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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

 

 

 

For some couples, it’s love at first sight. For Katie and Mike, love took a little time. But, once the timing was right, Katie and Mike became an amazing match. Their wedding trailer is the quick version of their love story that started in Pelham, New Hampshire, and continued into Boston, Massachusetts. We were bummed that Katie and Mike’s chocolate lab, Bella, wasn’t able to be a part of the day. But, no worries, we found a way to include her in their upcoming feature film.

This Boston couple chose to have a destination wedding in the Bershires of Massachusetts, as they chose the gorgeous and historic Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club as their backdrop. A little rain tried to dampen their day, but great couples, like Katie and Mike, shine despite the rain. Tricia McCormack of Tricia McCormack Photography and I had a great time photographing these two around the showers. We found a great little porch area in the center of Lenox that served as the perfect place to do some of the couples photo session. Carolyn Valenti of Queen Anne’s Lace created an elegant and timeless floral display in Cranwell’s main ballroom for Katie and Mike, before they danced all night to the Boston party band, Bear Fight. We can’t wait to expand this Berkshire wedding film into a feature film in the coming months.

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Chris Morgan + Jamie Podworski, JPod Productions

Photographer: Tricia McCormack Photography

Florist: Queen Anne’s Lace, Flowers by Carolyn Valenti

Band: Bear Fight

Ceremony Venue: Saint Ann’s Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club

Cake: AW Confections

Photobooth: Tricia McCormack Photography

Bride’s Dress: Lazaro

Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Dress Shop: Christina’s of Andover

Suits: Tommy Hilfiger

Transportation: King Ward

Music licensed through The Music Bed

 

 

Our latest Boston Wedding film features Sara and Matt, who came back to their home state of Massachusetts to get married at the 5-star Boston Mandarin Hotel on Boylston Street. The first word that comes to mind when you see these two together is sweet! Just watch their first look and you’ll quickly see the sweet, caring way about these two that makes them a great match.

It was one of those wedding days where everything felt right. Sara and Matt were married by Rabbi Shira Joseph during sundown on the Mandarin Oriental’s beautiful outdoor terrace. The elegance of the event continued from cocktail hour right into the reception in the hotel’s ballroom, which was lit beautifully and decorated even nicer. This wedding had everything from great speeches, to a saxophone playing groom, to a dessert bar including Philadelphia-styled pretzels.

The attention to detail in this wedding was unmatched thanks to Alexis Eliopoulos O’Mara and her team from Unique Weddings by Alexis, as well as Jeff Watson’s team at the Mandarin Hotel. The Mandarin Oriental’s service is as good as it gets in the city of Boston. We got to work alongside photographers Tara and Ben from Hitched Studios who brought an awesome vibe to the day (see their pictures HERE).  Sara and Matt danced the night away to the Band Night Rhthym, which is going to make the dancing portion of their feature film a fun one to edit. Enjoy our latest Boston wedding video…

Cinematographers: Mia Major and Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Hitched Studios

Venue: Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Wedding Planner: Unique Weddings by Alexis

Band: Night Rhythm

Ceremony Music: Dan Calvo of Night Rhythm

Photo Booth: Hitched Studios

Florist: The Tangled Web Floral Design

Hair & Make-up: Jen Griffin and Ashley O’Dougherty, Maxime Salon

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

Dress Shop: Country Wedding Bridal Boutique, Hingham

Dress: Alvina Valenta

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Music Licensed through The Music Bed

 

As the kids get back to school this September, it’s time to meet a family who knows how to enjoy their summer. Anthony Yanni has been planning this family film with us for about a year now, as he wanted to surprise his wife Janice on her 40th birthday.

The family film revolves around the Yanni’s three children Addy, Noella and Anthony Jr. The three children incorporated their Mom into every activity they took part in that day, which included making her birthday cards, baking her a cake, and yelling “I Love You” every chance they got. From swinging to sliding, and gymnastics to hopscotch, this family tired us out!

The best part of this family film was that it was debuted on the big screen. Anthony surprised his wife by projecting the film on a screen in the family’s backyard during a late summer party. The video was a smash hit and will be a family keepsake for decades to come.


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