Tag Archives: Boston Wedding Film

 

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

 

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Speeches at the wedding are one of our favorite, as well as most important moments of the day. We always tell our couples to make sure that their toast-givers tell stories about the couple. How did they meet? What makes them a great couple? You get the gist. But, at the same time, we don’t want to take away the toast-givers connection to the bride and groom.

In the fall of 2014, Best Man Chris Holmes gave a speech to Katie and Mike Barbin that had the ballroom of the Cranwell Resort Spa and Golf Club in stitches. The main story that Chris told was why he knew that Mike was his best friend. It’s a story that is worth the punchline. Therefore, on June 8th, we honor Best Friends Day with one of the best, and funniest stories about friends you will here at a wedding. Share it with your best friend…