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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

 

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 

 

 

 

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

 

Marco! Polo! What couple plays Marco, Polo in a field of grass? Becky and Joe do! It perfectly matched the personality of these two. It was one of those weddings where everything just felt right. Becky and Joe couple were blessed with the perfect fall wedding day at one of the prettiest golf courses we’ve ever visited for a wedding.

The modern, barn reception venue at the Ranch Golf Club is one of the hidden gems in Massachusetts as it is an open canvas for brides and grooms to paint. Becky had two close friends who put together a simple and elegant room together that the bride just gushed over. From white mums and pumpkins, to mason jars, to the closeline placecard holder, this wedding was a pinterest board of its own that could be titled ‘Rustic Chic’. Becky and Joe’s wedding day included an outside ceremony featuring their dog, Nala, a fabulous golden hour photo session and dance party that created some of the best circle dance-offs of the year.

We truly enjoyed working with Aveline June Photography and Bob Raina of Bob Raina DJ as their cooperative efforts made our day a lot of fun. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film!


Vendors:

Cinematographers: Anne Newman, Jamie Podworski

Venue: The Ranch Golf Club

Photographer: Aveline June Photography

Disk Jockey: Bob Raina DJ Services

Florist: Durocher’s Florist

Hair + Make-up: Amanda Monroe

Boston Bagpiper: Adam Halloway

Wedding Dress: Watters

Dress Shop: In White (Formely Bancroft Bridal)

Honeymoon: Hawaii

Music Licensed through the Music Bed

 

 

Jonathan and Mark chose to celebrate their marriage in Berkshires of Massachusetts, an area in which they vacation multiple times per year. This Miami couple did a fabulous job with their planner Samatha Talora and Floral Designer Carolyn Valenti in creating gorgeous ceremony  and reception spaces in the afternoon light at the Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in Lenox, MA.

Mark and John were accompanied by their two children, Hershel and Ava, as they were married under a elegantly decorated Chuppah on the resort’s Rose Terrace. The couple admitted to being a little monogram-happy, as everything from their shirts, to their suits, to the belt loops, to the napkins in the bathrooms carried the Kravitz monogram. One of the highlights of the wedding day was most definitely Jonathan and Mark’s first dance, which was a two-song choreographed performance that includes several dips and lots of pizazz.

For this Boston wedding film, we got to work with so many of the best vendors in the Berkshires, including the fore mentioned Carolyn Valeniti, as well as very-talented photgrapher Tricia McCormack. The Boston band Night Rhythm followed us down the Mass Pike for this wedding and they kept the party going all afternoon long. Despite the rain that fall just outside the Rose Terrace during the cermony, the day was a near perfect one for Jonathan and Mark! Congrats gentlemen!

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Chris Morgan + Jamie Podworski

Venue: Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club, Lenox, MA

Photographer: Tricia McCormack Photography

Florist: Carolyn Valenti Floral Design

Band: Night Rhythm

Wedding Planner: Samantha Talora Events

Ceremony Music: Berkshire Trio

Lighting: DJ Chris Plankey

Wedding Cake: Something Sweet by Michelle

Caterer: Margery Gussak Catering, Inc.

Chairs + Linens: Classic Tents & Party Goods

Dance Floor + Chairs: Clifton Park Rental

Music licensed through www.themusicbed.com

 

We are excited to release JPod Productions’ first “Short Film”, our newest investment. As we met with prospective couples over the past six months, we found a common thread in that couples were looking for a Boston wedding film that was longer than our Highlight Film, but shorter than our Feature Film. We listened to what our couples were looking for and added the “Short Film” to our collection of investments. Jen and Brandon’s wedding provided the perfect landscape to create our first short film, as it was set to be an intimate affair with only 20 guests in attendance. In the end, the small guest list helped make a film with a plethora of personality.

We first met Brandon and Jen on a snowy Saturday morning in the North End of Boston. We had an instant connection, as we talked about how these two met and ended up together in Boston, as well as the still emerging wedding plans. Once we got to the wedding day, it just felt like the whole day epitomized what these two were all about. We started the day with a Yoga session at the Ames Hotel, before heading upstairs for bride and groom preparations. The preparations were filled with personal moments of card writing, gift exchanges, and even a visit from Erva, who helped get Jen into her dress. The day continued on with a ceremony where Jen and Brandon exchanged the most beautiful vows, a vegan luncheon at the beautiful skyline room at the Boston Museum of Science, a Duck Tour for all of the guests, and finally, a photo session in and around the Boston Public Gardens.

We were so fortunate to work with fabulous vendors including Emily and Lexi from Emily Tebbetts Photography, Gregory Costa-St. John from Flou(-e)r, and Sheryl from the Museum of Science. It was an amazing day!

Cinematographers: Mia Major, Jamie Podworski

Bridal Suite/Getting Ready: Ames Boston Hotel

First Dance & Picnic: Boston Public Garden

Ceremony Venue: Outside On The Charles: Museum Of Science

Reception Venue: Skyline Room Museum Of Science

Photography: Emily Tebbetts Photography

Gold Wedding Bands: Hefez & Sons

Bride’s Engagement Ring & Diamond Wedding Bands: Tiffany & Co

Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Adventure: Boston Duck Tour

Yoga: Kimberly Rajotte (Back Bay Yoga)

Make-Up: DW Beauty

Hair: Amy Morrissey

Floral Design: Flou(-e)r

Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew

Bridesmaid Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Cake & Cupcakes: Kim Gregory | Pure Pastry

Catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering

Groomsmen Attire: Ralph Lauren

Groom’s Attire: Saks Fifth Avenue,  Hugo Boss