Lots Of Love & Plenty Of Laughs At Sam & Jill’s Philadelphia Wedding

Nov
15
2017

A great marriage is built on love, trust…and in the case of Sam and Jill, knowing when to “give each other Reese’s after a long hard day!”

Philadelphia natives Sam and Jill recently tied the knot at the City of Brotherly Love’s The Logan Hotel. Allure Films had the honor of documenting this joyous occasion for the amazing couple and their family.

Both the wedding ceremony and reception took place in The Logan Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. It was incredible to see how quickly everyone worked together to transform the venue into a space fit for both parts of the wedding within a very short window of time. Allure Films and Baiada Photography were there to capture all the great moments, including Sam and Jill saying “I do.” Philadelphia’s Ten Pennies Florist were responsible for the lovely floral arrangements that lined the aisle.

The bride and groom’s wedding vows were heartfelt and tender, filled with lots of love and plenty of laughter. Just like the happy couple! We love the personal twist that they were able to add to their otherwise traditional Jewish wedding ceremony.

As the couple joined their guests for cocktail hour, the Grand Ballroom was magically transformed into the reception hall. A live band was there to keep guests moving and grooving throughout the night.

Sam and Jill’s wedding reception definitely consisted of a lot of love, laughter and dancing! All night long the dance floor was packed, with Sam and Jill always found at the center of it. At one point Jill even becomes a part of the band! Aside from filming the traditional hora dance, we had the privilege of being able to capture moments from the Mezinke dance: a flower crowning ceremony honoring Sam’s parents for marrying off their last child.

Mazel Tov Sam and Jill, here’s to a lifetime of love, happiness, and plenty of Reese’s together!

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Meggie & Gordon Return To Their Hometown To Say “I Do”

Nov
14
2017

We love it when we’re asked to film military weddings!

Recently, Meggie and Gordon – members of the US Navy – returned to Meggie’s hometown to exchange their vows. As members of the US Navy, they had spent plenty of time traveling the world, and were more than happy to finally celebrate their special day with all of their family and friends at home in Malvern.

Allure Films and Campli Photography were there to document the couple’s special day from beginning to end. After Meggie got ready in her childhood home, she walked down the aisle of St. Patrick’s Church. She was married to Gordon in a traditional ceremony, which was just as beautiful as the bride was!

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the stunning Aronimink Golf Club, which was finely decorated with floral arrangements and centerpieces designed by Tish Long. The bride and groom arrived to the party in style, wearing his-and-hers monogrammed loafers as Meggie rocked her US Navy t-shirt with her new last name on the back.

One of the best moments we captured was on the dance floor, when Meggie showed off her dancing skills by doing the classic “worm” in her wedding dress! We also loved the looks on the bride and groom’s faces as they cut their wedding cake with the ceremonial sword, a true military wedding tradition.

Meggie & Gordon, here’s to a beautiful future together as husband and wife!

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A Magical Horticulture Center Wedding

Oct
10
2017

From the moment Morgan took her first step down the aisle to meet her future husband, Justin, their wedding felt like something out of a storybook.

Philadelphia-based wedding planners Lauren James Events played a huge role in helping the bride and groom’s fairytale wedding dreams come to life. After a classic car ride from her childhood home to Fairmount Park, Morgan met Justin under a stunning wrought-iron archway wrapped in flowers and vines. The couple exchanged heartfelt vows to one another in front of their friends and family in the midst of the majestic and whimsical gardens of the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center.

After the ceremony, the princess bride and her prince were taken away on a horse-drawn carriage to join their loved ones for a magical evening of celebration. Their reception was held underneath a tent on the Horticulture Center property, filled with violet- and lavender-colored florals designed from the vision of Petah Bashano Event Design.

Not only were the decorations stunning, but one decoration in particular was looking especially delicious! The Donut Tree (yes, you read that right!) was definitely a hot spot for photos and satisfying your sweet tooth after the main course. Philip Gabriel Photography captured several great shots around The Donut Tree, as well as countless beautiful moments throughout the evening.

When the wedding party and guests weren’t chatting and reminiscing about stories of the bride and groom, they were dancing the night away to the sensational musical performance by The Vincent James Band.

Fireworks capped off the magical evening, and Morgan and Justin were caught stealing more than one kiss in the middle of the show! Congratulations to the happy couple, and best wishes for a life of happiness together!

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A Fresh & Fun Greek Wedding At Front & Palmer

Aug
01
2017

The Allure Films team had a blast being a part of Ali and Matt’s Greek wedding in Philadelphia! This fun couple and beautiful venue made the day unforgettable.

It was clear that our bride, groom, and all of their guests were having an amazing time celebrating! It was a pleasure capturing some special moments between our bride and groom in the City of Brotherly Love. We know that all of these special moments (big & small) add up to build amazing memories.

Ali and Matt Greek Wedding

After a rehearsal dinner at Estia, a popular Greek restaurant in the heart of Center City, Ali and Matt tied the knot at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church. This was followed up with an amazing reception at Front & Palmer, named one of America’s top 45 wedding venues by Brides.com. This unique and modern venue sure has a lot to offer!

After a few heartfelt words for the newlyweds, guests enjoyed a memorable evening of delectable food, dancing, and of course, lots of cake! Who doesn’t love cake?

Enjoy a short preview of Ali & Matt’s wedding day below.

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M2 Photography | 45 Riots | Front & Palmer | The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia | Estia



Fun and Florals at Rebecca and Jared’s Spring Wedding

Jun
05
2017

Rebecca and Jared were all smiles, all day at their elegant spring wedding in Center City Philadelphia. They chose the Rittenhouse Hotel, a stylish and flexible venue, for their special day. With several elegant spaces to choose from, the hotel can be outfitted to match any vision.

This lovely couple decorated with florals and fabrics to achieve their springtime vision. After the ceremony, guests didn’t have to travel far. They enjoyed a fun evening of dinner and dancing right at the Rittenhouse!

The talented team at Lacroix provided a delicious meal that swept the guests off their feet, including a flowery cake that looked almost too good to eat. ]

Spring Wedding - Rittenhouse Hotel

Rebecca and Jared loved celebrating their special day with family and friends. We hope they enjoy their wedding video as much as Allure Films enjoyed filming it!

Take a look at some of the highlights from this spring wedding:

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The Rittenhouse | Wren Photography | 45 Riots | Love & Fresh Flowers



Warming Hearts With A Wintry Kimmel Center Wedding

May
15
2017

Winter weddings are becoming more and more popular every year. We’re so lucky to live in a city with tons of gorgeous indoor venues to house your wintry celebration, like the Kimmel Center in the heart of Philadelphia!

This beautiful performing arts center boasts soaring glass ceilings and unbeatable views of the city, as well as multiple spaces within the venue that can be customized to fit your every need. Situated on the Avenue of the Arts, its location provides perfect access to all of Philadelphia’s best spots for a photo shoot. Just take a look at some of the incredible images that Allure Films captured on Laura and Greg’s wedding day.

Kimmel Center Wedding - Laura and Greg

Laura and Greg’s stunning Kimmel Center wedding was made even more romantic by the chilly weather. It just gave them one more excuse to stay snuggled together the entire day!

The day was filled with passionate words, an incredible venue, and a stunning bride and groom who couldn’t stop smiling at each other. Their wedding day was nothing short of spectacular, and we were honored to be a part of such a memorable day.

Enjoy a preview of Laura and Greg’s Kimmel Center wedding below!

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Susan Stripling | American Deluxe | Kimmel Center | Petals Lane | Lauren James Events



Feast Your Eyes On This Ravishing Rittenhouse Hotel Wedding

May
03
2017

Get the tissues ready – you’ll certainly need them for Diana and Simon’s heartfelt vows!

This adoring couple tied the knot at The Rittenhouse Hotel in the heart of Philadelphia’s most prestigious neighborhood. This picturesque venue is breathtaking to begin with, but paired with the beautiful stylings of Lamsback Floral Decorators, it was transformed into a scene right out of a fairytale.

We were thrilled when Diana and Simon asked Allure Films to document their big day. It was a pleasure being a part of such a fun and romantic wedding. Family and friends were swept off their feet from beginning to end. Guests had nothing but sweet stories to share about our bride and groom.

Rittenhouse Hotel Wedding

It was a pleasure working alongside our good friends at Baiada Photography to document this unforgettable day. Please enjoy a short preview from Diana and Simon’s Rittenhouse Hotel wedding below:

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Baiada Photography | EBE | Lamsback Floral Decorators | The Rittenhouse Hotel



Why You Need To Invite A Drone To Your Wedding

Apr
25
2017

Want footage that will truly set your wedding video apart from all the rest? Take to the skies!

Drone footage can add an awesome cinematic perspective to your wedding film. Allure Films uses a state-of-the-art drone to soar above your wedding venue, capturing incredible video of your wedding unfolding before your eyes.

Send the drone out before guests arrive to record tents, tables, and chairs being set up. Let the drone soar above your reception and get your entire guest list waving at the camera in one fantastic shot. The possibilities are endless!

Of course, drones are not allowed at every venue – leave it to Allure Films to check and see if it’s permitted at your location before we add a drone to your “guest list.”

Don’t wait a moment longer! Contact Allure Films today and reserve our state-of-the-art drone for your wedding day!

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What Are The Top Wedding Photo Locations In Philadelphia?

Apr
13
2017

Allure Films has had the privilege of attending countless weddings throughout Philadelphia. We’re thrilled that so many couples have chosen us to document their special day!

One of the first questions that most of our couples ask during their initial wedding video consultation is, “What are the most popular wedding photo locations in Philadelphia?” It’s an excellent question to ask, since Philly is full of incredible places to steal kisses with your partner for life!

Fortunately, some of the top wedding photo locations are situated right in the heart of the city. Take a look at this clip from a summer wedding where we were able to capture stunning images of the happy couple in Rittenhouse Square, at the Art Museum, on Broad Street, and in front of the Academy of Music:

The Art Museum is arguably one of the most iconic landmarks in Philadelphia. Most people recognize it thanks to the infamous “Rocky pose,” but hidden within its nooks and crannies are countless stunning photo opportunities other than just throwing two fists in the air!

With City Hall in the background and a conveniently located median, most of our couples request a stop along Broad Street. It’s the perfect place for a romantic dip-and-kiss photo; despite the city traffic crawling by on either side, the world seems to stand still and focus on the two of you.

Rittenhouse Square is a tree-lover’s paradise. Flowering bushes are shaded by centuries-old branches. Fountains and sculptures pop out of hidden corners. You and your new Mr. or Mrs. will feel like you’re lost in a never-ending garden, as the city noise seems to fade away.

Philadelphia has such a rich history. Many street lamps are still lit by gas-fueled flames, like the Academy of Music. Built 160 years ago, this stunning structure has seen performances by some of the most infamous musicians and performers of its time. Add a bit of your own story to its history by snapping a few photos in front of its façade.

No matter where you choose to say “I Do,” you can trust Allure Films to find plenty of stunning spots along the way to snap a few photos and record a stolen kiss or two. We’re here to help you make your day as magical as possible, and to capture every moment on film!

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A Wedding Time Lapse Lets You Relive Your Big Day In Minutes

Apr
11
2017

They say that your wedding day passes by in “the blink of an eye.”

What if you could have that “blink of an eye” captured on film to cherish forever? With a wedding time lapse video, you can!

Allure Films always loves setting up a couple of cameras throughout ceremony and reception spaces when we’re filming weddings. These cameras are set to record the entire day, including setup and your guests entering, leaving, and partying the night away!

This is the perfect way to see all of the work involved in making your dream wedding come true. You can take in all of the behind-the-scenes moments, and watch your entire day unfold before your eyes in a way you never thought you could.

Take a look at this wedding time lapse video taken in Newtown Square at the stunning Ellis Preserve:

It’s such an amazing feeling to watch your venue transform into the romantic space where you and your spouse said “I Do.” Commemorate that incredible day by asking Allure Films to add a time lapse into your wedding video. Your friends and family will be quite impressed!

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