Monthly Archives: June 2015

 

This week’s wedding tip is a simple step that will help couples create a timeline that makes sense for their photographer, as well as other vendos throughout the day. Theresa Johnson Herlihy of Boston-based Johnson Photography talks about setting your priorities and why it is important. Figuring out your priorities will tremendously affect your how your wedding day unfolds. So, take 50 seconds and find out why setting your prioirites is such an improtant step in the wedding planning process in the Boston Wedding Group‘s latest wedding tip.

Wedding Planning Tip
 

This week’s wedding tip is a simple one that will have your guests talking and feeling a little special on your wedding weekend. Boston Wedding Planner Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara of Unique Weddings by Alexis provides this week’s Boston Wedding Group tip, which talks about putting together welcome bags for your guests. When you add a little personailty to those welcome bags, your guests will feel a little more connected to you as a couple on your wedding day. We have to give shout outs to Jenny and Geoff LaMarche, as well as Colleen and Dave Ritacco who included their vendors in their welcome bag handouts last year. It’s that little extra touch that just makes you feel good, and always seems to spawn our best creative juices.

 

In this week’s wedding tip, Jeri Solomon of Jeri Solomon Floral Design and the Boston Wedding Group explains some of the key factors of what dictates your floral budget on your wedding day. Most people do not know what to expect when it comes to this part of the wedding budget, but Jeri has a few tips that will guide you in the right direction. Jeri has been working in floral shops since she was a teenager and she began her own floral design studio in the 1994. She is one of the leading floral designers in Boston and New England, and her work is just elegant, gorgeous and impeccable. Find out what you need to know about your wedding budget for your Boston wedding in this week’s wedding tip.

Boston Wedding Video
 

We met Ann and Joe through our good friend Paula Marrerro at Marrero Events. We were working working at the Boston Convention Center for an event last February when Ann reached out to us to add a Boston wedding film to her wedding day. Ann and Joe really wanted to capture the day, especially with their 20-month old son Joey Jr. being such an important part of the event.

It was very apparent that these two valued the importance of family with in their wedding day. Family members and friends weaved in and out of the neighboring and adjoining rooms, as the Ann and Joe got ready side by side, but yet, never saw each other before the first look. It allowed them both to be close to their son, and it created a fun environment for both families to enjoy. After Ann had separate first looks with both Joe and her Dad near the Hyatt Regency, the ceremony took place at the beautiful Marsh Chapel on the campus of Boston University. The reception took place on the 16th floor of the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, which boasts picturesque views of the Charles River and the city.

The day ran so smoothly as Courtney from Marrero Events was the day of coordinator and kept things on track all night for this JPod Short Film. I also got to film with my good friend Bob Accettullo on this wedding, as he stepped in as an overqualified assistant filmmaker for the day.  To top it off, we had a great entertainment team with Joe Toto from Groove Events leading the Mcee and music responsibilities. It all amounted to a great Boston wedding film. Enjoy the show…

 

Vendors:

Cinematography: Bob Accettullo & Jamie Podworski, JPod Films

Photography: Classic Photographers

DJ: Groove Entertainment

Wedding Planner: Marrero Events

Ceremony: Marsh Chapel, Boston University

Reception: Hyatt Regency, Cambridge

Boston Wedding Vendors
 

The Exchange Conference Center alongside the water in Boston was the site for April’s joint meeting between the Boston Wedding Group (BWG) and the International Special Events Society (ISES) of New England. Once a year, the two leading groups of the Boston Wedding Industry come together to network and build relationships in a one-night event.

The Boston Wedding Group continued its 20 Acts of kindness initiative with a drive for the Dress for Success Program, which helps promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help them thrive in work and life. Motivational Speaker and Humorist Carol Ann Small was the headline speaker, as she tried to inspire the attendees to laugh more and create more positive energy into our lives. The meeting had a rejuvenation theme as professionals from both groups geared up for their upcoming busy spring season with chair massages, facials, make-up trials and tremendous food in this evening networking event.

Boston wedding professionals who sponsored the meeting included Ciao Bella Day Spa, Coffee Break Massage & Wellness, David Fox Photography, Easts Meets West Catering, Expresso Dave’s, The Exchange Conference Center, Jenny’s Wedding Cakes, JPod Films, Orchids and Blooms Wedding Design and Peterson Party Center. Courtesy: David Fox Photography for this blog’s headline photo.

 

We were excited to see that Style Me Pretty decided to feature our quintessential Cape Cod wedding with Kate and Bryan on their blog this week. The Hyannis Wedding was a nautical-themed wedding with great little Cape Cod touches like yellow anchor socks for the boys, message bottle place cards at the reception and monkey knots and nautical ropes as appetizers at the cocktail hour just to name a few. I’ll let you read and see the rest of the details within the Style Me Pretty article. The reception took place at the beautiful Hyannisport Club which delivered a killer sunset over the Nantucket Sound and great photo opportunities with the couple. Both Kate and Bryan’s families were so warm and gracious throughout the process, as we felt like a part of the family all weekend long.

We worked alongside our Boston counterpart Ned Jackson Photography seamlessly throughout the wedding day. Ned’s awesome array of clean and classic pictures are featured throughout the Style Me Pretty post. If your looking for some Cape Cod inspiration for your wedding, check out the blog post and our Cape Cod Wedding Film with Kate and Bryan.