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Overbrook Golf Club Wedding Reception Video

January 22, 2021 Wedding Films

A Church Wedding with an Outdoor Overbrook Golf Club Reception

Getting Ready at Overbrook Golf Club

Allison and Adam’s wedding day started with the two bustling around behind the scenes, getting ready at the Overbrook Golf Club. In matching robes, Allison and her bridesmaids prepared for the day while sipping on champagne. After hair and makeup, Allison took one last look at her wedding dress before taking her final step in getting ready.

Overbrook Golf Club Bridal Party

Meeting the Father of the Bride

After a final cheers with her bridesmaids, Allison tearfully opened some pre-wedding gifts and cards. Even though the day was just beginning, everyone was feeling the love and getting emotional quick. After wrapping up with her bridesmaids, Allison made her way downstairs to meet her father. At the bottom of the stairs, Allison’s father exclaimed, “Oh my goodness, beautiful!” upon seeing his daughter in her wedding dress. They shared their touching moment, and then made their way to the church where her father walked her down the aisle.

At the end of the aisle, Adam awaited his bride to be.Each and every one of Adam’s groomsmen smiled widely as they watched Adam meet his bride. The wedding party all looked full of joy seeing their friends come together as husband and wife.

Overbrook Golf Club Greens

Allison and Adam’s Church Ceremony

The ceremony began with a sermon on the meaning of love between two people. Specifically, the sermon focused on love’s endurance. A part that rings true in all marriages stated that the two must strive to “live a love that is kind and patient, not rude or inflated, love that rejoices with the truth that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things, because that kind of love never fails.” After the initial readings, Allison and Adam began to exchange vows. Adam wipes a tear away before placing a ring on his now wife’s finger. Friends and family cheered on as they shared their first kiss as husband and wife.

Church Ceremony Wedding Videography

Arriving at Overbrook Golf Club

After the ceremony, Allison and Adam made their way to Overbrook Golf Club. They arrived in a luxurious, antique town car with “Just Married” on the back. Their stylish entrance put them right at the front of Overbrook’s Clubhouse. This was a great spot for a photo opportunity from Azzolina Photography.  Though the clubhouse is regularly used for dinners and receptions, Allison and Adam celebrated their reception outside near the golf green. Before making their way to the reception, Allison and Adam had more photos taken in front of the manor with their family and wedding party.

Overbrook Golf Club Wedding Entrance

After their montage of photos, everyone made their way to the reception. They continued the days celebration on the Overbrook Golf Club‘s patio area. This area overlooked the gold course with stunning views. One by one, friends and family stood up to make their speeches. Allison’s father made jokes about when Allison first brought Adam over for dinner. He spoke about how easy it was to see how much Adam cared for Allison from those first few meetings, and he thanked Adam for “loving Allison as much as we do.”

Weddings Speeches

Through a myriad of heartfelt speeches, everyone’s settled on a common theme: teamwork. A great marriage comes from a couple that can work together like a team. Allison and Adam compliment each other and support each other’s interests and feelings. After the final speech, everyone toasted to their favorite couple. The rest of the night progressed with increased laughter, love, and celebration for the two.

Overbrook Golf Club Wedding Reception

Congratulations again Allison and Adam! We wish you all the best for many years to come.

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Radnor Valley Country Club Outdoor Wedding Video

January 6, 2021 Wedding Films

A Church Wedding and Radnor Valley Country Club Reception

Kevin and Karen were blessed with great weather for their outdoor wedding day at Radnor Valley Country Club. The two started out their day with a lovely and intimate church ceremony. At the beginning of their ceremony, Kevin watched as his bride to be walked down the aisle toward him. He quickly wiped away a tear as Karen met him at the altar. We could feel the emotion in the air as these two started their journey together as husband and wife. As they reached the end of their vows, they fought back happy tears. When pronounced, Kevin and Karen shared their first kiss as husband and wife while their guests cheered on in the background.

Couple on Wedding Day by Philadelphia Wedding VideographersOn the Way Out

As Kevin and Karen exited the Church, their guests waited outside the doors with bubbles in hand. Hand in hand, the two walked through a wave of bubbles in the air. After walking down the stairs to the church, Kevin and Karen shared another kiss amidst the bubbles. This created a gorgeous scene for us to capture on video and Wildflower Photographs to get as photos. After snapping a few more photos outside the church, everyone headed off to Radnor Valley Country Club.

Philadelphia Church WeddingArriving at the Radnor Valley Country Club

When Kevin and Karen arrived at the Radnor Valley Country Club, they posed for more photos in front of the Main Line Mansion. The mansion, surrounded by greenery and adorned by large columns, made for great photo opportunities. The fun began as the wedding party posed in matching bright green sunglasses in front of the building.

Wedding Celebration at Radnor Valley Country ClubAlong the club’s grounds, the staff set up tents for dining and dancing. The tents were outlined in twinkling lights, which lit up the reception as the sun went down. The tables were highlighted with light blue accents and a miniature bottle of wine for each guest. Each wine bottle came with a customized wedding koozie as a gift for the guests.

Outdoor Reception Radnor Valley Country Club

Before settling into the ceremony, Kevin and Karen toured the grounds for more photos and time together. Kevin lifted Karen across the grass and in front of one of the fountains at the club. The two continued their journey and rode in a golf cart through the venue. The wind gently blew Karen’s veil for a beautiful shot on top of a wooden bridge. Each area of the Radnor Valley Country Club created a unique scene for the two to start their celebration together.

Radnor Valley Country Club Outdoor Wedding Day

As the reception went on, Schaffer Sound Disc Jockeys kept everyone on the dancefloor. After Karen and Kevin shared their heartwarming first dance, everyone joined in to keep the party going. Kevin busted out a lot of great dance moves throughout the night, including some classic seventies disco moves. In between dinner and dancing, family and friends gave speeches and toasts.

Heartwarming Speeches

Kevin’s brother began by addressing Kevin as the “most genuine, kind-hearted person that I have ever known.” He followed by saying, “Karen we completely open you into our family with open arms. Kevin will be by your side forever. We love you very much and I’m proud to call you my sister.”

In another touching speech, Karen’s older sister addressed the couple’s similarities. She states that they are both kind, comparing, compassionate, and stubborn. This elicited a few laughs from the crowd as she went on about them. She ended with,  “Watching them grow as a couple made me so happy to find out they both found each other.”

Outdoor Wedding Radnor Valley Country ClubThe night went on with plenty of laughter, dancing, and joy. We want to wish Karen and Kevin a very happy marriage together! We are so glad our Allure Films team could capture such a wonderful day. Congratulations again!

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An Outdoor Ellis Preserve Wedding

December 23, 2020 Ballroom at Ellis Preserve

Ellis Preserve Wedding Day

Christine and Frank did not expect their wedding day to end up in the middle of a pandemic. With the help of their family and friends, however, they were able to pull together a beautiful day. Their day started with a Church ceremony and continued to an outdoor wedding reception at Ellis Preserve. Their reception was held outdoor underneath a tent on the Ellis Preserve’s grounds. With the tables beautifully decorate, you could hardly tell it was outside! Through many changes, Christine and Frank were still able to hold the wedding of their dreams.

Before the CeremonyFirst Look Father of the Bride

Christine and Frank got ready with the wedding party. Christine’s bridesmaids helped her get ready, and once she donned her gown, Christine’s father came in to see her for the first time. He smiled and said “oh my heavens, you look gorgeous!” Her father was especially happy to have Frank as part of the family as “the son he never had.”

Church Wedding

The wedding party then made their way to a church ceremony, where the rest of the family and friends gathered together. Christine and Frank stood at the altar together and smiled widely through their vows. You could hear the emotion in both of their voices as they took their next step together. After being pronounced husband and wife, their guests cheered widely and Christine and Frank made their way back up the aisle. Everyone continued on to the reception at Finley Catering’s Ballroom at Ellis Preserve.

Outside the Ballroom

Ellis Preserve Bride Outdoor

Christine and Frank posed for photos along the grand pillars in front of the venue. The greenery and stone from the building made for a great photo background. They were able to get some beautiful photos from Moffa Photography, despite some light rain!

Due to mandates because of the pandemic, Christine and Frank’s reception was held outside in a tent along the grounds. Finley Catering did an amazing job transforming a tent into a beautiful wedding reception. Elegant drapery hung down from the tent’s ceiling, adding a bit of extra decore to the area. Black table cloths, gold plates, and gold candles added to their charming set up. In the center of the area, the dance floor was placed over the grass.

Ellis Preserve Wedding Tent

Christine and Frank made their grand entrance outside of the ballroom. The columns shone with pink lighting as the two came out, cheering with their hands in the air. Christine held her bouquet overhead as the two made their way in and onto the dancefloor. They beamed as started dancing as their friends and family cheered them on.

Throughout the night, their guests made heartfelt speeches about how happy they were that Christine and Frank were able to celebrate their wedding. Christine and Frank show that opposites do attract and can bring out the best in one another. We wish you two so many more happy days together. Congratulations Christine and Frank!

Wedding Cake Cutting Ellis Preserve

Watch the video below to get an inside look at their wedding film at The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve. Click here for more information on Allure Films’ wedding videography packages.

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Happy Anniversary Lauren and Brett!

November 18, 2020 Wedding Films

The Logan hotel wedding

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Lauren and Brett are celebrating one year of marriage together after getting married at The Logan Hotel Philadelphia. They married inside at The Logan’s ballroom after dating for 9 years. They were set up by friends for a date party, and the rest is history. During their vows, both of them spoke about how special that night was to them. It was their first day together that would eventually lead them to their wedding.  Their vows were heartfelt and mixed with some inside jokes, which really encapsulated their relationship.

When exchanging their vows, Lauren and Brett stood beneath a lovely decorated chuppah created by Jamie Rothstein. As they wrapped up, Brett’s voice began to waver as his emotions got the best of him. It was a lovely ceremony overall and happy tears were shed from family and friend. From one long ago magical night, to their wedding day, Lauren and Brett took their next step in life together as husband and wife.

Perhaps the next happiest person aside from the bride and groom was Lauren’s father. Before the ceremony, he saw his daughter for the first time in her wedding dress. He beamed at her and exclaimed, “you look gorgeous! Wow!” Throughout the day, he continually smiled and looked upon his daughter with joy. During the reception, he spoke of how happy Lauren makes everyone around her, and how grateful he is to now have Brett as part of the family. It is easy to tell where Lauren gets her friendly and loving personality from.

Our team from Allure Films worked alongside Baiada Photography to capture all of these special moments at The Logan. The party picked up with live music from EBE Talent’s London Bridge. There was so much energy and excitement in the room for the reception. The two were lifted high during the Hora as their party guests held them and danced around them.  During the speeches, everyone that spoke looked upon Lauren and Brett with admiration. The dancing and speeches kept the night energetic and full of love and laughter.

We noticed a common theme of all of the speeches throughout each. Over again, Lauren and Brett are referred to not only as each other’s partners, but their best friends. That is such an important part of a relationship. A great romance with a solid friendship as a foundation makes the best partnership in life. Lauren and Brett are a team built on communication, trust, and friendship.

We are so happy to be a part of Lauren and Brett’s special day. It was a wonderful experience to watch you two come together. We hope you two had a great first year together as husband and wife, and look upon your wedding film for years to come. Mazle tov! Happy anniversary!

Watch the video below to get an inside look at their wedding film at The Logan. Click here for more information on Allure Films’ wedding videography packages.

For more information on The Logan Hotel, read about what it is like to have a wedding there here.

A Backyard Zoom Wedding for Jessica and Sandy

October 28, 2020 Ceremony Locations

After months of planning and re-planning, Jessica and Sandy decided on a backyard zoom wedding. Due to the recent changes with COVID-19, the pair had to change their wedding date and location three times. Their passion for planning their wedding pushed them forward though. Nothing would stop these two from tying the knot. At the end of their planning, they had their ceremony in a relative’s backyard. It ended up being just as special for the two, even if their original plans had changed so much.

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The front and back yard were decorate in autumn themed decor. Pumpkins and hay bales were artfullyplaced. The fall wedding details pulled the venue together for a beautiful set up. They even had a station for guests to grab covers in case of chilly weather with a sign stating “To have and to hold, in case you get cold.”

The venue was covered in clever decorations like this. They also included a record player with a sign saying, “For the record, can we have your autograph?” This was for  guests to sign notes to the happy couple. Even the pool had floating letters in it for Jessica and Sandy!

 

For guests who could not attend, our team put together a zoom wedding video set up. Jessica and Sandy were able to connect with their guests via the video. It was a touching scene to watch them celebrate with people near and far. Those joining in were able to give their well wishes to the couple, and see great moments including their first dance.

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We were so happy to be a part of such a wonderfulday. Even through the twists and turns of wedding planning, Jessica and Sandy still had such a beautiful and special day. It shows how much love and care there is out there. Jessica and Sandy’s friends and family pulled their wedding together in a matter of days! The effort and unconditional love shown from their families is what brought this day together. Jessica and Sandy, we want to wish you a very happy marriage and hope you enjoy many more exciting days.  We cannot wait to share the upcoming wedding video!

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Weddings Safety During COVID-19

September 30, 2020 Blog

Wedding Safety Covid-19Allure Films’ Commitment to Wedding Safety

Weddings are still happening right now, and our Allure Films team wants to make our clients feel as safe as possible on their wedding days. We work with clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas, primarily, and we follow all Pennsylvania COVID-19 event requirements. Pre coronavirus, our goal was to capture a celebration while not being intrusive. That is still the case for today as well, just with extra precautions. Some additions include specialized sanitation practice, Zoom video, and physical distancing.

Over the years, we received many reviews from clients saying that they did not even realize we were filming until seeing the video after. Our videographers tell a story from the background and catch the intimate details that make the wedding so special.

Now, a little has changed. Generally, the only time we need to interact during the event is to put a microphone on someone. These microphones are wiped down and sanitized before and after. There are quite a few ways to limit interaction between us, the couple, and the guests. There are even ways to include those who could not attend.

We have introduced the idea of a Zoom Wedding. Weddings are not only for the couple, but also to celebrate among family and friends. To adhere to safety conditions, we set up a Zoom call for guests to join. Guests can use a specialized link to view their loved ones special day and wish them congratulatory remarks. Streaming a wedding is a simple and safe way to include guests who cannot attend.

Along with sanitation practices, our videographers wear masks and social distance from the couple and their guests. We adhere to all CDC guidelines to ensure that any event is the safest it can possibly be. Some of our cameras are also remote operated. These cameras are meant to stay in one place and capture that area while we control how they operate from a distance. We do everything we can to ensure that we are out of sight and out of mind, while still presenting a beautiful film at the end of the day.

Book your wedding with safety when working with Allure Films. Click here for more information on our videography packages and to get in touch with us.

A Boutique Wedding at Cescaphe’s Vie

September 2, 2020 Wedding Films

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Philadelphia, PA | Allure Films Videographer

During the current changes in everyday life, weddings are evolving. Amidst event restrictions, couple Sara and Mitchell found a way to celebrate their marriage with a boutique wedding. Cescaphe Event Group hosted them at their venue, Vie in their outdoor courtyard. Though their wedding shrunk in size, the day still encompassed the large-scale love between Sarah and Mitchell.

For guests that could not attend, we streamed the wedding and reception so everyone could join virtually. Loved ones flooded into the video stream to wish the couple well on the start of their new life together. This was a great way to let everyone attend, even if they could not be there physically. This has become a popular option for couples who celebrate during this time.

Though events have changed, there are still unique ways to celebrate a wedding. Sara and Mitchell celebrated their boutique wedding in style at Vie with entertainment for BVT Live’s Big Ric Rising. The outdoor courtyard gave them an intimate setting with beautiful decor. The event was elegant, quaint, and full of love. Whether celebrated with many of few, a wedding is about the bride and groom starting a new chapter of their life together. Sara and Mitchell were never worried about “getting through quarantine” together, because they already knew they would be together forever.

In her vows, Sara says, “People keep saying if we can get through quarantine and covid together, we can get through anything. They’re not wrong, but I never had any doubts. To me, there is no one else.” Love can persevere through anything, and we are so happy our Allure Films team captured this milestone for Sara and Mitchell at their boutique wedding.

Congratulations again and mazel tov Sara and Mitchell! We wish you both so many happy days together.

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A Wintery Wedding at Hotel Du Pont

July 17, 2020 Hotel DuPont, Wedding Films

 Wilmington, Delaware  | Allure Films

Hotel DuPont WeddingDiana and Curt celebrated their glamorous wedding at Hotel Du Pont in Delaware. Our Allure Films team supplied them with our videography skills to capture their day on film. Now looking back, they can relive all of their beautiful wedding day memories.

At the start of their day, Diana and her bridesmaids began prepping for the event. In matching floral robes, everyone bustled around getting ready for the celebration. Diana’s love of florals showed even more in her gold sparkling and flower print heels. The final step of getting ready is always the most important: the dress. The wedding dress is a seemingless transition from fiancee to bride. With a little help from mom to finish getting the dress on and the veil on her head, Diana was ready.

Before going out to start the ceremony however, Diana’s father came to see her for the first time in her wedding attire. He was all smiles as he saw his daughter for the first time, and seemed to be fighting back some happy tears as well. At the reception, Diana’s father emphasized “Today I did not give my daughter away, I simply walked her down the aisle.” He followed this up by stating that their family welcomed Curt in as the “starting quarterback” to Diana’s team. A wedding is exactly that, a team effort. It is two people merging their families together to create an even better team of support and love.

After being walked down the aisle, Diana met Curt for the start of their ceremony. Hotel Du Pont was beautifully decorated in a wintery theme. Cream colored flowers, evergreen sprigs, and pinecones lined the aisle. Diana’s bridesmaids also wore dark green gowns to match. The venue gave Diana and Curt the perfect backdrop to exchange their vows.

Diana and Curt prepared personal vows to exchange with each other, and both shared a common theme. Curt started saying that he will always be Diana’s happy dancing partner, patient husband, and loyal, faithful, and loving best friend. Diana ended her vows with “and most importantly you’re my best friend in the entire universe.” Each set of vows emphasized what a spouse should be: a best friend.

Finally, the officiant proclaimed Diana and Curt husband and wife.  The two happily made their way back up the aisle to begin their reception. Upon entering, Curt carried Diana through the open doors. Diana cheered and waved her bouquet in the air. The guest clapped for the newlyweds and began the party.

During the reception, BVT Live entertained. Everyone danced with a mixture of smooth and silly moves. Most importantly though, everyone had a great time celebrating Diana and Curt’s special day. Working alongside us, our friends from Philip Gabriel Photography captured amazing photos for the bride and groom. We are so happy that Diana and Curt will be able to look back on their wedding film and photography from this day to relive all of these memories.

Congratulations Curt and Diana! We wish you many more joyful days together. Thank you for choosing us as your wedding videographer. We can’t wait to see where life takes you both!

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