Heating Things Up At Amy & Scott’s Wonderful Winter Wedding

May
09
2018

Amy & Scott Crystal Tea Room Wedding VideoAs we enter into the summer wedding season, it is important that we do not forget some of the beautiful weddings of couples who were married in the winter. Amy & Scott’s romantic winter wedding is definitely one for the books, and Allure Films had a blast capturing every second of it!

The two were married in a traditional Catholic ceremony held at St. John the Evangelist before heading over to the reception that followed at Finley Catering’s Crystal Tea Room. Evantine Design created all the beautiful floral arrangements and décor seen throughout the ballroom, which perfectly complemented the stunning chandeliers and soaring ceilings. As our crew was filming throughout the day, Alison Conklin was also there to photograph all the incredible moments and scenery from beginning to end.

EBE’s band Dreamtime had everyone busting a move on the dance floor, including the youngest members of the bridal party: the adorable flower girls and ring bearer. Aside from dancing the night away, everyone was treated to a delicious meal and touching speeches dedicated to the couple of the day.

Amy & Scott, we wish both the absolute best and a lifetime of happiness together!

Take a sneak peek at the happy couple’s beautiful Crystal Tea Room wedding video:

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A Picturesque Outdoor Setting For Anya & Russell’s Wedding Day

May
09
2018

Anya & Russell Appleford Estate Wedding VideoThere’s nothing like an Appleford Estate wedding!

Just a few months ago, Anya and Russell said “I do” outside on the grounds of the picturesque arboretum, filled with boxwood gardens and blossoming trees. Anya happens to be part of the Philip Gabriel Photography team, so you can just imagine how ecstatic her coworkers were when Russell popped the question.

If you have been keeping up with our blog, you know that the Allure Films crew is no stranger to working alongside our friends at Philip Gabriel Photography. To simply say we felt honored when Anya and Russell asked us to film their wedding, would be a complete understatement.

For most brides, that short walk down the aisle with their father is a beautiful moment that goes by so fast but one they will never forget, and this definitely rings true for Anya. Anya was born in Ukraine and moved to the United States with her mother and brother when she was 10.

The bride had only seen her father a total of three times since moving to America, and it meant the world to her to have her father present to give her away. Without a secured Visa, Anya was concerned that her father would not be able to be there for her big day. Alas, the stars aligned and Anya’s father was able to be there!

Thanks to Sarah and her team from All About Events, Anya and Russell’s wedding day went off without a hitch on the day they got hitched! Petah Bashano was the visionary behind the couple’s wedding décor of beautiful and exotic dark teal floral arrangements.

The talented performers of BVTLive’s Dream Time provided the beautiful music for the ceremony and cocktail hour that followed. Anya and Russell exchanged vows before friends and family in an interfaith ceremony officiated by Julie Cassidy, Owner and Wedding Officiant of Storied Celebrations.

The couples’ vows to one another were very unique and personal, and even gained a few laughs when Anya vowed to support Russ “even if that means rooting for the Giants and the Yankees…occasionally.”

The celebration continued with a beautiful semi-outdoor reception consisting of a wonderful meal catered by John Serock Catering, and dancing, lots of dancing. DJ Steve Croce of Silver Sound Entertainment played amazing tunes throughout the evening. Anya’s boss Gabe, Philip Gabriel Photography’s owner, even put the camera down for a moment to bust a move! We know this was a day the couple will never forget.

Anya and Russell, we wish you the best and this is only the beginning of a lifetime of happiness!

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A Wedding At The Union League – Four Years In The Making

Apr
16
2018

Meagan & Michael's Wedding at the Union LeagueAfter being together for “four years, nine weeks, three days and 19 hours,” Meagan & Michael finally tied the knot before friends and family at the Union League of Philadelphia.

Our filmmakers were there from the beginning to document the preparation before the ceremony, and the stunning footage kept rolling all the way to the end of the reception. Our friends at Philip Gabriel Photography were there to get great shots of Meagan & Michael in front of City Hall and the Art Museum, along with indoor shots of the couple in the Union League’s Four-Diamond hotel The Inn.

Michael’s son stood by his side serving as his father’s best man, while Meagan’s sister served as her Maid-of-Honor and walked her down the aisle. At the end of the night, Meagan & Michael – who are known as “M&M” – cut into an adorable wedding cake featuring a bride and groom M&M cartoon candy wedding topper. The newlyweds loved it just as much as their guests did!

Congratulations Meagan & Michael, and may all your days, weeks, months and years together be filled with a tremendous amount of love! Thank you for allowing the Allure Films team to capture your stunning wedding at the Union League!

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A Wedding Under The Stars At The Franklin Institute

Mar
30
2018

Nikki & Jordan's Ceremony - Franklin Institute Wedding VideoYou could say our Allure Films crew was blinded by science and love on Nikki & Jordan’s wedding day. Not everyone gets to marry the love of their life under a sky full of stars and a full moon, but at the Franklin Institute, anything is possible!

It was quite the experience for our team to document the couple’s wedding ceremony in the Franklin Institute’s Fels Planetarium. This particular ceremony was unique in many ways other than the awe-inspiring location. The bride and groom’s sweet vows to each other incorporated their Jewish and Gaelic heritages, and it was clear that they were truly written from the heart.

The ceremony was followed by a cocktail hour in the museum’s Electricity exhibit, where wedding guests noshed on incredible bites catered by Frog Commissary. This cocktail hour was an equally “electrifying” experience for our filmmakers and the guests – friends and family watched in amazement as they literally lit up the sustainable dance floor with their moves!

This is one of the things that we love the most about one-of-a-kind venues like the Franklin Institute. We’re big fans of spaces that engage guests, allowing them to feel like they are a part of the big day in more ways than as just a spectator. At the Franklin Institute, Nikki and Jordan’s friends and family were able to participate in activities that were fun, educational, and exciting as they wandered the halls during cocktail hour.

Carl Alan Floral Design was behind all of the stunning floral arrangements, from the bride’s bouquet, to the table centerpieces and more! For the reception, we joined the guests in Ben Franklin Memorial room, where the infamous Founding Father himself looked on as everyone danced the night away in celebration thanks to great sound provided by Synergetic Sound.

Congratulations Nikki & Jordan, and best wishes for a fun-filled future together!

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Opposites Attract & Make The Perfect Pair At Lindsay & Daniel’s Wedding

Mar
28
2018

The Logan Philadelphia Wedding Video - Lindsay & DanielYou know that old saying, “Opposites attract?” Well that statement definitely holds truth when it comes to describing Lindsay & Daniel. According to Lindsay’s sister Shelby “Lindsay is the small East Coast vegetarian who is the perfect complement to Dan, a tall, blonde-haired, football- and steak-loving Texan.” Clearly, they are a match made in heaven!

After meeting in Seattle six years ago, Lindsay & Daniel headed back East and teamed up with Lauren James Events to plan what was to be an unforgettable wedding held at The Logan in Philadelphia.

The Allure Films crew arrived at the hotel to capture the heartwarming exchange between the bride and groom during their First Look. There’s nothing like documenting a First Look between the bride and groom before their wedding, and thanks to the magic of film, Lindsay & Daniel can press the rewind button on this moment for the rest of their lives. Cliff Mautner Photography was also on hand to get stunning images from the entire day.

It’s always amazing to see everyone come together to transform a hotel ballroom from a space fit for a ceremony to a space fit for a reception. Jamie Rothstein Floral & Event Design were the creative visionaries behind all of the wedding décor elements. We were in awe of the couple’s ivory floral-adorned chuppah.

The reception was a big celebration filled with plenty of great speeches and friends and family dancing to Starlight Music. The dance floor was packed the whole night, and everyone had a blast, including the happy couple.

Mazel Tov Lindsay & Daniel, and here’s to a lifetime of lots of love and happiness!

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Sparks Flew & Fires Danced At This Phoenixville Foundry Wedding

Mar
18
2018

Heather-Anne & Jules Phoenixville Foundry wedding videoFor Heather-Anne and Jules’ wedding, the Allure Films crew found ourselves back at the Phoenixville Foundry for an evening of love, laughter and fire dancing. That’s right, fire dancing!

Aside from each other, this bride and groom share a passion for fire dancing. Talk about upping the entertainment ante for your guests! We bet it was the first time many of the couple’s guests got to enjoy such riveting acts at a wedding. It was such a privilege for both our filmmakers and for the photographers from Philip Gabriel Photography to capture these amazing performances.

The wedding began with the couple’s non-clergy ceremony before their friends and family in the venue’s lovely Sculpture Garden. The Foundry’s Sculpture Garden provides a perfect ambiance for an outdoor sunset ceremony. For those who don’t know, a non-clergy wedding is when the bride and groom officiate their own marriage without a third party clergy member. This allowed for the bride and groom’s vows to be truly their own, giving them the chance to reflect on their love and devotion to one another.

We also want to give an honorable mention to the bridal party’s twist on the traditional bouquet. Instead of holding a full floral bouquet, the bride walked down the aisle holding a lantern that lit her way, designed in collaboration with the couple’s floral designer Carl Alan Designs. Truly a unique touch!

At the reception, the dance floor of the Phoenixville Foundry’s Cupola Ballroom was packed thanks to fabulous music by the Silver Sound Entertainment. To close the celebration, Heather-Anne and Jules had surprised their guests with the perfect ending to their big night with a beautiful firework display. This was truly a wedding full of sparks in every sense of the word.

Congratulations Heather-Anne and Jules, and here’s to a lifetime together filled with love and adventure!

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Jennifer & Daniel’s Fun-Filled, Romantic Countryside Wedding

Jan
24
2018

If you’re looking for a genuine countryside wedding, then Ironstone Ranch is the perfect place for you! When Jennifer and Daniel ventured outside of the Philadelphia suburbs and found themselves at this gorgeous ranch in Elizabethtown, they knew they had found the venue they had been looking for.

Ironstone Ranch is a working horse ranch situated on 275 acres of stunning land, complete with all the rural charm of rolling green hills, orchards, seasonal flower gardens, restored farmhouses, and live animals roaming the grounds. The couple’s Thursday wedding could not have been held on a more beautiful day, and it certainly was a great kickoff to the weekend!

Jennifer and Daniel both prepared for their ceremony at the ranch’s fully restored 1860’s farmhouse, where the Allure Films crew was able to document heartfelt behind-the-scenes looks. One of the most touching moments was when Jennifer and Daniel had their “first look”…which wasn’t actually a first look at all since they wanted to wait until Jennifer walked down the aisle towards her groom. Instead, they held hands as they hid behind a door, reading sweet cards from each other and exchanging loving words before heading off to their ceremony.

The ranch’s Open Air Mini Barn served as the wedding chapel, a rustic space filled with décor elements and floral arrangements all designed specifically for the couple’s ceremony by the ranch’s in-house designer. The wedding ceremony ended like a fairytale, with the couple being whisked away together on a romantic white horse-drawn carriage for a ride around the acreage. The couple made sure to take stops along the scenic route for photographs taken by Epic Photography.

For the outdoor cocktail hour the adults were able to sip their drinks and play cornhole and horseshoes, while the kids were treated to pony rides and a visit from an adorable donkey named Leroy. After cocktail hour, Jennifer and Daniel met up with their guests in the Ironstone Ranch’s Main Barn for dining on a delicious meal by C&J Catering and dancing to a performance by the incredible Bachelor Boys Band.

Get a glimpse at all of the fun while watching Jennifer and Daniel’s Ironstone Ranch wedding video:

Mazel Tov Jennifer & Daniel, and here’s to a lifetime together filled with a whole lotta love n’ fun!

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Allure Films Heads to L.A. for the Eagles vs. L.A. Rams Game

Jan
19
2018

Just a few weeks ago Video One’s owner/founder Tim Sudall and longtime friend, Photographer Joe Bradley were invited to be sideline NFL photographers.

Both Tim and Joe headed out west together to document every moment during the December 10, 2017 Philadelphia Eagles vs. L.A. Rams game held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Tim and Joe got great coverage of all the incredible plays and touchdowns made by our hometown Philadelphia Eagles. Tim and Joe got great coverage of all the incredible plays and touchdowns made by our hometown Philadelphia Eagles as we clinched the NFC East title.

Check out a few photos of Tim and Joe at the game!

 



We’re The Proud Recipients Of A NACE Award!

Jan
12
2018

Tim NACE awardAllure Films was recently honored by the National Association For Catering And Events (NACE) chapter of Philadelphia/South Jersey and Delaware for participating in an educational program that won “Program of the Year.”

Owner Tim Sudall was there to receive this NACE award at the organization’s December 2017 meeting, held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel Philadelphia. Allure Films shares this award with fellow co-winners Carl Alan Floral Design Inc., Campli Photography, Jon Ardito Entertainment, AFR Furniture Rental and Shout! Graphic & Print Solutions.

Allure Films is not only grateful for this award, but also that we have the opportunity to work with an incredible list of professionals throughout the greater Philadelphia community. Here’s to creating more amazing and memorable events together in 2018!

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NACE award - Program of the Year



Lebanese Traditions Wow The Crowd At Crystal & Daniel’s Wedding

Dec
28
2017

Crystal and Daniel went from high school sweethearts to husband and wife! The bride and groom tied the knot before their friends and family in a lovely ceremony held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church of Doylestown, PA. The church was beautifully decorated with elegant violet and purple floral arrangements created by the design team of Eventricity. Aside from the floral arrangements that lined the sides of the church pews, Eventricity also created the showstopping archway the bride walked through on her way down the aisle.

Philip Gabriel Photography and Allure Films were there to not only capture the beautiful décor details, but also all the touching moments from the ceremony and reception. Allure Films had the privilege of covering some special wedding traditions belonging to Crystal’s Lebanese heritage from their reception held at Drexelbrook Catering & Special Event Center. A great moment for us to capture on film was when the bride and groom participated in a debkeh dance in celebration of the joyous day. The debkeh dance is a traditional Arabic folk dance that is passed down from generation to generation combining circle and line dancing all in one.

Crystal and Daniel, here’s to a lifetime of celebrating each other’s heritage and creating your own special family traditions together!