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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…

 

 

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

 

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 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