As young college freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, Brittany and David were introduced to an education and a love they would share with one another for an eternity beyond those next four years. Since the city of Philadelphia is where these two college sweethearts first met, it was only fitting that Brittany and David came back from NYC to tie the knot at the city’s celebrated and historic Rittenhouse Hotel.
Allure Films and Cliff Mautner Photography were at Brittany and David’s wedding to photograph and film beautiful moments between the couple and their wedding party inside the hotel, as well as outside against the picturesque backdrop of Rittenhouse Square Park. Both the ceremony and reception took place in the hotel’s ballroom, which was magically transformed while guests enjoyed cocktail hour. Philadelphia’s Evantine Design team were behind all of the spectacular floral arrangements, including the gorgeous hanging floral display that served as the couple’s chuppah.
After the beautiful ceremony, everyone let loose on the dance floor and hammed it up for the photobooth station, which provided tons of fun props and buttons with sayings such as “PENN IS MY HAPPY PLACE.” When the guests were wiped out from taking photos and dancing, they were sure to stop by the bagel wall! David’s company, Schmear It, provided a wide variety of bagels and “Schmear” to satisfy the guests’ biggest cravings.
Brittany and David, Mazel Tov and Go Quakers from all of us at Allure Films!
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!
Celebrating just north of Philadelphia at the Golden Gates Restaurant, Lauren and Mitchell’s wedding showcased a perfect mix of elegant and show stopping. Always masters of creation, Evantine Design created a glamorous scene that transferred from service to reception. With the white of the flowers and Lauren’s dress, the the decorations seem to glow in the lights of the reception.
Even with all of the exciting effects, nothing outshone the bride and groom’s romantic sparks. Friends and family gave speeches and kind words about the couple’s connection and their newly joined families. During a toast, Lauren’s best friend gives a touching sentiment about how Mitchell looks at Lauren like “she is the most beautiful woman in the world.”
The always exemplary crew from Philip Gabriel Photography captured this sentiment with some beautiful moments in front of Philadelphia’s City Hall. Our partners always do a phenomenal job photographing the love between couples, an they surely did for Lauren and Mitchell. While our partners photographed the wedding, the Allure Films team captured the rest of the day on video for even more memories.
After cutting the cake, the newlyweds and guests danced the night away thanks to Golden Gates’ band and dance floor. Our crew couldn’t have been luckier to capture this couple’s spark.
Congratulations Lauren and Mitchell! We wish you a lifetime of laughter and happiness.
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!
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.
Allure Films recently had the pleasure of capturing Alexis and Jason’s big day. This gorgeous Philadelphia wedding took place at The Four Seasons. Brian Kappra and the team at Evantine Design left us speechless with their incredible décor. Alexis and Jason’s preview will give you a glimpse into the room transformation. It’s incredible how many details went into preparing for this lovely celebration. Our friends from Philip Gabriel Photography were also a part of capturing the magic. Check out the amazing photos here. Here’s our favorite words of wisdom from the evening: “May you always be strengthened in knowing that whatever comes your way, you’ll have each other to get through it and never give up.” Jason and Alexis, we had a blast celebrating with you. Congratulations and best wishes!
Join the Allure Films team for a preview from Kate and Chris’s Philadelphia wedding. The gorgeous outdoor ceremony, at the Four Seasons Hotel, was followed by an eventful evening of celebration. Just when we thought this stunning location couldn’t get any more perfect, Evantine Design showed us some décor magic. See for yourself!
The emotional “getting ready” moments were followed by excitement, leading to the first reveal…(and boy were they excited!)
Kate, Chris, and their guests were showing off their moves on the dance floor, as EBE – LA Starz shared awesome tunes! It was hard to choose our favorite quote of the night, but here it is. “Kate and Christopher: May your marriage enrich your lives. May you be best friends, better together than either of you are apart.” We wish all the best to these newlyweds. Congratulations Kate and Chris!
Check out a preview from Kate and Chris’s wedding day below.