There is nothing more romantic and dreamy than a lakeside wedding, especially when it’s held at The Lake House Inn. Chelsea and John celebrated their special day with an outdoor ceremony in the back patio of The Inn. Before the ceremony, they both started their day by getting ready in The Inn. With help from her bridesmaid, Chelsea transformed into a beautiful bride with her wedding gown, makeup, and hair. When finished, Chelsea donned a gorgeous lace gown with nude heels and silver accents.
The Wedding Ceremony
Chelsea and John chose to have their wedding ceremony behind The Inn. You would never guess how beautiful behind The Inn is. It is right on the water which is perfect for an outdoor ceremony. The back of The Inn is also beautifully structured with concrete stairs and black metal details.
The ceremony was lovely, with traditional vows you can’t go wrong! After exchanging vows and rings, the officiant pronounced them husband and wife. They walked up the brick aisle as their family and friends celebrated around them.
After the ceremony, photos were taken with family and friends in front of the grand concrete steps behind The Inn. The background was decorated beautifully with lanterns and flowers, the perfect decor for a lakeside wedding.
Reception at The Lake Front Ballroom
After pictures were taken, everyone made their way into The Lake Front Ballroom. The ballroom gives off a rustic chic ambiance and features a Cyprus wood exterior with oversized gooseneck lighting. It has an uplift 27-foot draped ceiling, a borderless dance floor, Murano glass chandeliers, a copper bar, and custom millwork. The ballroom is the perfect place for a lakeside wedding reception.
Chelsea and John danced the night away with help from family and friends. Through multiple speeches, everyone celebrated Chelsea and John’s union. John made a lovely speech thanking everyone coming together in the name of love!
There was so much love throughout this wonderful day, and our Allure Films team was honored to be apart of it.
Congratulations again Chelsea and John! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together.
ThePhoenixville Foundry is a favorite spot to shoot weddings at Allure Films because of the variety of shots we can get of the bride and groom on property. The venue also recently won an Editor’s Choice Award from Philly Weddings because of its stellar customer service and stunning location. The gorgeous venue is just a short drive away from Philadelphia in Chester County. The short yet scenic drive through hilly green suburbs is a great way to start your guest’s day as they arrive at the Phoenixville Foundry. Allure Films has had years of experience shooting at this venue, and we are proud to be a Phoenixville Foundry wedding videographer!
Historic Phoenixville Foundry
The Foundry was built in the late 1800s and was used by the Phoenix Iron & Steel Company in its early days. Being built along the French Creek, the Foundry offers lush green views and rustic pieces hinting at the original use of the building. The grounds offer 18,000 square feet of space to capture the perfect clips to create your wedding day video.
As time went on, the Foundry was no longer needed. Thankfully the town realized the historical significance and beauty of the location. They have done a great job keeping up the building and surrounding area over the years. Recently in 2006, the Hankin Real Estate Group took over the Phoenixville Foundry and designed an event space to mix modern decor with touches of the past.
The deeply rooted history of the Phoenixville Foundry is obvious in the architecture of the venue as it brings in the charm of rustic steel and stone. It is easy to feel romantic in a space that is bathed in warm, natural light. The sun streams in from the large paned windows over the course of the day. With many different spaces in the venue, the Foundry offers a versatile space to design your perfect day. A customizable experience allows you to create your dream wedding to remember for a lifetime.
Phoenixville Foundry has two separate indoor event spaces to choose from, plus plenty of outdoor space to explore as well. The abundance of different backgrounds makes for an exceptional wedding day video. With a variety of shots in the final product, your guests are sure to be wowed!
West Wing Ballroom
A popular choice for your wedding is the West Wing Ballroom. This ballroom holds enough space for up to 275 seated guests. The ballroom has elements of wood and rust and has simple tan painted walls. This offers a neutral palette allowing you to add your wedding decor without worrying about it being too busy.
The high open style ceiling exposes the intricate steel truss work overhead, with long columns of light raining down beautifully into the room. Large windows brighten up the room with warm natural light. Each window also has a curtain, allowing you to control the amount of light you want throughout the day.
The center of the room can be opened up for use as a dance floor, and the front of the room has a small stage with audiovisual connections provided for use as well. If you choose the West Wing Ballroom for your wedding reception, you are also able to use the private entrance and restrooms for this space. We love getting shots of your guests having fun in the West Wing Ballroom for your Phoenixville Foundry wedding day video!
Cupola Ballroom & Mezzanine
This grand ballroom offers 8,100 square feet of space and was named after one of the two original cupola furnaces. This ballroom can hold up to 180 guests for a ceremony. But, when combined with the West Wing Ballroom you can have up to 400 guests at your Phoenixville Foundry wedding.
The main highlights of the Cupola Ballroom are the gorgeous grand foyer and sweeping double staircase that leads up to the mezzanine. Your first entrance as Mr. & Mrs. is sure to be grand walking down the elegant staircase! Tall ceilings stretch 60 feet up and you get excellent views of the dining space from the above mezzanine. The mezzanine is the perfect spot for a cocktail ceremony or cake cutting. The space itself is flexible and will accommodate almost any table set up or staging. Cupola Ballroom has an industrial charm that highlights a hip shaped roof and clerestory windows.
Phoenixville Foundry also has a special event kitchen located behind the scenes. This allows for staff and caterers to set up without getting in the way of guests. The mezzanine level also offers a private suite for bridal parties, performers, or planners to get ready or touch up throughout the day. The Cupola Ballroom has an audiovisual set up and high-speed internet to go along with the built-in 24×30 foot dance floor.
Another great spot for entertaining at the Phoenixville Foundry is the West Patio. Sitting off of the West Wing Ballroom, the patio is a great addition to your reception to create an indoor and outdoor space for your guests. It also offers another beautiful photo and video taking spot with the brick patio and trellis garden.
The Sculpture Garden is one of two outdoor event spaces up for use for your Phoenixville Foundry wedding. This spot holds up to 400 guests and can be used for a ceremony or outdoor reception. Fire pits dot the space to keep your guests warm as they celebrate all night long!
The Sculpture Garden is lined with large steel poles and an intricate pergola as a centerpiece. The outdoor spot is surrounded by bright greenery and healthy trees for a natural vibe and open skies. The combination of indoor and outdoor shots in your wedding day video makes for a great variety in the final product!
Lastly, the column truss bridge is another great spot to shoot your wedding day video or capture a few photos at the Phoenixville Foundry. Take your wedding party around the two acres of greenery to take a breath of fresh air on your big day and grab some incredible photos.
The lush greens surrounding the wooden bridge make it a popular spot to gather. Steel beams reach up and surround the bridge to offer a naturally framed photo of the newlyweds. The bridge has lights that dot the top of the steel beams. This allows you to capture outdoor photos night or day! The Covered Bridge is the perfect spot to escape and capture a memory at your Phoenixville Foundry wedding.
The great part about the Phoenixville Foundry is the ability to mix and match spaces to create your ideal indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your event space! Of course, this all depends on the number of guests attending and the weather of your wedding day. The staff at the Foundry will always be sure to have a backup plan ready in case of sour weather.
Planning Your Phoenixville Foundry Wedding
The staff at Phoenixville Foundry are passionate about designing and executing your dream wedding day. The Phoenixville Foundry team has years of experience in event planning. You can be confident that your special day is in good hands. The versatility of the property gives the team a lot of room to work with, allowing you to customize the space in any way you choose.
The Foundry also partners with the J. Scott Catering team for your convenience. Your wedding day menu is easily customizable, just like the venue itself. The farm to table catering service has an eye for detail and innovative dishes. Between the culinary experts at J. Scott Catering and the Phoenixville Foundry event planning team, your day is sure to run smoothly and free of stress. The Allure Films videography team loves to add shots of the stunning plates to your wedding day video!
Phoenixville Foundry partners with quite a few other companies as well, from florists to entertainment, and of course videography! Allure Films is happy to be a partner of Phoenixville Foundry. Our team enjoys the versatility of the venue and loves seeing how each bride and groom bring in their unique touch. Please be sure to reach out if you have any questions about your wedding videography at Phoenixville Foundry!
Ellen and Matt celebrated a beautiful wedding day at Jeffrey Miller Catering’s Bellevue Hall. During a pleasant July day, the two married outside Bellevue Hall in the grass.
Before everything unfolded, we captured some shots of Ellen and her bridal party preparing for the big day. However, there were many more little guests involved in this big day! Ellen’s bridesmaids, and nieces, joined her in preparation. Everyone involved donned a matching floral robe to begin the celebration. With the help of her bridesmaids, the finishing touches were finally in place, and Ellen was ready to go see Matt.
Ellen descended the stairs in her gown and waited for her soon-to-be husband. After his own preparation, Matt made his way to see his bride for the first time on their wedding day. Before he even reached her, Matt was already grinning widely. The two shared a heartfelt greeting while Matt exclaimed, “You look amazing!” and “You look beautiful!” They shared some laughs and a few twirls together before getting ready to meet their guests. After some private time together, Ellen and Matt made their way outside for the ceremony.
A Ceremony in the Grass
Outside Bellevue Hall, the greenery and neatly kept grounds made the perfect backdrop for this wedding ceremony. With white chairs lined in the grass, florals arranged, and guests ready, their ceremony began. Ellen’s father walked her down the outdoor aisle to meet Matt at the altar. After exchanging vows, Ellen and Matt were announced husband and wife. Their guests cheered as the two made their way back up the aisle and to their reception.
Reception outside Bellevue Hall
Ellen and Matt continued their festivities outside Bellevue Hall in a tented area. The tent was beautifully decorated with string lights and more greenery. Their tables were accented in light blue and grey, giving it a peaceful and airy set up. With a burst of energy and cheer, Ellen and Matt made a grand entrance into the reception. The two skipped and danced their way to the center for their first dance. Though their entrance was fun and exciting, their first dance slowed down into a romantic moment for the two. Surrounded by family and friends, the newlyweds began their journey together as husband and wife.
As the reception continued, the guests made speeches about Ellen and Matt’s relationship. One theme rang through particularly: they compliment each other. Ellen’s father spoke earnestly, “Matt loves Ellen. he listen to her, he understands her. If you ever watch their give and take, it’s very interesting, but what you see is a mutual respect for each other that will make a lasting relationship.”
In another speech, they were told that they were fan favorites with all of the nieces and nephews, which was evident throughout the day. All of the children were involved and had a wonderful time throughout the wedding day. There were even outdoor games, like badminton and corn hole, for both the kids and the adults to enjoy. While Ellen and Matt are already parents to a few dogs, they are also expecting a baby to extend their family even more!
We had a wonderful time capturing Ellen and Matthew’s wedding day at Bellevue Hall. We wish you two all the best on all of your future adventures, and with your growing family. Congratulations again!
Time and time again, couples ask an important question when planning their wedding: “Is wedding videography worth it?”
The question is often asked once the wedding photographer is chosen. Why not get the best of both worlds with a photographer and videographer?
Remember, photographers aim to capture the essence of each special moment through a series of photos, while videographers focus on documenting your wedding story in its natural flow.
Here are three great factors to consider when deciding whether wedding videography is worth it:
The biggest difference between the two is that your wedding video will offer some of the actual audio from your big day.
You will be able to hear the moment you said “I do”, the heartfelt speeches from close family and friends, and the special moments in between. As you celebrate each anniversary, you’ll be able to relive the day exactly as it unfolded. You’ll be able to hear your father’s words, and see his expressions.
Capture All The Moments
Looking to capture all of those amazing wedding moments? You won’t miss a minute with effective videography.
Aside from the big memories, you’ll also have the in-between moments on film – the groom’s emotions before the first look, your grandmother dancing at your reception, your flower girl walking down the aisle, and more.
Take It Anywhere
Once documented, your love story can go anywhere with you – and can be shared for many years to come.
If you’re really stuck on whether wedding videography should be a part of your budget, think about other items that are only temporary, like flowers, food, and even the dress.
Now, consider the value of a video that will last a lifetime. Think it’s worth it?
Throughout the last year, we have experienced quite a few micro weddings because of the pandemic. Though small, micro weddings are still just as elegant as full-sized celebrations. This rings true especially if you celebrate at a place like the Logan Hotel. Caset and Daniel, with a guest list under fifteen people, celebrated their big day at The Logan’s courtyard.
The Set Up
The Logan’s courtyard is an always popular choice for wedding ceremonies. The serene water feature and manicured grounds create the perfect setup for a wedding. In the center of the courtyard, two rows of white chairs lined a grassy aisle. Along the aisle, white flower petals were strewn with care to create the walkway. At the end of the aisle, Casey and Daniel’s chuppah stood tall. The chuppah, fully covered in elegant white flowers, set the scene for their wedding day. With decor from Jamie Rothstein Their stylish decor and The Logan’s ambiance took the small wedding to the next level.
Before the Ceremony
Before making their way to the ceremony, Casey and Daniel shared a first look atop The Logan at the Assembly Rooftop Bar. On the rooftop, Casey, made her way to her soon-to-be groom. They shared a touching moment as they saw each other for the first time on their wedding day. The rooftop proved to be an excellent choice for this, with stunning views all around. Even with the views though, the two could only focused their looks on each other. After their first look, Baiada photography snapped some photos of the eager couple.
With the Philadelphia skyline behind them, Casey and Daniel shared a kiss by the rooftop’s edge. They also posed on one of the lounge’s couches, with towering skyscrapers as their backdrop. Casey and Daniel could not ask for a more picturesque backdrop for their wedding photos. After their pre-celebration together, the two made their way downstairs for the main event.
Back down at The Logan’s courtyard, the two made their grand entrances. From one side of the courtyard, Daniel’s parents walked him toward the end of the aisle. Emerging from the other side, arm in arm with her parents, Casey made her way to her groom. They grinned at each other through their vows, Each shared personalized vows about their bond. Daniel said it best, “Life is an adventure and ours is only in the early stages.”
After their beautiful ceremony, the Casey and Daniel continued their celebration into the night. Jamie Rothstein Floral decorated their wedding table with a plethora of white flowers and candles. The table could fit most of the guests since the list was so condensed. They shared drinks and food in the courtyard, while EBE Talent entertained nearby. Everyone celebrated into the night for Casey and Daniel.
Our Allure Films wedding videographer team was so happy to be a part of such a special and intimate day. Congratulations again to Casey and Daniel! We wish you many more celebrations together!
Water Works Philadelphia Outdoor Wedding and Reception
Getting Ready at the Four Seasons Hotel
There is nothing more dreamy than an outdoor wedding, especially if it is held at Cescaphe’s Water Works. Brittany and Drew celebrated their special day with an outdoor ceremony in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. Before the ceremony, they started their day getting ready at the Four Seasons Hotel. With help from her bridal party, Brittany transformed into her wedding gown, makeup, and hair. When finished, Brittany donned a floral, lace dress with a floor length veil. To top it off, she arrived in style in a silver town car to meet Drew at Water Works.
Along a path nearby, Brittany made her way to meet Drew for the first time that day. In a silver suit, Drew waited for his bride. Their first look was one to remember, and his reaction could not have been better: “Oh my goodness, you look unbelievable! Super unbelievable!” His eyes lit up as he saw Brittany, and he couldn’t stop exclaiming how beautiful she looked. After sharing their private moment, the two were ready to be wed.
A Non-Traditional Wedding Ceremony
Brittany and Drew chose to have their ceremony at the Water Works gazebo. You would never guess how close you are to Philadelphia when you see this scenic area. Pastel flowers and transparent fabric hung on the gazebo, adding to the dreamy atmosphere. The riverside space was the perfect ceremony location for their wedding. After walking up the candlelit aisle, Brittany met Drew to begin their ceremony.
One of the most touching parts was Brittany and Drew’s unique vows. They shared vows with a personal twist. For Brittany’s vows, she shared:
“I, Brittany take you, Andrew, as the person you are today and the person you will grow to be tomorrow. I promise to get lost with you, find a way with you, and to hold your hand through all life’s adventures. I promise to be understanding and supporting no matter where this road may lead. No matter where we are, I will be your home and you will be mine. I love you today and promise I will always love you tomorrow.”
Talk about beautiful! They shared a unique and modern take on traditional vows. After exchanging their vows, the officiant named them husband and wife. They walked back up the flower petal aisle as their friends and family cheered around them.
Reception at the Water Works Philadelphia Mill House
After the ceremony, everyone made their way to the Mill House at Water Works. The Mill House is an open, tented area with twinkling lights and outdoor chandeliers. Brittany and Andrew danced the night away with help from our friends from Synergetic. They ensured everyone had a great time dancing and celebrating at the reception with great audio and lighting.
Through many speeches, friends and family celebrated Brittany and Drew’s union. In her speech, Brittany’s sister summed it up best: “To the both of you, I wish you eternal love and happiness, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.” On a funny end, she quoted the Bee Gees saying, “‘You’re more than a woman to me,’ because you are my sister forever and always. I love you guys so much and I am beyond happy for you two.” There was so much love throughout this wonderful day, and our Allure Films team was so glad to be a part of it.
Congratulations again to Brittany and Drew! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together.
Woodcrest Country Club, New Jersey Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Getting Ready Before the Ceremony
Elizabeth and Billy celebrated a beautiful wedding day at the Woodcrest Country Club. Gathered with their closest family and friends, the two began their journey together. Before they saw each other that day, they each shared time with the bridesmaids and groomsmen. Billy and his groomsmen prepared with virtual golf and scotch to start the celebration. Separately, after spending time with her bridesmaids, Elizabeth made her way to see her father for the first time on her wedding day.
Elizabeth Meets her Father
Elizabeth and her father’s first look was extra touching. In his congratulatory speech, Elizabeth’s father stated, “Liz was Daddy’s girl from the day she was born, and she has always been a princess to me.” In her wedding gown, Elizabeth definitely looked like a princess as well! To end his speech, her father said, “As I see Liz today in a wedding gown, I am very proud of the woman she had grown in to. Susie and I could not be more thrilled to have Billy be part of our family. He is everything I could have hoped and dreamed for my daughter’s partner.” We loved being able to capture such a special bond between Elizabeth and her father on her wedding day.
The First Look
After spending quality time with the wedding party and parents, Elizabeth and Billy continued their day at Woodcrest Country Club. They made their way to each other to share an intimate and heartwarming first look. From the first look on, Elizabeth and Billy shared the most loving smiles with each other. Now, it was time to take those smiles to the ceremony!
A Woodcrest Country Club Wedding Ceremony
Shannon Wellington transformed Woodcrest Country Club into an even more magical setting. The chuppah was beautifully decorated with hundreds of roses for Elizabeth and Billy. Together, in a Jewish ceremony, they came together as husband and wife. In a sea of cheers and “mazel tov”s, Elizabeth and Billy made their way to the reception.
The romantic decor spread on from ceremony into reception with ornately decorated table settings. To help enhance the party even more, BVT Live’s Jelly Roll entertained.
While everyone partied and made their speeches, one of our favorites was from Elizabeth’s niece. Though she was young, her speech was definitely one to remember! “I want all you guys to look at Aunt Liz in the eyes and say ‘welcome to the Klein family’ please!” With no hesitation, everyone joined her in exclaiming, “Welcome to the Klein family!”
Throughout the rest of the night, Elizabeth and Bill danced the night away. The reception continued with so many more heartfelt speeches from friends and family. Each speech had one thing in common though: Elizabeth and Billy were meant to be. Our Allure Films team was so happy to capture so many memories on film. We also worked alongside our talented friend Cliff Mautner, who photographed the day. To Elizabeth and Billy, we hope you have many more happy days together. Mazel Tov!
Alec and Julie celebrated their wedding day at the Chester Valley Golf Club. They had a lovely church ceremony followed by a reception at the golf club. Before, however, they prepared at home for their day with close family and friends.
The day was definitely a family affair. With the help of Julie’s mother, Julie finished up the final touches of her wedding attire. Ready to go, Julie made her way to see her father. As she walked down the stairs, Julie’s father greeted her with open arms. A first look between a father and daughter is always touching, especially when it is your youngest daughter.
Julie had not been the first of her siblings to start a family. At least eight nieces and nephews joined Julie and Alec to celebrate their day. As highlighted in Julie’s sister’s speech, they were ecstatic to have Alec become their uncle. The kids were not the only ones excited to have Alec in the family though. Julie’s whole family spoke of how they felt blessed to merge their families together.
After finishing up at the house, Julie and Alec made their way to the church. Julie’s father walked her down the aisle to a teary-eyed Alec. With traditional but emotional vows, the two joined together as husband and wife. Their friends and family cheered from the pews as they made their way back up the aisle. Now it was time to go continue their celebration at the Chester County Golf Club.
Reception at Chester Valley Golf Club
The golf club had indoor and outdoor accommodations for the reception. Outside, Julie and Alec took pictures with the wedding party along the lush grounds. Ponds, fountains, and the rest of the golf club made a gorgeous backdrop for all of the photos. Our friends from Campli Photography captured many beautiful shots throughout the day, while our Allure Films team captured it in film.
Inside, the venue had a classic and elegant feel. The timeless decor, gold chandeliers, and natural lighting created a beautiful reception area. Tish Long Flowers added to the scene with their beautiful florals. Stunning white roses stood tall on silver centerpieces at the tables. In perfect wedding fashion, white accents and greenery pulled the style together at the Chester Valley Golf Club.
Alec and Julie celebrated and danced the night away with entertainment from The Heartbeats. After a touching first dance with Alec, Julie joined her father for a dance. Alec also shared a heartfelt dance with his mother, before everyone joined in continue the party. From getting ready in the morning to cutting the cake, every moment was filled with smiles, laughter, and love. As Alec’s best man said, “Welcome to the club of marriage!” Our Allure Films team was so honored to be a part of your special day.
Congratulations again to Julie and Alec! We wish you two many more fun and loving days together!
Jessica and Sandra did not originally plan on a backyard wedding ceremony in Langhorne, but the events of the pandemic interrupted them. Determined to get married, after many changes to their plans, the two decided to have a smaller backyard wedding with their family and friends. Some guests were not able to physically attend, but were still able to celebrate via Zoom. Through constant changes, help from family, and determination, Jessica and Sandra celebrate a beautiful day together.
Creative and Charming Decor
The backyard was beautifully decorated with homemade decor. The two had signs up with saying that intertwined their last names, such as “#KeepYourHeartYoung” and “CeraSoulMates.” Their decorations tied together their personalities with photographs and charming phrases. Even the pool had decorations in it. Floating on the water, a J, a heart, and an S were surrounded by white flowers. Everything fit perfectly in place to set the scene for Sandra and Jessica’s wedding.
From the First Look to the Ceremony
Before the ceremony, Sandra and Jessica shared a heartwarming first look. They stood back to back while holding hands. They twisted around, still hand in hand, and shared an emotional greeting. Sandy appeared to be holding back tears as she saw her bride-to-be for the first time, while Jessica reacted with pure excitement over the moment. After their first look, the two made their way to the backyard wedding ceremony.
At the ceremony, Jessica and Sandra recited their vows. Toward the end, you could see the excitement building between them as they placed rings on each other’s fingers. When pronounced, the two shared a first kiss while their guests cheered and whooped. After, they made their way back up the grassy aisle through cheering friends and family.
Langhorne Wedding Reception
For the rest of the night, Jessica and Sandra spent their time with their loved ones in person and on Zoom. Though it was not the original plan, it was great for the two to have their loved ones join them in any way possible. Through an ipad, their virtual guests were able to view the ceremony and their first dance, along with saying congratulations to the two brides.
During the speeches, Sandra’s cousin shared her feelings about Jessica and Sandra’s marriage. She raved about Jessica in the speech and how happy she is that the two found each other. She began to choke up as she talked about her “cousin and best friend.” She thanked Jessica for “loving my cousin in a way that no one else can, giving her a love she deserves, and being her biggest fan.” Her speech pulled at everyone’s heartstrings and truly expressed the love between Sandra and Jessica.
From Day to Night
After the speeches and dinner, the sun began to set. The day turned into night as Jessica, Sandra, and their guests extended their celebration under the stars. Everyone danced and celebrated throughout the night with newlyweds. Kids and adults alike had a great time belting out to music and throwing their hands in the air. Our Allure Films team was so grateful to be a part of this day, and especially to work alongside our friends from Morby Photography. Sandra and Jessica’s Langhorne wedding celebration showed that even if things do not go as planned, as long as you are surrounded by good family and friends, it will always be a great day.
Congratulations again to Sandra and Jessica! We wish you two many more fun and loving days together!
When the pandemic hit Philadelphia last spring, weddings and events were some of the first things to be affected. Brides and Grooms that had spent months planning and years dreaming of their perfect wedding had to pivot last minute or postpone their plans. But, what we saw over and over this year is that love persists, even through trying times. We saw people come together and help each other out from all across the board. One of the biggest changes we saw in the industry this year was the shift to micro weddings and backyard weddings. The first micro wedding that we shot this year was for Jonathan and Alli, a couple who show a great deal of love and dedication.
Jon and Alli allowed us to interview them to get a firsthand perspective on what it was like to shift to a micro wedding this year. Their reflection is beautiful and their love for each other is apparent.
Like any modern-day love story, Jon and Alli met online over social media. After talking online for a bit, they decided to meet up in Manayunk. It only took a short walk and conversation over lunch for them to know they were meant to be.
After being asked how it feels now that they are officially married, they said that it doesn’t feel much different! The couple is incredibly happy and they feel like they are exactly where they need to be right now.
Jon and Alli Say Their Vows at Their Backyard Micro Wedding
Planning Through the Covid-19 Pandemic
Upon being asked about planning their wedding during the Covid-19 pandemic, the couple said they actually found it more stressful before they switched to a micro wedding. When they decided to have the wedding in their backyard, it allowed them to fully focus on what mattered to them. They chose what was most important for their ceremony, rather than juggling the opinions of family and guests.
One of the things Jon and Alli were happy to not worry about was a time crunch on their big day. When everything is meticulously planned down to the minute, it’s easy to get caught up with timing and not live in the moment. Jon and Alli were able to ease into the day and just be present in their ceremony, the reason they were there in the first place.
As many people did this year, Jon and Alli decided they didn’t want to postpone their life plans by pushing their wedding back, so they were happy to pivot to a smaller wedding. Once they made their decision, they went all in and didn’t look back. Jon and Alli say it was the easiest day they’ve ever had!
Jon and Alli Embrace During Their Backyard Micro Wedding
The Micro Wedding
Jon and Alli’s wedding took place in their beautiful backyard on a warm June day. With only a few people present, they said their vows under their chuppah together, surrounded by family. They still had their first dance and cake cutting, just like a traditional large wedding. Jon and Alli don’t feel like they missed out on anything during their big day!
To stay safe and still celebrate, they also had made matching face masks for the guys and girls to wear throughout the ceremony. Jon and Alli also planned a drive-by parade after the ceremony. Anyone local could drive by and celebrate the newlywed couple.
At a traditional wedding, there is a limit to the number of people you can invite. Because Jon and Alli live-streamed their wedding, people from all over the world could join in and celebrate with them. They had guests from Kuwait, Jamaica, and all over the US. Everyone they love could be present without the worry of travel or timing.
They also prerecorded a few clips to play on their live stream like the ring bearer and flower girl walking down the aisle. These small touches over Zoom were fun and meaningful additions to their video!
Even during a pandemic, many couples like Jon and Alli were able to pivot and create beautiful memories with their micro weddings. By cutting down the distractions, you can focus on what really matters to you on your special day. If you are considering a micro wedding, don’t be afraid to readjust your goals and priorities for your wedding day. You can make it great, if not better, than what you originally planned!
Jon and Alli felt as though their wedding was perfect. They were so happy they didn’t hold back their life plans to reschedule their big day. A big thank you to the happy couple for letting us interview them, and congratulations to Jon and Alli!
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