We had a change of pace from the wedding scene this weekend. Tim from Allure Films worked with our good friend Joe Bradley from Bradley Digital to shoot the Philadelphia Eagles game in Tampa. It was really great to be on the field with the Super Bowl Champs. Go Birds!
Everyone knows one of the keys to a good relationship is being able to have fun together. Throughout their wedding day, entertaining moments showcased Karen and Matt’s personalities. They tied the knot at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Glassboro, New Jersey and celebrated their reception at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia.
With wedding day nerves, Matt accidentally said, “I, Karen” when starting his vows. Laughter spread throughout the church and nervousness turned into hilarity. After the mishap, Karen said this moment made everything so much better. The rest of the ceremony went off without a hitch. Family and friends watched this special couple come together as one.
Our Allure Films team captured all of these wonderful wedding moments on video. Our partners at Philip Gabriel Photography took photos of the endless smiles throughout the day. We followed the wedding party to their reception venue at the Crystal Tea Room. This beautiful venue gave the couple a gorgeous space to continue their celebration. BVT Live’s Jellyroll Band kept the fun going with entertainment that kept everyone on the dance floor.
It is always a privilege to film couples that are undeniably right for each other. The newlywed couple celebrated their day with so much laughter and love.
Congratulations Karen and Matt! We wish you a lifetime of joyful moments.
Before a big move to Sweden, Jackie and Tommy tied the knot at Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish and had their reception at the Overbrook Golf Club. In front of family and friends, the couple exchanged vows. They promised to “become one” and take on anything the future may hold.
After the ceremony, the party relocated for the reception. Out on the golf green, Light Work Photography took some stunning photos of the newlyweds. Our team at Allure Films captured the exciting day on film from ceremony to reception.
Inside, the couple shared their first dance as husband and wife. Guests then shared touching stories and speeches about the bride and groom. Although she was sad to see her go, Jackie’s best friend said she was also happy to see the pair make their next step toward the future.
We wish the best of luck for the couple on their journey. Congratulations Jackie and Tommy!
While capturing weddings is always special, it is even more of a privilege to get to work for friends in the business. As one of our spectacular partners, we were touched when Vito asked our crew to document his wedding. Luckily for us, it was easy to capture the fun and love in the air at their Hard Rock Riviera Maya wedding.
Nothing would capture Vito and Bill’s personalities quite like an over the top beachside wedding. Complete with a glowing dance floor and giant “V” and “B” lit up letters, the wedding turned into quite the party. Hard Rock Riviera Maya gave the couple the perfect space for their dream wedding. As the day turned into night, the newlyweds joyfully celebrated with family and friends.
Our crew at Allure Films filmed the day for our friends’ beachside wedding. Vito and Bill also asked our partners at Pictures by Todd to photograph their big day. They captured beautiful and breezy photos of our happy couple enjoying their day in the sun.
The two truly do fit perfectly, like Legos, as they both joked about in their vows. While we have known Vito and Bill over the last few years, their friends statements truly showcased the love between them. We are honored to capture their wedding and get to see our friends start the beginning of their life as a married couple.
Here’s to a lifelong adventure for our friends, the happy couple! Congratulations Vito and Bill!
Celebrating just north of Philadelphia at the Golden Gates Restaurant, Lauren and Mitchell’s wedding showcased a perfect mix of elegant and show stopping. Always masters of creation, Evantine Design created a glamorous scene that transferred from service to reception. With the white of the flowers and Lauren’s dress, the the decorations seem to glow in the lights of the reception.
Even with all of the exciting effects, nothing outshone the bride and groom’s romantic sparks. Friends and family gave speeches and kind words about the couple’s connection and their newly joined families. During a toast, Lauren’s best friend gives a touching sentiment about how Mitchell looks at Lauren like “she is the most beautiful woman in the world.”
The always exemplary crew from Philip Gabriel Photography captured this sentiment with some beautiful moments in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall. Our partners always do a phenomenal job photographing the love between couples, an they surely did for Lauren and Mitchell. While our partners photographed the wedding, the Allure Films team captured the rest of the day on video for even more memories.
After cutting the cake, the newlyweds and guests danced the night away thanks to Golden Gates’ band and dance floor. Our crew couldn’t have been luckier to capture this couple’s spark.
Congratulations Lauren and Mitchell! We wish you a lifetime of laughter and happiness.
Allison had only known Ross for about two weeks before telling him that she was leaving for Kenya to finish up some research. Ross was not about to give up and let this amazing woman slip out of his life. When you find “the one,” you can’t let them get away! Ross booked the first flight to a continent he had never been to just to see Allison, and the rest was history. Just a few years later the couple said “I do” at Philadelphia’s Down Town Club.
If we could describe Allison & Ross’s wedding in one word, it would be “magical!” Allison and Ross got married on a day when the city looked like a winter wonderland. With snow falling, their wintery day became a perfect opportunity for photos. The snow added a magical touch to photos and videos taken outside in the city. If rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck, snow should be even more so! Allison’s gorgeous shoulder shawl kept her warm as the snow fell down on her and Ross. During their first look, they were both covered in snow, but couldn’t have been happier just to see one another. They looked at each other as if there was no one else in the world.
At the beginning of the day, The Allure Films crew started out documenting the couple’s wedding prep at the lovely Hotel Monaco. Following the wedding prep, our crew got to film (here comes that word again) “magical” moments of the couple meeting each other outside as snow was falling from the sky. Ralph Deal Photography took some beautiful photos of the couple together during this time as well. It is always an honor and a blast working with this photographer!
Both the ceremony and the reception were held at the Down Town Club. As the storm weathered on outside, Allison and Ross exchanged vows inside the club. Their vows were heartfelt and sincere as they came together as husband and wife. Their friends and family cheered as they shared their first kiss as a married couple!
After the ceremony, they made their way into the uniquely-decorated reception. The decor at the reception will make Harry Potter fans geek out when they see it in the wedding preview. The guest table seating cards were themed off of the sorting houses at Hogwarts. Instead of opting for tradition floral centerpieces, there were golden replicas of the whomping willow trees with tiny lanterns on the branches. The wedding cake had flying dragon details along it as well! These Harry Potter fans knew exactly how to bring their shared interest together for their wedding day. As the night went on there was lots of dancing to popular tunes spun by BVT Live‘s DJ Gaetano Basco. He kept everyone on the dance floor for this fun night.
Allison & Ross, may your future as husband and wife be filled with plenty of love, magic, laughter and Happily Ever After!
As 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:
There’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!
After 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!
You 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!