there is a lemon dessert on the menu at restaurants I have to have it! So it was an obvious choice for our dessert option.

In the evening there was also a cheese board but, heartbreakingly, I was so caught up in the day I didn’t get to eat any. However, I was assured that it was very good!

Fresh herbs and wild flowers decorate the generous cheese board

 

An impressive Pork Pie in the style of a wedding cake added to the feast!

“A good friend of ours had given up the Bar to go into baking, and we were extremely honoured that she made our wedding cake.

It was shaped like a log (to go with the Botany theme). Apparently, a couple who were planning to get married later in the year took the remains away in a Tupperware as they wanted it for their event!”

Their unusual wedding cake, baked in the form of a woodland log, the creation of Clare’s close friend

In Sync

With their wedding happening to fall on the same date as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, another synchronicity ensued as a surely splendid omen!

For their first dance, Clare and James chose “‘Stand by Me,’ by Ben E. King. This was for no particular reason, but it also turned out to be the song that Harry & Meghan chose on their wedding day, so was clearly part of the zeitgeist that we’d picked up on.”

Breathtaking romance

Clare made the somewhat unusual but wonderfully inspired decision of also standing up to address her groom and their guests, in a speech she had prepared.

“I really enjoyed giving a speech myself, as I think women should get a voice at weddings. It was lovely being able to thank everyone and express in my own words how wonderful James is, and how excited I was to be starting a life with him.”

Cheers and well wishes from their assembled friends & family

The Personal Touch

Clare advises future brides and budding grooms: “Weddings are expensive, so focus on the bits you are going to remember – like having great food, good entertainment and a smooth running day. No one is going to remember or care about things like a ceremony program – so why bother worrying about it.

Also, you can do a lot more yourself than wedding fares would have you believe. We made our own sloe gin for favours, we (OK… my mother did!) learnt calligraphy so we could write out our menus, envelopes and placecards beautifully.

We made the table plan (an old frame with a collage of returned RSPVs as a backdrop) and personalised a box for confetti. We experimented with foraging for blossom petals for the actual confetti as there was loads on our road but they turned brown so that idea had to be abandoned.”

If you would like to combine the splendour of Fetcham Park House with an opulent feast by Two Many Cooks for your wedding, get in touch!

We are eager to hear your unique ideas and requirements, so that we can curate each element perfectly for you.

The Real Deal

Good vibes galore for a super-relaxed celebration

Are you and your partner seeking to plan a wedding day which rolls with ease, is free from fuss and full of fun?

“Relaxed and warm,” is how one of our beautiful brides, Ellen, describes the atmosphere on her special day – and we at Two Many Cooks are experts in this field!

As wedding caterers and wedding planners, we are proud to be known for our friendly yet impeccable service from our very first chat with you, to the grand day itself.

Sunnies at the ready for a blue sky day!

Ellen explains: “there was no official photographer and no formal hotel venue… There were lots of free-flowing bubbles!”

The happy couple simply allowed their joy to set the tone of their day. In this way, they cheerfully eliminated some of the conventional elements which did not fit their vision.

Orange buttonholes, orange ties and stripey orange socks for quirky pops of colour in the guys’ attire

For their wedding reception, they chose the intimate confines of a family home, and tons of sunshine blessed their decision!

Rather than appointing a professional photographer, the pair had family and friends capture each moment in their own way.

Each of their decisions created a wedding which was gloriously relaxed and effortlessly warm.

Ellen gets stuck into the outdoor games whilst rocking her wedding gown in serious style!

For guests to swing into a playful mood, mini golf and ping pong were laid on to huge amusement.

In fact, this sporty pair came together thanks to their active antics. Ellen tells Two Many Cooks: “We met playing hockey with other university friends. He somehow took a shine to me, despite my slightly dodgy hockey-playing skills!”

Ping Pong a-go-go! Emily smashes a quick match wielding her bouquet and bubbles in one hand, and her trusty bat in the other!

“He proposed whilst we were on a bike ride at the top of beautiful Ranmore Common. Yes, he had stopped riding, but no, he didn’t get on one knee with the bike! We share many likes but have our important differences; mainly he loves sleeping and I’m always buzzing!”

Their favourite haunts for rambling and cycling, such as Box Hill in the Surrey Hills, found their place in the form of table names for their reception.

The wedding breakfast was enjoyed in an airy marquee by Crystal Marquees, decorated with bright yet rustic flowers and bunting in bold colours.

Further bursts of orange and blue to mirror the groom’s wedding suit

Given that Ellen is vegetarian, we collaborated with her to create a menu which would leave her fellow veggie guests – as well as the carnivores! – completely satisfied.

Ellen says: “We wanted to ensure that the vegetarians didn’t miss out on taste and flavour, as can so often be the case for us at weddings. We did so well that all the veggies couldn’t stop raving about it!”

Box Hill marked one of the tables in a collection of special memories

Are you keen to include the finest vegetarian and vegan options for your guests? Here’s the full bespoke menu created by Two Many Cooks for Ellen’s veggie-friendly feast:

Canapes 

Rice Paper Rolls with Avocado, Mint, Cucumber & Carrot (Vegan)

Houmous on Seeded Ficelle with Dukkah / Broad Bean with Peashoots (Vegan)

Camembert & Two Many Cooks Chutney in Filo with Red Amarynth

Seared Beef with Horseradish & Beetroot in Mini Yorkshires

Beef Ragu Rolls with Dijon Mustard Mayo

Sussex Smoked Trout, Lemon Blini, Caper Crème Fraiche

 

First Course

Roasted Almond Houmous, Roasted Carrots, Baby Beets, Music Bread, Hazelnuts & Pumpkin Seeds (Vegan)

Baskets of Mixed Italian Breads & Cotswold Gold Rapeseed Oil Dipping Pots (Vegan)

 

Main Course

Chicken Wellingtons with Onion & Mustard Sauce & Mushroom Duxelle, Spinach, Potato Terrine

Pumpkin & Red Lentil Kofta with Smoky Tomato Sauce, Lemon Dressed Quinoa & Wilted Spinach (Vegan)

 

Pudding

Dutch Pancakes served with Lemon Wedges, Sugar & Mixed Summer Berries

Bowls of Sugar, Jugs of Cream

Coffee & Fresh Mint Tea with Pistachio Biscotti

 

The groom’s smile says it all…!

Ellen urges all budding brides to simply: “Relax! Once you have a venue and date and have let your nearest and dearest know, the rest will easily fall into place.

What makes a good wedding is one where the bride and groom are relaxed and happy.”

We couldn’t agree more, Ellen!

To ensure relaxation and happiness reign at your wedding, Two Many Cooks can assist you with catering and the choice details which will sew everything together in effortless style.

One of the traditions they chose to keep – a silly-sprayed car jangling Pepsi cans!

 

Opposites Attract

All photography by Simon Atkins

Two Many Cooks had the honour of catering for the beautiful wedding of Caroline and Chuck. Here she shares their love story and her personal tips for brides (and grooms!) who are currently planning their special day.

As wedding caterers and wedding planners, Two Many Cooks are ready to assist you with your wedding in its entirety. Our friendly yet expert approach will put you at ease from our first chat – reach out to us today!

A 21st Century Romance

“We first met when we sat across the aisle from each other on a plane to Ghana, both travelling to a special charity football event there (me as a volunteer for the charity and Chuck as a guest). We didn’t actually chat that much during the whole trip but we did exchange Twitter handles at the end of it (very 21st century of us!) and then over the next year we somehow kept in touch, eventually exchanged numbers and here we are 5 years later!

We started out very much just as friends; I never thought anything serious would happen as we were from completely different backgrounds and (as Chuck likes to joke about now) I would always say we were “too different,” but we soon realised that those differences were exactly why we worked so well together. Chuck is my rock.  He’s loving, supportive, interesting, and of course very handsome!

Pop-Up Wedding Splendour

Papakata constructed the gorgeous wedding tent in a private garden in Kent

For their relaxed yet elegant at-home wedding in Kent, Caroline and Chuck employed our friends at Papkata to build a stunning celebration tent in the garden.

White wedding tent by Papakata, with a combination of open and glass effect walls to allow for sunlight, fresh air and wind shielding

 

White & ivory decor, with rustic wreaths & fairy lights

Trusted suppliers of Two Many Cooks, Just 4 Linen provided immaculate linen ware, whilst Couvert Hire arranged sparkling cutlery and stunning glassware.

Beautifully simple details for rustic elegance

A Little Help from Two Many Cooks

Caroline continues: “We absolutely loved working with Two Many Cooks – you made the process so easy and stress-free for us, all your staff were hugely professional and the food was incredible! We had so many compliments on the canapes and dinner – “best wedding food ever!” was certainly the general gist of those comments, so thank you for making it so memorable.

Nothing was too much to ask and it was great to have Fi and Martine around as our on-site coordinators, keeping a sense of calm both on the day itself and in the build-up. They really did ensure that everything was under control so we didn’t have to worry about anything. Even when I’d forgotten about getting water for the tables, they stepped in and helped arrange that for us at last minute. The Biffa bins and general clear up by the team afterwards were a life saver too!”

Two Many Cooks staff, in our signature striped t-shirts and smart aprons, serve main courses with friendly efficiency

 

Truly Scrumptious

“We wanted tasty and good-looking food – which you completely nailed! I loved our starter (peach, burrata and dried ham) and knew it was the one for us when we saw it served on a black plate at our tasting – it certainly had the wow factor which was exactly what we were after!

Some other favourite foods of ours are chocolate (the dessert we had was incredible and, again, looked amazing!), cheese (I definitely insisted we have a cheese board…) and scotch eggs for Chuck.  Sadly, I missed out trying our scotch eggs on the night as they all disappeared so quickly when they were brought out!”

Chuck’s favourite Scotch Eggs, baked with luxury flair by Two Many Cooks, for a little ‘blotting paper’ later in the evening

 

Cocktail Sausages glazed with Grainy Mustard for crowd-pleasing canapes

 

For inspiration for your bespoke wedding menu created by Two Many Cooks, here are Caroline and Chuck’s selections:

Canapés

Salt & Pepper Fillet of Beef Skewers with Fresh Horseradish Dip
Cherry Tomato Tarte Tatin with Fresh Basil Pesto
Bang Bang Chicken in Filo Cups with Satay Sauce
Goat’s Curd, Honeycomb & Brioche Croute with Thyme
Piles of Cocktail Sausages cooked in Honey with Grainy Mustard
Seared Sesame Tuna with Wasabi, Cucumber Cup

First Course

White Peach, English Air Dried Ham & Creamy Burrata, Sour Dough & Hazelnut Crumb, Rocket
Basket of Fresh Breads with Salted Butter

Main Course

Roasted Rump of Lamb with with Basil Mash, Baby Carrots, Broad Beans & Salsa Verde

Pudding

Chocolate & Almond Salted Torte, Raspberry Macaroon, Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Raspberries
Coffee Bar & Salted Caramels

For Caroline, a hearty Cheese Board was a must!

Blotting Paper

Huge Cheese Display with Large Cheeses, Grapes, Celery, Fresh Figs, Biscuits & Breads, Two Many Cooks Chutney
Homemade Sausage Rolls & Scotch Eggs

Magical Moments

Here Caroline shares some of her most precious memories from her wedding day…

“First seeing all our guests from the back of the church and realising they were all there to witness Chuck and I get married. Then watching my bridesmaids and pageboys head off down the aisle before I walked down with my dad to join Chuck… that was definitely the most emotional moment for me!”

 

“Although he was born and has spent most of his life in England, Chuck’s parents were from Nigeria so we wanted to include a couple of Nigerian elements in our wedding. We didn’t opt for traditional dress but instead made sure that our entrance into the marquee as husband and wife was done in true “Naija style” with all our friends (the “well-wishers”) dancing into the marquee ahead of the bridal party and then Chuck and I – of course all to some amazing Afrobeat tunes!”

 

 

“We also wanted to celebrate family and heritage throughout the day so it was really special that I was able to make a tribute to both of my amazing grandfathers (who sadly aren’t alive any more) by firstly cutting our wedding cake with a ceremonial sword that my maternal grandfather was awarded during his days in the diplomatic service, and secondly by concluding the speech I gave by toasting with a shot of Polish vodka (my paternal grandfather was Polish).”

“‘How I Love You’ by Major was our song for our first dance, followed by ‘Closer’ by Wizkid, ft Drake. Chuck had a pretty serious health scare a couple of years ago and he sent me this first song from hospital in the middle of the night, after the scariest part of his treatment. It of course reminds me of that moment every time I hear it and is a real tear-jerker, so we had to lighten the mood afterwards with a switch into a bit of Wizkid..!”

 

The wedding tent glimmers with fairy lights by night

Take It Easy…

If you’re a bride at the beginning of your wedding planning, Caroline advises: “Enjoy the planning process. Don’t try to cram all your “wedmin” into one weekend, spread it out and make an occasion of it (I think we drank more champagne over the course of our engagement than I ever had!).  The day itself is amazing but goes by so quickly so I’m definitely glad we drew out the celebrations and savoured all the planning too.”

Brides and grooms, keep calm now, and call Two Many Cooks!

It would be our absolute pleasure to guide you through your wedding day planning, from the ideal venue to decor and every aspect of catering. Your journey begins here…

At-Home Wedding Harmony

All photography by James Davidson

“Although Agris is from Latvia and so grew up somewhere entirely different, overall we are overall ‘two peas in a pod!” – Anna

At-home weddings have a uniquely special atmosphere, unfolding where you and your family feel most at ease. As wedding planners and wedding caterers, Two Many Cooks will be on board to ensure absolutely everything is taken care of, so that you can enjoy every moment with your guests.

Anna & Agris’ hand-drawn wedding invitation set the homely feeling of their day

If you are hosting your wedding in your family home, simple, handmade touches will be perfect. Playful details, rustic dishes and understated decor all help to set the scene. Two Many Cooks can guide you in each element.

Anna tells us she wanted her wedding to have “a relaxed and friendly feel to it, nothing stuffy but still smart – for our happy energy came across to our guests. Our venue for the reception was at home, which was important to me as my parents have lived there nearly my whole life.

Seeing all of the planning coming together in the morning was a great feeling. We had around 80 guests and we really wanted to invite those people who we genuinely wanted to be there with us for our special day.”

St. Michael’s Church in Betchworth, Surrey, was one of the locations for iconic film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’

“I was nervous before, but as soon as the doors opened at the back of the Church (which was the first church in the film ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’) and I saw all our friends and family beaming at me, and Agris catching a glance back at me, I totally relaxed. I soaked up all of their energy to carry me through the rest of the day without any nerves at all. I was on a complete natural high all day!”

Flowers by Mad Lilies at St. Michael’s Church, Betchworth

 

White & gold was the theme for Anna & Agris’ wedding

 

Anna’s stunning bouquet by Mad Lilies

Inside Outside Marquees, a longtime collaborator with Two Many Cooks, provided the immaculate structure for Anna and Agris’ wedding.

With help from our friends at Bluebird Creative on the morning of the big day, we set about transforming the marquee for their reception.

Mad Lilies arranged the gorgeous flowers according to Anna’s white and gold theme, and her taste for botanical blooms. Fine, gold-edged glassware was provided by another of our chosen suppliers, Couvert Hire.

Ivory tent by Inside Outside Marquees and flowers by Mad Lilies

 

Elegant gold touches to offset white botanical blooms

 

Polished oyster shells, painted by hand, for unusual place names

 

Handwritten elements add to the homely feel

 

A single pearl for a touch of luxury

 

If your home happens to have a swimming pool, why not dress it for the day…!

“Numerous guests have commented on the food and drinks since the wedding. One guest wrote in a thank you card that the canapes were the best he’d ever had at a wedding and he is a real canapé afficianado. Other guests commented on the canapes too, saying the Beef Sticks were an amazing idea, and that the Bang Bang Chicken was delicious.”

As well as creating your dream menu following your personalised tasting, Two Many Cooks can also help you to pair your dishes with precisely the right wines.

Less can be more…

Anna recalls: “Another guest said that they weren’t going to drink, but after they had one sip of the red wine that was it!

I did the tasting with my Mum (not the groom!) and it was actually a really fun way to do it and to include the MOB. Having known and used Two Many Cooks for years, we were completely confident in what they would do and they have always done a fantastic job for us – everything went very smoothly and the service, food and drinks were brilliant.”

Starter: Whiskey Cured Scotch Salmon with Cucumber & Radish Pickle, Baby Beets, Sorrel & Fresh Horseradish, Dijon Dressing

After her bespoke tasting session, Anna selected her wedding menu with us, having also tasted an assortment of our classics at other events!

“I already had in mind that I wanted the Whisky Cured Salmon and Beetroot starter (from another wedding by Two Many Cooks).

We had quite a lot of guests from overseas, so I wanted them to enjoy some English food. For the main course, I chose the Pan Roasted Chicken with Basil Mash, Baby Carrots, Broad Beans & Salsa Verde.

For dessert, I loved the look of the Chocolate Mousse, served with Mini Macaroons, Honeycomb, Raspberries & Pistachio, which I’d seen before.”

Gold wedding cake by Abigail Bloom Cake Company

 

Our smiling staff will be on hand to assist your guests as they sate their taste for cheese!

“Our first dance was ‘Have You Ever Seen the Rain?’ by Credence Clearwater Revival. When I first visited Latvia and Agris’s flat in Riga, he got out his really old CDs and put this on. We danced (badly!) in his flat together to it. Apparently, it is lucky if it rains on your wedding day…”

Glass-effect marquee by Inside Outside Marquees transforms into a disco by night!

 

We will guide you as you select the best Champagne to toast with

“If you’re planning a wedding in 6 months like we did,” advises Anna, “don’t get too overwhelmed with all of the questions that may need to be asked. Everyone is there to help, and it doesn’t matter if you haven’t thought about everything in fine detail years in advance!

The most emotional part of the day and the only time I nearly cried all day was when Emily (from Two Many Cooks) who I’ve known since I was a teenager, was peeking at me walking down the stairs out of the house with my Dad, and started crying! I very nearly lost it, but I held it together! It was really nice to have Emily and Two Many Cooks there as part of my big day!”

“We met in London and hit it off straightaway. Agris is very loyal, extremely nice and ambitious in life – but what attracted me most to him perhaps is that he is a little crazy, and it’s fun!”

Whether you choose an at-home wedding, a festival wedding or a wedding in a venue, Two Many Cooks will ensure that your experience, from planning right through to the big day, is relaxed and uplifting.

Entrust us to compile all of your chosen elements – it all begins with a friendly chat!

For a nostalgic glimpse of the iconic movie filmed in the church where Anna and Agris tied the knot…

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