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An Out of this World Wedding at the Franklin Institute

March 27, 2019 The Logan Hotel, Wedding Films

Franklin InstituteBefore heading over to the Franklin Institute, Alanna and Mike got ready for their wedding at The Logan Hotel. In the midst of the excitement, Alanna and Mike’s dog wanted to join in on the fun as well. While getting ready, their dog delivered a love note from Mike to Alanna that brought her to happy tears.

After finishing up at the Logan, the wedding party relocated to the Franklin Institute for the ceremony. Alanna and Mike decided to have a unique wedding under the moon and stars at the Franklin Institute‘s Planetarium. Joined by family, friends, and their dog, the pair tied the knot. They truly celebrated an out of this world celebration at this unique ceremony location. After exchanging their vows, the celebration continued in Institute’s rotunda with live musical entertainment from Chico’s Vibe.

At Allure Films, we love filming incredible and unique weddings like this one. Our friends from Campli Photography also joined us and photographed for Alanna and Mike’s big day. We were grateful to capture all of the special moments throughout such an exciting day.

Congratulations Alanna and Mike! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

A Glistening Wedding at the Ballroom at the Ben

Ballroom at the BenAn abundance of happy tears flowed throughout Crystal and Giuliano’s wedding day. After preparation at the Hotel Monaco, the couple relocated to the Ballroom at the Ben for their ceremony and reception.  They vowed that the day was not about starting a new life, but strengthening the bond they already had together.

During the reception, no one got through their speeches without shedding a few happy tears. Everyone genuinely adored the couple and their decision to come together as husband and wife. In celebration, family and friends danced the night away with the newlyweds to entertainment from DJ Sat-One. As the dancing ensued, flashing lights and sparkling towers made the reception even more exciting.

Our Allure Films team was honored to film this day, especially since we were able to work alongside our talented friends from Philip Gabriel Photography. It is easy to capture true love like that between Crystal and Giuliano. We wish them so many more exciting days together.

Congratulations Crystal and Giuliano!

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A Scenic Outdoor Ceremony at The Logan

The Logan HotelSurrounded by their biggest supporters, Michael and Heather got married at The Logan Hotel in Philadelphia. In an outdoor ceremony with lush grass, fountains. and flowers, Michael and Heather tied the knot.

Before joining together as husband and wife, each of them was fiercely loyal in their friendships. In the Maid of Honor’s speech, she told of Heather’s unyielding friendship and support throughout the years. The Best Man also spoke about Michael’s continuous support and how much of his best traits reflect in Heather. By enhancing their best qualities in each other, Heather and Michael found a love that will last forever.

After the ceremony, the crowd enjoyed a cocktail hour in the candlelit courtyard area. They then filtered into the connected Ballroom for the rest of the night. During the reception, The Eddie Bruce Orchestra entertained and had guests dancing the whole night. Our team at Allure Films captured this special day for the couple and are happy to give the bride and groom a way to watch their wedding in years to come. Our friends from Campli Photography joined us in photographing wedding memories for Michael and Heather.

Mazel Tov Michael and Heather! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

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A Sparkling Wedding in Logan Square

January 15, 2019 The Logan Hotel, Wedding Films

basilicaThe best couples understand that even in the busiest of times, you should still make time for each other. Through long hours and busy schedules from their medical professions, the two always supported each other. While John’s original rule was to stay a bachelor through his residency, his love for Christyna changed his mind. Their strong relationship led them to a joyful wedding day, starting out in Logan Square. At The Logan, the couple and wedding party prepared for the ceremony, located at St. Peter and St. Paul Basilica.

After relocating to the Basilica, the ceremony began. In front of family and friends, John and Christyna joined together in a new partnership. They vowed to stay by each other’s sides and continue to grow in faith and love together.

The newlyweds then relocated a third time to the Please Touch Museum in Fairmount Park. The charming venue came with a carousel ride to begin the celebration. In the banquet hall, Carl Alan Floral Designs decorated the room with gorgeous flower arrangements. The fun continued as CTO Tribeca began to entertain with their 10-piece band. Guests danced and sang along to keep the celebration going.

Throughout the exciting day and night, our Allure Films team captured these exciting moments. Our friends from Philip Gabriel Photography also helped capture these memories in photos. We were honored to capture this day for Christyna and John for them to look back on for years to come.

Congratulations Christyna and John! We wish you happiness in every day together!

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Logan’s Bat Mitzvah at the Bluestone Country Club

December 13, 2018 The Logan Hotel, Wedding Films

BluestoneAfter months of practice, Logan starter her Bat Mitzvah celebration at the Bluestone Country Club in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Surrounded by family and friends, Logan led her transitional ceremony. While everyone was happy to be a part of the ceremony, Logan’s mother looked especially proud of her daughter. She reflected on her own Bat Mitzvah, twenty five years prior, to tell Logan how important this day was. The Rabbi remarked on Logan’s hard work and how her “light” shines through her in everything she does. After the touching ceremony, Logan and her guests relocated for her party.

As Logan entered the room, she joined her mother on the dance floor for a synchronized dance. Other dancers also joined in for a choreographed performance her guests will always remember. Surrounded by so many people, Logan and her guests danced all night. The fun continued as Logan’s friends told her how much they appreciated her friendship over the years.  The love and support given to Logan made her Bat Mitzvah truly special. Our team at Allure Films was grateful to capture such a heartfelt day.

Mazel Tov, Logan! We wish for more happy memories for you and your family.

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Tara and Anthony’s Elegant Wedding Day

Rittenhouse Hotel ReceptionAfter years of knowing each other, Tara and Anthony’s connection turned into everlasting love. Even when they were apart for a little while, Tara still held a place in Anthony’s heart. After finding an old mixtape she made for him years before, he realized his feelings never changed. Inspired by the music, Anthony knew this sign meant he should be with Tara. After reconnecting, the two tied the knot in St. Thomas of Villanova to start their future together.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds and guests went to the Rittenhouse Hotel for a reception. The beautiful Rittenhouse Hotel gave the couple indoor and outdoor accommodations for their stylish reception. After the couple’s breathtaking first dance,  Faze 4’s True Blue  entertained guests for the rest of the night.

Our Allure Films team was lucky enough to be a part of such an elegant day. We were honored to film these moments for Tara and Anthony. Our friends from Baida Photography also joined us by photographing all of the special moments.

Congratulations Tara and Anthony! We wish for many happy years to come.

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Keep Your Guests Close At Your Ritz Carlton Philadelphia Wedding

Ritz-Carlton Hotel Wedding

Are you searching for the perfect place to host your wedding ceremony and reception, all in one convenient (and gorgeous!) location? The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Philadelphia just might be the venue of your dreams.

Hillary Gordon and Andy Apfelbaum fell in love with The Ritz’s exquisite Grand Ballroom and perfect location right in the heart of Center City. Just seconds away from City Hall, The Ritz is a celebrated and newly renovated hotel with amazing vistas and beautiful architecture that makes for great backdrops for wedding day photographs.

Allure Films was there to record every breathtaking moment during Hillary and Andy’s wedding day. The creative visionaries of the Evantine Design team were responsible for transforming the Grand Ballroom from an intimate and romantic ceremony venue to a beautiful dining and dancing space in an instant.

Imagine the guests’ surprise when they stepped out of the Grand Ballroom for cocktail hour, only to be led right back into the same room for the reception which now looked completely different! We loved catching their faces on film as their jaws dropped in amazement.

EBE’s Dreamtime took charge of packing the dance floor with the guests and wedding party, including the adorable flower girls and ring bearers. In addition to the celebrated first dance and hora, Allure Films was able to document the traditional Mezinke dance, the crowning ceremony honoring the bride’s parents for marrying off their last child.

Congratulations and Mazol Tov Mr. and Mrs. Apfelbaum! Here’s to many more years of love and happiness!

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A Super Bowl Themed Reception at Cescaphe’s Vie

September 26, 2018 Vie, Wedding Films

At Vie by Cescaphe, Colleen and Steven wanted an elegant wedding that also showed off their personalities. They started out with a beautiful ceremony at St. Timothy’s Church. Colleen wore a sparkling dress while her soon-to-be husband wore an indigo-colored tuxedo. The two exchanged vows at the alter and their family and friends erupted with cheers.

After the traditional ceremony, then came the fun. Before the reception, the wedding party covered their formal attire with customized Eagles’ jerseys. Colleen and Steven used their wedding to celebrate the Eagles’ 2018 Super Bowl victory. They even had a Super Bowl-themed cake. The wedding party kept the fun going at the reception at Cescaphe’s Vie. Located in Center City, Vie is Cescaphe’s largest venue. The French-style space was a perfect choice for the couple’s large entourage of guests.

Our friends at Jelly Roll from BVTLive! kept the entertainment going all night long. With Jelly Roll’s entertaining performance, it wasn’t hard to keep the excited group on the dance floor. Our team at Allure Films captured the unique wedding day on film. John Barone Photgraphy also joined us and took great photos throughout the day.

Congratulations Colleen and Steven! We hope every day is a celebration for you.

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Karen and Matt’s Wedding of Laughter and Love

Our Lady of Lourdes Crystal Tea RoomEveryone 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.

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Harlee and Ryan’s Hotel Monaco Wedding

Hotel Monaco WeddingWhile weddings are about joining a couple as one, they are also about joining two families together. Harlee and Ryan had an elegant ceremony at the Hotel Monaco and celebrated with family and friends at their reception at the Cescaphe Ballroom.

At the hotel, the couple exchanged vows in one of the Hotel Monaco’s beautiful ballrooms. With the elegant chandeliers and architecture, it is a wonderful place for a wedding.

After filming the wedding, our crew at Allure Films captured speeches from the bride’s father and brother during the reception. Her brother knew Ryan was right for Harlee when Ryan became her number one protector over him. Though it was a hard role to pass on, her brother knew Ryan was the right one for it.

During Harlee’s father’s speech, he toasted to the foundations of marriage: family, friends, fortune, and fertility. Not only were the two families combined that day, but they wanted to grow as well.

We are always grateful to work a wedding with our partners. Our partners at Baida Photography helped photograph the happy couple’s big day. EBE’s Dreamtime also entertained the crowd and had the newly joined families dancing through the night. We were all grateful to help the newlyweds celebrate their special day.

Mazel tov Harlee and Ryan! We wish you endless memories together.

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