Angela Malicki, owner of Philadelphia Event Planning based company, Angela MALICKI events, plans and executes Philadelphia same-sex wedding at Front & Palmer in Fishtown.
Wedding season has officially begun for us. We had the pleasure of planning and executing Kelly and Merrill’s Philadelphia same-sex wedding at Front & Palmer in the ultra-trendy Fishtown area. This fun-loving Brookyn, New York couple showed Philly how its done. Kelly and Merrill have a cool style that translated in their choice of music and chic attire. Angela MALICKI events was thrilled and honored to have planned this beautiful wedding.
We started out at the Logan Hotel where our brides were getting ready together Kelly wore a white dupioni silk dress, blush pink stacked heels and vintage Rolex. Merrill, in her sequined long gown looked like a movie star from the Great Gatsby, both added an edge completing the look with leather moto jackets. The brides carried King Protea bouquets designed by Petals Lane Philadelphia. This floral them was carried throughout the reception.
The bridal party consisted of close friends and family. The bridemaids wore long black dresses in different styles. Tara Beth Robertson, owner of Tara Beth Photography, captured all moments and guided the party and brides during photos at Logan Circle and throughout the city. Her work is unobtrusive and creative, we truly enjoyed working aside her.
Several years ago we had coordinated The Knot Party at Front & Palmer, it was great working there again. The loft space of this old pickle factory looked spectacular. The candle lined aisle heading towards the handmade Chuppah (by Merrill’s brother) in front of a canopy of market lights created an intimate tone for the ceremony.
Both brides were escorted by their parents and close friend and state judge married them in 12 minutes. The couple smashed a glass recognizing Merrill’s Jewish culture.
The guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the lounge as the reception space was transforming. Petals Lane created 3 different centerpieces with a mix of long and round tables. The head table was placed under a row of Edison Light Bulbs donning bud vases with flowers used throughout the room.
Feast your Eyes, the exclusive caterer at Front & Palmer impressed guests with their cuisine. Mini grilled cheeses and tomato soup shooters were my favorite. Kelly and Merrill also has 2 signature drinks for guests to enjoy along with staple beverages.
Whiskey Smash – Whiskey, Mint, Lemon and Simple Syrup, complete with Lemon Slice
Rosemary Paloma – Tequila, Grapefruit Juice, Lime, Soda Water, Simple Syrup complete with fresh Rosemary
The party started with the Hora and everyone was dancing to the sounds of Kinky Spigots and the Welders, a Brooklyn based band.” Later in the evening we handed out glow sticks and the crowd went crazy.
Thank you Kelly and Merrill for having us plan your wedding, we wish you a lifetime of happiness and love!
Planner- Angela MALICKI events
Photographer – Tara Beth Photography
Videographer – Camilo (friend)
Venue – Front & Palmer
Cater – Feast your Eyes Catering
Prep Location – The Logan Hotel
Glam – friend of mother of the bride
Transportation –Philadelphia Trolley Works
Entertainment – Kinky Spigots and the Weldors
Florist – Petals Lane
Lighting – Eventions Productions