Monthly Archives: August 2015

 

Make sure you budget for a wedding video or film. It is easy for me to say, because it’s my passion. Not getting a wedding video or film continuosly lands on, or tops the list of regrets for couples after the wedding. If you don’t believe me, check out this article from the Huffington Post. Well, the wedding filmmaking community is strong in the Boston area, as the majority of the top filmmakers in Beantown collaborate on a regular basis to improve our crafts. That is why I am not hesitant to have our Newbury St. neighbors Kathy and George Horemotis of S.H. Videography give our latest wedding tip about wedding films on our blog. Boston Wedding Group members Kathy and George talk about budget and what one of the common mistakes couples make in the wedding planning process.

 

 

As much as we love our Boston wedding films, one of my other favorite places to film a wedding is in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. When traveling out west, we always seem to cross paths with the greatest couples from New York City. Katie and Dave were no exception. Their sophisticated wedding took place at the Wheatleigh, a 22-acre romantic hotel nestled in the wedding-rich town of Lenox. This wedding didn’t just capture our eyes, as it was also featured recently on the Style Me Pretty blog.

Katie and Dave’s love story started at work, as the two worked together in a small group within a bank in New York City. What was charming about their story was the fact they tried to hide their early dating ways only to find out later that everyone knew what was going on the whole time. After a romantic proposal in Paris, Katie and Dave ventured a couple hours outside the city to declare their vows at the majestic and Florentine-inspired Wheatleigh Grand Hotel in Lenox. As Katie described it, their guests were transported to an Italian villa, with less travel time and the comforts of home. This Berkshire wedding film carries a travel theme, but what stood out the most were the floral accents put together by wedding planner Leslie Price of In Any Event Planning, Production and Design and Sayles Livingston Flowers that cascaded from the ceremony backdrop to the elegant tented reception on the back lawn of the Wheatleigh.

We crossed paths with some new wedding professionals as photographer Heather Waraksa was a pleasure to work with and I must give her credit for selecting the balcony for the bride’s final stages of getting ready. The extra natural light took Katie in her Michelle Lhuiller dress from gorgeous to breathtaking just by taking few short steps onto that balcony. The Hal Prince Band kept everyone rocking on the dance floor all night long, which always makes our job so much easier. Nothing ends a wedding film better than a fire pit with smores and a sparkler exit. Enjoy our latest Boston wedding film from the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

 

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Mia Major & Jamie Podworski, JPod Films

Photographer: Heather Waraksa

Band: Hal Prince

Ceremony Music: Vogue Music Events

Event Planner: Leslie Price, In Any Event

Floral Design: Sayles Livingston Flowers

Lighting: Exquisite Events

Catering: The Wheatleigh 

Makeup: Nam Vo

Hair: Nikki Avanzino

Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Earrings: Lux And Bond

Tuxedo: Seize Sur Vingt

Cufflinks: Barneys New York

Tent: Classical Tents & Party Goods

Linens and Rentals: Rentals Unlimited 

Stationery: Ceci NY

Paper Goods: Invitations By Ana 

 

 

 

Planning a wedding is a big deal. It takes a lot of time and effort, as there are so many pieces to the puzzle. It is very important to take care of many of the big things first like the choosing the wedding date, the venue, the photographer, the cinematographer/videographer, the entertainemnt and of coarse, the wedding dress. So, how early should you head out to the bridal boutiques and salons to find your perfect dress? It is earlier than many brides think. Our good friends Lisa Almeida and Heidi Nicholson of Bella Sera Bridal of Danvers offer the answer in this week’s Boston Wedding Group Wedding Tips series. Stay tuned in the future too, as Lisa and Heidi have tips for Moms who are shopping for the perfect dress on that special day.