So a couple of weeks ago I was a very excited little human when I received an email from Mark Niemierko inviting me to his Valentines Day Brunch event. Excited, but also very conscious that I would firstly not be able to wear pyjamas, and secondly have to leave my office/bedroom. I first heard about Mark through Kat and then learnt more after reading his ‘Inspirations’ Post in the Green Room.
Regardless of my painful awkwardness, I left home last Thursday morning and headed to Belgraves Hotel in Belgravia. After initially walking in the complete opposite direction I re-headed and was horrified to arrive at about 10:32 – but luckily I avoided being reprimanded as I arrived at the ridiculously good-looking Thomson run hotel, and was greeted by ridiculously good-looking models/waiters/adonises and in turn introduced to the ridiculously good-looking Mark Niemierko himself.
(Yes, I took my chin along too.)
Champagne was frankly the order of the day for me, as well as wonderful brunch canapés and a mooch around one of the beautiful suites in the hotel – maybe ONE DAY, I will sleep there.
I caught up with some lovely humans I’d met before, most prolifically with Emily Fisher who is a possible kindred spirit and fellow hair crimper.
Booth Nation was on standby as no blogging rendezvous would be complete without a Photobooth! Mark claimed “this
booth never takes a bad photo. Of anyone!” But I’m afraid to say that is a GIANT LIE, as proven by me – although I’m afraid the photograph above was my second attempt. I just can’t bring myself to share the first, but believe me when I say even my husband looked a little bit sick when I showed it to him.
The adorable cupcakes were baked by the wonderful May Clee-Cadman of Maisie Fantasie and equally delectable was May herself.
All in all, it was a total blast. I can safely say I am almost completely in love with Mark, which I think means he wins Valentines Day.
NIEMIERKO is one of Britain’s leading event and wedding planning companies, founded by Mark Niemierko. Having
previously arranged the weddings of Russian oligarchs, Premiership football players and high society couples from
London, New York and Hong Kong. As well as celebrities such as Rochelle and Marvin Humes and Julia and James
Corden. Niemierko specialises in weddings, civil partnerships and other social events such as baby showers, bar
mitzvahs, birthdays and anniversary parties for a sophisticated, savvy and stylish clientele who have high standards
for their wedding day and other private events.
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