Guests arrived ‘At Home’ to a beautiful garden, complete with stunning floral borders, perfectly-preened grass lawns, outdoor bar, a garden fountain of a rather decadent chocolate nature and a sizzling barbeque, tended by one of The Savoy’s top chefs.
With a ring of the doorbell and an official welcome by host, Bruce Russell, guests moved on through to the ‘house’ and spent the evening devouring cakes in the ‘kitchen’, tucking into the heaving cheese board in the ‘sitting room’ and propping up the drinks trolley in the ‘dining room’. While some gathered around the grand piano for good old fashioned sign-along others nipped off to the ‘bathroom’ for a soak in the tub and a read of the paper!
In his quest to radically transform The Savoy’s River Room, Bruce opened up his Little Black Book of contacts and brought together the key ingredients for a fantastic party. From a perfectly set dining room table by Amara to a garden blossoming with beautiful spring blooms by Wild About and a bespoke menu by The Savoy’s creative culinary team, Bruce raised the roof at this house party with a difference!
As one of London’s top wedding and party planners, Bruce’s name is synonymous with passion, flair and style. An expert in the art of entertaining, he instinctively knew exactly how to pull off The Savoy’s annual industry showcase, while making a nod to the growing popularity of entertaining in the home.
Commenting on the evening Bruce Russell said:
“Every night there are new openings, launches and cocktail parties cropping up all over London so it’s about doing things a little differently.
My aim was to deliver a truly memorable event: a one-off showcase of The Savoy which would live long in the memory of its guests. And so I focused on the guest experience, making them feel at home – literally – with a sense of fun, playfulness and joie de vivre. We had a wonderful time and the ‘house’ was a buzz of excitement from the moment the first guest walked up the garden path to the last partygoer at the piano!”
At Home was created and hosted by Bruce Russell at The Savoy. The event was partnered with Lux Technical, Armorial, Amara, Emily Jane Bowers, Great Hire, Wild About, Wow Grass, Snapshot Staffing, Savoy Flowers and John Nassari.
Image Credits: John Nassari