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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Romance Abounds At This Stunning Overbrook Country Club Wedding

Oct
31
2017

Your wedding day isn’t just some ordinary day in the books. For Mary Lauren and Derek, it was a day that they’ll never forget!

Allure Films joined Philip Gabriel Photography at Overbrook Golf Club, where Mary Lauren and Derek were each getting ready in separate rooms. We captured several touching moments of the bride and groom reading one another’s letters before the ceremony, and receiving help from their family and friends to strap up shoes, button up dresses, and tie bow ties.

Mary Lauren and Derek said their “I Do’s” in a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony in front of their loved ones at Saint John Neumann Parish in Bryn Mawr. After the vows were exchanged and the newlyweds were announced, everyone made their way back to Overbrook Golf Club to kick off the party with an outdoor cocktail hour over the 18th Fairway.

Overbrook Golf Club provided an incredible natural landscape where the team from Philip Gabriel Photography was able to snap some jaw-dropping romantic shots of the bride and groom. Just as stunning was the décor in the ballroom, where Petah Bashano Event Design had pulled out all the stops with their floral centerpieces and romantic candlelit tables.

After a delicious meal, guests of all ages danced the night away to the upbeat tunes performed by the Don Eaton Band. There was never a moment when the dance floor wasn’t packed!

Mary Lauren and Derek, here’s to your wedding day and a lifetime of more extraordinary days ahead.

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A Magical Horticulture Center Wedding

Oct
10
2017

From the moment Morgan took her first step down the aisle to meet her future husband, Justin, their wedding felt like something out of a storybook.

Philadelphia-based wedding planners Lauren James Events played a huge role in helping the bride and groom’s fairytale wedding dreams come to life. After a classic car ride from her childhood home to Fairmount Park, Morgan met Justin under a stunning wrought-iron archway wrapped in flowers and vines. The couple exchanged heartfelt vows to one another in front of their friends and family in the midst of the majestic and whimsical gardens of the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center.

After the ceremony, the princess bride and her prince were taken away on a horse-drawn carriage to join their loved ones for a magical evening of celebration. Their reception was held underneath a tent on the Horticulture Center property, filled with violet- and lavender-colored florals designed from the vision of Petah Bashano Event Design.

Not only were the decorations stunning, but one decoration in particular was looking especially delicious! The Donut Tree (yes, you read that right!) was definitely a hot spot for photos and satisfying your sweet tooth after the main course. Philip Gabriel Photography captured several great shots around The Donut Tree, as well as countless beautiful moments throughout the evening.

When the wedding party and guests weren’t chatting and reminiscing about stories of the bride and groom, they were dancing the night away to the sensational musical performance by The Vincent James Band.

Fireworks capped off the magical evening, and Morgan and Justin were caught stealing more than one kiss in the middle of the show! Congratulations to the happy couple, and best wishes for a life of happiness together!

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Ashley & Eli

Nov
12
2013

Allure Films | Philip Gabriel Photography | EBE – Dreamtime | Petah Bashano Event & Floral Design | Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia