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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.



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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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!



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