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Katherine + Andrew – Hotel Monaco Philadelphia – Old St. Mary’s – Philadelphia Wedding And Event Planner – Angela MALICKI Events

With this cold weather hitting us, it’s nice to look back on the weddings we had the opportunity to work on this past summer. It was a beautiful June day when the lovely couple Katherine and Andrew became husband and wife. The couple, along with the bridal party, started at Hotel Monaco in Old City getting ready for their special day. Everybody looked amazing and filled the day with celebration and happiness for the newly weds. Katie’s Romana Kreveza gown fit her beautifully and matched perfectly with the bridesmaids short lavender dresses.

Beautiful Bride Katherine in a Romana Kreveza gown – Photo by Joe Foley Photography

As Katie and her bridesmaids were finishing up getting ready with Eric, I was over with Andrew and the groomesmen pinning boutineers for my first time ( successfully did not poke anybody)! The groomesmen and I arrived first at Old St. Mary’s Church with transportation provided by King’s Limo. With the guests settled and bridal party all lined up, it was time to start the ceremony! Andrew stood at the alter with his groomesmen smilling ear to ear as he watched Katherine and her father walk slowly down the aisle – it was truly beautiful!

After the ceremony, the couple and bridal party headed to Washington Sqaure Park for pictures with Joe Foley Photography. The rest of the guests headed over to the Stratus Lounge at Hotel Monaco for a cocktail hour to enjoy delicious appetizers and refreshments while looking over Philadelphia on a rooftop. CTO Artists provided the guests with a beautiful string arrangement to help set the mood. I went with the couple and Joe Foley Photography to City Hall for some finals shots as the bridal party joined the rest of the guests. Everybody passing by the newly weds shouted a “Congratulations!” making the day even more merry.

The ballroom turned out looking absolutely breathtaking with the help of Angela and Hotel Monaco. The color theme consisted of a light purple, ivory, and black. A Modern Touch florist provided the center pieces with white and pink roses along with purple peonies – they really brought the room together! Ciao Bella Cakes made a delicious five tier cake that had flowers which matched the center pieces. At the end of dinner, each table was given a tray of delectable italian cookies from the brides mother Gabbie. Outside of the ballroom had a table set up with family photos for guests to view as they walked into the reception area.

The couple really pumped up the party when they entered the reception to the song Bring Em Out by TI! DJ Bizz kept the dance floor moving and grooving all night long. Katie slipped on her custom Tom’s for some fun dancing. It was such a pleasure to see the newly weds so happy and celebrating with their loved ones!

Photo by Joe Foley Photography

Photo by Joe Foley Photography

Photo by Joe Foley Photography

Team for the day – Eric, Angela, and Kelsey (Me!) – Photo by Joe Foley Photography

The day was such a success and I am glad to have been able to be apart of it. Katherine and Andrew were a pleasure to work with and I wish them both a lifetime of happiness with each other! Thank you to all of the vendors and people who helped make this day special.

xoxo,

Kelsey

Wedding Coordinator – Angela MALICKI Events

Church – Old St. Mary’s Church

Pastor – Father Paul

Reception – Hotel Monaco & The Stratus Lounge

Flowers- A Modern Touch

Photography – Joe Foley Photography

Entertainment – CTO Artists & DJ Bizz

Music for Church – Organist: Karl Heck , Trumpet & Flute: David Orehowsky & Colette LeFever

Cake – Ciao Bella Cakes

Transportation – King Limousine

Make up & hair – Tommy Rosario from Salon Friends and Nemesis

Wedding Gown – Romana Kreveza at Bijou Bridal

Brides Shoes – Kate Spade & Tom’s

Brides Handbag – Vintage

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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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Jenna and Anup – Artesano Iron Works Gallery – Philadelphia Wedding and Event Planner – Angela MALICKI events

By far, Jenna and Anup (Snoopy) were our most laid back, fun loving couple. We first met in person while vacationing in Miami last January. Jenna contacting us back in September and we clicked immediately, and I loved her ideas especially the custom made dress for her adorable Boston Terrier Chloe. Ashley started her morning at the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia where all preps took place. It was a beautiful – but warm – Saturday in June. Claudia Seyler – the artist is what I like to call her – was finishing up with hair and make up. Jenna’s Serafina Kenneth Pool gown was a work of art as it hung from the molding in the bridal suite. I loved her bouquet which consisted of Phalaenopsis orchids, pale pink garden roses and small crystals hand tied with satin ribbon.

The couple needed décor assistance creating a vision for the gallery . We had  coordinated a wedding there in September and knew the space well how the décor would look. I partnered with Ivan – Artesano’s event director  – darling,  to come up with a fabulous design for the space that included rich textures and colors. I sketched out a tablescape and we hit the design on the head. We contacted Judith, owner of Campbell Studios for our vision, and perfection! The client loved it. The room was illuminated in a soft champagne glow provided by Eventions Productions.

The tablescape included – gunmetal colored pintuck linens nestled on square tables – gorgeous. 2 designs were created, a high and low centerpiece option, both included green calla lilies, mini white callas, orchids and roses. Titus Print (our subsidiary stationery company) designed all reception stationery including the menu cards, placecards, programs and table signs. The look was a perfect. The table signs were written in Hindu with English translations. The navy shimmer signs looked great against the lime green callas and white mini arrangements.

The ceremony was performed during sunset outside in the courtyard. The guests enjoyed lemonade while listening to the sounds of Philadelphia String Quartet. The processional started with the couple’s 2 adorable dogs walked by the flowergirl and ringbearer. Jenna walked down the aisle with her dad to the Beatles song – Something in the Way. It was a perfect moment.

The couple incorporated a a Hindu tradition of the exchange of garlands made with red and white carnation. It was a great ending to a nice ceremony. The guests proceeded in to the gallery where they enjoyed the couple’s signature drink – 30 Love – St. Germain and Rose’ Champagne, and great bites catered by Artesano’s in house caterer.

After cocktail hour, we were ready to party – the couple had their first dance to Roberta Flack’s , ” The first time”, it was a perfect choreographed dance. That was a great way for the guests to start dancing. I loved all their details, including their wedding cake, designed by Ciao Bella Cakes, the cake topper was a adorable! I’ve never seen a candy bar like theirs. they had several candies from Ireland and England – it was a big hit.

We enjoyed every minute of their wedding and we wish Jenna and Snoopy a lifetime of happiness. Hope you had a great time in Greece and Turkey

xoxo

Ang

Professionals –

Planner – Angela MALICKI events

Photographer – Stringer Photography

Venue – Artesano Gallery

Prep location – The Ritz Carlton of Philadelphia

Hair and Make up – Claudia Seyler

Bridal Gown – Kenneth Pool

Bride’s Shoes – Madgley Mishka

Bride’s Accessories – Maria Elena via Boca Raton Bridal

Bridemaids Dresses – Amsale

Groomsmen Attire – Calvin Klein from Sagat’s

Transportation – Philadelphia Trolley Works

Florist – Campbell Studio

Entertainment – Synergetic Sounds

Lighting – Eventions Productions

Alcohol – Frank’s Union Wine Mart

Officiant  – Elizabeth Frumin

Chloe’s Dress – handmade by Corrine

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Featured in The Knot Magazine, Pennsylvania/Delaware – Spring/Summer Issue (Front & Palmer)- Philadelphia Wedding and Event Planner – Angela MALICKI events

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About a year ago this April, we had the pleasure in coordinating the much a waited Cocktails and Connections for the The Knot – Philadelphia/ Jersey Region. The event was held at Front & Palmer in Fishtown and we worked with amazing, talented event professionals. You can read about the event from our previous blog post.

The Knot Party/The Bump Party-Cocktails and Connections surely set the standard for parties to come! A big thanks to all of our fabulous event professionals:

Angela MALICKI events – Event Planner – Designer

Feast Your Eyes Catering – Food and Desserts

Empire Valet – Valet Parking

Shutterbooth – Photobooth

Titus Print – Letterpress Programs and Signage

St. Germain – Signature Drinks

CTO Artists – DJ Bizz – Entertainment

Eventions Productions – Lighting and A/V

Sweetwater Portraits by Julie Melton – Photography

Absolute Media Productions – Videography

Select Event Rentals – Tenting & Event Rentals

Robertson’s Flowers – Decor & Floral Design

On Q Productions – Furniture

Beautiful Brides Philly – Hair and Make-up

Ciao Bella Cakes – Cupcakes

Busybee Home Store & Design Center – Furniture, Accessories, Interior Design

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The Knot Party, Cocktails & Connections – Philadelphia Wedding and Event Planner – Angela MALICKI events

I love the vibrant colors!

Tis the season for event professionals! We were thrilled and honored to plan the annual The Knot/The Bump Party-Cocktails and Connections Party! We joined the many Philadelphia and South Jersey event professionals this year at the sheek and fabulous venue, Front & Palmer, located in the up and coming South Kensington! This annual event was formed to simply say…Thank You!

Fabulous and Chic!

When we were asked to plan this event back in January, we knew that we had no time to waste! Our team was so excited and ready to take on this fantastic event. Our vision for the event was urban chic since the location is a bit industrial. In that case, we really wanted to bring out some bling! We decided to go with the colors of the season, tangerine and teal, to give the space a splash of some vibrant colors!  We also added fabulous sleek lounge furniture to give the venue a fun, yet relaxing feel! Transforming spaces is something we really love to do and take pride in doing so. Front & Palmer has an old city feel and we really wanted to jazz it up with some amazing decor!

When guests entered the lobby, a beautiful display provided by Robertson’s Flowers welcomed everyone along with our letterpress programs which were handed out to the guests!

The guests were greeted by our fabulous team Ashley and Eric!

Signature cocktails!

The chic event was filled with delicious food, classy cocktails, event professionals, and most importantly fabulous vendors. Front & Palmer was the most ideal spot for this wonderful party with the stylish loft that featured fresh beats by DJ Bizz of CTO Artists. The loft also included mouth watering food by Feast Your Eyes Catering which guests truly enjoyed. Guests also relaxed in the lounge where heavenly desserts were baked by Feast Your Eyes Catering and Ciao Bella Cakes. There were so many amazing moments of this party that no one will forget! One moment of the night most will truly remember was the photo booth! Compliments of Shutterbooth, they provided us with a fun photobooth for all of our guests to enjoy! Signature cocktails, served by St. Germain, were also enjoyed by guests along with fabulous finger foods and delicious desserts! Each detail of this event was captured by the talented and amazing Sweetwater Portraits by Julie Melton and documented by luxury filmmaker Damon Dietz, owner of Absolute Media Productions!

The colors were fabulous! Linens provided by Select Event Rentals!

Beautiful decor provided by Busybee Home Store & Design Center, On Q Productions, and Select Event Rentals!

Delicious and mouth-watering food provided by Feast Your Eyes Catering and Ciao Bella Cakes

Everyone having a great time!

Good people, good times!

The Knot Party/The Bump Party-Cocktails and Connections surely set the standard for parties to come! A big thanks to all of our fabulous event professionals:

Angela MALICKI events – Event Planner – Designer

Feast Your Eyes Catering – Food and Desserts

Empire Valet – Valet Parking

Shutterbooth – Photobooth

Titus Print – Letterpress Programs and Signage

St. Germain – Signature Drinks

CTO Artists – DJ Bizz – Entertainment

Eventions Productions – Lighting and A/V

Sweetwater Portraits by Julie Melton – Photography

Absolute Media Productions – Videography

Select Event Rentals – Tenting & Event Rentals

Robertson’s Flowers – Decor & Floral Design

On Q Productions – Furniture

Beautiful Brides Philly – Hair and Make-up

Ciao Bella Cakes – Cupcakes

Busybee Home Store & Design Center – Furniture, Accessories, Interior Design

xoxo

Ang, Ash & Eric

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