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Ever since we filmed Kate + Bryan’s wedding in Hyannisport in 2014, the small residential village has been one of our favorite and most visited locations on Cape Cod for our Boston wedding films. This time, it was another Bryan with a “Y”, as Jacqui and Bryan were getting married in this gorgeous little nook on the Cape. This New York City couple grew up on the Cape, but they found us organically after seeing Kate and Bryan’s wedding at their same reception venue, The Hyannisport Club.

Jacqui got ready in her parent’s quintessential Cape home and her morning with the girls had so many cute little moments from her flower girl’s innocent sassiness to the first looks that she did with her Dad and her bridesmaids. Bryan got ready nearby and the boys in their blue suits with light blue ties were dressed to impress. A beautiful church ceremony at Our Lady of Assumption was followed by a nice, but quick photo shoot by the water as some quick moving showers passed through the area. The reception took place at the beautiful Hyannisport Club, which boasts one of the best looking sunsets on the Cape because of its southwest location on the Hyannisport peninsula.

We got to work alongside the talented Todd Wilson Images duo of Todd and Sarah, while the band Splash from Wilson Stevens came down from Boston to rock the party all night long. Not only was there a constant, packed dance floor, but the dance party ended with the newlyweds up in the air much like you would see in the hora dance at a Jewish wedding. The bride and groom finished the night with a sparkler exit which capped off a perfect Boston wedding film on Cape Cod.

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Jamie Podworski + Jake Wieners

Photographer: Todd Wilson Images

Band: Splash

Venue: Hyannisport Club

Flowers: Betsy Wallace

Transportation: Rockstar Limo

Hair: Casey Blaser, Salon in the Mills

Makeup: Lyndsay Simon

Cake: Casual Gourmet

Dessert Table: The Perfect Table

Dress: Pronovias

Dress Shop: L’Fay Bridal – NYC

 

By choosing the Willowdale Estate for their wedding, Kathryn and John Pasinski really found a venue that captured their love for the outdoors. Their wedding brought many parts of the country together with Texas and mid-western charm and the many New England ties which combining into a “elegant and fun” event as Kathryn put it. This couple, who met on online, had a great connection that really comes through in their Boston wedding film.

Kathryn and John both got ready in the morning at the Willowdale Estate in separate ends of the building before meeting for a first look outside on the beautiful property in Topsfield, Massachusetts. Their photo session was interrupted by a quick moving, but hard hitting thundershower. Fortunately, the rained moved past in time for a classic, Willowdale ceremony in front of the beautifully stoned building. The reception followed under the venue’s large tent, which was a feature that drew Kathryn and John to this property. We loved the array of details that you will see throughout the film including the initial on the front door, the lawn games made available during cocktail hour and the gorgeous tablescapes and wrapped beams created by Gregory and his team at Flou(-e)r Specialty Floral Events.

The couple exchanged personal written vows that really put an intimate touch on the wedding, while Kathryn’s father’s toast was one filled with love and sentiment. We loved working with Zev Fisher of Zev Fischer Photography, and the band Young Love and the Thrills kept the party rocking all night long. The couple exited the wedding with a pom pom send off, as the couple rode off to begin their married life together.

 

Venue: Willowdale Estate

Photographer: Zev Fisher Photography

Band: Young Love & the Thrills

Ceremony Music: Riverview Chamber Players

Flowers:  Flou(-e)r Specialty Floral Events

Hair and Makeup:  Makeup by Marlo

Bride’s Dress:  Anne Barge

Bridal Shop: Musette Bridal

Menswear: The Black Tux

Invitations: Paper Source

Signage: Lovelier Words Calligraphy

 

We were fortunate enough to have Boston Voyager magazine reach out to us and offer an interview with JPod Films owner Jamie Podworski. It is always a great opportunity to put a face and a personality to our Boston wedding films. We love what we do, and the magazine gave us a great opportunity to tell our story of how things began and what makes us different as a wedding filmmaking company. To read the whole article, click HERE.

But, why stop there? I thought this would be a good opportunity to shed a little more insight on who we are and what makes us tick. Here are five more questions/facts about owner Jamie Podworski.

  1. What is your favorite part of the wedding day? I really have fell in love with the Father of the Bride toast over the years. As a father of three girls, I know that this is something that is coming in my future. I think each father gives great perspective into raising a daughter and the important things that have made them who they are today. So often, Fathers of the Bride also provide great insight to what a great marriage/relationship is made of, and I take great stock in that.
    Courtesy Person + Killian Photography

    Courtesy Person + Killian Photography

  2. COFFEE! I am a huge coffee lover. My local coffee shop is often my first stop as I hit the road each weekend.
  3. I am definitely an active person. I have run two marathons and completed a half-ironman triathlon. I have always been a runner, but I love to cycle and get in some boot camp classes early in the morning as well. Add to that, I still try to skate with the youngsters, as I play hockey in a fairly competitive over-18 hockey league one night a week. Don’t worry…Your long wedding day will not tire me out.Ice Hockey Wedding Filmmaker
  4. Dogs. I am definitely a dog lover for sure. So, my couples who find a way to incorporate their own four-legged friends get bonus points. I currently own a 7-year old chocolate lab named Charm. She is my editing buddy for sure.
  5.  Wedding Dog
  6. What’s the one thing that people are most surprised about when it comes to wedding filmmaking? The post-production process. A lot of people do not realize that everything from backing up footage to editing to proofing all of the edits can be a 40-60 hour process. An additional piece of this process is the selection of music. I spend hours some nights trying to find the right song(s) for each couple. Having the right feel makes a huge difference in the edit.

 

 

Bri + John found us through one of our favorite couples in Becky and Matt Hall. Their Vermont wedding pulled us out of Boston for a picturesque weekend in the quaint town of Dorset. With a northern location in the Green Mountains of Vermont, the leaves were just starting to turn on this September weekend which provided a great landscape for the photo session, as well as during other parts on the day.

The entire wedding took place within walking distance, as the preparations, the ceremony and the reception were almost all on the same street. The preps were filled with laughter and included a sentimental gift exchange between the couple. After a first look in the mountains, the couple were married in the United Church of Dorset. It was one of those small, adorable churches with lots of character.

The reception brought us directly across the street to the Dorset Field Club for an elongated cocktail hour on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Bri and John’s reception took place under a beautiful tent at the Dorset Field Club. The Field Club is actually the oldest continuously operated gold course in the United States. We enjoyed sharing the day with Alexandra Roberts and the super friendlyTara Pollio from Tara Pollio Floral Event Design. Enjoy our latest Boston wedding film from the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematography: Bob Accettullo + Jamie Podworski

Photography: Alexandra Roberts

Florist: Tara Pollio Floral Event Design

Ceremony Location: United Church of Dorset

Reception Venue: Dorset Field Club

Groom Prep: Dorset Inn

Band: Sultans of Swing

Hair + Makeup: Green Door Day Spa

Tent + Lighting: Rain or Shine

Dress: Alexander Grecco

Shoes: Valentino

 

 

Tyler Unwin was the first of two JPod filmmakers and editors to get married in 2017. Tyler edited for us when he was in college at Western New England University, and he has now worked his way up the television chain to become a full-time videographer at Fox 25 News in Boston. Tyler met his beautiful bride Devon in their hometown in Vermont, as these high school sweethearts have stood the test of time including challenging bouts of long distance dating to reach their wedding day in the fall of 2017.

Tyler and Devon chose the beautiful Oceancliff Resort and Hotel as the backdrop for their fall wedding day. Devon and the girls got ready in one of my favorite bridal suite spaces, the Gatehouse, which is located at the front of the 10 acre property over looking Narragansett Bay. The card and gift exchange were very emotional, as Tyler wowed the bridal suite crowd with a box of Venus ET Fleur eternal roses. The couple chose to do a first look and pre-ceremony photo session, which I highly recommend if you want to look your best and have more time to enjoy your cocktail hour and reception.

The weather was picture perfect for an early October Day in Newport, Rhode Island. Devon and Tyler chose to have their wedding late in the afternoon taking advantage of their golden hour light by the water. What they didn’t expect is that a cruise ship would travel through the Bay right as Devon came down the aisle. The ship was kind enough to send a congratulatory horn signal to Devon and Tyler right as the ceremony was about to begin. It’s a moment that the couple and their guests will be talking about for years to come. A beautiful sunset graced the cocktail hour, as it may have been our best sunset of the year. In addition to the beautiful traditional decor, Devon and Tyler made sure that their dog, Coco, was included in the details. They had cutouts of Coco for their photo booth, and a doggie bag bar for guests to bring home treats to their lovable, furry friends. Enjoy our latest Boston wedding film from the edge of Narragansett Bay.

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Massart Photography

DJ & Photobooth: Luke Renchan Entertainment

Venue: Oceancliff Resort & Hotel

Florist: Golden Gate Studios

Cake: Pink Box Desserts

Decor: Drape Art Designs

Officiant: Charles Cavalconte

 

We met Maggie and Matt through a mutual friend of ours and Maggie and I hit it off right away when we first talked. We were excited as this Boston wedding film was going to be the first one ever at the JFK Library and Museum. Although the Library and Museum has been in existence since 1979, 2017 was the first year that this beautiful space began hosting weddings. And, what a space it is! Between the towering windows and ocean views from the cocktail hour space to the 10 acre property outside, to the reception space with endless possibilities, this venue has quickly established itself as one of the elite wedding venues in Boston.

Maggie and Matt’s wedding fit the space perfectly, as elegant was the perfect word to explain every part of their wedding. As I say that, I kind of laugh. Because, even though Maggie and Matt carry that elegance, they have a cute, quirky side that makes them such a great couple. Throughout the day, you could see how connected they were with their inside jokes and continued laughter.

The wedding preps took place at another iconic space, the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. It had such a great, relaxed feel all morning. You knew the bride was relaxed when she started steaming bridesmaids dresses. The day really got going as Maggie and Matt did a first look in the light rain outside the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. In the wedding film, the couple’s great connection really comes through during this first meeting. The rain stuck around for much of the day, but we were still able to sneak in an outdoor photo session under the trees in the Boston Public Gardens. The night continued into the JFK Library and Museum, which was transformed into an amazing space between the work of New Leaf Flores, DesignLight, and the JFK coordinator Jeannie Spence. We also have to add that we loved the post dinner treats and snacks – Blackbird Donuts and Fenway Franks. Thats a win-win! Enjoy our latest Boston wedding film from the city’s newest sophisticated venue.

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major & Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Suzanna March Photography

Reception Venue: JFK Library & Museum

Band: Sugar Babies

Church: Arlington Street Church

Preps: Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Florist: New Leaf Flores

Lighting: DesignLight

Caterer: Gourmet Caterers + Gordon’s Liquors

Dessert: Blackbird Donuts

Makeup: Stacey Fraska

Hair: Michelle Decosta

Dress Designer: Lela Rose

Shoes: L.K. Bennett

 

Courtney and James were married on familiar turf for us, as their church and reception venue in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts matched that of Kate and Bryan’s wedding from a few years earlier. Beyond the wedding locations, Courtney, James and I bonded quite quickly during our first Skype conversation. Then, when Courtney and I found out that we shared an alma mater in UMASS, Amherst, it was like we were long time friends. I even got invited to take part in the UMASS group photo at the reception! The only bummer in this wedding was that Courtney and James’ dog, Race, was not going to be part of the wedding festivities.

This nautical-themed wedding started with a first look and photo session on the beach at the Hyannisport Yacht Club, which also neighbors the famous Kennedy Estate. The scenic photo session is featured throughout the couple’s wedding film, but it didn’t compare to the amazing sunset photos that were captured later at the Hyannisport Club. The ceremony took place in the quaint Union Chapel, which was standing room only to see Courtney and James exchange amazing, heart-felt vows. The reception moved over to the scenic Hyannisport Club for three great speeches, an amazing sunset and a party that did not stop all evening on the outdoor deck.

We got to work with some great wedding professionals as we filmed along side Molly and Erika from Molly Anne Photography. And, we couldn’t say enough about the band The Sugarbabies out of Boston. Their energy was electric and they kept the dance floor packed all night long. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film.

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Jamie Podworski + Bryan Buckley

Photographer: Molly Ann Photography

Band: Sugarbabies

Venue: Hyannisport Club

Church: Union Chapel

Florist: Designers Touch Florals

Cake: The Icing on the Cake

Make-up: Natalie Shafie

Dress Shop: Allegria Bridal

Dress Designer: Eve of Milady

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

 

We met Stephanie and James through our good friends, Katie and Casey, at Katie O. Weddings & Events. With Stephanie’s roots in Boston and the couple having lived in New York City for a while, Stephanie and James chose the Berkshires as a middle ground for their wedding day. They found Gedney Farm to be the perfect location. It provided the natural outdoor setting combined with a rustic feel that they were looking for and it was a beautiful backdrop for our latest Boston wedding film.

The couple had a picture perfect summer day in the Berkshires, as the two got ready in opposite ends of the lodging barn. After a first look and pre-ceremony photo session, the couple was married up on the property’s most picturesque piece of land in front a vast and iconic oak tree. The couple wrote short declarations to each other, which they both read providing an amazing personal touch to the wedding ceremony. The reception moved into the rustic barn on Gedney Farm and included a heartfelt speeches from Stephanie’s sister, Kimberly, and James’ Best Man, Omar. The First Class Band took it from there with the party only stopping one time during the night, and that was for a surprise fireworks show in the neighboring skyline.

With the help of Casey from Katie O, the couple surrounded us with great vendors for this event including the ultra-talented Trisha McCormack Photography. The couple chose greenery and a soft pallet of flowers for their reception decor, which was executed to perfection by Kris Ann Elario and her team from Fleurtatcious Designs. This latest Boston wedding film displays what a wedding outside of the city can look like when planned perfectly.

Wedding Professionals:

Venue – Gedney Farm

Event Planner – Katie O. Weddings & Events

Photographer – Tricia McCormack Photography

Floral Design- Fleurtatious Designs

Hair and Makeup Artist – Sonya Heimann

Band – First Class Band

Cake: Sweet Tooth Bakery

Transportation – Dufour Tours

Fireworks – Berkshire Fireworks

 

We met Nicole and PJ through some filmmaker friends of ours and we knew right away that they would be a great match. Nicole was sweet as could be, and PJ was a firefighter. The cool things about their connection was that Nicole had an obsession with the movie 101 Dalmations. What a perfect match! When we found out that Dewey, their dalmation, was going to be a part of the wedding day, we knew we had the makings for a great Boston Wedding Film.

The two were married at the International Golf Club in Bolton, Massachusetts. The preps were a lot of fun as PJ took the something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue to a new level with his gifts to Nicole. It was a very thoughtful and cool part of the wedding day. On the flip side, PJ was taken back a little during the reading of Nicole’s card. After watching these two interact together, it was easy to see why they are a great match. Their ceremony was held outside on a windy July afternoon, in a quiet and scenic part of The International property. Throughout the film, you will see subtle touches of Dewey’s influence within the wedding day. We absolutely loved the energy of Nicole and PJ throughout the day and into the evening, as the dance floor was absolutely jammed all night long. We always say, “The bride and groom will drive the dance floor.”

We also loved Nicole and PJ, because they listened to some our recommendations on great wedding professionals to use. We got to share the day with Zev Fisher, which is always a pleasure, and then we also go to work with NuImage Entertainment, who always do a great job with the disc jockey duties.

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Daniel Herzog + Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Zev Fisher

Disc Jockey: Jimmy, NuImage Entertainment

Venue: The International Golf Club

Florist: Roche Brothers

Cake: Gerardos Italian Bakery

Cupcakes: Bella Cakes

Makeup: Laura Heffernen

Hair: Hey Good Lookin’ Salon & Spa

Photobooth: HotShots

Dress: Justin Alexander, Sincerity

 

There are certain couples that just compliment each other so well. With Zach and Chris, you have an outgoing personality and a quiet personality. A doctor and a banker. A runner and a weight lifter. But when you see them together, it is so obvious how well they balance each other out. They bring out the best in each other and I absolutely love that about these two in our latest Boston Wedding Film.

Zach and Chris were married on a beautiful November evening at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. The romantic night time setting was one that was as sweet as these two are when they are together. The couple got ready at the Boston Fairmont Copley Plaza and did photos prior to the ceremony in and around the city at locations that were special to the couple. One of those spots was the Trophy Room where the couple first met. At that location, we were also able to meet their lovable yellow Labrador Ezra, as Zach and Chris took some photos with him. It also let us tie in one of the readings from the ceremony, which was entitled, “How Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog”.

The reception included some heartfelt speeches that truly showed the family’s support for this same-sex couple. Zach and Chris were married during the Mannequin Challenge-phase of 2016 and they included one in their reception as everyone in their wedding party struck a pose. We also worked with some of our favorite wedding professionals including Jill for Person and Killian Photography and the Eye 2 Eye Band from Wilson Stevens Productions. Enjoy out latest Boston Wedding Film!

Wedding Professionals:

Photographer: Person + Killian Photography

Band: Eye 2 Eye, Wilson Stevens Productions

Getting Ready Venue: Fairmont Copley

Hair & Make-up: Charlotte Phinney & Company

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Boston Public Library

Flowers: Winston Flowers

Lighting: Suzanne B Lowell Lighting Design

Wedding Planner: Kate Evans Events

Catering: The Catered Affair

Linens/Rentals: The Catered Affair at the Boston Public Library and Be Our Guest, Inc.

Transportation: Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston

Ice Sculpture: Brilliant Ice Sculpture, David Chapelle

Tuxes: Brooks Brothers

Invitations: Goosefish Press

Favors: South End Buttery