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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

 

After two great years in the heart of Boston on Newbury Street, JPod Films has opted for a larger space a little further out from the city. As of March 1st, JPod Films will now call 44 Washington St. in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts our new home.

The new location allowed us to have a bigger space to work and to meet with clients. Although we will miss the hustle and bustle of Newbury St, as well as Thai Basil’s Chicken Pad Thai, our new space is in a great location near the Mass Pike and I-95 Interchange. The new, larger space also provides our clients residing outside the city easier access to meet with us, including free parking options. Additionally, we will be sharing our space with two great event professionals in SD Events and Allegro Photography.

Simple Design Events, better known as SD Events, is a wedding planning company that takes a vision and turns into reality. Owner Tasha Bracken, as well as event Producers Renee Sabo and Priscilla Kwong provide this full-service boutique firm with a strong team of professionals that can handle events of any size.

David and Jo Lee from Allegro Photography are ingrained with our similar Western Mass. ties, before they took Boston by storm just over five years ago. Their images always take advantage of available light and their eye for composure is phenomenal. Add to that their friendly, easy-going personalities, and know you know why we are excited to share office space with them.

JPod Films Office Boston SD Events Client meeting area

 

One of our favorite type of weddings to cover are ones with ties to the military. There is something about the brotherhood and sisterhood within the military that makes their weddings unique. There is just a special bond between friends and family from the military that is hard to duplicate. Dave and Colleen’s wedding had that bond. It was the bride, her brother and the maid of honor who all shared this Marine bond. This Boston wedding film is one about family.

Colleen and Dave’s wedding was a special on for us at JPod Films, as we have known the bride and groom for quite some time. We actually vacation in neighboring cottages during the same week each summer on the Cape. These weddings become a little bit more pressure-filled for us, but in a good way. They always seem to spawn our creative juices.

The wedding took place around the Worcester area, as Colleen and Dave had an afternoon ceremony at the First Congregational Church in West Boylston, MA. The reception moved guests into the majestic Mechanics Hall in Worcester. As one of the grandest of venues, the possibilities are endless when filming in this theater-styled venue. A second part of this wedding that stood out was the food. For dinner, the couple chose to have Russell Morin Catering pass continuous hoerderves with a few food stations around the outskirts of the reception area. The food amazing and some of the best we experienced all season, and it seemed like the dinner was being served for the whole night. Here is our latest Boston Wedding Film that revolves around family…

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Nathan Paulhus + Jamie Podworski

DJ:  Sound Advice

Caterer: Russell Morin

Flowers: Paul McLaughlin

Transportation: Gray’s Limousine

Ceremony: First Congregational Church, West Boylston

Reception Venue: Mechanics Hall

Prep Location: Beechwood Hotel

Make-up: Debbie Lowe, Station 5

 

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 

 

 

 

In this week’s wedding tip, Jeri Solomon of Jeri Solomon Floral Design and the Boston Wedding Group explains some of the key factors of what dictates your floral budget on your wedding day. Most people do not know what to expect when it comes to this part of the wedding budget, but Jeri has a few tips that will guide you in the right direction. Jeri has been working in floral shops since she was a teenager and she began her own floral design studio in the 1994. She is one of the leading floral designers in Boston and New England, and her work is just elegant, gorgeous and impeccable. Find out what you need to know about your wedding budget for your Boston wedding in this week’s wedding tip.

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The Exchange Conference Center alongside the water in Boston was the site for April’s joint meeting between the Boston Wedding Group (BWG) and the International Special Events Society (ISES) of New England. Once a year, the two leading groups of the Boston Wedding Industry come together to network and build relationships in a one-night event.

The Boston Wedding Group continued its 20 Acts of kindness initiative with a drive for the Dress for Success Program, which helps promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help them thrive in work and life. Motivational Speaker and Humorist Carol Ann Small was the headline speaker, as she tried to inspire the attendees to laugh more and create more positive energy into our lives. The meeting had a rejuvenation theme as professionals from both groups geared up for their upcoming busy spring season with chair massages, facials, make-up trials and tremendous food in this evening networking event.

Boston wedding professionals who sponsored the meeting included Ciao Bella Day Spa, Coffee Break Massage & Wellness, David Fox Photography, Easts Meets West Catering, Expresso Dave’s, The Exchange Conference Center, Jenny’s Wedding Cakes, JPod Films, Orchids and Blooms Wedding Design and Peterson Party Center. Courtesy: David Fox Photography for this blog’s headline photo.

 

I met Kala Rama and Anthony Dilorenzo through mutual friends, as all three of us spent the early parts of our television careers at WWLP-22News, the NBC-affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Kala and Anthony have since moved on to Orlando where Kala is an anchor at WKMG LOCAL 6, while Anthony is a reporter at competing station WFTV Channel 9. The two of them were excellent journalists right from day one, so to see them vault their careers to bigger markets was no surprise. And with that background, now there was a little extra pressure to produce a great Boston Wedding Film for them, because they knew and understood the ins and outs of the video world.

As for the wedding, it was everything you would expect from a duo that lives and works in a fast-pace world. With Anthony’s roots in New England, the couple chose Newport, Rhode island for their wedding destination. Preparations took place at the elegant Viking Hotel on Bellevue Avenue with the ceremony taking place at St. Joseph’s Parish in heart of Newport. After a fun trip on their trolley filming the photo session around the downtown wharfs of Newport, the reception took place at the breathtaking Rosecliff Mansion. From the same location used to film scenes in The Great Gatsby and True Lies, Kala and Anthony had a reception in a ballroom that filled with tremendous energy all night long.

Credit the Zoo Band for keeping the crowd engaged and dancing all night long. There was no time to sit down at this event, as the dance floor was literally packed from start to finish. I always say that a bride and groom drive the dance floor, and Kala and Anthony were on the dance floor all night having the time of their life with their family and friends. We also got to work with a great photography team in Dan and Nicole from Linked Ring Photography out of our home area of Boston. The cake came from Beantown too, as Montilio’s magnificent 5-tier cake towered over guests as they entered the main reception room. We chose a high-energy song from OneRepublic to match this couples personalities in our latest Boston Wedding Film.

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski of JPod Films

Preparations: The Viking Hotel

Church: St. Joseph’s Parish, Newport, RI

Reception: Rosecliff Mansion

Photographer: Linked Ring Photography

Band: The Zoo Band

Florists: Stoneblossum Floral & Event Design

Catering: Russell Morin Catering & Events

Cake: Montilio’s Baking Company

Lighting: Ormonde Productions

Dress Shop: The Plumed Serpant Bridal

Music Licensed through Songfreedom

 

 

 

I love surprises, but it is so hard to hold onto such a great wedding trailer film until Christmas. That’s what happens when a Kara’s Mom decided to surprise her daughter and new son-in-law with a wedding trailer film for the holidays. After a barrage of Boston wedding films this fall, we spent a Friday night in the Western Mass. hills at Quonquont Farm in Whateley, Massachusetts.  Kara and Matt’s wedding could not have taken place on a nicer, fall day with blue skies and a perfect array of scenery at the farm. The ceremony took place in Quonquont’s apple orchard, which set-up a gorgeous apple tree-lined aisle for Kara and her dad to walk down. The golden hour and sunset photo session had us all gasping in awe, as this beautiful couple filled out the gorgeous scenery in the farm magnificently.

It also makes the day nicer when you are working with an all-star team of vendors from the western half of the state. It was the first of two fall weddings that we shared with Love and Perry Photography, as Shana and Brittney provide the perfect compliment to our shooting style and wedding films. Check out their sneak peak from the wedding HERE. Also, with us throughout the day were wedding planners Ruthie and Lauren from Eutopia Events and Shawn Santanello from Viren Entertainment. What an awesome day! Enjoy our latest Boston wedding film…

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Tom Newton & Jamie Podworski
Venue:: Quonquont Farm
Wedding Planners: Eutopia Events
Photographers: Love & Perry Photography
Makeup: Liz Washer
Flowers: Forget Me Not
DJ: Viren Entertainment
Caterer: Blue Heron
Cupcakes: Pete’s Sweets

Music Licensed through The Music Bed

 

 

We met Emily And Steve through a referral from JPod Productions’ Assistant Shooter and Feature Film Editor Mia Major. Emily and Mia have similar tastes when it comes to weddings and design, which made Emily a perfect fit for our latest Boston Wedding Film.

Emily and Steve were married at the always elegant and gorgeous Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson, Connecticut. Emily brought in a friend, Christine Cardot of HandyGerl, to design many elements of her wedding decor. Once you took Christine’s elements and combined them with the vision of Jackie Silverton at The Lord Thompson Manor, the wedding was destined to be flat out gorgeous. We always love the tablescapes at The Lord Thompson Manor, as Jackie’s designs are always elegant and timeless. The wedding day included a highly anticipated first look, personal vows, and a couch set-up (inspired from Pinterest) that was the feature of a quick, but amazing night photo session.

The newly married Mr. & Mrs. Sprofera hired some rock star vendors too, as they brought in the uber-talented Love and Perry Photography. After two weddings with Brittany Love and Shana Perry this fall, we are in love with their work, not to mention the collaborative environment we were able to create with them on the wedding day. That is a win-win for the couple. We also enjoyed the professionalism and atmosphere created by Keith Alan of Keith Alan Productions, and I’m always excited to see a Michelle Bohigian wedding cake at our weddings. Something Sweet by Michelle’s cakes are always beautiful, and always even more delicious. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film from just south of the Massachusetts border in Thompson, Connecticut.

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photographers: Love & Perry Photography

Venue: Lord Thompson Manor

DJ: Keith Alan Productions

Cake: Something Sweet by Michelle

Stationary and Design Elements: Christine Cardot – HandyGerl

Bridal Prep Location: The Cottage House

Hair + Make-up: Priscilla Mawson (bpmaws@yahoo.com)

Bride’s Dress: Nicole Miller

Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Music Licensed through The Music Bed