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Appleford Estate Wedding – Rachel & Shawn Video

February 3, 2021 Appleford Estate

An Appleford Estate Wedding Ceremony and Reception

Rachel and Shawn celebrated their big day with a beautiful Appleford Estate wedding in Villanova. With lush greenery, a fieldstone home, and sparkling ponds and waterfalls, Appleford feels like a romantic dream.  This 24 acre venue is perfect for outdoor weddings along rows or flowers and forest. In her vows, Rachel recalled how she wanted to feel like a Disney princess growing up. With Appleford Estate’s fairytale venue and finding Shawn as her prince, Rachel’s dreams came true.

Appleford Estate Wedding Outdoor Photo

Outdoor Wedding Photo at Appleford Estate

The First Look

Before the day began, Rachel and Shawn shared their first look upon Appleford’s grounds. Their humorous and emotional meeting summed up the kind of couple that they are. At first, Shawn did not get close enough to Rachel so did not see him, prompting him to give a tug on her veil. A bit stunned, Rachel turned and laughed with her soon to be husband. They were a mixture of laughter and tears as they saw each other for the first time on their wedding day. Shawn remarked, “You look beautiful” as he wiped a tear from his eye. After their heartfelt meeting, Rachel and Shawn continued on to pose for photos around the estate.

First Look at Appleford Estate

Photo Opportunities

We were joined by our friends from Philip Gabriel Photography on this special day. Working alongside them, our Allure Films captured Rachel and Shawn’s shared moments. All across Appleford Estate there are a multitude of picturesque backdrops. These made for gorgeous wedding photos for the two. In every photo, their smiles were so genuine, it was like they were not even aware that we were there to get videos and photos. The two walked hand in hand through the gardens and ponds to make their way to the ceremony location.

Wedding Ceremony at Appleford Estate

An Outdoor Appleford Estate Wedding Ceremony

Rachel and Shawn shared their intimate ceremony in the grass at the estate. Large, overhanging trees filled the area’s background.  Luckily, they had beautiful weather for their outdoor ceremony and the sun shone through the trees through it. White flower petals lined the aisle and led up to a beautifully decorated chuppah. Rachel and Shawn shared personalized vows and a sand mixing tradition for their ceremony. During their vows, there was a mix of humor and sincerity. Shawn choked up throughout his vows, while referencing inside jokes between the two. He also vowed “If you ever lose your sparkle, I will shine you up to your former luster, and if you ever get lost, I will guide you home because home is where you are, and home is where I want to be.” After the vows, they celebrated with a unity ceremony. This ceremony has the two combine different colored sand into a container, representing their lives being joined together in union. When pronounced, their guests cheered wildly for the two newlyweds.

Appleford Estate Wedding

The Reception

The reception was held on Appleford Estate’s outdoor terrace. Guests danced and dined inside and out of the stone terrace. Family and friends gave speeches about Rachel and Shawn individually and their relationship together. Each speech developed one theme, however, Rachel and Shawn are each other’s best match. The two continued to celebrate throughout the night with more laughter, dancing, and smiles. We were so grateful that our Allure Films could help capture such a magical day. Rachel and Shawn, we hope you two share many more days of laughter together. Mazel tov!

Appleford Estate Terrace Wedding

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To get another inside look on what it’s like to have an Appleford Estate Wedding, read all about Anya and Russell’s wedding day:

https://allurefilms.com/anya-russell-appleford-estate-wedding-video/

You’ll Fall In Love With This Stunning Rittenhouse Hotel Wedding

A Rittenhouse Hotel Wedding Story

Brittany and David’s Rittenhouse Hotel wedding was a day filled with love, laughter and plenty of Penn Pride!

As young college freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, Brittany and David were introduced to an education and a love they would share with one another for an eternity beyond those next four years. Since the city of Philadelphia is where these two college sweethearts first met, it was only fitting that Brittany and David came back from NYC to tie the knot at the city’s celebrated and historic Rittenhouse Hotel.

Allure Films and Cliff Mautner Photography were at Brittany and David’s wedding to photograph and film beautiful moments between the couple and their wedding party inside the hotel, as well as outside against the picturesque backdrop of Rittenhouse Square Park. Both the ceremony and reception took place in the hotel’s ballroom, which was magically transformed while guests enjoyed cocktail hour. Philadelphia’s Evantine Design team were behind all of the spectacular floral arrangements, including the gorgeous hanging floral display that served as the couple’s chuppah.

After the beautiful ceremony, everyone let loose on the dance floor and hammed it up for the photobooth station, which provided tons of fun props and buttons with sayings such as “PENN IS MY HAPPY PLACE.” When the guests were wiped out from taking photos and dancing, they were sure to stop by the bagel wall! David’s company, Schmear It, provided a wide variety of bagels and “Schmear” to satisfy the guests’ biggest cravings.

Brittany and David, Mazel Tov and Go Quakers from all of us at Allure Films!

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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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Happy Anniversary Samantha and Spencer!

Philadelphia Wedding Videographer

| Rittenhouse Hotel Wedding  | Allure Films

Rittenhouse hotel wedding

On June 26th, Allure Films had the honor to be Samantha and Spencer’s wedding videographer in Philadelphia.  

We are celebrating their one year wedding anniversary!  We are so glad our team filmed their beautiful wedding day and captured so many heartwarming moments. They held the wedding at the lavish beautiful  Rittenhouse Hotel that overlooks  Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Rittenhouse Hotel is rated Four-Star because their team caters to every aspect of your wedding to make it an elegant and memorable event.

Samantha and Spencer were such a great couple to work with, and we are so glad our Allure Films team was able to record their special day. They shared their endearing story with us, as high school sweethearts, Samantha and Spencer have grown up together and learned to love each other more each year as time went on. Your spouse should be both your love and your best friend. Samantha and Spencer are both of these to each other, making them an amazing couple and such an honor to meet them.

While they exchanged vows, family and friends looked on with love & support. Beautiful flowers hung overhead on the chuppah.  A chuppah holds a beautiful tradition and symbolism. It represents the Jewish home with its four posts and its cloth canopy.  The gorgeous arrangement was from Evantine Design. When the two exchanged their first kiss as husband and wife, their guests erupted with applause.

During the reception, more of Evantine Design’s arrangements decorated the beautiful venue. Everyone mingled and hugged the bride and groom as they made their entrance. Our friends from Philip Gabriel Photography accompanied us and took great photos of the special day. The crowd of guests kept their feet moving to music from Empire Sound throughout the night. There was so much excitement, especially when the couple was lifted in the air during the hora. The Hora, or chair dance typically danced to the music of the traditional Jewish song. The bride and groom are often hoisted into the air on chairs while their friends and family dance in a circle around them. Such an awesome tradition!  

Their families welcomed each other with open arms and raved about having new family members that they are so grateful for.  Many people commented that they were their favorite couple. The reception was filled with hugs, heartfelt speeches, and of course, love.  You could feel the love in the air!

We had such a great time filming Samantha and Spencer’s wedding day for them. We are happy to know that they can always relive that day through their wedding film. These are special moments that capture the spirit of the day.  Congratulations again Samantha and Spencer! We know you have many more great memories to come. Happy anniversary!

Allure Films is a top Philadelphia Wedding videographer company. Our expertise provides award winning films that capture the precious moments.  .

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Elisa and Bryce’s Union Trust Wedding

June 17, 2020 Union Trust, Wedding Films

union trustElisa and Bryce celebrated their wedding day at Finley Catering’s Union Trust Ballroom. The two couldn’t have picked a better venue to celebrate their special day. Throughout the day, our Allure Films team captured their unforgettable memories on film.

For a couple like Elisa and Bryce, it is so easy to showcase their love on film. Every person at their reception talked about Elisa’s “heart of gold” and Bryce’s ability to match that love. Marriages make a team, and Elisa and Bryce make the best one.

During the reception, we worked alongside our friends from Baiada Photography. As they photographed and we filmed, Silver Sound DJs kept everyone’s energy up on the dance floor. Filled with smiles, laughter, dancing, and most importantly, love, Elisa and Bryce celebrated a beautiful wedding day.

We’re so honored to have filmed Elisa and Bryce’s wedding at Union Trust. We wish you two all the best, congratulations again!

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A Gorgeous Wedding Day at the Ballroom at the Ben

We had the honor of filming Colleen and Steve’s wedding day at the Ballroom at the Ben. The two had a beautiful church ceremony, but then continued on to their reception at the Ballroom at the Ben. This Finley Catering venue was the perfect  choice for their elegant wedding day.

They celebrated with the help of EBE Talent, who kept everyone on the dancefloor. Evantine Design made this day even more beautiful with their gorgeous decor. Our Allure Films team captured this day on film and worked alongside Alison Conklin Photography who took photographs for the couple.

Colleen and Steve truly had such a heartwarming and special day. Every family member and friend seemed to have something to say about their favorite couple. Colleen’s sister said in her speech, “If I could have handpicked a guy for my sister to marry, it would have been Steve.” Everyone agrees that they are a “10/10” couple overall!

Congratulations Colleen and Steve! We wish you many more joyful days together.

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Kelly and Michael’s Wedding Day at Union Trust

March 18, 2020 Union Trust, Wedding Films

union trustKelly and Michael celebrated a beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony and then a reception at the Union Trust. During the reception, Michael’s family expressed their joy in finally having Kelly as part of the family.

Kelly’s father also welcomed Michael into their family with open arms all because of one thing Michael said to him. Michael said, “I just want to make Kelly happy.” In all marriages, making your partner happy is the goal, but hearing it aloud from his future son-in-law created a great bond between Kelly’s father and Michael.

Our Allure Films team had a great time filming all of these beautiful moments. We also worked alongside our friends from Philip Gabriel Photography who took beautiful photos of the couple in and around Union Trust. Silver Sound DJs entertained Kelly, Michael, and their guests and kept everyone on the dancefloor. Finley Catering also provided amazing food for everyone at Union Trust. The whole day was filled with so much joy from everyone, making Kelly and Michael’s day even more special.

Congratulations again Kelly and Michael! We wish you many more days filled with smiles and laughter.

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A Wedding Celebration at the Logan Hotel

February 26, 2020 The Logan Hotel, Wedding Films

the loganCaitlin and Jeremy married at St. Patricks Church in Philadelphia, and then followed it up with a reception at the The Logan Hotel. Inside the Logan, family members gathered to give their speeches to the bride and the groom. Caitlin’s sister had a touching speech where she formally introduced Jeremy into the family as her “brother and friend.” We love seeing so many supportive people in one place to celebrate love.

At this wedding, we were joined by Cliff Mautner Photography in capturing Caitlin and Jeremy’s special day. Carl Alan Floral Design beautifully transformed the Logan into an even more magical-feeling venue. Our Allure Films team was so lucky to film every replayable memory for the two to watch later in their happily married life.

Surrounded by family and friends, Caitlin and Jeremy celebrated with the help of the Charles St. Paul Band.  They danced the horah and everyone had a great time with the bride and groom throughout the night. We were honored to film such a fun and joyful wedding day for them.

Mazel Tov Caitlin and Jeremy! We hope you have many more happy days together.

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Jessica and Thomas’s Wedding at Water Works

Cescaphe Water Works

At Water Works by Cescaphe, Jessica and Thomas truly had a wedding day to remember in Philadelphia. They started out getting ready at the Logan Hotel, where Thomas saw his bride-to-be for the first time. Their first look was so touching to film, as Thomas’ looked at Jessica with such awe. From there, they travelled to the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul for their ceremony. After exchanging their vows, the two headed out to their reception at Cescaphe’s Water Works.

Water Works is a stunning venue on its own, but was brought to life even more by Beautiful Blooms. We worked alongside Ryan Eda Photography to capture every piece of this amazing day. Underneath the tented area, string lights illuminated the reception. The night was lit up even more by all of the love and excitement from Jessica and Thomas’ friends and family.

Cescaphe catered this wonderful event and served up some fiery dishes. Jessica, Thomas, and all of their guests dined and danced the rest of their night away at Water Works. Our Allure Films team was so lucky to film such a beautiful wedding.

Congratulations Jessica and Thomas! We wish you many more magical days together!

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A Classic Wedding Day at the Union League

January 17, 2020 The Union League, Wedding Films

Union LeagueCouple Courtney and Mark married at Saint Patrick’s Church and celebrated their reception at the Union League of Philadelphia. Their wedding day embodied a classic elegance in historic Philadelphia. From poses in front of City Hall, to riding around in a classic car, Courtney and Mark got to their reception in style.

Throughout the night family members and friends gave heartfelt speeches about the couple’s love for each other. Courtney’s sister raved about how happy she is that Mark is finally a part of the family. Even after so many weddings, it’s always heartwarming to see so much love from so many people in one room.

The night continued with music from the Uptown Band, who gave great entertainment to everyone. We also worked alongside Sarah DiCicco who photographed for the couple. Our Allure Films team loved filming such a classic and romantic wedding day for Courtney and Mark at the Union League and in historic Philly.

Congratulations to the happy couple! We wish you more days filled with happiness, laughter, and love.

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