We want to wish a happy one year anniversary to Shari and Ryan! They will be celebrating their anniversary this upcoming weekend. After getting married at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, they continued their celebration at Cescaphe’s Downtown Club. We had the pleasure of working with our friends from Baiada Photography on this special day. Beautiful Blooms transformed the venue with their floral decor as well.
Our Allure Films team was happy to film Shari and Ryan’s special day and hope they look back this weekend on their memories from that day. We hope you have a wonderful weekend. Happy anniversary!
Enjoy a look back at their wedding in the video below:
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!
Allure Films was thrilled when the happy couple invited us to document their special day. With stunning views of Independence Mall, the Ben Franklin Bridge, and the Delaware River, we couldn’t wait to get to the Down Town Club and start filming!
The décor in the ballroom was flawless. We loved capturing Jennifer’s astonished look when she walked into the room for the first time and saw her dream wedding brought to life.
The day was made even better when we learned that our good friends at Philip Gabriel Photography would be there photographing the gorgeous wedding! They did an amazing job capturing each moment as it unfolded, right alongside our team.
Jennifer and Michael’s big day was filled with smiles, love, and memories that will last a lifetime, thanks to the experts at Allure Films!
Cescaphe Event Group Down Town Club Wedding for Sarah and Shmuel
A wedding with Cescaphe Event Group is sure to be one to remember. Sarah and Shmuel decided to plan their wedding at the Down Town Club. This glamorous venue was the perfect pick for the happy couple. The tall windows within the ballroom overlook Old City and the Delaware River. In addition to the views, the inside is equally as stunning. Marble floors and wood panelling create an elegant atmosphere for weddings. Paired with decor from Evantine Design, Sarah and Shmuel had the perfect set up for their big day.
The First Look
Before their ceremony, Sarah and Shmuel met outside for a touching first look. Sarah’s face immediately lit up when Shmuel tapped her shoulder. The love between them shone through with every smile. It was such a touching moment for our Allure Films team to capture. Our friends from Philip Gabriel Photography also joined us in capturing their big day though photography.
A Down Town Club Wedding Ceremony
After meeting, the two headed inside for a traditional Jewish ceremony. Under the beautifully decorated chuppah, Sarah and Shmuel became husband and wife. After the ceremonial smashing of the glass, everyone cheered and shouted “mazel tov!” to the newlyweds. Then, they made their way back up the aisle, and into the reception area.
The Down Town Club ballroom was beautifully decorated with large glass vases, white and pink flowers, and soft white candles. The romantic decor paired with the Down Town Club’s elegant scenery created a gorgeous reception venue. BVT Live’s Jellyroll joined in at the reception to provide great entertainment. All of the guests danced and sang along to the music all night.
As the speeches started, Sarah’s father summed it up best for the two. Life should not be filled with complications, but simply only the best things. He said, “May you lead the life you always imagined: surrounded my friends, family, and most especially, love.”
Both families were so excited for the couple to marry. Through many congratulations and well wishes, you could feel the genuine compassion in the room. Sarah’s sister said, “Shmuel has a beautiful heart. The love that our family feels for him is immeasurable. He is a gift from God. He is just perfect for my sister and more than I deserve for a brother.” It was such a touching sentiment to hear the kindness between families as they became one. Sarah’s father also stated that he always wanted a son.
The night continued on with more laughter, dancing, and love. It was a perfect day for Sarah and Shmuel to begin their lives together.
Wow. The bride and groom couldn’t have picked a better venue to celebrate their big day!
Sarah and Shmuel celebrated a dazzling day at the Down Town Club in Philadelphia. Among family and friends, our bride and groom shared memorable moments and traditions as they exchanged vows.
It quickly became obvious how much both families cherish this adoring couple. Their kind and touching words about Sarah and Shmuel will certainly be something to remember, and the Allure Films team was pleased to capture it all on film!
After their touching traditional Jewish ceremony, the newlyweds wandered down to the reception hall, where they were stunned by the beauty of the space!
The Down Town Club is both modern and luxurious, a perfect fit for Sarah & Shmuel’s wedding celebration. It offers panoramic views of the city for all to enjoy.
The guests had a blast celebrating with the happy couple. We’ve never seen so many people out on the dance floor! The decorations were stunning, the food was quickly devoured, and the band kept the party going all night long.
Great choice Sarah and Shmuel! And a big thank you for allowing us to be a part of your big day!
A couple’s wedding day is a perfect reflection of their personalities, both as individuals and as a couple.
Allure Films was fortunate enough to join a lovely couple, Heather & Seth, on one of their most important days: the day they both said “I do”.
Heather and Seth celebrated both their ceremony and reception at a Philly hot spot, The Down Town Club. Here’s why this gorgeous location was the perfect fit for our bride and groom:
Location & Scenery
The Down Town Club is just one block from Philadelphia’s historic district, which features famous landmarks such as Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell, and The National Constitution Center.
It offers many prime formal photo settings, such as Washington Square Park and The First & Second Banks of the United States. We were able to capture several historic settings on Heather and Seth’s big day.
Modern & Luxurious
The building itself is a perfect duet between modern and colonial styling. The classic architecture includes elegant amenities that suited the bride and groom perfectly. The marble floors and hand-carved moldings really give The Down Town Club its own unique style.
Another big bonus for Heather and Seth was that they were able to share their ceremony and reception with family and friends in one spot.
The Down Town Club does an incredible job transforming from a classic formal ceremony site to a modern and exciting reception area, all while maintaining its elegance! This means that Heather and Seth didn’t have to gather their wedding party and guests to head to another location (which can also add a whole new level of stress for some).
Sometimes it’s nice to just “stay put” in one spot and let the professionals transform the location to meet your visions. Please check out a preview from their big day below:
We are so glad this venue turned out to be the perfect fit for Heather and Seth. Congratulations again, and thank you for allowing us to document your special day!