To say that attending this party was one of the highlights of my career as a wedding blogger is a bit of an understatement. Never in my life did I think that I would ever meet the likes of the fabulous Darcy Miller, editorial director and creative mastermind behind Martha Stewart Weddings! I was incredibly honored to be included amongst wedding planner Mark Niemierko‘s esteemed guests and pretty much had to pinch myself when being introduced to the industry’s finest including dress designers I have admired for ages like of Ritva Westenius herself!
I tried my best to keep cool and collected but I’m pretty sure I had my moments of over excitement which I only hope were slightly masked by the gorgeous mood lighting and strategically placed votives. You can of course see this excitement overload in my little interview that somehow made it into one of Mark’s amazing recaps of the evening below. That’s me trying to speak slowly.
To be in the same room as so many extremely talented people, all of whom were so fabulously friendly and chatty was divine. I could barely contain myself speaking to THE Suzanne Neville about designing her own wedding dresses – yes she had 2! – and of course chatting a bit of wedding blog biz with Darcy Miller. It was also an absolute delight to meet Lotte and Matt Maurice of Matt Maurice Event Music who I follow avidly on twitter.
Incredible guest list aside, the party was, as expected, beautifully designed around a quintessentially British theme, aimed to showcase the UK’s finest talent. Guests arrived at the gorgeous Dorchester Hotel penthouse and were treated to delicious cakes by Peggy Porschen (including an amazing 5 tier cake designed especially for the event), champagne cocktails, afternoon tea sandwiches, mini scones and more. Florist Rob Van Helden arranged an abundance of flowers in a variety of pink shades to fill the fireplace and table tops, clothed in gold linen to finish off the absolutely elegant setting.
And last but not least, the extremely handsome waiters dressed as soldiers could quite possibly have come in second for highlight of my evening. Aside from meeting the guest of honor of course. Thanks again so much to Mark Niemierko and his team for including me in such a fabulous event!
Fabulous Party Credits Include –
Mark Niemierko – Wedding Planner
Darcy Miller – Martha Stewart Weddings
Rob Van Helden – Florist
Great Hire – Chartreuse French Chairs
Peggy Porschen – Cake