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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

 

 

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.

 

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

 

 

We are back at it this summer with some more wedding tips for New England brides from the experts at the Boston Wedding Group. In this week’s tip, Jeri Solomon of Jeri Solomon Floral Design talks about how to prepare for your first meeting with your floral designer. The most important thing you need is not as complicated as you might think. Find out in this week’s wedding tip from the Boston Wedding Group and JPod Films. Special Thanks to the following outstanding wedding photographers who have shared photos of Jeri’s work: Person & Killian Photography, LifeFusion Studio, Zev Fisher, Creative Images Boston & Nikki Cole. To see more wedding tips like this: visit: jpodfilms.com/category/wedding-tips/

 

 

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.

 

Justice of the Peace Elizabeth Gemelli brings over 20 years of experience with her to every wedding that she officiates. Today, Elizabeth shares a few pieces of advice that she shares with each one of her couples before their wedding day. One has to do with your wedding vows and a second piece of advice is what you need to practice before the wedding ceremony. Take a minute to learn from the sweetest officiant in the area in the latest of a series of tips from the Boston Wedding Group.

 

Last week we got to see a fabulous speaker at the Boston Wedding Group’s open meeting at the four-star Colonnade Hotel in Boston. The Bridal Bar‘s Harmony Walton spoke to a packed room of wedding professionals about utilizing blogs, social media and collaboration with local professionals to bolster their business to new levels. It was one of the most well-received presentations in recent years for the BWG, as several members were looking for a copy of the presentation to take back to their employees.

The open meeting of the Boston Wedding Group takes place once a year, as it allows local wedding professionals the chance to meet many of the elite vendors from the group. It’s always a fun night when some of the best wedding professionals from the Boston area can get together to network and share ideas. Below is a quick event film recap from the meeting with a few snippets from Harmony Walton’s presentation. To learn more about the Boston Wedding Group and many of its elite members, Click HERE.

 

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.

 

 

Planning a wedding is a big deal. It takes a lot of time and effort, as there are so many pieces to the puzzle. It is very important to take care of many of the big things first like the choosing the wedding date, the venue, the photographer, the cinematographer/videographer, the entertainemnt and of coarse, the wedding dress. So, how early should you head out to the bridal boutiques and salons to find your perfect dress? It is earlier than many brides think. Our good friends Lisa Almeida and Heidi Nicholson of Bella Sera Bridal of Danvers offer the answer in this week’s Boston Wedding Group Wedding Tips series. Stay tuned in the future too, as Lisa and Heidi have tips for Moms who are shopping for the perfect dress on that special day.

 

This week’s wedding tip is a simple step that will help couples create a timeline that makes sense for their photographer, as well as other vendos throughout the day. Theresa Johnson Herlihy of Boston-based Johnson Photography talks about setting your priorities and why it is important. Figuring out your priorities will tremendously affect your how your wedding day unfolds. So, take 50 seconds and find out why setting your prioirites is such an improtant step in the wedding planning process in the Boston Wedding Group‘s latest wedding tip.