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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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Amanda + Frank, Part 2 – Hotel Monaco of Philadelphia, St. John the Evangelist Church, Philadelphia Wedding and Event Planner – Angela MALICKI events

Where do I begin with Frank and Amanda! 3 words – adorable, chic and amazing. This couple was referred to us by our past clients Natalie and Jose, who was married in 2009,we were excited to work with them on their Chic Philadelphia wedding at Hotel Monaco on Chestnut Street. We started our day in their bridal suite overlooking Independence Park. Amanda, perfect in every way, was ready to get things started. Her glam squad – no lie when I say that – had her looking like a runway model at New York Bridal Week. Her hair was to perfection and the dress, how do I begin to describe it. Amanda donned a fabulous Sottero-Midgley complete with matching lace cropped sleeve topper.

Amanda opening her gift from Frank. Who doesn't love a Tiffany's box;)

Amanda opening her gift from Frank. Who doesn’t love a Tiffany’s box;)

Amanda wore sweet purple shoes by Badgley-Mischka with matching clutch

Amanda wore sweet purple shoes by Badgley-Mischka with matching clutch

Midgley-Sottero lace ivory gown

Amanda’s gorgeous midgley-sottero gown with beaded belt

Frank was finishing up with his groomsmen on the other side of the hotel as Ashley pinned the boutineers . This day couldn’t go any smoother. We all headed to St. John the Evangelist on 13th in a Philadelphia staple – a white trolley. Guests were transported by a double-decker bus provided by the couple, what a great way to see our city.

 

Amanda and Frank in front of the  Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

Amanda and Frank in front of the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

The ceremony went as planned and guests including Frank were at awe when Amanda walked down the aisle. Ceremony complete, now ready for pictures in my beautiful city. Brittany-Lee and Rosetree Films documented their every move as they hit the town for pictures.

Details at the hotel Monaco

Keys were attached to each place card and lush flowers and lanterns completed the table

Ash and I started set up of the ballroom ensure all the details were perfect. We worked closely with the couple on many details including the lighting, event furniture (there  were 2 lounges in the ballroom), custom logo projected on the dance floor. The couple had a photobooth for guests to enjoy during the event and as a wedding favor, they created a CD with their favorite songs that guests could take home.

Guests entered through the lobby to find a beautiful lush floral display with their placecard (each one had a skeleton key tied with ribbon).

Vintage suitcase with old postcards

The couple had guests fill out old postcards as their sign in book and drop them in a suitcase . They were very clever with the details.

During cocktail hour, music playing in the background by CTO’s Karma Strings while guests enjoying yummy bites and the couples signature cocktail “The Stratus”.

White diamond leather couches  by AFR

We created this lounge space for guests to enjoy. White diamond leather couches by AFR. Trend alert- couple made signs with their wedding hash tag for guests to tag on Instagram.

The Lafayette Room was perfect, lighting to perfection (we worked closely with Eventions Productions), each table was double pin spotted and the room uplit in a light Rose’ hue.  Titus Print designed the couples logo which was projected on the dancefloor.

 

Rose colored ulighting in the Lafayette ballroom

Eventions Productions did a great job with the lighting. Titus Print designed their logo with was projected on the dance floor.

 

Lush pink hued centerpieces

Anton’s flowers in Vineland did a fab job with the flowers. There were different height centerpieces. Each were placed in mercury glass vases. That tied in the platinum . All linens we ordered from party Rental.

The flowers were amazing, Anton’s Flowers, local to the brides town, worked closely with the couple on the centerpieces which were perfect with the Platinum and white linens we picked from Party Renal Ltd.

The couple surprised the guests with a choreographed dance to “One and Only” by Adele.  DJ Bizz of CTO kept the dancefloor packed all night and the crowd non stop.

Peony cake by ciao Bella cakes

Peony cake by Ciao Bella cakes

 

Love this pic of Frank, Amanda, Ashley and I at e Hotel Monaco.

Love this pic of Frank, Amanda, Ashley and I at the Hotel Monaco.

We loved every minute of their wedding and wish Frank and Amanda a lifetime of happiness. Thanks for letting us be a part of your day. Love you guys and your amazing families!! xoxo

xo,

Ang

Professionals:

Planner – Angela MALICKI events

Ceremony – St. John the Evangelist

Venue – Hotel Monaco

Hotel – Hotel Monaco

Videography – Rosetree Films

Flowers – Anton’s Flowers

Lighting – Eventions Productions

Transportation – Philadelphia Sights and Tour

Entertainment – CTO Artists

Cake – Ciao Bella Cakes

Photobooth – EBE

Hair and Make up – Lotus Hair Salon

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Another happy client- Hotel Monaco Philadelphia- Philadelphia Wedding and Event Planner- Angela MALICKI events

 

We love receiving emails from our clients, especially 2 days after their wedding. Thank you Marykate and Dan for having us be a part of your special day!

Angela,
Many thanks for helping us create a practically-perfect experience for our daughter’s wedding. From your guidance with both competent and helpful vendors, to the unique and beautiful invitation/ paper goods design, to the on-going communication throughout our year-long process, to the creation and tweaking of our wedding day time-line, to your coordination efforts with the hotel staff, to your helpful staff members and all the suggestions, hints, and ideas that enhanced our experience… your services literally MADE our day.
Speaking of the day…we just put ourselves in the hands of the pro and EVERYTHING was handled seamlessly. Our experience was stress free…if there were any glitches…only you knew, you handled them and we were free to just have a ball!
Most impressive was your debrief of our event two days later to get feedback on your service and to provide feedback to the venue. We would not hesitate to recommend you and your staff to others, and we would encourage anyone planning a wedding to consider giving themselves the gift of having you involved.
Thank you again for all that you, Kelsey and Jenna Rose did for us on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

with thanks,

parents of the bride

Maryfran and Bill

 

We captured this pic at the right moment, much happiness and love to the new couple.

We captured this pic at the right moment, much happiness and love to the new couple.

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Amanda + Frank, Part 1 – Hotel Monaco of Philadelphia, St. John the Evangelist Church, Philadelphia Wedding and Event Planner – Angela MALICKI events

Oh how I LOVED this coupe! Many things  happen during the planning process, you grow close to each couple when it’s over and you never want the party to end. This wedding was gorgeous beginning to end. We started our day at Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia and ended in the same place – the stunning ballroom! Rosetree Films captured their day perfectly and we couldn’t resist sharing the link BELOW of their wedding teaser.  Stay tuned for another blog featuring all the beautiful details. Thanks Brittany – Lee Photography for sharing  this beautiful photo of Amanda and Frank!

photo by Brittany- Lee Photography

photo by Brittany- Lee Photography

xo,

Ang

Amanda and Frank’s Wedding Teaser by Rosetree Films

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Alison + Charlie- Part 1- Horticulture Center of Fairmount Park, Stephen STARR Events, Philadelphia Wedding and Event Planner – Angela MALICKI events

Here is a sneak peek of Alison and Charlie’s center city Philadelphia wedding. I have to say this was a memorable one. This couple was awesome to work with and their family welcomed us with open arms. Ash and I started out at the Hotel Monaco on Chestnut Street and ended at The Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park. If you haven’t been there yet – you MUST check it out. I’m in love with the grounds and greenhouse. Stay tuned for more pics to come….

Alison and Charlie in Phialadelphia (Angela MALICKI events)

Alison and Charlie by Independence Hall, we caught this pic right before heading to the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park. This pic should be in a magazine! – photo by Angela Malicki for Angela MALICKI events

 

xo,

Ang

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Ang’s top Philadelphia hotels for a romantic Valentine’s Day get away – Valentine’s Day Part 1 – Philadelphia Wedding and Event Planner – Angela MALICKI events

A sweet hotel get-a-way in the city of Brotherly Love might be what cupid ordered. Who doesn’t love an over-sized King bed, Starbucks coffee and room service at your beckoned call. Here are a few hotel picks that you’ll thank me later.We personally have checked out these rooms and give them 2 thumbs up. The life of a wedding planner it doesn’t get better than this

I love their rooms! photo by Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

I love their rooms! photo by Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

Hotel Monaco Philadelphia  -One of our favorites in old city. This chic hotel, located on Chestnut Street has so much to offer. They have an in-house restaurant – Red Owl Tavern (great for rehearsal dinners),  fabulous lobby space with an amazing cozy fireplace. But most of all and our favorite part  – the view! Be sure to check out their roof top bar ,(an AME new hangout) Stratus Lounge, where the scenery will have you falling in love all over with this great city. Make sure you try the Stratus – yum!

This is one of their suites with a top floor - photo by The Independent Hotel

This is one of their suites with a top floor – photo by The Independent Hotel

The Independent Hotel – This 24 room boutique hotel located in the Gayborhood of Philadelphia has so much charm and great options. We first visited this hotel back in September day of at Demetra and Anthony’s wedding. We fell in love with the atmosphere and location. FISH restaurant is located on the first level for that perfect V-Day dinner.

photo by The Ritz Carlton - Philadelphia

photo by The Ritz Carlton – Philadelphia

The Ritz Carlton of Philadelphia Another one of my favorite hotels. This iconic hotel located on Broad Street across from City Hall has much to offer. I pamper myself monthly at the Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon for facials and massage services. They also offer an amazing couples massage, perfect before that long romantic evening – Anthony and Juliette are my go to people. I love their swanky bar – 10Arts located right in the lobby – great for last-minute cocktail before calling it a night

Hope you get a chance to visit a couple or all of these wonderful hotels or bars. Happy booking! For more Valentine’s Day tips, check out our past blog post from last year!

xoxo.

Ang

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