A Heartfelt Wedding at the Kimmel Center

Sep
11
2019

kimmel centerJames and Kara dated for four years before tieing the knot at the Kimmel Center. Together, they read each other personalized vows. James chose a poem for Kara, mixed with funny anecdotes and heartfelt thoughts. James wrapped up his vows by saying, “Kara you mean everything in the world to me, you complete my life, it’s time to end this poem, so I can finally call you my wife.”

Their ceremony had many touching moments. Family members took turns wishing them well and helping to join them together. Holding back tears, Kara’s brother and best friend officially pronounced them husband and wife.  In between the ceremony and reception, the Kimmel Center transformed for the reception. All About Events made sure that everything went smoothly and beautifully for the happy couple. We also worked with Emily Wren Photography who helped capture this special day. For entertainment, BVT Live’s Jellyroll also performed at the reception. The loving atmosphere and excellent music kept everyone together on the dancefloor.

Our Allure Films team was so grateful to be a part of James and Kara’s day at the Kimmel Center.  We hope every day is filled with happiness and love. Congratulation Kara and James!

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Karen and Matt’s Wedding of Laughter and Love

Aug
30
2018

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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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 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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Love Fills The Air – Both Indoors And Out – At Meghan & Alexander’s Wedding

Feb
13
2018

As Meghan and Alexander finished up their final undergraduate semester at the University of Notre Dame, little did they know they were about to earn a degree…and a partner for life! Meghan and Alex were married in a Catholic ceremony surrounded by their friends and family at Our Mother of Good Counsel.

Allure Films began our day of filming this joyous occasion with the bridal party prep. When Meghan had to make the decision about who she would ask to be her matron-of-honor, the answer was clearly a no-brainer: it would be both of her sisters, Mary Lauren and Katie.

Do these ladies look familiar? That’s because Allure Films had the honor of filming Mary Lauren and her husband Derek’s wedding a few short months ago!

Now, on Meghan and Alex’s big day, we followed the couple from there ceremony to a reception at the Overbrook Golf Club, where it is always great to work with Jimmy and his amazing team. No Overbrook Golf Club wedding is complete without the bride and groom getting outdoor photographs together. M2 Photography took beautiful photographs of the happy newlyweds on the club’s beautiful landscape.

The reception was a fun time filled with speeches made by the bride and groom’s immediate family members along with dancing to BVT Live’s incredible Big Ric Rising Band. Alexander and his groomsmen even treated the guests with a song performance!

Congratulations Meghan and Alexander! May your joining together bring you more joy than you can imagine!



Pure Romance At A Logan Philadelphia Wedding

Oct
17
2017

In 2009, Allure Films had the honor of capturing Lauren Briglia and Pete Pryzbylkowski’s wedding day on video.

In the summer of 2017, we were beyond thrilled to have reconnected with this amazing family and document Lauren’s sister, Alison, on her special day marrying the love of her life, Jeremy.

Everything about Alison and Jeremy’s wedding represented timeless style and pure romance. The official wedding ceremony was held at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, where the aisles of the Roman Catholic church were filled with friends and loved ones seated amongst beautiful ivory floral décor created by Evantine Design.

The reception took place at The Logan in their Grand Ballroom. The amazing floral decorations illuminated by countless candles created a spectacular backdrop for this wonderful celebration. Susan Stripling was there to photograph not only the amazing décor, but also to get group shots of the bridal party at the Rodin Museum in the courtyard around the whispering waterfall and fountain.

The bridal party and guests were able to dance the night away in style to the music of the BVTLive!’s Jellyroll band. Jellyroll kept everyone on their feet by performing a wide range of music styles from today’s top pop hits to Motown. There was definitely a lot of love and fun in the air on Jeremy and Alison’s day. Not only will the happy couple have great memories to look back on, but they’ll have the whole day on film where they will be able to watch themselves recite their vows to each other, and re-watch the touching speeches made by loved ones in celebration of their union.

Congratulations, Alison and Jeremy, and thanks for letting us continue to be a part of your family’s special days! We look forward to capturing touching moments with you for years to come.

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You’ll Fall In Love With These Ravishing Rittenhouse Wedding Moments

Feb
06
2017

How perfect is this wedding?

Carly and Joe shared a fabulous & fun Philly wedding with the Allure Films team. We enjoyed capturing many candid moments, from the couple’s first reveal to the killer dance moves! Carly and Joe’s big day was filled with unforgettable moments.

Their wedding festivities took place at The Rittenhouse. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, and surrounded by breathtaking views, The Rittenhouse alone is sure to sweep you off your feet.

Now, pair this venue with the amazing stylings of Lamsback Floral Decorators, and you will surely be amazed! From the dazzling decor of the chuppa, to the elegant dining designs, Carly and Joe shared a perfect fairytale wedding.Carly & Joe Rittenhouse Wedding

Guests dined and danced late into the evening as they celebrated this wonderful couple. BVT Live’s very own Sid Miller Dance Band kept the dance floor packed, and the party going! What a fabulous celebration!

Please enjoy a preview from Carly and Joe’s special day:

Congratulations to the beautiful couple. Your life as husband and wife sure got off on a perfect foot, and we were honored to have been a part of it!

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Rebecca Barger Photography | BVTLive! – Sid Miller Dance Band | Lamsback Floral Decorators | The Rittenhouse



Victoria & Thomas’ Picture Perfect Wedding In Philadelphia

Nov
15
2016

Nothing beats a wedding in Philadelphia. Take one look at these photos and you’ll see why!

Victoria and Thomas shared a picture perfect wedding day as they visited some of the most noteworthy spots throughout Center City. There were SO many special, and scenic moments to document, which is why we are thrilled our friends from Philip Gabriel Photography were also a part of this day!

The fun started early in the morning, as the bride and groom prepared for the ceremony. It was wonderful to watch Victoria’s dad see her in her gown for the first time!

The whole morning was filled with smiles, from Victoria’s reaction to her bouquet, to Thomas enjoying a quiet moment reading a note from his future wife and receiving a beautiful new watch. These are truly once in a lifetime moments that we know Victoria and Thomas will not soon forget, especially since the Allure Films team was there to document the whole thing.

Victoria & Thomas' Picture Perfect Wedding in Philadelphia

Victoria and Thomas said their “I do’s” at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Rittenhouse Square. The Rolls Royce that brought Victoria to the cathedral was gorgeous, but not nearly as stunning as the blushing bride!

After the ceremony, the couple made their way to the Hyatt At The Bellevue, stopping along the way to vist some of the city’s most historic spots and romantic gardens.

Everyone’s jaws dropped when we first set foot in the Hyatt. With stunning décor by Lamsback Floral Decorators, the backdrop for the rest of Victoria and Thomas’ evening was truly a sight for all to see.

The evening was spent enjoying fine food, a fantastic couple, and incredible music by one of our favorite bands, as our friends from Jellyroll did a phenomenal job keeping all of the guests on their feet. What’s not to love?

Enjoy this short preview from Victoria and Thomas’ picture perfect day:

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Philip Gabriel Photography | BVTLive! – Jellyroll | Lamsback Floral Decorators | Hyatt at the Bellevue



Sparks Fly At Tracy & Brandon’s Curtis Center Wedding

Oct
31
2016

Another fairy tale wedding in the books – and we’re still reeling from it!

Tracy and Brandon exchanged their vows at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. While preparing for the big moment, they were able to relax and enjoy a morning of pampering with their bridesmaids and groomsmen at the Hotel Monaco. Tracy’s bridesmaids looked gorgeous in their matching silk robes!

After the ceremony, the newlyweds were joined by their bridal party for an adorable photo shoot. So many smiles, hugs, and kisses were exchanged between the bride and groom, as Sara DiCiccio Photography snapped shot after shot with the Allure Films team filming the entire time.

Tracy & Brandon Curtis Center Wedding

The group made their way to The Curtis Center, one of our favorite reception venues in the city. With its famous Tiffany mosaic and sky-high ceilings, it truly is a breathtaking place to celebrate a brand new marriage. We love the look on Tracy’s face when she first stepped into the reception hall and saw the stunning décor!

The dance floor was packed all night long as the bride and groom partied with their guests to the sound of the stellar band Strangers from BVT Live! As the evening came to a close, the bride and groom were led off into the night by a sparkler send-off. What a romantic end to a beautiful day!

Allure Films was thrilled to document Tracy and Brandon’s big day. Thank you for letting us be a part of it!

Enjoy this short preview of Tracy and Brandon’s Curtis Center wedding:

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Sara DiCiccio Photography | BVT Live! -Strangers | Gina Sole Wedding Planner | Hotel Monaco Philadelphia | Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul | Atrium at Curtis Center

 



Caitlin & Aaron’s Wedding Day

Feb
27
2014

Allure Films | Philip Gabriel Photography | BVT Live! – Jellyroll | Hotel du Pont