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Tyler Unwin was the first of two JPod filmmakers and editors to get married in 2017. Tyler edited for us when he was in college at Western New England University, and he has now worked his way up the television chain to become a full-time videographer at Fox 25 News in Boston. Tyler met his beautiful bride Devon in their hometown in Vermont, as these high school sweethearts have stood the test of time including challenging bouts of long distance dating to reach their wedding day in the fall of 2017.

Tyler and Devon chose the beautiful Oceancliff Resort and Hotel as the backdrop for their fall wedding day. Devon and the girls got ready in one of my favorite bridal suite spaces, the Gatehouse, which is located at the front of the 10 acre property over looking Narragansett Bay. The card and gift exchange were very emotional, as Tyler wowed the bridal suite crowd with a box of Venus ET Fleur eternal roses. The couple chose to do a first look and pre-ceremony photo session, which I highly recommend if you want to look your best and have more time to enjoy your cocktail hour and reception.

The weather was picture perfect for an early October Day in Newport, Rhode Island. Devon and Tyler chose to have their wedding late in the afternoon taking advantage of their golden hour light by the water. What they didn’t expect is that a cruise ship would travel through the Bay right as Devon came down the aisle. The ship was kind enough to send a congratulatory horn signal to Devon and Tyler right as the ceremony was about to begin. It’s a moment that the couple and their guests will be talking about for years to come. A beautiful sunset graced the cocktail hour, as it may have been our best sunset of the year. In addition to the beautiful traditional decor, Devon and Tyler made sure that their dog, Coco, was included in the details. They had cutouts of Coco for their photo booth, and a doggie bag bar for guests to bring home treats to their lovable, furry friends. Enjoy our latest Boston wedding film from the edge of Narragansett Bay.

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Massart Photography

DJ & Photobooth: Luke Renchan Entertainment

Venue: Oceancliff Resort & Hotel

Florist: Golden Gate Studios

Cake: Pink Box Desserts

Decor: Drape Art Designs

Officiant: Charles Cavalconte

 

In 2016, we started building an amazing relationship with wedding and event design powerhouse SD Events (Simple Details Events). Not only did we film one of their amazing Cape Cod weddings this fall, but we started sharing space with them and Allegro Photography in Wellesley, MA last March. The thing that I like most about Tasha Bracken and her team is the way they make the wedding day run smoother without getting in the way. Tasha, Priscilla and Lindsay know when they need to step in and take control, and when to step back and let the day flow. They are a planning team that works in unison with each professional to maximize the impact of each service provided. If you don’t want to take my word for how good they are, listen to groom Konrad Martin talk about SD Events at his wedding…

 

Our SD Event designed wedding took place at the Chatham Bars Inn in November of this year with a clambake rehearsal dinner, a classic Catholic ceremony in Brewster and a lavish reception that included the couple flying in the same pianist who played the music during their first ever dance together. Below is the couple’s wedding trailer film, which is a preview of their longer Boston wedding film that is yet to come. (photo credit – Allegro Photography)

 

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

 

Earlier this spring, we were fortunate enough to be asked to take part in a wedding planning conference put on by wedding planner Andrea Poisson Delucia of Elegance & Grace Weddings. The Elite Workshop took place the historic Dane Estate at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA and featured several of the top professionals in their field from the New England area. The conference was designed to help the younger professional in our industry begin to grow their business, but the wealth of information provided could have benefit the most seasoned professional in many ways.

We were honored to be one of the speakers at the conference, as we shared the importance of cinematography and the important things to consider when searching for a videographer or cinematographer for your client (as a wedding planner). Our talk was just the beginning of a day-long workshop that focused on growing your business through branding, stylized shoots, photography, getting published in magazines, incorporating a floral event designer, and utilizing specialized vendors to up improve your event. Some of the professionals who presented at the workshop included the event’s organizer Andrea Poisson Delucia, Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore, Danielle Duane of Boston Magazine, Binita Patel of Binita Patel Photography, Erica Jones of Orchids N’ Blooms Event Design, Jennifer Iovino of JMI Branding Forward and Crystal Mills of Wanderlush Boston. We have always believed in giving back to the industry that has been very good to us. And, Andrea and the team of professionals assembled for the Elite Workshop live by the same motto. Enjoy this short highlight film of the conference from this spring.

 

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

 

One of the great things about the wedding industry is that there are truly a lot of great people who give everything they have for the couples who hire them. When we rebuilt our website last year, we turned to a few of our friends in the industry to help with feedback as our new website developed.

We also were fortunate enough to build relationships with photographers who actually provided some visual content for a few of our JPod Films webpages. I will always preach that you should have a wedding film, but I will also tell you that our Boston wedding films compliment the pictures that you will receive from your chosen photographer. When we built our site, I wanted to support those who supported us. Therefore, we are going to feature each of the four photographers who have wedding photos highlighted on our website one by one. We are going to start with Massart Photography.

We met Audrey and Seth from Massart Photography at Skye and Corey’s wedding in Boston. In our pre-wedding phone conversation with Audrey and Seth, we had an instant connection. The conversation was simply about what was most important to each of us throughout the day. Once the wedding day began, we just fueled off each other with ideas from the bridal suite to the photo session. When we work with photographers like Audrey and Seth, our wedding films always flourish.

Massart Photography is based in Rhode Island, but Audrey and Seth work are often found in Boston and elsewhere in Massachusetts filming weddings, newborn sessions and more. As an artist, I love that they are not afraid to play with light sources and utilize lighting in new and different ways. They really like to take advantage of natural light too, which is something we love as filmmakers. It’s this type of creativity that brings out some of the best images. To check out more of their site, visit their website HERE. Listed below are a few of our favorite images of theirs from the website, as well as Skye and Corey’s wedding.

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We met Clare and Jake through the internet, as they first emailed us just inside of 12 months before their wedding date. They were ahead of the magazing timelines, and those are the couples who always tend to book our services. (The early bird gets the worm). Clare and I had a great conversation on the phone and it was evident right away that these two were just a sweet couple.

Clare and Jake were married at the gorgeous French Chateau styled Glen Manor House, which sits seaside along the Sakonnet River in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The ceremony site is a gorgeous one which overlooks the ocean bay waters. The ceremony was also special, because it took place under a chuppah that was built by the couple’s parents. Add to that, the grounds of the Glen Manor House are just beautifully landscaped with beautiful flowers and greenery and a great walking bridge for photos. Throughout the day, it was easy to see how connected these two were, as they both just had that look in their eyes.

We were fortunate to be paired with some great wedding professionals, as we shared the stage with Stacie Kirkwood Photography throughout the day. We were introduced to one of our new favorite bands in Honey Train, and we were fortunate to taste the exquisite cuisine from Blackstone Catering. Enjoy the Ketubah Signing to the traditional Jewish Ceremony to the Hora in this picture perfect wedding day in our latest Boston Wedding Film.

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Chris Morgan + Jamie Podworski

Photography: Stacie Kirkwood Photography 

Band: Honey Train

Venue: Glen Manor House

Flowers: Jephry Floral Studio

Catering & Cake: Blackstone Catering

Hair + Make-up: Bella Beauty Bridal

Wedding Dress: Watters

 

For this week’s wedding tip, we venture back into the area of floral design. Everybody loves beautiful flowers, but most couples do not know where to start except for going on pinterest and pinning a bunch of flower photos that they think match their style. In this week’s tip, Boston Wedding Group member Kelly Dolloff of Artistic Blossoms Floral Design Studio talks about the trust that you need to put into your floral designer. If you bring a color palette and a vision, great floral designers will do the rest. Special thanks to photographers Person + Killian, Zev Fisher, Snap Photo, Ashley O’Dell and Hinkley Photo for the images they supplied of Artistic Blossoms amazing work. Take a minute and learn from one of the best floral designers in Boston in this week’s wedding planning tip.

 

A while back, we had a vendor of the month feature on our blog. In the spring and fall, we had so many great professionals to write about. But, we would have to wait months sometimes to share the love, because there was only one wedding professional each month. Therefore, we are reintroducing the feature on our blog, but this time it will be called the Vendor Spotlight. Now, we can share some of the best professionals in the wedding industry in a timely manner.

So, who got our juices flowing again? It was Matt and Liz of Hinkley Photo out of New Hampshire. We worked with this dynamic, married duo a few weeks ago at Church Landing on the edge of Lake Winnipesaukee. If we have never worked with a photography company before, we always try and reach out to photographers beforehand to introduce ourselves. Well, Matt beat me to the punch. The pre-wedding conversation was everything it was supposed to be: productive, cooperative and professional. I knew we were going to have a good day that Saturday.

Sure enough, the wedding day came and the two of us worked in unison creating a great product for our couple. We shared ideas, hustled side-by-side and laughed throughout the day.  Matt and Liz even helped us with a camera issue we had come up during the day. We borrowed their Canon 5Diii a few times to get that extra shot, or quality we were looking to capture. Total team players. We were super thankful for that. But, that is not why they made the blog. It was just the overall experience of working alongside them. On our ride home, Matt called us and we talked and laughed for a good 30 minutes about the day and our businesses. Our companies were just a great fit together. And we hope it happens again soon. Check our Matt and Liz’s work at www.hinkleyphoto.com, and check out a few of their stunning images from that wedding day below.

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Make sure you budget for a wedding video or film. It is easy for me to say, because it’s my passion. Not getting a wedding video or film continuosly lands on, or tops the list of regrets for couples after the wedding. If you don’t believe me, check out this article from the Huffington Post. Well, the wedding filmmaking community is strong in the Boston area, as the majority of the top filmmakers in Beantown collaborate on a regular basis to improve our crafts. That is why I am not hesitant to have our Newbury St. neighbors Kathy and George Horemotis of S.H. Videography give our latest wedding tip about wedding films on our blog. Boston Wedding Group members Kathy and George talk about budget and what one of the common mistakes couples make in the wedding planning process.