Author Archives: Jamie Pod

 

There are certain couples that just have it! I can’t completely define “it”, but Jenny and Dave have it. It’s a look, an energy, a smile that just makes you feel good. And, I know it inspires me. It also makes it easy to create awesome Boston wedding films.

Jenny + Dave met through friends, but it took a few meetings before these two officially started dating. We met Jenny and Dave way back in 2015, and we just connected with them immediately. It felt like we had known them for years after just 10 minutes of talking. We became social media friends, even following their dog Skylar’s Instagram page (if you didn’t know, we love dogs).  Their Cape Cod wedding was one that we had circled on our calendar all year long.

We started the day just a stone’s throw from the water at Jenny’s parents Cape Cod vacation home, while Dave and his boys got ready at a second house just a few blocks inland. The wedding and reception took place at the Oyster Harbors Club in Osterville, MA. There is nothing like a perfect day weather-wise when you can spend it along the water. We got to work with one of our favorite photographers in Randall Garnick, as we mesh so well with his relaxed personality and dry sense of humor

It’s great when a groom writes awesome vows like Dave did, but it is even more amazing when he delivers them with an unmatched love and passion for his bride. That was the one part of the day that stood out to me the most in a wedding with so, so many great moments. So, for their wedding trailer film, we focused on the passion, the love and the delivery of Dave’s words. Enjoy our latest Boston wedding film which was given as a surprise gift from Dave to Jenny on Christmas Eve. (Photo Credit – Randall Garnick Photography).

Wedding Professionals:

Photographer: Randall Garnick Photography

Band: K2 (Kahootz Entertainment)

Flowers: All About Flowers Wedding + Event Decor

Venue: Oyster Harbors Club

Hair: Makeup 2 Die 4

Make-up: Makeup 2 Die 4, Noel McKinnon

Wedding Planner: Main Event, Cindy Muzyka

Cake: Chocolate Rose Cake Shoppe & Bakery

Rentals: New England Country Rental

Transportation: Cape Destinations

Dress: Mikaella by Paloma Blanca

Dress Shop: Alexandra’s Bridal Boutique

Groom’s Tux: Men’s Wearhouse

 

 

Zach and Chris’ Boston wedding film was the third wedding overall and the second this year that we have filmed for the Renfro family. For Zach and Chris, opposites definitely attract in many ways. Zach is outgoing, while Chris is more reserved. Zach runs, Chris lifts weights. Zach is a doctor, Chris is a lawyer. But together, these two are an unstoppable force of love and dedication to one another.

Zach and Chris started their day with preparations at the Fairmont Copley, and their exchange of gifts was a cool way to begin the day. It was evident at this point what a great connection these two had with one another. A first look outside on Copley Square, right near the Fairmont Copley was a second sweet moment early in this wedding day. Next, the couple travelled the city by trolley for a photo session that brought us to many of their favorite locations. It was during this time, we got to meet their first child Ezra, who is a young, energetic yellow Labrador retriever. After a brilliant early night photo session on iconic Acorn Street, we headed to the Boston Public Library for a sophisticated ceremony and reception.

We were fortunate to be surrounded by an all-star team of wedding professionals including Jill Person from Person + Killian Photography, Eye 2 Eye of Wilson Stevens Productions, Winston Flowers, A Catered Affair and Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design. It was the second time we got to work with one of our former brides and wedding planner Kate Evans of Kate Evens Events. She kept the whole day running extremely smoothly, while Suzanne and the Catered Affair staff turned the library into a elegantly designed space. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film from the city’s Back Bay.

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

 

In 2016, we started building an amazing relationship with wedding and event design powerhouse SD Events (Simple Details Events). Not only did we film one of their amazing Cape Cod weddings this fall, but we started sharing space with them and Allegro Photography in Wellesley, MA last March. The thing that I like most about Tasha Bracken and her team is the way they make the wedding day run smoother without getting in the way. Tasha, Priscilla and Lindsay know when they need to step in and take control, and when to step back and let the day flow. They are a planning team that works in unison with each professional to maximize the impact of each service provided. If you don’t want to take my word for how good they are, listen to groom Konrad Martin talk about SD Events at his wedding…

 

Our SD Event designed wedding took place at the Chatham Bars Inn in November of this year with a clambake rehearsal dinner, a classic Catholic ceremony in Brewster and a lavish reception that included the couple flying in the same pianist who played the music during their first ever dance together. Below is the couple’s wedding trailer film, which is a preview of their longer Boston wedding film that is yet to come. (photo credit – Allegro Photography)

 

We met Sammie and Jeff through our friends Edna and Kasie at EFD Creative Event Planning and Design. What makes these two such a great couple is that they love each for exactly who each person is and has become. To quote the sarcastic Jeff is his vows, “I vow to be a quality roommate. I’ll work hard to drastically improve my home improvement and handyman skills to a solid ‘below-average'”. To quote Sammie in her vows, “I will continue to play games with you, even when we grow old and can’t remember the rules.” It was a Boston wedding film that I really think shows how we incorporate each couple’s personalities uniquely into each final film.

Sammie and Jeff and the team at EFD Creative did a marvelous job creating a beautiful and elegant wedding day throughout. The ballroom looked amazing for the reception and you can see how amazed the bride was in this video that we released shortly after the wedding. We loved the details that featurd the #gettinggrilloed hashtag that played off Jeff’s last name, as well as the superhero cufflinks that Jeff incorporated.

We were so lucky to work with so many great wedding professionals beyond the EFD Creative team and the Boston Harbor Hotel staff. David and Jo from Allegro Photography were our visual counterparts, while so much of the beautiful decor came from the talents of Orly Kohn Floral Boutique, Suzanne B Lowell Lighting Design and Cakes to Remember. Enjoy this perfect summer day on the Boston Harbor in our latest Boston Wedding Film.

Wedding Professionals:

Photography: Allegro Photography

Wedding Planner: EFD Creative Event Planning + Design

Band: Night Shift

Venue: Boston Harbor Hotel

Flowers: Orly Khon Floral Boutique

Lighting: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design

Cake: Cakes to Remember

Hair and Makeup: Studio 9

 

Lauren and Sean found us through their photographer Matt Cavanaugh and their wedding planners Lauren + Ruthie of Eutopia Events. They reached out to us, as they thought our wedding films fit exactly what they were looking for: “authentic, not corny and modern/clean.” Their words, not ours, but I thought they described exactly what we strive to produce in each of our Boston Wedding Films.

This Boston couple traveled back to their college stomping grounds of Northampton and Amherst, Massachusetts to tie the knot. Lauren is a Smith College graduate, while Sean received his degree from Amherst College. They actually met at Amherst College when Lauren and her friends ended up at the wrong room and were coerced by Sean and his friends to hang out for the evening. That was their first meeting, but their relationship didn’t start until a few years later.

The bride got ready just a few houses down the road from Helen Hills Chapel on the campus of Smith College. There were so many great little moments from the bride’s preparations that add so much personality and character to this wedding film. The Reception was across the Connecticut River in Amherst at the Eric Carle Museum (right down the road from Amherst College). The Art filled walls created a unique space for Lauren and Sean’s celebration. The couple even created an “art project” for their family and friends, which served as their guestbook.  Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film…

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Matthew Cavanaugh Photography

Band: Hudson, Night Shift Entertainment

Wedding Planners: Lauren + Ruthie, Eutopia Events

Flowers: Forget Me Not Florist

Ceremony: Helen Hills Chapel

Reception: Eric Carle Museum

Transportation: M + L Transit Systems

Caterer: Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering

Dress Designer: Amy Kuschel

Music Licensed through The Music Bed

 

In our latest Boston Wedding Film, Alex and Tom are proof that long distance relationships work. With Alex living in Arizona, and Tom living in Massachusetts, the two had a chance meeting in Las Vegas at restaurant called Buca Di Beppo. After spending a full-day together, the couple reconnected two months later for their “first date” and the rest was history. With the distance between them, travel became an integral part of their relationship. Much of their young relationship was built around traveling in Massachusetts, Arizona and San Diego visiting places they had never been. Tom actually proposed to Alex on their two year anniversary at the scene of their first meeting, Buca Di Beppo.

Just over three years after their first date, Alex and Tom were married at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Charlestown, followed by a reception at the Omni Parker House Hotel in downtown Boston. We love how this soon to be Navy JAG wore his military whites for the ceremony, only to switch to the classic Tuxedo and bow tie for the reception. One of my best pieces of advice to couples is to always have the father of the bride give a toast at the wedding. In this wedding, we had both father’s deliver outstanding speeches. In fact, Tom’s father doubled as his Best Man and he delivered a funny and enthusiastic speech that starts and ends this film with great energy. We also loved the classic New England touch that Alex and Tom chose with their wedding cake, as it was a rendition of the same cake Jackie Kennedy had on her wedding day. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film…

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photography: Photography Your Way

Band: The Marshalls

Church: St. Francis de Sales, Charlestown

Reception: Omni Parker House

Flowers: Bostonian Florist

Transportation: Le Limo

Music Licensed by: The Music Bed

 

Alex and Sean brought a worldwide flair to our latest Boston wedding film. The couple met in Boston, but they currently live in England. Add to that, Alex’s parents live in California, much of her family is across the pond in Scotland and Ireland, and their guest list included friends and family from as far away as Dubai and Australia. Scotland and Ireland were well represented in attendance and in attire, as the men chose to wear traditional Scottish kilts with bow ties and jackets.

The couple chose to keep all of the formalities in one location, as the preparations, ceremony and reception all took place at the Omni Parker House Hotel on School Street in Boston. We got to work with three of the most talented and extremely calm, cool and collective wedding professionals you will ever meet in Paula Marrero of Marrero Events, Zev Fisher of Zev Fisher Photography, and Michelle DeVoe of Demiche Beauté. The calmness surrounding the wedding is one that we always welcome.

Alex and Sean chose to incorporate a Same Day Edit Film into their evening, which allows those in attendance to see a highlight film from the wedding day just hours after it unfolds. Coming from a television news background, we love filming and editing these Same Day Edits, as it they bring us back to the deadline-based environment of the broadcasting world (just for a day though). The Same Day Edit features a cool first look with Alex’s Dad, a photo shoot including a pedi-cab, and groom with an awesome reaction during his entrance to the reception. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film!

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major, Chris Morgan, Jamie Podworski

Photography: Zev Fisher Photography

Band: Encore

Wedding Planner: Marrero Events

Venue: Omni Parker House

Ceremony Music: Occasional Brass

Make-up & Hair: Demiche Beauté

Cake: Montilio’s Baking Company

 

 

We are back at it this summer with some more wedding tips for New England brides from the experts at the Boston Wedding Group. In this week’s tip, Jeri Solomon of Jeri Solomon Floral Design talks about how to prepare for your first meeting with your floral designer. The most important thing you need is not as complicated as you might think. Find out in this week’s wedding tip from the Boston Wedding Group and JPod Films. Special Thanks to the following outstanding wedding photographers who have shared photos of Jeri’s work: Person & Killian Photography, LifeFusion Studio, Zev Fisher, Creative Images Boston & Nikki Cole. To see more wedding tips like this: visit: jpodfilms.com/category/wedding-tips/

 

 

Meghan and Teddy were recommended to JPod Films through some friends of theirs. We loved the story of how they met, as they didn’t have the typical amazing love-at-first-site scenario. The two met at the less-than-romantic bar named Bradley’s Cafe near Providence College. Their initial meeting didn’t have Teddy sweeping Meghan off her feet, but over time, these two became a great couple.

The couple wanted an upbeat vibe to their highlight film, and their wedding day had so many fun moments that we had no problem delivering energy to this recap of their wedding day. One of the funny themes to this wedding was the fact that Meghan was not excited about giving up her last name of Glynn and changing it to Kinneen. The Phrase “Mrs. Teddy Glynn” kept arising throughout the day. She was funny about it, but I definitely know how this story goes. My wife had to give up Maloni to become Podworski. :-) We loved the gift exchange, as Teddy built Adirondack Chairs for Meghan, while Meghan gave Teddy some new artwork incorporating their wedding date for their house. Both gifts had that personal touch that we love to see.

Meghan and Teddy were married at St. Cecilia Parish on Belvidere Street in Boston, with the bride preparations and reception taking place at the Omni Parker House Hotel. Much to our delight, we got to work with photographers Mariah and Trish from Snap! Weddings for the second time in as many years. The band Clockwork got the dance floor moving for the evening and we loved the flowers from Rose Hill Garden. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film…

Cinematographers: Mia Major & Jamie Podworski

Photographers: Snap Photography

Band: Clockwork

Church: St. Cecilia Parish

Reception Venue: Omni Parker House

Flowers: Rose Hill Garden

Cake: Montilios Baking Company

Make-up + Hair: Special Event Beauty

Bridal Dress: Ravini

Dress Shop: Cristina’s Bridal

Music Licensing: The Music Bed

 

Earlier this spring, we were fortunate enough to be asked to take part in a wedding planning conference put on by wedding planner Andrea Poisson Delucia of Elegance & Grace Weddings. The Elite Workshop took place the historic Dane Estate at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA and featured several of the top professionals in their field from the New England area. The conference was designed to help the younger professional in our industry begin to grow their business, but the wealth of information provided could have benefit the most seasoned professional in many ways.

We were honored to be one of the speakers at the conference, as we shared the importance of cinematography and the important things to consider when searching for a videographer or cinematographer for your client (as a wedding planner). Our talk was just the beginning of a day-long workshop that focused on growing your business through branding, stylized shoots, photography, getting published in magazines, incorporating a floral event designer, and utilizing specialized vendors to up improve your event. Some of the professionals who presented at the workshop included the event’s organizer Andrea Poisson Delucia, Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore, Danielle Duane of Boston Magazine, Binita Patel of Binita Patel Photography, Erica Jones of Orchids N’ Blooms Event Design, Jennifer Iovino of JMI Branding Forward and Crystal Mills of Wanderlush Boston. We have always believed in giving back to the industry that has been very good to us. And, Andrea and the team of professionals assembled for the Elite Workshop live by the same motto. Enjoy this short highlight film of the conference from this spring.