As both a designer and wedding blogger, I am thrilled to be interviewing the, quite frankly monumental, luxury wedding planner, Mark Niemierko, for the latest instalment of my Wedding Smashers series.
Mark’s utilises a true ‘Smashing The Glass’ ethos in his work, keeping things super-personal to the couple, and using his wonderful imagination to reflect their tastes and vision.
He has a spectacularly creative and meticulous touch. Just look at all the eye candy littering the page – it’s all his work and artistry. He is fortunate enough to often work with lavish budgets, on which he styles the most fantastical celebrity and society weddings, but recently he’s launched his ‘Made By Niemierko’ brand for couples who still want that WOW wedding and guaranteed peace of mind on their W-day, but without the crazy price tag.
Mark and I have a few ideas brewing and you’re going to be hearing and seeing a lot more from us collaboratively, but today let’s reveal what he has to to say about Prince George, pudding rooms, breaking the rules, and post-wedding day blues…
[ Images top to bottom: Jeremy Enness :: Hello Magazine :: David Pullum ]
So Mark, how did you build up your incredible business, and what made you become a wedding planner in the first place?
I think a love of events and parties — I had previously organised events for both film and tv and wanted to focus on social events. Weddings are so personal and nothing is more rewarding.
What is a ‘regular’ day for Mark Niemierko like?
What makes the job so enjoyable is that there isn’t such a thing as a regular day. It can vary from dress shopping, venue site visits, florist appointments and cake tastings. I do however look forward to the days when I can sit at my desk and achieve plenty of work and put planning into action.
Do you have a signature aesthetic or personal style that you put into the weddings you’ve planned?
I guess the signature of breaking wedding days up into sections…. So ceremony, drinks reception, dinner, pudding rooms, nightclubs…. Keeping the guests guessing. But overall we don’t have a signature style as I like to create something that’s personal to the couple. A reflection of their taste and vision.
[ Images clockwise from top: Kode Media :: Nikole Ramsay :: Jeremy Enness :: Jeremy Enness :: Kode Media ]