The Summer Party 2012

Despite slightly grey skies the event sparkled all evening! Guests arrived at the Orangery at 7pm for cocktails and canapés by Zafferano served on the terrace. Beautiful blue hydrangea and white feather floral designs by Lavender Green decorated the venue as well as fittingly shaped swan topiary supplied by 

Guests sampled bespoke chocolates inspired by the art of movement and the beauty of ballet by Baruzzo. They also had the exclusive opportunity to play with Poeitic Studios living sculpture, the Tropism Well which served up numerous drinks to awe inspired guests.

Guests enjoyed performances from English National Ballet's star dancers; Elena Glurdjidze performed Dying Swan, in a tutu designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, and Jia Zhang and Max Westwell danced the White Swan pas de deux and suite en blanc.

Celebrity artwork inspired by the world's favourite ballet, Swan Lake, was displayed throughout the venue and attracted a lot of attention. The Live Auction, hosted by the lovely Lauren Laverne raised much needed funds for the company. 

Remaining lots by celebrities such as Will Young, Pixie Lott and Sophie Dahl are still available to bid on - click here to view the gallery. 

To round off a fantastic evening, Roo Panes and his band performed on the terrace to great acclaim. Guests left The Orangery with goody bags packed with Baruzzo chocolates, Fudge hair products ESPA spa products, Aura by Swarovski perfume, Swarovski bracelets, corkscrews from armit and Powerplate vouchers.

Celebrity guests included Sean Bean, Olivia Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Ivan Putrov, Pam Hogg and Jodie Whittaker.

To view photos from the evening click here. .

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