Category Archives: Short Film

 

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

 

We met Nonie and Ben through their photographer and our friend, Randall Garnick of Garnick and Moore Photographer. Nonie and Ben met at Providence College, and we quickly saw how Ben brought out the best in Nonie’s quiet persona. The couple was engaged on Valentine’s Day in Iceland in 2014 and planned a summer wedding in 2015.

This Boston Wedding Film would start and finish at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The preparations included some nice intimate moments and one of my favorite details, Nonie’s grandmother’s bracelet. The bracelet was a traditional piece of jewelry worn by all brides in the Lane family. The two flower girls were just enamored by bracelet in one of the cutest moments of the day.

The ceremony took place in West Roxbury at Holy Name Parish. The couple chose to do a special exit from the church as guests wove white wands with bells down the long church walkway. My other favorite feature of this wedding day was a night photo session we did outside the hotel. A light rain started to fall during the session, which provided some unbelievable images thanks to some off-camera lighting.

In addition to Garnick and Moore, we go to work with a new band called Incadence. The band only performs a few weddings per year, but you would have never known it from the way they handled the emcee duties and kept the dance floor packed all night long. Stapleton Floral Design crafted the flowers, which looked stunning from the bouquets to the centerpieces. Enjoy our latest Boston wedding film from the Seaport District of Boston.

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photography: Garnick Moore Photography

Ceremony: Holy Name Parish, Roxbury

Preps + Reception: Seaport Hotel

Flowers: Stapleton Floral Design

Live Artist: Sheila Foley

Band: Incadence

Make-up: Bre Welch

Transportation: A Plus Coach, Inc.

Trolley: Brush Hill Tours

Dress Shop: Allegria Bridal

Music Licensed through the Music Bed

 

We met Katie’s Mom, Sue, through several local wedding professionals who date back to our earliest days of filming in the Western Massachusetts area. Katie and Pete Pasciucco were a Boston couple who was trekking back to Katie’s hometown in Northampton, Massachusetts to get married. We were blessed to have the opportunity to share in not only the wedding day, but in the rehearsal dinner as well for our latest Boston Wedding Film.

One of the biggest storylines of this wedding was the size of the wedding party. Fifteen bridesmaids and fifteen groomsmen joined 3 flower girls on this wedding weekend. Katie’s friends spanned from her sister as the maid-of-honor, to first cousins, to soccer friends who played by her side at Williston-Northampton, Boston College and Amherst College. The bond of friendship and family was very evident for both Katie and Pete. To add to the importance of family, Katie and Pete were married at Blessed Sacrament Church in Northampton, the same church Katie’s parents were married in 33 years earlier.

The reception took place at the scenic Log Cabin in Holyoke, which rests on the side of The Mt. Tom and overlooks the Western Mass. valley. We were blessed to work with Chris Degray of And the Beat Goes On DJ. Chris works with owner Dan Cavanaugh, who are both insanely talented at what they do and my favorite names to see on the wedding information sheet each wedding season. Crystal Vazquez & Co’s team did an amazing job getting 20+ girls ready for the wedding, on time, and looking gorgeous I might add. Our old television friend Kathy Bunnell of Bunnell Photography worked alongside us throughout the day seamlessly, and the flowers were designed by the same person who created my wedding day flowers in Heather Sullivan from Durocher Florist. This Boston wedding film takes you on a fantastic ride of sentimental moments and tremendous laughter, joy and positive energy. Enjoy the show…

Wedding Professionals

Venue: The Log Cabin

Videographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Bunnell Photography

DJ: And the Beat Goes On DJ

Florist: Durocher Florist

Hair + Makeup: Crystal Vazquez & Co

Transportation: Le Limo

Photo Session Location: Wistariahurst Museum

Dress: Allure

Dress Shop: Party Dress Express

Lighting: And the Beat Goes On DJ

Invitations: Kari Elise Design

 

 

As much as we love our Boston wedding films, one of my other favorite places to film a wedding is in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. When traveling out west, we always seem to cross paths with the greatest couples from New York City. Katie and Dave were no exception. Their sophisticated wedding took place at the Wheatleigh, a 22-acre romantic hotel nestled in the wedding-rich town of Lenox. This wedding didn’t just capture our eyes, as it was also featured recently on the Style Me Pretty blog.

Katie and Dave’s love story started at work, as the two worked together in a small group within a bank in New York City. What was charming about their story was the fact they tried to hide their early dating ways only to find out later that everyone knew what was going on the whole time. After a romantic proposal in Paris, Katie and Dave ventured a couple hours outside the city to declare their vows at the majestic and Florentine-inspired Wheatleigh Grand Hotel in Lenox. As Katie described it, their guests were transported to an Italian villa, with less travel time and the comforts of home. This Berkshire wedding film carries a travel theme, but what stood out the most were the floral accents put together by wedding planner Leslie Price of In Any Event Planning, Production and Design and Sayles Livingston Flowers that cascaded from the ceremony backdrop to the elegant tented reception on the back lawn of the Wheatleigh.

We crossed paths with some new wedding professionals as photographer Heather Waraksa was a pleasure to work with and I must give her credit for selecting the balcony for the bride’s final stages of getting ready. The extra natural light took Katie in her Michelle Lhuiller dress from gorgeous to breathtaking just by taking few short steps onto that balcony. The Hal Prince Band kept everyone rocking on the dance floor all night long, which always makes our job so much easier. Nothing ends a wedding film better than a fire pit with smores and a sparkler exit. Enjoy our latest Boston wedding film from the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

 

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Mia Major & Jamie Podworski, JPod Films

Photographer: Heather Waraksa

Band: Hal Prince

Ceremony Music: Vogue Music Events

Event Planner: Leslie Price, In Any Event

Floral Design: Sayles Livingston Flowers

Lighting: Exquisite Events

Catering: The Wheatleigh 

Makeup: Nam Vo

Hair: Nikki Avanzino

Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Earrings: Lux And Bond

Tuxedo: Seize Sur Vingt

Cufflinks: Barneys New York

Tent: Classical Tents & Party Goods

Linens and Rentals: Rentals Unlimited 

Stationery: Ceci NY

Paper Goods: Invitations By Ana 

 

 

Hyannisport wedding video
 

Kate and Bryan had the quintessential Cape Cod wedding in the heart of Hyannisport, Massachusetts. Although Bryan hails from Texas, his family owns a home by the Hyannis waterside and the area had already provided many memories for his family before this all important wedding day. The wedding day never left us more than a few steps from the water and the weather could not have cooperated any better on this fall, September wedding.

Although this wedding took place in the fall, it had really had a summer feel. Besides the warm weather, this Cape Cod wedding film features lawn games, a trolley ride, a photo session on the beach and a gorgeous sunset over the waters outside the Hyannisport Club. The details were so well manicured too, as the blue, white and yellow nautical theme carried throughout the day. From the personalized timeline, to the groomsman’s ties and yellow anchor socks, to a clean and classic blue and white ribbon cake, as well as message bottle place cards, Kate and Bryan’s wedding was a model for future Cape Cod weddings and events to follow. This Hyannis Wedding Film had some great special touches as well, as Kate put lockets on each of the Mother’s flowers. The lockets included pictures of the Mother’s parents who had passed on before the wedding. It was a really special moment from the morning. The ceremony was also officiated with a southern accent, as Brian’s childhood pastor traveled up to Cape Cod to lead the ceremony. 

The ceremony for this Cape Cod Wedding film took place at Union Chapel in Hyannisport, while the ceremony moved up the road to the Hyannisport Club which was the site of the spectacular sunset that evening. We were lucky to work with the easy-going and very talented Ned Jackson of Ned Jackson Photography. The flowers were as gorgeous as they come from Judy Fligg of All About Flowers, and the Band Search Party kept everyone dancing all night long. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film which was featured on Style Me Pretty on the shores of Hyannis, Massachusetts.

 

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Chris Morgan + Jamie Podworski

Photographers: Ned Jackson Photography

Band: Search Party

Ceremony Musicians: Boston String Quartet

Church: Union Chapel

Reception: Hyannisport Club

Flowers: All About Flowers

Trolley: Cape Destinations

Cake: Delicious Desserts

Hair: Charlene McLaughlin

Make-up: Charlotte & Company

Wedding Dress: Amsale

Dress Shop: Christina’s Bridal

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Groom’s Attire: J. Hilburn & Brooks Brothers

Invitations: Soiree Andover

Music Licensed through the MusicBed

 

Boston Wedding Video
 

We met Ann and Joe through our good friend Paula Marrerro at Marrero Events. We were working working at the Boston Convention Center for an event last February when Ann reached out to us to add a Boston wedding film to her wedding day. Ann and Joe really wanted to capture the day, especially with their 20-month old son Joey Jr. being such an important part of the event.

It was very apparent that these two valued the importance of family with in their wedding day. Family members and friends weaved in and out of the neighboring and adjoining rooms, as the Ann and Joe got ready side by side, but yet, never saw each other before the first look. It allowed them both to be close to their son, and it created a fun environment for both families to enjoy. After Ann had separate first looks with both Joe and her Dad near the Hyatt Regency, the ceremony took place at the beautiful Marsh Chapel on the campus of Boston University. The reception took place on the 16th floor of the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, which boasts picturesque views of the Charles River and the city.

The day ran so smoothly as Courtney from Marrero Events was the day of coordinator and kept things on track all night for this JPod Short Film. I also got to film with my good friend Bob Accettullo on this wedding, as he stepped in as an overqualified assistant filmmaker for the day.  To top it off, we had a great entertainment team with Joe Toto from Groove Events leading the Mcee and music responsibilities. It all amounted to a great Boston wedding film. Enjoy the show…

 

Vendors:

Cinematography: Bob Accettullo & Jamie Podworski, JPod Films

Photography: Classic Photographers

DJ: Groove Entertainment

Wedding Planner: Marrero Events

Ceremony: Marsh Chapel, Boston University

Reception: Hyatt Regency, Cambridge