Marykate + Dan – Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, Part 1 – St. John Media – Philadelphia Wedding and Event Planner – Angela MALICKI events

We had the pleasure of working with Marykate and Dan on their summer wedding this past June. As most of our couples, planning a wedding beginning to end is not an easy task, especially with little time in the day. MK’s parents had reached out to us in the spring, being that they never worked with a planner (on their son’s wedding), they didn’t know how our services would work. Ironically, Marykate, Dan and her parents visited our wedding set up at the Hotel Monaco last July for Amanda and Frank – it was meant to be!

Marykate getting make up by Duo Make up Artistry photo by Nina Price Photography

Marykate getting make up by Duo Make up Artistry photo by Nina Price Photography

The couple had many of their key professionals picked with the exception of a few. We gave them a few suggestions on who we thought would be a good fit. The event was a success, the couple and family couldn’t have been happier and everything went off without a hitch.

Sparkley Jimmy Choo heels for a perfect wedding day - photo by Nina Price Photography

Sparkly Jimmy Choo heels for a perfect wedding day – photo by Nina Price Photography

We started at the parents home in Media where Duo Make Up artistry started with the hair stylists. In the background, the Beatles were playing and the sound of Marykate’s niece Ela was laughing and having a great time with the bride to be. Mom helped Marykate in her Waters lace gown and completed the look with her sparkly Jimmy Choo heels. She was cool as a cucumber, that is until dad saw her for the first time walking down the steps – my favorite part!

Lace Waters Gown - Photo by Nina Price Photography

Lace Waters Gown – Photo by Nina Price Photography

Marykate and her dad seeing each other for the first time - photo by Nina Price Photography

Marykate and her dad seeing each other for the first time – photo by Nina Price Photography

Outside was her “special car”, a vintage rolls royce, waiting to take her to St. John’s in Media. With the church packed and Dan eager to see his bride – we started the processional ending with the bride being escorted by her parents. The couple exited the church in a bubble send off after followed by a few pictures in the church. They headed into the city for additional photos then ended at the Hotel Monaco for their lovely cocktail party and reception.

marykate walking down the aisle wiith her parents - St. John's in Media - photo by Nina Price Photography

Marykate walking down the aisle wiith her parents – St. John’s in Media – photo by Nina Price Photography

The couple was transported around the city in an old fashioned Rolls Royce through Classic British Limo company.

The couple was transported around the city in an old fashioned Rolls Royce through Classic British Limo company – photo by Angela MALICKI Events

St. John's in Media

St. John’s in Media

loved the teal dresses the bridesmaids wore, perfect for a summer wedding. Check out Marykate's shoes;) Photo by Angela MALICKI events

loved the teal dresses the bridesmaids wore, perfect for a summer wedding. Check out Marykate’s shoes;) Photo by Angela MALICKI events

Ang and couple on the elevator  heading to the ballroom - selfie time! photo by Angela MALICKI events

Ang and couple on the elevator heading to the ballroom – selfie time! photo by Angela MALICKI events

Cocktails took place at the Stratus Rooftop Lounge – if you haven’t been to this hidden gem, please make a trip to the city and enjoy the view! Guests loved the food and atmosphere, most importantly, the couple relaxing and taking it all in.

Loved the overall decor and lighting in the ballroom at the Hotel Monaco

Loved the overall decor and lighting in the ballroom at the Hotel Monaco

Photo of the Lafayette Ballroom in the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

Photo by Angela MALICKI events
Lighting by Eventions Productions, venue Hotel Monaco

In the ballroom, we worked closely with the couple on designing the perfect space. I made a few suggestions on the centerpieces and incorporated more color in the ballroom. We worked with Eventions productions on the lighting and had colored linens that matched the invitations and overall scheme of the wedding. Marykate and Dan love doing puzzles, that’s where we had the idea of incorporating the puzzle pieces on the invitation and use it as a logo. The handmade paper  design we used for the invitation was then utilized on the cake – which was designed by Ciao Bella Cakes in Hatboro.

Mary Kate and Dan's Wedding Cake - Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

Marykate and Dan’s wedding cake by Ciao Bella Cakes. The colors were in orange and teal completed with custom made cake topper by a family friend. Photo by Angela MALICKI events and venue Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

It was such a pleasure getting to see the couples reactions when we gave them a sneak peak of their room before the guests! They loved seeing how everything came together along with their delicous cake made by Ciao Bella Cakes. As they practiced their first dance, I couldn’t help but feel proud of my team and how amazing the event turned out. Below you can view the beautiful details from the reception.

Marykate and Dan outside the Hotel Monaco

Marykate and Dan outside the Hotel Monaco

My team for the day - Kelsey and Jennarose - photo by Angela MALICKI events

My team for the day – Kelsey and Jennarose – photo by Angela MALICKI events

Overall, this wedding was magnificent. My team and I enjoyed every moment working with Marykate and Dan’s on their wedding day. Hope you had an amazing honeymoon in the beautiful Saint Lucia! Thank you to everyone who helped put this special day together.

xoxo,

Ang

Wedding Coordinator – Angela MALICKI events

Church – St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church

Reception – Hotel Monaco & The Stratus Lounge

Flowers- Media Flowers

Photography – Nina Price Photography

Video – Rosetree Films

Entertainment – Thomas Thornton and Rittenhouse String Quartet

Cake – Ciao Bella Cakes

Transportation – King Limousine

Rolls Royce – Classic British Limo

Lighting – Eventions Productions

Invitations & Print – Titus Print

Make up – Duo Makeup Artistry

Wedding Gown – Waters bought at Van Cleve Wedding Collection

Brides Shoes – Jimmy Choo bought at Nordstrom

Brides Handbag – Vintage

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