Mark Niemierko, one of the UK’s leading event and wedding planners, hosted a valentine’s reception with a masculine twist at men’s tailoring house Spencer Hart, last week on Tuesday 07th February 2012.
The St Valentine’s Party was held within Spencer Hart’s newly opened flagship store on Brook Street in London’s Mayfair.
|Stephanie Balls from Peggy Porschen and friend|
The cool and savvy menswear brand, Spencer Hart, offers a style, mood and attitude that Nick Hart works within. With ready to wear and made to measure all under one roof, Spencer Hart offers a modern approach to tailoring yet leaves men looking classic and sharp.
Mark Niemierko comments “My annual Valentine’s party allows the wedding industry a night off, to let their hair down and celebrate the hard work we’ve all put in. As well as to look forward to the weddings in the year ahead. A few previous Niemierko Grooms have chosen to wear Spencer Hart suits on their wedding day, upon visiting their new flagship store I instantly thought this would make a great party venue. Perfectly located directly opposite one of my favourite hotels, Claridge’s, and diagonally opposite Vera Wang. Brook Street is fast becoming a must visit location for all Brides and Grooms.”
Mark Niemierko chose for one night to focus his attention on the Groom for a change. After all it is all about marrying two people!
The evening had a gentlemanly theme throughout. Cigar girls, model waitresses serving Godfathers, a whiskey based cocktail, along with Sweet Manhattans.
The canapés provided by Martyn Neil, Claridge’s Executive Chef were as tasty as they looked. Ballotine of Foie Gras, Cornet of Smoke Salmon Moscovites, Oriental Spoon of Lobster and Papaya and a selection of sushi.
As with all Niemierko events they didn’t disappoint with dessert. Whiskey truffles, gold dust macaroons and Brandy Snaps with Grand Marnier Whipping Cream.
Niemierko’s dear friend and florist Rob Van Helden (who will be featuring in a unique interview on our blog very soon) arranged for phalaenopsis orchid displays as well as filling the perspex bar with buttonholes.
|Mark Niemierko and Rob Van Helden|
The perfectly matched black baroque poser tables supplied by Great Hire looked as though they were made for the store. Whilst the entertainment came from singer Sean Ryder Wolf, a handsome swing singer.
The unquestionable highlight of the evening came from second performer Kelli-Leigh, an amazing vocalist who sings with the likes of Adele.
Guests walked off with Niemierko gift bags including a pair of Claridge’s His and Her slippers, Cigars, Groom shaped cookies, The Hangover DVD and a Niemierko gift card set.... the lucky folks!!!
Now THAT is how to throw a party!
Images supplied by Jeremy Enness