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We’ve loved building relationships with a range of specialists over our ten years of business, and with over 900 weddings to our name we’ve met a lot of talented people. We know a varied selection of caterers, all offering delicious food to compliment the unique style of our tipis and to meet your individual needs. From a vintage tea party to a rustic British classic, there’s something for everyone. Our photographer friends can offer even more variety, and more importantly they’ve all worked in our tipis before, capturing incredible memories for our clients.

For wedding planning and styling, we have friends oozing passion, creativity and a love of all things tipi, take a look.

Finding the perfect flowers, picking the cake and choosing your stationery can be a time consuming process, with a wide range of colours, styles and flavours to choose from. Have a look at some of the people we know, you never know, you may find exactly what you were looking for.

Finally, there are the extremely important technical specialists, who may not sound as pretty, but in some cases are essential. Take a look through the list and find out more about each of our friends.

Caterers

The Naked Food Company
Pulborough
West Sussex

07855 822401
www.nakedfoodcompany.co.uk

Focussing on the goodness of all natural ingredients, the Naked Food Company uses only the freshest, most locally sourced produce to create first class catering for your wedding or event. Offering a range of different styles; from afternoon tea and canapés to menus suited to a more private dinner party, you’ll be able to ensure the style of catering blends seamlessly with your day. The Naked Food Company also specialises in a range of sumptuous naked wedding cakes, perfectly suited to the rustic style of our tipis.

Oakfield Farm
Poundfield Road
Chalvington
East Sussex
BN27 3TG

01323 870900
www.oakfield-farm.co.uk

Oakfield Farm offer a small, friendly service, focusing on delicious food with a ‘Jamie/Jimmy’ style – think salads served in an eclectic mix of ceramic bowls along hessian table runners. They’re famous for their wonderful hog roasts, using home reared British Lop Pork… but can also offer roasted lamb, venison, beef and amazing pulled roast pork for those looking for something different!

 

The Fillet and Bean
The Estate Office
Coverwood Farm LLP
Peaslake Road
Ewhurst
Surrey
GU6 7NT

01483 801093 / 07974674876
www.thefilletandbean.co.uk

The Fillet and Bean offers bespoke, artisan catering, the current leading trend in wedding catering with a twist. With the food being delivered from a state of the art mobile kitchen, modelled on the iconic American Airstream trainer, it’s sure to bring a touch of quality, creativity and style to your wedding. At the Fillet and Bean, all menus are created in a completely bespoke way, tailored to your own ideas. It’s a catering option that’s committed to quality produce, home reared or locally sourced, exceptional taste and great service.

Two Many Cooks
South Lodge
Brockham Green
Brockham
Betchworth
Surrey
RH3 7JS

01737 841624
www.twomanycooks.com

 

Two Many Cooks is an established family run event business based in Surrey, with an innovative and imaginative ethos. They don’t just cater for your wedding, they create an amazing day for you. Their experienced team will create bespoke menus as standard for every type of event. Two Many Cooks can manage everything from the initial planning stage to the day itself, letting you enjoy every moment.

Home Gurr’own
Starling Cottage Farm
Golford Road
Cranbrook
Kent
TN17 3NT

07747 816541
www.homegurrown.co.uk

Run by Chef Nicci Gurr, Home Gurr’own offer good, honest and local food, either grown or reared on their smallholding in Cranbrook, Kent, or sourced from the Kent and East Sussex countryside.  The lovely, ever so friendly team will help pull your tipi event together along the way and can also offer a wedding planning service if it’s something that you might be looking for.

Jam and Tea
Cottingham Avenue
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 5HU

01403 250548 / 07825 511725
www.jamandtea.co.uk

The Jam and Tea girls and boys are here for you to make your event completely fabulous! They offer a bespoke catering service which ensures each ‘do’ is unique and one that will make all your friends green with envy. Using organic and locally sourced ingredients they provide anything and everything from delectable vintage tea party’s served on beautiful china to homespun rustic pic nics displayed on handmade wooden boxes and enamel. Famous for their ‘pimp your mash/pie bars’ they know how to make sure your guests are very well fed. Maryanne, owner of Jam & Tea is a trained pastry chef with a degree in design so has all the skills to make sure your event is amazing whatever your budget.

Splendid Occasions

07852 398500
www.splendidoccasions.co.uk

info@splendidoccasions.co.uk

Delicate, Pretty and Ever so Charming Vintage China hire, Venue Styling and Wedding Management. Exquisite teacups and plates, quirky teapots, glassware, cutlery, serving ware, cake stands, antique linen, bunting and lovely nostalgic accessories to hire for weddings and parties. Splendid Occasion’s charming waitresses can also provide table service for the complete vintage tea party experience.

Vanilla Gourmet Catering
Swanwick Marina
Swanwick
Southampton
SO31 1ZL

01489 589275
www.vanillacatering.co.uk

From exceptional, innovative food to friendly and professional service, Vanilla Catering & Events have everything to offer. They use only the finest and freshest ingredients, locally sourced where possible. Each menu is tailored to the client to suit the style and theme of the event, and they also offer a full events management service too. Vanilla Catering are based in Southampton, but will travel from West Sussex to Dorset or Surrey to Winchester.

Sussex Chef
Suites 19-20 Sheffield Park Business Estate
East Grinstead Road
North Chailey
East Sussex
TN22 3FB

01825 722 225
www.sussexchef.com

Family run business, Sussex Chef, offer an exceptional catering experience. Head Chef Ben Horle and his wife Clare ensure they are providing their clients with ethically sourced and locally reared food, grown in Sussex, Surrey or Kent. Not only does the food taste incredible, their skilled chefs are trained in food design, so it also looks incredible! The friendly team will make sure you have the best dining experience, from start to finish.

Purple Pumpkin

01892 506956
www.purplepumpkin.org.uk

For innovative catering with a difference for any job big or small. Please look at their website for further information.

Circa Events
Bevendean Farm
Woodingdean
Brighton
BN2 6AF

01273 694111
www.circacirca.com

Circa Events offer a range of innovative food menus for all types of events, with a unique style of presentation. Not only can their experienced team of professionals build a menu around your event, they can also help design the venue, decorate, arrange the flowers, and source equipment and entertainment. If you’re looking for ice cream, ‘Bev’ the Gelato bike will bring a bit of vintage to your day with over 450 flavours to choose from.

Butcherland Lamb Roasts
The Bungalow, Butcherland Farm
Ebernoe
Petworth
West Sussex
GU28 9JX

01403 820016
07773045374
info@butcherland-lamb-roasts.co.uk
www.butcherland-lamb-roasts.co.uk

Butcherland Lamb Roasts are a family run business providing quality lamb from a traditional butcher. They offer a professional service with a friendly and approachable touch, and guarantee you a calm and efficient day. The lamb is cooked on an open fire – perfect to go with your rustic tipi wedding. Butcherland Lamb Roasts are based in Petworth, West Sussex.

Photographers

New Forest Studio

07723 009617
www.newforeststudio.com

For the perfect wedding shot of you and your loved one walking towards the beautiful landscape, Sam is your guy. Coming from the New Forest it’s no wonder he knows how to get those idyllic outdoor photos. Not only can he capture the great outdoors, he also has great attention to detail. Despite being based in the New Forest, Sam enjoys travelling to venues across the country to help you out with your special day.

Jackson and Co Photography

07876 247859
Michael@jacksonandcophotography.com
www.jacksonandcophotography.com

Michael and Hannah share their passion for life, love, laughter and photography. For them the best moments to capture are the nerves, smiles, anticipation, uncontrollable laughter and love of the day. Every part of a wedding is special and sometimes the spontaneous moments are the best. They cover the South East & London, but they welcome the whole of Britain & Beyond with open arms.

Philip Bedford Wedding Photography

07984 349058
www.pbweddingphotography.com

Providing beautiful, informal and relaxed wedding photography in Brighton & Sussex, Philip Bedford Wedding Photography will capture moments to treasure forever. You will hardly even realise he’s there with his subtle approach to get those desired natural shots. You’ll hardly know he’s there, but your incredible story of images will be there to share for a lifetime.

Martin Beddall Wedding Photography

01403 273908
www.mcbweddings.com

 

Martin Beddall is driven by the power of photography and its ability to freeze moments in time. Weddings provide a little bit of everything – the characters, the emotions, the atmosphere, the details and the moments. He covers Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and London. If you want an honest collection of images from your day with a classic twist, Martin can provide this and more.

Sarah Williams Photography

07751 958961
info@sarahwilliamsphotography.com
www.sarahwilliamsphotography.com

Sarah is a Sussex based documentary wedding photographer who just loves to capture happiness. Photographing weddings with a reportage style, her aim is to tell a story of your wedding day, capturing photos as naturally as possible and with minimal posing. Her approach is non-intrusive, allowing couples to enjoy themselves with their family and friends and have fun. Capturing weddings all over the UK, she’s extremely friendly, relaxed and professional. Whatever your style of wedding, Sarah would love to be a part of your day!

Chris Giles Photography

07525 752823
www.chrisgilesphotography.com

Chris Giles is an experienced, all seasons wedding photographer who is located in the South East and covers the whole of the UK. His friendly character and talent combined make for a very smooth and relaxed approach. Not only will you receive some unique and incredible memories, you’ll also have a stress free day.

Frances Sales Photography

www.francessales.co.uk

A message from Frances: Hello! I’m Frances and I’m based in the South East, covering all over the UK and beyond. I have a relaxed and natural but creative documentary approach to wedding photography. I absolutely adore telling a story with my photographs, capturing moments as they naturally happen in an unobtrusive manner.

Ed Peers

www.edpeers.com

 

Based in London, Ed Peers is a creative wedding photographer with an inspiring talent. His beautiful photography is personal and documents all the emotions from the day, enabling his clients to take a trip down memory lane. Ed may be a London wedding photographer, but he’s usually more than happy to follow you to the other side of the world to photograph your special day.

Kate Gray Photography

www.kategrayphotography.com

 

A message from Kate: ‘We are Kate & Jon Gray. Together we make pictures. Sometimes pretty, sometimes quirky, sometimes cool. Sometimes, hopefully, they might make you laugh out loud or give you a lump in your throat. We capture moments of love and life. Sometimes it’s too easy to forget; little toes, wide eyes, the touch of a hand. We help you remember. We are based in Berkshire but will travel the whole of the UK and beyond to capture your big day.’

Kate Cooper Photography

07906 269552
www.katecooperphotography.blogspot.co.uk

Kate Cooper combines creativity with her passion of photography to record her client’s unforgettable wedding memories. She may be based in Sheffield, but no job in the UK is too far for Kate! Whether it’s the dancing shots or the finer details, you can be assured they will all look absolutely stunning.

Parkershots Photography

07891 613951
www.parkshots.com

 

A message from Nick: ‘I provide fine art wedding & portrait photography (with a little more edge), from a base in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, to clients nationally and internationally. I’ve been lucky enough to have photographed weddings at most of the truly stunning venues we have in Kent and Sussex, and have also ventured further afield in the UK, Europe, and the USA. I also offer studio and location portrait sessions for people and pets, bump to baby sessions, and for group sizes from individuals to large families.’

Caravan Photo Booth

01903 823843
07860240915
www.caravanphotobooth.co.uk

Rosie is a stunning vintage caravan photo booth, available to hire for weddings, parties and events. With a variety of packages to choose from, Rosie will be there to add some quirky magic to your special day. She’ll travel 40 miles in any direction from her base in Worthing, but she may consider going a bit further if you ask nicely.  Rosie is a fabulous talking point; entertaining and creating instant memories!

Florists

The Cadogan Flower Company
Bluebell Gate
18 Greenhurst Drive
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 3NE

07584 296436
www.thecadoganflowercompany.com

Not a lot of people know our tipis as well as we do, but florist Holly Cadogan is very familiar with them! Holly and her husband got married in our tents in 2014 and she fell completely in love – so much so that she was back in them just two months later arranging the flowers for our September Open Day in Kent. Her vintage, pastel arrangement was gorgeous! Her eye for detail and creative flare makes for a stunning display.

Fleurs
The Old Mill House
17 Blackhorse Way
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 1NU

01403 252297
www.fleursflorist.co.uk

Fleurs is a West Sussex based florist, offering wedding flowers with a passion for vintage and funky designs. Each handmade order has a distinctive and timeless feel. Their personal service, quality and attention to detail are what’ve kept their business going strong for over 20 years!

Cakes

The Naked Food Company
Pulborough
West Sussex

07855 822401
www.nakedfoodcompany.co.uk

The Naked Food Company specialises in a range of sumptuous naked wedding cakes, perfectly suited to the rustic style of our tipis. We can vouch for their gorgeousness first-hand as they have helped with our last few Open Days and their wedding cakes are to die for!

Flossie Pops
Sissinghurst
Nr. Cranbrook
Kent

07939 541954
www.flossiepopscakery.co.uk

Flossie Pops Cakery offer a bespoke design service for wedding cakes, cupcakes and favours.  They love working with creative couples to create something truly unique and delicious to cut on their wedding day.

Nic’s Slice of Heaven

07949 001814
info@nicssliceofheaven.co.uk
www.nicssliceofheaven.co.uk

Nic’s Slice of Heaven create homemade bespoke wedding cakes with elegance and charm. They work with you to create a beautiful design that not only compliments your wedding day, but tastes sensational too. Choose from a long list of flavours ranging from Raspberry to Chocolate Bailey’s, and mix this with a design tailored to you for the perfect wedding cake.

Fleur de Sel

01273 495040
www.lbfleurdesel.co.uk

Fleur de Sel was founded in 2012 by Patissier and Chocolatier, Lucie Bennett. She specialises in creating bespoke wedding cakes tailored to the bride and grooms specifications. Cooking from her kitchen in West Sussex she also creates patisseries, desserts or afternoon tea for weddings and events.

Purita Hyam
Fieldgate Close
Monks Gate
Horsham
West Sussex
RH13 6RS

01403 891494
www.chocolateweddingcakes.co.uk

Specialising in chocolate wedding cakes, Purita Hyam combine delicious flavours with beautiful fresh flowers to create a tasty and elegant cake. They use the finest white or dark chocolate to compliment the chocolate or carrot cake inside, and mix your chosen colour scheme with the chocolate to give a contemporary look.

Others

The Secret Planner
Horsham
West Sussex

01403 337346
hello@thesecretplanner.co.uk

With a huge love for what they do, the team at The Secret Planner have worked with passion and creativity within the wonders of weddings, for over 10 years, with particular flair and experience when it comes to tipi weddings.

Whatever you need:  a little discreet management, ‘on the day’ co-ordination, or their full design and planning service, The Secret Planner can offer you as much or as little as you need.  They love the detail and have all the time to give to the things that matter most about your tipi wedding.

Sarah Wants

07510 678019
www.sarahwants.com

Sarah creates whimsical, rustic stationery inspired by her country life in Cornwall. She works from a home studio and has created some gorgeous wedding collections – her ‘Tipi love’ design is perfect for a tipi wedding! Her designs are created with pretty floral patterns and illustration. Each piece is professionally printed onto luxury, textured card for a truly rustic feel. For award winning stationery and a friendly service, check out her lovely website.

Heat4Events
Bromag Industrial Estate
Burford Road
Witney
Oxfordshire
OX29 0SR

08002 922140
www.heat4events.com

Based in Oxfordshire, family run business Heat4Events have 20 years of experience and knowledge to heat your special event. A tipi wedding can get cold, especially in the winter; therefore a heater is essential to keep your guests toasty and warm. Heat4Events have lots of experience with our tipis and know the perfect heater for your big day. They cover the local surrounding counties, including the South West and South East of the country.

Sparks Power
Pauls Farm Buildings
Water Lane
Hawkhurst
Kent
TN18 5AX

01580 755594
sales@sparkspower.co.uk
www.sparkspower.co.uk

Sparks Power have been providing event power since 1997. They are a family run business, and pride themselves on the standard of their equipment and the level of service they offer. They’ve been working with us for 4 years now, and are delighted to be on our ‘Friends/Suppliers’ list. They offer 24 hour call out as standard, for peace of mind for their customers – please call them or email your power requirements, and they can organise your generator requirements – it’s that simple!

James Marquees

01323 449944
www.jamesmarquees.com

Specialising in weddings and events, James Marquee Hire is a long established family run business. They offer a personal service, supplying generators and all other ancillary event equipment. Having worked with our tipis on a variety of occasions, you can be assured you are receiving good advice. James Marquees will happily travel to East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Surrey and South London.

Sweet Pea
Sturtwood Stables
Partridge Lane
Newdigate
RH5 5EE

01306 631804
enquiries@sweetpeatoilets.co.uk
www.sweetpeatoilets.co.uk

Catering mainly for weddings and top-standard private events, Sweet Pea Toilets provide a range of luxury loo hire options, suitable for varying event sizes. Sweet Pea cover areas throughout the South East, including Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Hampshire.

Smart Event Support

01622 844 123
www.smarteventsupport.co.uk

 

Smart Event Support specialise in luxury toilet hire, offering a range of toilets for your event. They will happily travel to Kent, Surrey, South London and the South East in general.

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