Friends of Dode

Chelsea Buns Cake Design

Chelsea Buns Cake Design is an extremely popular wedding cake company based in Kent. Founded by its namesake Chelsea, the business is unique within the area creating designs that stand out creating a stunning centrepiece for your wedding. Chelsea Buns Cake Design mixes the elegance and beauty of a traditional wedding cake with modern techniques and each of Chelsea’s cakes has a truly contemporary feel.

Double Bubble Prosecco Van

We’re the Double Bubble Prosecco Van which is our mini VW replica campervan, that has been lovingly converted into a mobile prosecco bar. We are brothers that have always wanted to own and run a bar and have completed this in our own unique way. Double Bubble really will be the talking point of any event. We can cater for all types of events whether it’s a wedding, corporate, public or private event also festivals.

Flying Pig Kitchen

The Flying Pig Kitchen has been established for over 25 years and is based in the South East of England. We are a family run business with a highly experienced team and offer a vast range of menus and services.

Locate to Create

Locate to Create is a family run business, with a passion for locating and styling unique and quirky items to help create bespoke events and experiences. We specialise in, and are truly obsessed with, all things vintage, rustic and boho. We supply items from vintage seating areas to centerpiece packages.

Matt James Wedding & Portrait Photographer

Matt James Photography are pleased to be part of the team at Dode, Matt is not just a wedding photographer but shoots everything from portraits to boudoir from events to products, Photography is Matt’s full-time occupation and he feels that a wedding includes many of the disciplines required for portraits, landscape, low light, reportage, fun and natural is the key. In addition, Matt can offer video services and also has a unique photo kiosk for continued fun at the after party.

Moody Blooms Florist

Moody Blooms offers a highly personal, friendly & attentive service specialising in beautiful and inspirational bespoke flowers. Whatever your floral requirement, Moody Blooms would love to hear from you.

Ramona the Harpist

Ramona is an accomplished, professional harpist and has been performing for over twenty years. Her repertoire includes Irish, English, classical and modern music.

She plays a beautiful Clarsach celtic harp which has a full, sweet tone. The harp is portable and can be moved inside or outside – a perfect musical accompaniment to a romantic wedding in the lost village!

Kent Owl Academy

Have one of our beautiful, trained owls deliver your wedding rings to the person of choice during the ceremony.  (You will also have the opportunity to have a photo with the bird directly after the wedding!)Why not add a static display? Static displays are a fantastic way of getting your guests talking! They will get to meet, greet and take photos with some of our amazing feathered team!

The Artful Doodler

Rich Nairn, The Artful Doodler provides fun caricatures of your guests, providing laughs and entertainment on the day and a unique memento to take away with them.

The Bridal Boutique of Jules

An award winning luxury bridal Boutique located in the beautiful Deal, Kent. Offering exquisite yet affordable collections of designer wedding dresses, from boho to vintage style, traditional to alternative silhouettes, bespoke bridesmaid dresses and bridal accessories, all lovingly handpicked for their unique individuality, quality and style. This is a bridal shop that prides itself on its professionalism and their impeccable first class customer service. Creating a magical experience in a warm, friendly and comfortable environment.

Treats On A Tricycle

Available for weddings, corporate events, birthdays, children’s parties, sporting events, fetes and so much more, they can bring a touch of nostalgia and class to your event. The team provide a variety of services including: Traditional ice cream tricycles, a designated ‘PIMMS’ tricycle, our rare and unique Vintage ice cream van ‘LittleEsther’ with 2019 bringing some new additions.

Vintage Carnival Games

Vintage Carnival Games is a family run business that specialises in bespoke handcrafted wooden outdoor carnival-themed games, designed to make your special occasion a unique, fun-filled experience.

Lower Bush Alpacas

If you’re looking for something unique and special at your wedding then let our fluffy and friendly alpacas charm your guests and enhance your photos.  Package options available from £450.

The Cake Witch

The Cake Witch is a cake place with a difference. We don’t just bake, we don’t just decorate and we certainly don’t just make a nice a sponge (although we do make a very nice sponge). We live cake. We breathe cake. We dream cake. We are here to indulge all your sugary desires, from inception to ingestion, we want every second of your cakey journey to be epic.

Marvellous Parties Prop Hire

Our passion for creating something special and adding those finer details is what makes the whole experience of using Marvellous Parties a memorable one.

We are dedicated to using only the best quality equipment available on the market. We are always investing in new equipment and props. If you can’t see what you’re looking for on our website please call us.

The Indian Dish

The Indian Dish provide Award Winning, luxury, Corporate, Party and Wedding Catering providing delicious Indian food using handed down family recipes from our homeland, India. 

Here at The Indian Dish we believe that food is one of the crucial elements to your special day, it is something brides, grooms and guests alike remember and often reminisce for years after the event itself!

Let us create a truly memorable and delicious experience for you. Whether you prefer an informal street food style buffet from our beautiful Pop-Up Kitchen or a more elaborate plated affair, we have a solution for you.

Highland Piper

Playing as a solo piper at many events over the last 15 years that include : Weddings, Private Functions, Burns Nights, Funerals and many fund raising charity events in many prestigious locations including Cathedrals, Stately Homes etc. I have also played in most European Countries along with Canada and Africa and even The Maldives!!!

I have a large repertoire of tunes to cater for any occasion and have I believe a natural way of understanding exactly what is required from my clients and always offer them a professional reliable and friendly service.

Prinsa’s Celebrations

The Court Lodge Barn

The 17th century tithe barn is the perfect venue for your wedding reception or party. The Black Barn has been sensitively restored so that it remains essentially original, full of character with soaring oak beams and space to seat up to 100 guests comfortably. It opens out onto a traditional English lawn and garden, which will be exclusively yours for the day.
The Black Barn is available on Saturdays between midday and 11pm, generally from Easter to mid-October.

4Ya Party Weddings & Events

Sustainable and Eco-friendly Wedding and Event Decor in Kent and London

“Mercedes (she/her) is a qualified venue stylist and prides herself on having great customer service and high attention to detail, a professional through and through!” 

4YaParty Weddings & Events is a venue styling and prop hire service based in Bexley, on the South London and Kent border. We cover most areas in South London and West Kent down to Ashford and the surrounding areas. We specialise in eco-friendly and sustainable wedding and event decor, upcycled wedding decor, prop hire and sweet treats.

Hogroast Catering Company

The Hog Roast Catering Company, providing delicious hog roasts since 2000, without the need for precooking, all lovingly prepared by our friendly hog roast team.

As a trusted long established family business, we guarantee a professional hog roast service from your initial enquiry, through to your hog roast event.

We’re passionate that every single function is as important to us as it is to you. We firmly believe that great food along with ultra friendly service, are the perfect ingredients for a successful event.