Sometimes it is so easy to tell when a couple belongs together. Hope and Harry have a spark between them that anyone around can sense. On their wedding day at Cescaphe’s Tendenza, they could not hold back their excitement. During their first look, Hope was so excited to see her soon-to-be husband that she did a dance when she turned around. In response, Harry beamed at her and told her how beautiful she looked.
The two shared a very colorful wedding day. From multicolored bridesmaids dresses to a colorful array of flowers, the event was filled with brightness. Cescaphe’s Tendenza gave Hope and Harry the perfect venue for such an exhilarating day. The eclectic style makes a dazzling and unique wedding space. Along with the beautiful venue, EBE Talent’s band London Bridge entertained and kept guests on the dance floor.
Weddings like these make what we do so worthwhile. Our Allure Films team is so happy to have been a part of such a fun-filled day and capture so many memories. We were also lucky to work alongside our talented friends from Philip Gabriel Photography who took great photos of the day.
Hope’s father said it best, “the way they look at each other is just amazing.” Mazel Tov Hope and Harry! We hope you have many more exciting days together.
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!
Lindsay and Brian’s wedding party traveled in and out of Philadelphia for the big day. Starting out at the gorgeous Hotel Monaco, the bridal party prepared for the ceremony. After dressing up and applying finishing touches, they traveled to St. Thomas of Villanova.
A large party of family and friends came to celebrate the beautiful and elegant wedding day. Guests dabbed at happy tears as they watched their friends exchange vows. When the priest finally announced them as husband and wife, the church roared with excitement.
Our team at Allure Films followed the wedding party and guests all over the city that day. We road the trolley with the wedding party to the reception at Cescaphe Event Group’s luxurious Downtown Club. The unique reception venue shows beautiful views of Philadelphia from the windows. Guests can gaze out at historic Independence Hall from the venue, only seventy five feet away. EBE Talent performed at the reception and kept guests singing and celebrating out on the dance floor.
Throughout the night, we were lucky to film numerous touching speeches from the newlyweds’ family members. Their kind words showed how excited everyone is that their favorite couple finally got married.
Congratulations Lindsay and Brian! We wish you a lifetime of joyful memories.
As 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:
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!
Feelings of love and celebration filled the air of the Westin Hotel Philadelphia on Carly and Jeremy’s wedding day. One of the unique factors about their wedding was that the wedding prep, ceremony and reception all took place inside the hotel. Talk about convenience for both the wedding party and their guests!
Photographer Ron Soliman was there to capture amazing shots from both inside and outside of the hotel, including scenic shots from the couple’s “First Look.” One of the most touching moments for the team from Allure Films to document that day was the ceremony, especially when the bride walked down the aisle and was given away by her mother and father to the Beatles classic, “Here Comes The Sun.”
As soon as Jeremy smashed the glass at the end of the ceremony, it was time to party! In addition to creating the breathtaking chuppah, Carl Alan Floral Designs also helped transform the hotel’s Grand Ballroom to a space fit for a dream reception, including submerged floral and candle centerpieces at every table. After a delicious meal, the guests were dancing all night to great music by EBE’s LA Starz.
For a sneak peek at all of the fun, take a look at this sample of Carly and Jeremy’s Westin Philadelphia Wedding video:
Mazel Tov Carly & Jeremy, and here’s to love and all your future adventures together!
The City of Brotherly Love felt like the Big Easy on Theresa & Bret’s wedding day!
Theresa & Bret were married in a beautiful ceremony held at the Liberty View Ballroom of Philadelphia’s Independence Visitor Center. Although the couple currently reside in the Greater Philadelphia area, it was important to the couple that they incorporate the wedding traditions from Bret’s hometown of New Orleans into their special day. The team from Allure Films was happy to capture every last detail on film.
The Independence National Historical Park felt like the French Quarter when Theresa & Ben twirled their parasols in the air, leading a “Second Line parade” to the Ballroom at the Ben after exchanging their vows. A Second Line parade is a New Orleans wedding custom: traditionally, the “first line” consists of the wedding party and a brass band, while the rest of the wedding guests create a “second line” of revelers whipping their handkerchiefs in celebration. Not only was this a sight to see, but the band was fantastic!
Just like the first half of Theresa & Bret’s wedding, the reception at the Ballroom at the Ben was nothing short of sensational. The ballroom was completely adorned in gorgeous floral arrangements and table centerpieces by the talented artists of Lamsback Floral Decorators. Guests were served cocktails, appetizers, and a delicious main course prepared by the awesome culinary team at Finley Catering. After the couple’s first dance, the dance floor was filled with everyone moving to the tunes of yesterday and today performed by EBE’s Milan 77.
Congratulations Theresa & Bret. As they say in N’awlins “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!” Translation: Let the good times roll!
Get the tissues ready – you’ll certainly need them for Diana and Simon’s heartfelt vows!
This adoring couple tied the knot at The Rittenhouse Hotel in the heart of Philadelphia’s most prestigious neighborhood. This picturesque venue is breathtaking to begin with, but paired with the beautiful stylings of Lamsback Floral Decorators, it was transformed into a scene right out of a fairytale.
We were thrilled when Diana and Simon asked Allure Films to document their big day. It was a pleasure being a part of such a fun and romantic wedding. Family and friends were swept off their feet from beginning to end. Guests had nothing but sweet stories to share about our bride and groom.
It was a pleasure working alongside our good friends at Baiada Photography to document this unforgettable day. Please enjoy a short preview from Diana and Simon’s Rittenhouse Hotel wedding below:
After nearly a decade together, Stacey and Seth decided to seal the deal in the city where it all began.
The couple met while attending college at Drexel University. It only made sense that they’d exchange their vows in the heart of Philadelphia!
They selected Vie, a stunning venue on Philadelphia’s iconic Broad Street. No detail was overlooked – from the floral arrangements that matched the bridal party bouquets to the flawless cake decorated in Philly and Drexel designs. Even the gorgeous latticed walls reflected the couple’s unique and fun-loving nature.
Vie is one of Cescaphe’s elegant Philadelphia venues. It was inspired by French Provençal design in every way. It includes a stunning Italian mosaic, custom lighting and staging, and a spacious setting to celebrate with all of your guests. With the talented hands at Beautiful Blooms, Stacey and Seth had the perfect backdrop to an even more perfect wedding ceremony and reception.
We wish all the best to Stacey and Seth as they embark on their new journey as husband and wife. Congratulations and thank you for allowing Allure Films to be a part of such a special day!
This is one fun-filled Philadelphia wedding video that you simply have to see!
The Allure Films team was thrilled Jennifer and Gregory asked us to document their gorgeous Philly wedding. They would be celebrating their special day in not one, but two of our most favorite locations!
Their ceremony took place at the jaw-dropping Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The cathedral looks like something straight out of the Vatican with its breathtaking columns, antique marble, and beautiful stained glass,. It felt even more special illuminated by the smiles of the happy couple.
After the ceremony, the party really got started! We all climbed into a party bus and made our way over to The Ritz-Carlton. Along the way, we made a few stops at some of Philadelphia’s most beautiful landmarks. The gorgeous fall foliage created the perfect backdrop for the entire wedding party to strike funky poses, and the Allure team was there to capture every happy moment.
As we filed into The Ritz, everyone’s jaws drop. The always-elegant venue did not disappoint. The décor was perfect, and EBE’s Rio kept the party going all night long with their flawless musical performances.
Congratulations to the newlyweds, and thanks for inviting Allure Films along to capture your big day!
Check out a preview from Jennifer and Gregory’s Philadelphia wedding below: