Category Archives: Boston Wedding Group

 

This week we have a wedding tip that simplifies the day! There are so many important details to plan for and to be excited about when planning a wedding. Things like choosing your dress, picking the right bouquets and centerpieces, finding the ideal linens for your reception space, and selecting the perfect ceremony music. But for their advice, Felice Pomeranz of the Gilded Harps and Lauryn Thibodeau of Lauryn Alyssa Photography are not focused on the music or photography. The two of them have isolated one simple thing that every couple should do on their wedding day. I was lucky enough to do this for 10 minutes at my wedding, but will you? You absolutely should! Find out what it is in this week’s wedding tip from the Boston Wedding Group and JPod Films. To see more wedding tips like this: visit: jpodfilms.com/category/wedding-tips/

Felice Pomeranz is the founder of the Gilded Harps and a Professor of Strings at the Berklee College of Music. The Gilded Harps provides solo harp and harp with many other instruments – flute, violin, cello, and also their world-renowned jazz harp trio and quartet for weddings and other social events. She is a long-time member of the Boston Wedding Group and a well-respected professional in the Boston wedding community.

Lauryn Thibodeau began Lauryn Alisa Photography in North Carolina before relocation closer to home with her husband in 2016. Based on her talent level and personality, she will quickly immerse into the Connecticut wedding scene and become one of the more sought out photographers in the area. One thing is sure about both of these women, they are passionate about their crafts and have their clients best interests always at heart.

 

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/

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

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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.

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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.

 

Today, we’re beginning a new series of video wedding tips for couples to utilize during the wedding planning process. We have tapped into our resources of the Boston Wedding Group to find some of the best planning ideas from some of the most talented and experienced professionals in the industry. Today’s tip comes from Lovelyn Jensen from the Dane Estate at Pine Manor College. If you haven’t been to Dane Estate, it’s a 60-acre property that provides an array of spaces to suit any type of wedding. The venue is suitable for beautiful outdoor weddings, as well as indoor weddings that are surrounded by beautiful architectural accents. Her tip is a fabulous one that many people do not think of when creating their invitations and response cards.

 

 

Our latest short film comes from the latest Boston Wedding Group meeting, which took place at the gorgeous Smith & Wollensky on Arlington Street in the Back Bay.  The steakhouse restaurant features fabulous event spaces with tall ceilings, historic artifacts and working fireplaces, as well as Smith and Wollensky’s own private reserve. On this night, Smith and Wollensky hosted the meeting showing off two incredible spaces that have incredible charm. The venue itself is situated inside of a historic stone and brick castle that was built in 1891. Smith and Wollensky truly spoiled the BWG with delicious appetizers including lobster rangoons, incredible beef sliders and a mac and cheese bar that warmed us through a another cold Boston winter night.

The feature speaker of the night was Jess Levin, Founder and CEO of Carats & Cake. Included in the short recap film are a couple of snippets of what Jess covered in her presentation, “Keeping it real online. Building and maintaining a personal business in the ever-changing digital world.”  The space looked gorgeous as Boston Wedding Group Members Marrero Events, Artistic Blossoms, Peterson Party Center featuring Table Toppers of Newton, Revelation Productions, and Cakes for Occasions all made the Arlington Street venue look amazing. I actually can’t wait to film another event at this top-notch venue.

As visual sponsors, we filmed alongside Johnson’s Photography to highlight the event. Check out photos from the evening on Johnson Photography’s BlogThe February meeting was the kick-off to the 20th year of the Boston Wedding Group, which included an updated logo unveiling and the beginning of the groups 20 Acts of Kindness. That kindness kicked off with a food drive to benefit the Boston Rescue Mission. I’m excited to see what the rest of the year has to come, but until then, here is a recap of the February meeting of the Boston Wedding Group.