Category Archives: Short Film

 

We met Becky and Matt through our good friend Amber Hall who is married to Matt’s Best Man and Brother Ryan Hall. As a former sportscaster, these two were the perfect match for us. Becky is a former lacrosse standout who led Gettysburg College to a National Division III Championship in 2011. Matt was a basketball standout at my high school alma-mater before heading off to Stonehill College and Estonia for a professional basketball career. If these two have children, look out sports world.

Our latest Boston Wedding Film took us to the Connecticut shoreline as the wedding day unfolded in Becky’s hometown of Madison, Connecticut. We started at Becky’s house with an upbeat bridal prep that led us to St. Andrews Church for the couple’s ceremony. In addition to having Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal in attendance, the ceremony’s signature moment took place during the couple’s vows. It was the phrase “until death” that both Matt and Becky said with slight emphasis that drew laughter and smiles throughout the audience.

The photo session and reception took us oceanside to the Madison Beach Club. The photo session was one that was highlighted by a spectacular sunset, which also included the couple each firing off a rifle as the sun dropped behind the horizon. It was definitely the second signature moment from the wedding day, which we used to close out the film. The reception itself was more about the party than over the top decor. The hydrangeas used throughout the reception were classic and timeless, and the dancing throughout the night was as good as it gets thanks to the great music from the New York City Band Creations. Enjoy this Boston wedding film on the Connecticut shore, which epitomizes the personality and energy we try to incorporate in every film we produce.

Wedding Professionals:

Photographer: Kerry Schutz Photography

Band: Creations Music, featuring Kim Sozzi

Venue: Madison Beach Club

Church: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Flowers: Bakes and Baldwin

Hair: Madison Avenue Salon

Makeup: Lindsay J.

Bridal Store: Everthine Bridal Boutique

Music Licensing: The Music Bed

 

Jenny and Dave Krupski are simply put, a JPod Films couple! They are definitely the first couple I can honestly say that found us through Yelp. Jenny had binge-watched a bunch of our films, so she reached out and we set-up a Skype meeting. Our meeting was an instant match, as Jenny and Dave were one of our first 2016 couples to book a Boston Wedding Film.

It all started in the location where Jenny vacationed for most of her life, the town of Osterville on Cape Cod. The bride prep took place in Jenny’s parents Cape Cod home, which they had bought a few years earlier in the same neighborhood that the family vacationed for years and years. Dave got ready in a house two blocks away with their dog Skylar, which set up a great first look right down the street at a local scenic bridge. The sweetness and excitement of these two seeing each other for the first time was definitely one of the highlights of the day.

The weather was picture perfect from the bride prep through sunset at the Oysters Harbors Club, which is where the ceremony and reception took place. The outdoor ceremony, overlooking the water, was highlighted by a well thought out ceremony including advice from Jenny and Dave’s parents, a perfectly read version of “How Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog”, and personally written vows. David’s vows were excellent, but how well he delivered them, made them arguably the best we’ve seen in ten years of filming weddings. They were so good, that we used them as the backbone for the couple’s wedding trailer film late last year. The great energy continued through the day with lots of great details including the Ducky Rose cocktail, a map of Cape Cod Picture Sign-in and the Panda Head appearance which turned the dance floor upside down. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film with love and excitement that is hard to match.

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

 

 

We met Breanna and Matt through their photographer, Matt Hinkley of Hinkley Photography. We first knew the were a great JPod Films couple when Breanna told us that she was going to school to become a veterinarian, and that they had two dogs who were going to be included in the wedding plans. Although the two resided in the midwest, our Skype conversations felt so warm, as if we had known each other for years. It was also the first of four straight Boston wedding films that we had on the water in September (four different states too).

It was the second straight year that we spent the second weekend in September at Church Landing in Meredith, New Hampshire. Breanna and Matt got ready on opposite ends of Church Landing and then met for the first time on the back lawn of the property. It was one of my favorite parts of the day, as Matthew’s mid-western charm really came through. After some fun pictures with their dogs Ruby and Khan, we headed to a beautiful open field next to Moulten Farm for a pre-wedding photo session. We really got creative here and even opened the film with this part of the day. The couple had a traditional church ceremony at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Laconia before returning to Church Landing for the cocktail hour and reception. Some of the cool details include the Hoosier glass, tying in Indiana, used for the centerpieces as well as the Birch logs used throughout the reception decor.

We got to work with Matt and Liz Hinkley from Hinkley Photo (photo credit for picture above) for the second straight year in Meredith which was a blast, and we were also paired with one of our favorite bands in Honey Train. The day just had just a great vibe! Enjoy our latest Boston wedding film from the edge of Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.

Wedding Professionals:

Photographer: Hinkley Photo

Band: Honey Train

Venue: Church Landing at Mills Falls

Photo Shoot location : Moulten Farm

Florist: Lotus Floral Designs

Hair + Makeup: Cascade Spa

Cake: Jacques Pastries

Dress: Pronovias

Dress Shop: Madeleine’s Daughter Bridal

Shoes: Kate Spade

Stationary: Karli Strohschein Art

 

 

Our latest Boston wedding film came to us as a referral from the Renfros (Tiffany + Matt, Margarita + Steve, Zach + Chris). That connection helped us build a great relationship with Erica and Matt, as we got to meet them and Matt’s parents before the wedding day at Margarita and Steve’s wedding. It was at that wedding that we knew that Erica would be a fixture on the dance floor at her own wedding.

This Boston couple chose to get married close to where Erica grew up at the newly renovated Newport Beach House, which just reopened in 2016 under the management of Longwood Events. With a small wedding party, we started the day with an intimate getting ready session for the bride and groom at the Hotel Viking in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island. Erica waited until getting to the Newport Beach House before putting on her beautiful lace wedding dress in the bridal suite. Every wants a sunny day on their wedding day, but Erica and Matt got an overcast misty look over their water view. It sounds like a bad thing, but in reality, it was a magical look for the camera in what was easily one of the best photo sessions we have had in the past few years.  It doesn’t hurt to have to talented and funny Joe Laurin of Joseph Laurin Photography cracking jokes next to you, which put Erica and Matt in such a naturally relaxed and happy state. Just jump ahead t0 4:58 to take a peak. The ceremony and reception took place on the top floor of the Newport Beach House overlooking Easton Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.

We worked with some awesome vendors in addition to Joseph Laurin, as Julie Keilbasa and Alison Barbara, hair and make-up respectively, were a fun addition to the bridal preparations at the Hotel Viking. We felt at home on the Rhode Island coast, as multiple Boston wedding professionals were with us as well including the interactive band Soul of Boston and Les Fleurs of Andover. Enjoy our latest Boston wedding film from beautiful Newport, Rhode Island.

Wedding Professionals:

Venue: Newport Beach House

Photographer: Joseph Laurin Photography

Band: Soul of Boston, Hank Agency

Flowers: Les Fleurs

Hair: Julie Kielbasa, Julie Rose Beauty

Make-up: Allison Barbera Beauty

Linens: Rentals Unlimited

Transportation: Newport Limousine Service

Dress Shop: Madeline’s Daughter, Portsmouth, NH

 

 

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

 

Katie and Viral were referred to us from some friends of ours in the industry. They seemed like a shy and sweet couple when we first met them. And, they can be. But, what we didn’t expect in the beginning was the dancing ability and energy of these two. Their energy never wavered throughout a two ceremony wedding day, which meant two preps, two first looks, two photo sessions and one rocking reception.

Viral’s brother said about Katie, “You are the one person that I know that can out dance Viral”. And, she delivered on that statement. We always say that the bride and groom drive the dance floor. Well, this dance floor had a traffic jam all night. It didn’t hurt having DJ Krupz from Boston Sound and Light cranking the tunes and firing up the crowd all night either.

The day began at the Courtyard Marriott on Tremont Street for the first of two bride and groom preparations. The first ceremony, a Catholic Mass, took place at St. Mary Assumption in Brookline. From there, the festivities headed across town to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a change of wardrobe for the Hindu ceremony, a photo session, a baraat, a Hindu ceremony and a tented reception. One of the cool elements of the day was a painting that Viral gave Katie during the morning preparations which featured the The Temple of Love structure featured at Larz Anderson park. Pictured in the Video thumbnail, the structure was modeled after the Temple of Love at Versailles. The couple took pictures there later in the day.

In addition to Boston Sound and Light, we got to work with the awesome Linda Lee from the Lemon Drop Team, Dogwood Floral and Nir Landau of Nir Landau Photography. Nir’s energy throughout the day was definitely contagious as well. Enjoy our latest wedding Boston Wedding Film which is definitely one of our favorites from 2016!

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major, Jamie Podworski

Photography: Nir Landau Photography

DJ: Boston Sound and Light

Wedding Planner: Linda Lee, Lemon Drop Team

Preparations: Courtyard Boston Downtown

Ceremony#1: St. Mary’s Assumption

Ceremony#2 + Reception: Larz Anderson Auto Musuem

Flowers: Dogwood Floral

Makeup: Kerri Herlihy

Hair: Gina Joubert

Caterer: Davinci Restaurant & Soul of India

Tent: Apex Tent

Bus: Local Motion of Boston

 

Cristina and Alan found us organically through the internet, so it wasn’t until later in the process that we really go to know them. We quickly found out how this Boston couple lives a long-distance relationship of sorts, as Alan’s job has him traveling quite often throughout the year. Travel became a mini-theme of this wedding, and as we found out throughout the weekend, this long distance relationship may be making Cristina and Alan’s connection even stronger.

Although they live in the city, our latest Boston Wedding Film took us up into the Mountains of Vermont. It wasn’t our first wedding film in Stowe, as we survived Hurricane Irene while filming in August of 2011 at the Stowe Mountain Resort. But, this was our first wedding at the Top Notch Resort. We never mind the ride up I-91 through the gorgeous mountains of Vermont once in a while, and this location did not disappoint.

Cristina and Alan chose to have an outdoor ceremony in the fields below the resort and followed that with a tented reception on the property. The film opens with an aerial shot of this beautiful property. We loved the intimate feel of this wedding as the couple chose to have four of their friends share wedding advice during the ceremony. Each couple delivered warm messages, but everyone had a little different meaning or focus. The dancing fun started right away with a semi-choreographed first dance. We loved how Cristina incorporated her personality into the wedding day with a change into cowboy boots for the reception.The details were awesome too from the paper lanterns to the marquis letters to the Rustic tables. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film from Stowe, Vermont.

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major and Jamie Podworski

Photography: Dream Love Photography

Venue: Top Notch Resort

Band: Silver Arrow Band

Flowers: Blomma Flicka

Lighting + Tent: Vermont Tent Company

Dress: Vera Wang

Dress Shop: Vera Wang, Boston

 

Our latest Boston Wedding Film actually comes from the ocean shores of Connecticut. Erica and Kevin chose to take advantage of a weekend holiday as they were married on the Fourth of July. We definitely didn’t mind giving up the holiday, as Erica’s Mom is friend of our family. Most of the wedding party and their friends live around us, so there were a lot of familiar faces in attendance for this holiday wedding.

Erica and Kevin, who hail from Massachusetts, are a couple who likes to be around the water. Therefore, Amarante’s Sea Cliff in New Haven was a great choice for their ceremony and reception. The day featured a first look that was threatened by rain, only to see the day get brighter and hotter by the minute. There were plenty of cool details including acoustic music in the ceremony and during dinner, sparklers, town fireworks, a speech aided by a photo montage from Erica’s Dad, and a sweet candy bar. Erica and Kevin’s sweetness really came through, as they each broke down during a card and gift exchange during the preparations.

We go to work a lot of long time friends from the wedding industry including Dave and Eileen Breveglerei of Breveglerei Photography, and DJ and Singer Gary S Jones. Familiar faces always make the day such a pleasure. This Connecticut Shore wedding film starts off with a great story with a funny twist from Erica’s brother Nick. Enjoy the show…

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photographers: Breveglerei Photography

DJ: Gary S Jones

Venue: Amarante’s Sea Cliff

Flowers: Flouer De Lys

Cupcakes: Pastry Fusions

Make-up + Hair: Transcendent

Dress Shop: Bridal Corner

Music Licensed through The Music Bed