Samantha and Spencer’s Wedding at the Rittenhouse!


Rittenhouse WeddingSamantha and Spencer had a lovely wedding at the Rittenhouse. The two were full of smiles as they celebrated their special day. Samantha and Spencer have the perfect love story as high school sweethearts. Since meeting, they have been “two peas in a pod” and their love for each other brought them to their wedding day.

Samantha and Spencer’s friends have watched their relationship blossom form their high school days. During their speeches, they recounted how they were able to watch the couple’s love story unfold, and always knew that this day would come.

The good times kept rolling into the reception as Empire Sound entertained. Everyone got out on the dance floor and celebrated with the newlyweds. The Rittenhouse, of course, was put together perfectly with the help of Evantine Design. Our Allure Films team was grateful to film such a heartwarming and exciting day. Our friends from Philip Gabriel Photography also worked alongside us to take great photos for the bride and groom.

Congratulations Samantha and Spencer! We wish you many more smile-filled days.

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A Gorgeous Wedding at the Bellevue Hotel


bellevueBrielle and Chuck celebrated their wedding day at the beautiful Bellevue Hotel. Arrangements Unlimited crafted a beautiful chuppah for them, covered in white, pink, and yellow flowers. After the ceremony, Brielle and Chuck enjoyed a cocktail hour, followed by the reception in the Bellevue’s main ballroom.

At the reception, Brielle and Chuck had an effortless first dance. After, their family and friends joined them together for the Hora where the energy picked up, with help from BVT Live’s Eddie Bruce Orchestra. We were so grateful to film such a fun-filled day for Brielle and Chuck. We worked alongside Phil Kramer and his team who photographed the big day.

From the bride’s dress, to the beautiful venue, to the impressive cake, the whole day was filled with elegance and glamour. Most importantly, though, we could feel the love between Brielle and Chuck on their special day. Our Allure Films team was so grateful to film this wedding.

Mazel Tov to the happy couple! We wish you many more exciting days together.

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A Heartfelt Wedding at the Kimmel Center


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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Fun and Florals at Rebecca and Jared’s Spring Wedding


Rebecca and Jared were all smiles, all day at their elegant spring wedding in Center City Philadelphia. They chose the Rittenhouse Hotel, a stylish and flexible venue, for their special day. With several elegant spaces to choose from, the hotel can be outfitted to match any vision.

This lovely couple decorated with florals and fabrics to achieve their springtime vision. After the ceremony, guests didn’t have to travel far. They enjoyed a fun evening of dinner and dancing right at the Rittenhouse!

The talented team at Lacroix provided a delicious meal that swept the guests off their feet, including a flowery cake that looked almost too good to eat. ]

Spring Wedding - Rittenhouse Hotel

Rebecca and Jared loved celebrating their special day with family and friends. We hope they enjoy their wedding video as much as Allure Films enjoyed filming it!

Take a look at some of the highlights from this spring wedding:

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The Rittenhouse | Wren Photography | 45 Riots | Love & Fresh Flowers

What Are The Top Wedding Photo Locations In Philadelphia?


Allure Films has had the privilege of attending countless weddings throughout Philadelphia. We’re thrilled that so many couples have chosen us to document their special day!

One of the first questions that most of our couples ask during their initial wedding video consultation is, “What are the most popular wedding photo locations in Philadelphia?” It’s an excellent question to ask, since Philly is full of incredible places to steal kisses with your partner for life!

Fortunately, some of the top wedding photo locations are situated right in the heart of the city. Take a look at this clip from a summer wedding where we were able to capture stunning images of the happy couple in Rittenhouse Square, at the Art Museum, on Broad Street, and in front of the Academy of Music:

The Art Museum is arguably one of the most iconic landmarks in Philadelphia. Most people recognize it thanks to the infamous “Rocky pose,” but hidden within its nooks and crannies are countless stunning photo opportunities other than just throwing two fists in the air!

With City Hall in the background and a conveniently located median, most of our couples request a stop along Broad Street. It’s the perfect place for a romantic dip-and-kiss photo; despite the city traffic crawling by on either side, the world seems to stand still and focus on the two of you.

Rittenhouse Square is a tree-lover’s paradise. Flowering bushes are shaded by centuries-old branches. Fountains and sculptures pop out of hidden corners. You and your new Mr. or Mrs. will feel like you’re lost in a never-ending garden, as the city noise seems to fade away.

Philadelphia has such a rich history. Many street lamps are still lit by gas-fueled flames, like the Academy of Music. Built 160 years ago, this stunning structure has seen performances by some of the most infamous musicians and performers of its time. Add a bit of your own story to its history by snapping a few photos in front of its façade.

No matter where you choose to say “I Do,” you can trust Allure Films to find plenty of stunning spots along the way to snap a few photos and record a stolen kiss or two. We’re here to help you make your day as magical as possible, and to capture every moment on film!

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Welcoming Philadelphia’s Newest Venue: Cescaphe’s Water Works


Captivating history. A romantic location. Stunning skyline views. Philadelphia’s Water Works has it all, and it’s finally back in business after a complete revamp!

Cescaphe Events recently added this 200-year-old Palladian-style building to its event portfolio and gave it a special twist that only the Cescaphe team could pull off.

Perfectly combining its rich history with modern touches, this beautiful venue will provide a timeless backdrop for countless future events. For now, Allure Films is still reeling from their very first event: the Water Works Grand Re-Opening! Talk about a party!

From the moment guests entered the venue, they were greeted with jaw-dropping decorations provided by Beautiful Blooms, LLC. Delicious food and drinks abounded, and local favorite Jellyroll kept guests entertained all night long as they moved from room to room.

Those in attendance were treated to the breathtaking sight of Boathouse Row. Its signature illuminated outlines were sheer perfection as the sun sets over the Schuylkill River. A quick glance to the east reveals the Philadelphia skyline, which is always a thrilling sight to see.

If you’re looking for a timeless venue for your wedding or big event, look no further than Water Works by Cescaphe. We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!

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Allure Films | CEG – Water Works | BVTLive! – Jellyroll | Beautiful Blooms

Commemorating 10 Years of Love With Vow Renewal Videography


​For more than 20 years, I have had the distinct honor of documenting countless wonderful weddings with some of the most amazing brides and grooms.

During this time, the Allure Films team and I have also had the opportunity to work with so many talented industry professionals throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

Recently, my good friends Dawn and Gabe Fredericks celebrated their 10-year anniversary in grand fashion. They shared a beautiful vow renewal, and had an awesome celebration at The Union League of Philadelphia. Dawn looked as stunning as she did on her wedding day, and we’re pretty sure we saw Gabe shed a tear or two when he saw her walking down the aisle!

The day was full of laughter, tears of joy, and fond memories of the past 10 years spent together, as well as well-wishes for the years to come. This time around, Dawn and Gabe were blessed to have their children involved in the celebration!
Vow Renewal Videography - 10 Year Anniversary Film Gabe and I have been working side by side documenting weddings for years, and it was so wonderful to see him on the other side of the camera. Here’s to 100 more years filled with love, health, and happiness! Congrats Dawn & Gabe!

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Enjoy this preview from Dawn & Gabe’s emotional vow renewal:

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Philip Gabriel Photography | BVTLive! – Sid Miller Dance Band | Petah Bashano Event Design | The Union League of Philadelphia | All About Events | Synergetic Sound & Lighting | Paper Rock Scissors

Dilworth Park In Philadelphia Is Open For Weddings!


Philadelphia is notable for its rich history, distinct architecture, endless charm and constant innovation, making it a one of the most iconic hot spots in the country for your wedding!  

Dilworth Park Wedding

Photos by Emily Wren

A recent post by Philadelphia Business Journal shared that the first full wedding was held at the newly renovated and modernized Dilworth Park. The venue is centrally located in Center City, adjacent to the historic City Hall

The park is a stunning location that offers many unique film and photo opportunities!

The Design

Sleek and simplistic, the park presents you with so many options! It allows you to play with different colors schemes when it comes to décor and lighting.

Adding a pop of color allows your videographer to mix color and black-and-white footage. This timeless film style adds glamor without feeling stuffy.

The Fountain

The Fountain at Dilworth is a water sculpture set in motion! Elegant streams of water spout at random intervals and create a lively accent to your festivities. The fountain jets can also be custom-programmed to add more entertainment.

Water creates great texture and depth to your film and photos. Fluid-motion techniques can be applied to capture the “soft, dreamy flow” of the water streams.

The Great Lawn

The Great Lawn provides a splash of greenery in the city’s most vibrant new park. This green space surrounded by seating areas offers guests extra space to hangout at your Dilworth Park wedding.

Having extra mingling areas creates endless ways for your videographer and photographer to capture candid moments of your guests and wedding party.

Contact Allure Films today for more information on our Philadelphia wedding videography packages!

Now it’s your turn to weigh in: Leave a comment and tell us what you think about this new Philadelphia venue! 

Jill & Erez’s Wedding Film Preview

Video One Productions | Crystal Tea Room | Marriott Hotel | Cliff Mautner Photography | Carnivale Band

Jill & Erez’s Wedding at The Crystal Tea Room


Become a part of Jill and Erez’s special day at The Crystal Tea Room, as they celebrate their marriage. Video One was happy to be a part of all the magic shared between Jill, Erez, their family and friends. Cliff Mautner Photography was there to capture the loving moments from this great wedding. Carnivale Band kept the energy goin’ all night long as the crowd danced the hours away. Enjoy this short preview film from Jill & Erez’s wedding day. All the best to these newlyweds from Video One!

Video One Productions | Crystal Tea Room | Marriott Hotel | Cliff Mautner Photography | Carnivale Band