Category Archives: Highlight Film

 

When two musically talented individuals come together like Christina and Steve, a harmonious melody is created and developed until we have a fantastic Boston wedding film. That is just the beginning of the musical references on this wedding day, as this Basoonist and her musically talented husband came together for an amazing wedding. Christina and Steve found us through one of our former brides, Tiffany Renfro (Tiffany + Matt). At our initial meeting at Starbucks in Newton, Christina and I hit it off immediately, and their fall wedding in the city sounded like it was going to be an amazing event.

Christina and Steve were married at St. Cecilia Church in Boston, with the reception taking place on the 33rd floor of the scenic State Room at 60 State Street. This couple, who met at the New England Conservatory of Music, planned a wedding with lots of musical touches including a string quartet at the ceremony, the amazing band Night Shift at the reception, and we even filmed Steve serenading Christina with a little Frank Sinatra number to end the reception formalities. You would never know it from the decor, but the wedding was a flower-free event. Christina took her vision to Table and Tulip who designed a beautiful array of ferns, branches and greens to create classic and elegant tablescapes. The other thing I will always remember about the day was the photo session. It ended during rush hour on a Friday night with a street shot of Christina and Steve in a cross walk without a car driving on the road. How this  happened on a Friday night in Boston, I will never know. Nonetheless, it was an amazing way to end that part of the wedding day.

Much of that photo session was amazing because we were working with not only a gorgeous couple, but a talented photographer in Emily Tebbetts. From the preparations at the Fairmont Copley to the dancing at the State Room, working with Emily and her sidekick Lexi was seamless and amazing as always. Emily and Christina were a good match too, because of their love of cats. Christina’s cats make cameo appearances on the cake topper, while the bride’s shoes also reflected her love of felines. Cats would probably be listed as the sub-theme of this wedding. Enjoy our latest Boston wedding film from some of our favorite spots in the city.

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Jamie Podworski + Mia Major

Photographer: Emily Tebbetts Photography

Band: Night Shift

Preparation: Fairmont Copley

Ceremony: St. Cecilia’s Parish, Boston

Reception: State Room, Boston

Floral Designer: Table & Tulip

Cake: I Dream of Jeanne Cakes

Cake Topper: Concarta

Transportation: Black Tie Limo

Hair: Red Carpet Ready by Sarah – Sarah Maher

Makeup: Neiman Marcus

Dress Designer: Atelier Pronovias

Dress Boutique: Musette Bridal

Shoes: Charlotte Olympia

 

 

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

 

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

 

Chrissy and Kerry were one of three same sex couples that we had the privilege of filming in 2015. For these two beautiful brides, they chose to have a private ceremony, and then, celebrate with family and friends separately. We had the opportunity to film the cocktail hour and reception at the scenic Log Cabin in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Chrissy and Kerry met through a work softball team and were “officially” introduced by their mutual friend Sandy at a post-game gathering. These two are as generous as they come with their family and friends, and they have a nice balance of personalities with Chrissy’s conservative persona and Kerry’s outgoing nature. It was really amazing to see how much love and support these two have from family and friends. The warmth in the room was remarkable.

This latest Boston Wedding Film is what I would call a mini-highlight film. It’s a little shorter than our average highlight film, but it is still packed with a tremendous story driven by Kerry’s brother Buddy. Enjoy!

Wedding Professionals:

Photography: A & E Photography

DJ: Dan Cavanaugh, And the Beat Goes On DJ

Flowers: Langone’s Florist & Greenhouse

 

Our latest Boston Wedding Film was another Boston couple traveling back to the couple’s home area of Northern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. We met Alyssa and Matt through one of our favorite couples, Liz and Jon. I actually covered Jon’s early baseball days while I worked at 22News, and then later coached against Matt and his best man CJ’s high school hockey team when I left the television business. The couple was engaged for almost a year and a half, after Matt proposed to Alyssa at a waterfront restaurant in Boston by having the ring delivered on a platter.

This was one of our few Friday weddings in 2015 and it was held all within a 1/2 mile radius of The Riverview in Simsbury, Connecticut. After preparations and a first look at the Simsbury Inn, the couple was married under a tent by the river at the Riverview. Alyssa + Matt could definitely pass as friends of ours as they used their favor to donate to the MSPCA, and Alyssa scored big points for the Bruins/Patriot inspired groom’s cake. Enjoy our latest Highlight Film…

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Chris Morgan + Jamie Podworski

Photography: Alissa Dinneen Photography

DJ: CT Party Pros

Florist: McClelland Florist

Hair: Salon 511

Makeup: Liz Washer

Dress: Rosa Clark

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Dress Shop: Bridal Trousseau

Stationary: William Arthur

 

Robyn and Joe had one of the most unique wedding days that we have ever filmed. With an October 17th wedding date, there was peak foliage on Haystack Mountain at the Hermitage Club in West Dover, Vermont. What we didn’t expect was the coating of snow that fell during the second half of the day. The result was our first Boston Wedding Film that saw a couple enjoy photographs on their wedding day in both peak foliage and in the snow.

Robyn and Joe were one of our latest bookings of the year, as they chose a short engagement and found us who somehow had the third weekend in October open (this never happens). The couple chose the ever-expanding Hermitage Club for their wedding venue, which is a great new open space, with a large Cabin-like feel in Southwestern Vermont. The couple chose to have a first look by the lake at the bottom of Haystack Mountain, and then moved back up the mountain for their ceremony and reception inside the Hermitage Club itself. 

This Vermont wedding film has lots of great details, including a candle-lined aisle which led to a gorgeous chuppah decorated by Janet Boyd of Boyd Family Farm. Liz Ligon was great to work with on the photography side, and we always love working with the band Honey Train, who filled the dance floor for us for the second time this season.

Vendors:

Venue: The Hermitage Club

Photographer: Liz Ligon Photography

Flowers: Janet Boyd, Boyd Family Farm

Band: Honey Train

Cake: Top Tier Baking Company

Hair & Make-Up: Maria Licari, NYC

 

One of our favorite type of weddings to cover are ones with ties to the military. There is something about the brotherhood and sisterhood within the military that makes their weddings unique. There is just a special bond between friends and family from the military that is hard to duplicate. Dave and Colleen’s wedding had that bond. It was the bride, her brother and the maid of honor who all shared this Marine bond. This Boston wedding film is one about family.

Colleen and Dave’s wedding was a special on for us at JPod Films, as we have known the bride and groom for quite some time. We actually vacation in neighboring cottages during the same week each summer on the Cape. These weddings become a little bit more pressure-filled for us, but in a good way. They always seem to spawn our creative juices.

The wedding took place around the Worcester area, as Colleen and Dave had an afternoon ceremony at the First Congregational Church in West Boylston, MA. The reception moved guests into the majestic Mechanics Hall in Worcester. As one of the grandest of venues, the possibilities are endless when filming in this theater-styled venue. A second part of this wedding that stood out was the food. For dinner, the couple chose to have Russell Morin Catering pass continuous hoerderves with a few food stations around the outskirts of the reception area. The food amazing and some of the best we experienced all season, and it seemed like the dinner was being served for the whole night. Here is our latest Boston Wedding Film that revolves around family…

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Nathan Paulhus + Jamie Podworski

DJ:  Sound Advice

Caterer: Russell Morin

Flowers: Paul McLaughlin

Transportation: Gray’s Limousine

Ceremony: First Congregational Church, West Boylston

Reception Venue: Mechanics Hall

Prep Location: Beechwood Hotel

Make-up: Debbie Lowe, Station 5

Boston Wedding Decor Video
 

For the second year in a row, JPod Films was happy to be the video sponsor for Eventiques, an event created by New England Wedding Planners Ruthie McDonald and Lauren Mace of Eutopia Events.  Ruthie and Lauren, with an acceptional team of helpers, put together the event which is subtitled, A Wedding and Event Flea Market. The event took place earlier this spring at the Eastworks Building in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Eventiques allows former brides the opportunity to sell their one-time use, wedding related items from wedding dresses to detail-related items like mason jars, lanterns, vases, wine cork placecard holders, linens and so much more. It’s like a live pinterest board in one locations, and everything is for sale. Wedding planners and brides who are planning their big day have the opportunity to find an amazing array of unique items for their event at prices that are much lower than purchasing them brand new. To see what this event is all about, take a 100-second look back at the event that is growing and growing every year!

 

Event Sponsors Included Cakes by Amanda, CJC Event Lighting, Cronin Hill Photography, Daisy Stone Studio, Durocher Florist, Forget Me Not Florist, Lattitude Restaurant, Michael’s Party Rentals, The Knot, Love, Inc. Magazine, Rum and Steel, Viren Entertainment, WellWed and Western Woods Coffee.

 

I met Kala Rama and Anthony Dilorenzo through mutual friends, as all three of us spent the early parts of our television careers at WWLP-22News, the NBC-affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Kala and Anthony have since moved on to Orlando where Kala is an anchor at WKMG LOCAL 6, while Anthony is a reporter at competing station WFTV Channel 9. The two of them were excellent journalists right from day one, so to see them vault their careers to bigger markets was no surprise. And with that background, now there was a little extra pressure to produce a great Boston Wedding Film for them, because they knew and understood the ins and outs of the video world.

As for the wedding, it was everything you would expect from a duo that lives and works in a fast-pace world. With Anthony’s roots in New England, the couple chose Newport, Rhode island for their wedding destination. Preparations took place at the elegant Viking Hotel on Bellevue Avenue with the ceremony taking place at St. Joseph’s Parish in heart of Newport. After a fun trip on their trolley filming the photo session around the downtown wharfs of Newport, the reception took place at the breathtaking Rosecliff Mansion. From the same location used to film scenes in The Great Gatsby and True Lies, Kala and Anthony had a reception in a ballroom that filled with tremendous energy all night long.

Credit the Zoo Band for keeping the crowd engaged and dancing all night long. There was no time to sit down at this event, as the dance floor was literally packed from start to finish. I always say that a bride and groom drive the dance floor, and Kala and Anthony were on the dance floor all night having the time of their life with their family and friends. We also got to work with a great photography team in Dan and Nicole from Linked Ring Photography out of our home area of Boston. The cake came from Beantown too, as Montilio’s magnificent 5-tier cake towered over guests as they entered the main reception room. We chose a high-energy song from OneRepublic to match this couples personalities in our latest Boston Wedding Film.

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski of JPod Films

Preparations: The Viking Hotel

Church: St. Joseph’s Parish, Newport, RI

Reception: Rosecliff Mansion

Photographer: Linked Ring Photography

Band: The Zoo Band

Florists: Stoneblossum Floral & Event Design

Catering: Russell Morin Catering & Events

Cake: Montilio’s Baking Company

Lighting: Ormonde Productions

Dress Shop: The Plumed Serpant Bridal

Music Licensed through Songfreedom

 

 

 

Our latest Boston Wedding film features Sara and Matt, who came back to their home state of Massachusetts to get married at the 5-star Boston Mandarin Hotel on Boylston Street. The first word that comes to mind when you see these two together is sweet! Just watch their first look and you’ll quickly see the sweet, caring way about these two that makes them a great match.

It was one of those wedding days where everything felt right. Sara and Matt were married by Rabbi Shira Joseph during sundown on the Mandarin Oriental’s beautiful outdoor terrace. The elegance of the event continued from cocktail hour right into the reception in the hotel’s ballroom, which was lit beautifully and decorated even nicer. This wedding had everything from great speeches, to a saxophone playing groom, to a dessert bar including Philadelphia-styled pretzels.

The attention to detail in this wedding was unmatched thanks to Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara and her team from Unique Weddings by Alexis, as well as Jeff Watson’s team at the Mandarin Hotel. The Mandarin Oriental’s service is as good as it gets in the city of Boston. We got to work alongside photographers Tara and Ben from Hitched Studios who brought an awesome vibe to the day (see their pictures HERE).  Sara and Matt danced the night away to the Band Night Rhthym, which is going to make the dancing portion of their feature film a fun one to edit. Enjoy our latest Boston wedding video…

Cinematographers: Mia Major and Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Hitched Studios

Venue: Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Wedding Planner: Unique Weddings by Alexis

Band: Night Rhythm

Ceremony Music: Dan Calvo of Night Rhythm

Photo Booth: Hitched Studios

Florist: The Tangled Web Floral Design

Hair & Make-up: Jen Griffin and Ashley O’Dougherty, Maxime Salon

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

Dress Shop: Country Wedding Bridal Boutique, Hingham

Dress: Alvina Valenta

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Music Licensed through The Music Bed