Tag Archives: Cape Cod Wedding Films

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Every year, it seems that we get to travel a little bit more each and every wedding season. Last year, we filmed our first wedding event on Block Island in Rhode Island. This time it was not the wedding of Pam and Nick, but their 20th year vow renewal. For Pam, it was a great reason to throw a party on the island (which she loves to do) that her family relaxes on every summer. The weekend celebration and Leslie Ulrich’s work was featured in Newport Wedding Magazine – you can see it HERE.

The wedding film had more of a documentary feel in many ways, as we interviewed many of the couple’s family and friends over the weekend to really bring out what has made Pam and Nick so successful over the past twenty years. We were also able to spend a little time with the family on the beach as part of the weekend filming experience. Pam and Nick renewed their vows at the Spring House, which boasts fabulous views of the ocean and some of the nicest accommodations on Block Island. They stood alongside their two children who also added their take to the documentary feel of the film with two interviews that were delivered well beyond their ages. The party was one that lasted late into the night and included a performance from the dance crew Static Noize and a fireworks show that the whole island got to enjoy.

Pam and Nick’s Block Island feature film clip shows the end of the night including much of the dancing, including the couple’s exceptional swing skill, and the firework show that stopped the island in its tracks. We are venturing away from our Boston wedding films and filming more and more weddings on Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Block Island and enjoying every minute of it. So, reach out to us if you are getting married on one of of the islands south of Massachusetts or Rhode island. Until then, enjoy the show.

Vendors:

Cinematography : Mia Major, Jamie Podworski

Photography: Leslie UlrichPhotography

Venue: Spring House

DJ: Chris Whitten – Coastline Entertainment

Flowers: La Bella Rose

Performances: Static Noyze

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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

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