Philadelphia Wedding Planner, Angela Malicki and team kicks off wedding season at Hotel Monaco Philadelphia. Read more about Marykate and Dan’s city wedding.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wedding Coordinator – Angela MALICKI events
Church – St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church
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