Philadelphia Wedding Planner, Angela MALICKI events, coordinates spectacular Jewish wedding at The Westin Hotel in Philadelphia for Trendy New York Couple.
Philadelphia Wedding Planner Angela Malicki along with Eric and myself arrive at The Westin Hotel in Philadelphia where Carly and Jeremy began their day . Meeting the couple the night before at their rehearsal helped seal the bond created between planner and couple. Carly and Jeremy were the first couple I had the pleasure to work with. Here are a few of the exciting details behind the day-of scene from my point of view.
As I arrived to the bridal suite, the bridesmaids were finishing up their hair and make-up by the amazing Maria Yancer and Heather. I was assigned my first task of the day: steaming. Making sure the bride and bridesmaids have whatever they needed was imperative, (especially with five pregnant bridesmaids) so I did my best to complete each new task with the highest quality attention.
Shortly after, Ron Soliman, the incredibly talented photographer, and videographer Tim Sudall of Allure Films arrived while Carly was getting the finishing touches. Mom Andi helped Carly into her stunning Monique Lhuilier lace gown and shared a private moment alone.
The bridesmaids wore long pink Amsale dresses in a variety of styles to accommodate while the groomsmen wore simple black tuxedos.
It was time to take Carly down to meet Jeremy for their first look at John F. Collins Park. With a bouquet in one hand and the dresses train in the other, Carly was ready to see Jeremy for the first time.
From there we gathered the rest of the bridal party to take photos at the beautiful Rittenhouse Square.
At 7:00 pm, Carly, Jeremy, their parents, and friends witness the signing of the Ketubah, a tradition of Jewish Wedding Ceremonies. The Ketubah is considered a binding contract once singed by all witnesses.
The ceremony took place at the Westin Grand Ballroom. After the bridal party was down the aisle, Carly walked down the aisle to be given away by her mother and father to the song “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles.
Parents of the Bride Mark and Andi looked amazing and proud walking Carly down the aisle, by far happiest couple!
Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour after the ceremony, when the ballroom was being transformed into a reception area.
Florist, Vito Russo of Carl Alan Designs, created elegant arrangements throughout the ballroom as well as gorgeous centerpieces for the dining tables.
Guests entered back into the ballroom and the bridal party was reintroduced. Carly and Jeremy then entered to the song “Shut up and Dance,” which guests got up on their feet and danced and cheered for the new couple.
Then came the best part, the Hora. Carly and Jeremy were lifted up by guests and held together a handkerchief to hold onto to signify their bond and the fact that nothing can tear them apart.
The reception continued with speeches from the parents of the bride as well as parents of the groom. Guests were served a 3 course meal enjoying conversation with friends and family.
The new couple then thanked their guests and danced until the night ended. What a great first wedding to experience with such a lovely, easy-going, and charming couple.
Congratulations to the Edelman’s and have fun on your honeymoon in Italy!
Planner: Angela MALICKI events
Venue: The Westin Philadelphia
Caterer: Cake: Cakeateria
Photographer: Ron Soliman Photojournalism
Videographer: Allure Films
Florist: Carl Alan Vito
Entertainment: LA Starz EBE Talent
Hair and make-up: Maria Yancer and Heather