A Down Town Club Wedding With Some Harry Potter Magic

Jun
14
2018

 

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. The Allure Films crew started our day 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. 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. And how about that wedding cake decked with a super cool flying dragon detail?! As the night went on there was lots of dancing to popular tunes spun by BVT Live‘s DJ Gaetano Basco.

Allison & Ross, may your future as husband and wife be filled with plenty of love, magic, laughter and Happily Ever After!

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A Wonderful Winter Wedding At The Atrium At The Curtis Center

May
25
2018

Everyone loves the classic love story of a cheerleader and a football player falling head-over-heels for each other. Abby & Tommy’s story is sort of like that. While one might assume the two met on the football field, the twist is the two met while working at State Farm. Who’da thunk it?!

As filmmakers, we love capturing the pre-ceremony prep portion of the big day. While the bride and groom are getting ready, they’ll usually read letters dedicated to their soon-to-be spouse and open gifts from one another. We love the thought that went behind Abby’s unique gift to Tommy: an antique 1948 Pennsylvania Railroad Conductors watch! In her letter to Tommy, Abby wrote, “I thought it was the perfect gift because I hope that with each tick our love continues to grow stronger.” How can that not pull on your heartstrings?! We also dare you not to shed a tear as Tommy’s daughter reads her special letter written for her.

Abby & Tommy exchanged their vows before friends and family at Cescaphe’s Atrium at the Curtis Center. Beautiful Blooms designed all of the beautiful floral arrangements seen at the wedding, from the bridal party bouquets to the flower arch at the altar.

Aside from the Allure Films crew being their to document the big day on film, photographer Susan Stripling was there to capture all of the moments inside, as well as outdoors against the romantic, snowy backdrop in Rittenhouse Square. It’s always a great time working with Susan!

The reception was truly a celebration consisting of a great meal, speeches and music performed by BVTLive’s Jellyroll. As dog lovers ourselves, we also loved the incredible ice sculpture modeled after Abby & Tommy’s beloved Weimaraner, Norman.

Congratulations Abby & Tommy! Here’s to an amazing future together.

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Heating Things Up At Amy & Scott’s Wonderful Winter Wedding

May
09
2018

Amy & Scott Crystal Tea Room Wedding VideoAs 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:

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A Picturesque Outdoor Setting For Anya & Russell’s Wedding Day

May
09
2018

Anya & Russell Appleford Estate Wedding VideoThere’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!

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Fall In Love With Allie & Dan’s Springton Manor Wedding

Apr
18
2018

Springton Manor Farm WeddingFor Allie & Dan, the little beach town of Avalon, New Jersey is more than just a place where they spend their summers soaking up the sun. It’s where they met each other and found their soulmate for life.

Five years ago, Allie met Dan at a party in Avalon, and from that moment on the pair were inseparable. Recently, the couple started a new chapter together by officially tying the knot and becoming husband and wife.

The bride and groom were married in a lovely Catholic ceremony at St. Patrick’s in Malvern, PA. The space was filled with beautiful floral arrangements by Tish Long.

Do any of Allie’s bridesmaids look familiar? That’s because Allure Films bride Meggie happens to be Allie’s sister and bridesmaid! As a filmmaker, it is a very unique experience when we are asked to document the different weddings of siblings within the same family. Photographer David Campli of Campli Photography was also there to capture all those amazing moments throughout the day.

The wedding ceremony was followed by a relaxing outdoor cocktail hour held at Springton Manor Farm. During cocktail hour the couple’s guests were able to drink, mingle, and take in the beautiful scenery of the property before sitting down for a delicious main course catered by J. Scott Catering. Everyone at the reception was on their feet the whole night dancing to an incredible set by the band The Heartbeats.

Allie & Dan, here’s to a lifetime of love, happiness & sharing unforgettable summers down the shore together!

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A Wedding Under The Stars At The Franklin Institute

Mar
30
2018

Nikki & Jordan's Ceremony - Franklin Institute Wedding VideoYou 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!

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Opposites Attract & Make The Perfect Pair At Lindsay & Daniel’s Wedding

Mar
28
2018

The Logan Philadelphia Wedding Video - Lindsay & DanielYou know that old saying, “Opposites attract?” Well that statement definitely holds truth when it comes to describing Lindsay & Daniel. According to Lindsay’s sister Shelby “Lindsay is the small East Coast vegetarian who is the perfect complement to Dan, a tall, blonde-haired, football- and steak-loving Texan.” Clearly, they are a match made in heaven!

After meeting in Seattle six years ago, Lindsay & Daniel headed back East and teamed up with Lauren James Events to plan what was to be an unforgettable wedding held at The Logan in Philadelphia.

The Allure Films crew arrived at the hotel to capture the heartwarming exchange between the bride and groom during their First Look. There’s nothing like documenting a First Look between the bride and groom before their wedding, and thanks to the magic of film, Lindsay & Daniel can press the rewind button on this moment for the rest of their lives. Cliff Mautner Photography was also on hand to get stunning images from the entire day.

It’s always amazing to see everyone come together to transform a hotel ballroom from a space fit for a ceremony to a space fit for a reception. Jamie Rothstein Floral & Event Design were the creative visionaries behind all of the wedding décor elements. We were in awe of the couple’s ivory floral-adorned chuppah.

The reception was a big celebration filled with plenty of great speeches and friends and family dancing to Starlight Music. The dance floor was packed the whole night, and everyone had a blast, including the happy couple.

Mazel Tov Lindsay & Daniel, and here’s to a lifetime of lots of love and happiness!

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Sparks Flew & Fires Danced At This Phoenixville Foundry Wedding

Mar
18
2018

Heather-Anne & Jules Phoenixville Foundry wedding videoFor Heather-Anne and Jules’ wedding, the Allure Films crew found ourselves back at the Phoenixville Foundry for an evening of love, laughter and fire dancing. That’s right, fire dancing!

Aside from each other, this bride and groom share a passion for fire dancing. Talk about upping the entertainment ante for your guests! We bet it was the first time many of the couple’s guests got to enjoy such riveting acts at a wedding. It was such a privilege for both our filmmakers and for the photographers from Philip Gabriel Photography to capture these amazing performances.

The wedding began with the couple’s non-clergy ceremony before their friends and family in the venue’s lovely Sculpture Garden. The Foundry’s Sculpture Garden provides a perfect ambiance for an outdoor sunset ceremony. For those who don’t know, a non-clergy wedding is when the bride and groom officiate their own marriage without a third party clergy member. This allowed for the bride and groom’s vows to be truly their own, giving them the chance to reflect on their love and devotion to one another.

We also want to give an honorable mention to the bridal party’s twist on the traditional bouquet. Instead of holding a full floral bouquet, the bride walked down the aisle holding a lantern that lit her way, designed in collaboration with the couple’s floral designer Carl Alan Designs. Truly a unique touch!

At the reception, the dance floor of the Phoenixville Foundry’s Cupola Ballroom was packed thanks to fabulous music by the Silver Sound Entertainment. To close the celebration, Heather-Anne and Jules had surprised their guests with the perfect ending to their big night with a beautiful firework display. This was truly a wedding full of sparks in every sense of the word.

Congratulations Heather-Anne and Jules, and here’s to a lifetime together filled with love and adventure!

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Watch This Video To See Why We’re The #1 Jersey Shore Wedding Videographer

Mar
03
2018

There’s nothing like a seaside wedding, and Jennifer and Anthony’s wedding was certainly something special.

Jennifer and Anthony exchanged vows before their friends and family in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf ClubMoffa Photography was there to get amazing shots during the ceremony, as well as afterwards at the reception held in the resort’s Presidential Ballroom. There was not a dry eye in the house after the Maid of Honor speech dedicated to Jennifer – her best friend and sister – and her new brother Anthony. After a few more touching speeches, the DJs from DiNardo Brothers Entertainment had everyone on their feet dancing to songs fit for a celebration.

Love was in the air the entire day…and so was our camera drone, capturing great aerial outdoor film footage of the happy couple. We pride ourselves on using only the latest in technology to deliver a stunning recorded memory of one of the biggest days of your life. It’s no wonder we’re constantly ranked as a top Jersey Shore wedding videographer!

Take a look at this sneak peek video of Jennifer and Anthony’s big day, and see how awesome drone footage can make your wedding video look:

Congratulations Jennifer and Anthony, Allure Films wishes you both a lifetime filled with love and happiness together!

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Going For Gold At Michal & Daniel’s Springfield Country Club Wedding

Feb
12
2018

Michal did not have to compete in the Olympics to get her gold; she met the love of her life – Daniel Gold – during their first semester at Temple University! These two finally made it official and tied the knot at the Springfield Country Club surrounded by friends and family, in a ceremony that far outshone anything you’ll see on an Olympic podium.

Aside from wearing her own engagement ring, Michal also wore two other rings in honor of some very important women in her family: her Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Michal wore her Grandmother’s wedding ring, along with a ring her Great-Grandmother was able to remarkably hide during the Holocaust at Auschwitz. This incredible piece of history has been kept within the family for decades, and Michal felt honored to wear it at her own wedding ceremony.

Both the ceremony and reception were held within the venue’s Grand Ballroom. Philip Gabriel Photography took many romantic outdoor shots of just the couple surrounded by the country club’s lovely outdoor landscape. Evantine Design created the backdrop for the ceremony and reception with different floral arrangements and elegant candle décor. The reception was truly a celebration consisting of a great meal and a night of dancing to live music performed by EBE Paris.

Enjoy this sneak peek at Michal & Daniel’s Springfield Country Club wedding video:

Mazel Tov Michal and Daniel! May the love and happiness you feel today shine throughout the years!

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