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When two wedding professionals from your industry that you truly respect come to you to film their wedding, you feel honored, but yet, a little bit more nervous than usual. When one of those professionals is a filmmaker as well, the pressure is even higher. But like the big game, once you start working, you just start doing what you do best. And, when you have an amazing couple like David and Amanda, life gets a little bit easier.

As wedding professionals who have seen their share of weddings, David and Amanda Long planned their wedding weekend with an abundance of sweet touches that really exemplified what their relationship is all about. We love the connections that our couples share on their wedding day, but I’d be hard pressed to find one of our couples who expressed it as well as these two on the wedding day itself. From the exchange of hand written notes, to the thoughtful shared gifts, to the incredible and personal vows, to the look on each of their faces, you felt love in the air all day long.

This Berkshire Wedding Film took place primarily at the Kemble Inn, which is a gilded-aged mansion with a very chic modern charm in Lenox, Massachusetts. The couple took advantage of a few other beautiful venues in the Berkshires, as they did their first look and pictures at the Wheatleigh Mansion, while a gentleman’s poker game took place at the nearby Gateways Inn. It was hard to look around and not see a wedding professional at this wedding between those working and the many guests of the couple. Just a few of the great professionals we shared the working limelight with included Seth Kaye of Seth Kaye Photography, Jim and Lisa Powers of CJC Event Lighting, Wedding Planner Leslie Wiseman of The Wedding Belle and Shawn Santanello of Viren Entertainment. I’ll stop there, because there are so many and they are listed below. The couple received a full feature film (20 minutes), but I’ll tease you with the final minute and 15 seconds, which really captures what this couple is all about. The Clip begins with Amanda’s Grandfather’s toast from the rehearsal dinner and it ends with David and Amanda’s vows. To see the whole film, click HERE to go to the film page on our Boston Wedding Film website.

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photography: Seth Kaye Photography

Band: Shaded Soul

Ceremony + First Dance Singer/Musician: Shawn Santanello – Viren Entertainment

Officiant: Dale Desmaris

After Hours DJ – Djae Melee

Wedding Planner: Leslie Wideman – The Wedding Belle

Florist: Forget Me Not

Lighting: CJC Event Lighting

Venue: Kemble Inn

Picture Location: Wheatleigh

Cake: A Little Imagination Cakes

Hair & Make-Up: Larissa Lake

Dress: Paloma Blanca

Dress Shop #1: Bancroft/In White

Dress Shop #2: Madeline’s Daughter 

Head Piece: Pearl Bridal Boutique

Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

 

 

Boston Wedding Decor Video
 

For the second year in a row, JPod Films was happy to be the video sponsor for Eventiques, an event created by New England Wedding Planners Ruthie McDonald and Lauren Mace of Eutopia Events.  Ruthie and Lauren, with an acceptional team of helpers, put together the event which is subtitled, A Wedding and Event Flea Market. The event took place earlier this spring at the Eastworks Building in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Eventiques allows former brides the opportunity to sell their one-time use, wedding related items from wedding dresses to detail-related items like mason jars, lanterns, vases, wine cork placecard holders, linens and so much more. It’s like a live pinterest board in one locations, and everything is for sale. Wedding planners and brides who are planning their big day have the opportunity to find an amazing array of unique items for their event at prices that are much lower than purchasing them brand new. To see what this event is all about, take a 100-second look back at the event that is growing and growing every year!

 

Event Sponsors Included Cakes by Amanda, CJC Event Lighting, Cronin Hill Photography, Daisy Stone Studio, Durocher Florist, Forget Me Not Florist, Lattitude Restaurant, Michael’s Party Rentals, The Knot, Love, Inc. Magazine, Rum and Steel, Viren Entertainment, WellWed and Western Woods Coffee.

 

We were happy to be the video sponsor for Eventiques, an Event created by Eutopia Events that took place two weeks ago at the Eastworks Building in Easthampton, Massachusetts on May 3rd and 4th. New England Wedding wedding planners Ruthie McDonald and Lauren Mace are the duo behind the event that is subtitled, A Wedding and Event Flea Market. The event allows former brides the opportunity to sell their wedding related items from wedding dresses to detail-related items like mason jars, lanterns, vases, wine cork placecard holders and so much more. It’s like an awesome, live pinterest board, in one locations, and everything is for sale. Wedding planners and brides that are planning their weddings will have the opportunity to find an amazing selection of unique items for their event at prices that are much lower than purchasing them new. Here’s a two-minute glimpse back at the event that is growing and growing every year!

A Special thanks to all of the event sponsors: Bliss Celebrations, Cakes By Amanda, CJC Event Lighting, Cronin Hill Photography, Durocher Florist, Eutopia Events, Forget Me Not Florist,  JPod Productions and Well Wed Magazine.

One of the largest trends that has swept through the wedding industry is the use of uplighting in wedding venue spaces. At first, we were only seeing uplighting in our upscale Newport and Boston wedding videos, but now the trend is everywhere. To help breakdown the science of uplighting, I have enlisted Jim Powers of CJC Event Lighting to give an uplighting 101 lesson for this month’s wedding video tip. Jim has been responsible for uplighting several of our Boston wedding films in the past few years.

In part two of our wedding tip, Jim covers the difference between higher end lights used by professionals and less attractive lights used by some other add-on vendors. Jim will also talk about pin spotting which adds some nice white light to a reception room, as well as highlights elegant or important features like tall centerpieces or the wedding cake. I must add, that as a Boston wedding videographer who sees lots of different venues with uplighting, I prompted Jim to talk about the difference between “DJ’ lighting and professional lighting. There are some disc jockeys and other vendors who have good knowledge and equipment to uplight a room or space, but there are many others who see it as a quick way to make an extra buck. Use the information in this tutorial to educate yourself and ask the right questions. My favorite quality about CJC Event Lighting, as well as other top event lighting companies is that they will meet with the bride and groom at their venue before the wedding day to look over options in a live setting.

One of the largest trends that has swept through the wedding industry is the use of uplighting in wedding venue spaces. At first, we were only seeing uplighting in our upscale Newport and Boston wedding videos, but now the trend is everywhere. That is a good thing and a bad thing. Proper uplighting can transform rooms into elegant and beautiful ceremony, cocktail and reception spaces that look fabulous in a wedding video. But, who lights your room will make the difference between having some color on your wall and truly transforming a wedding venue.

There are a lot of wedding vendors who offer uplighting, so it is hard to figure out what you are getting in the end.  To help breakdown the science of uplighting, I have enlisted Jim Powers of CJC Event Lighting to give an uplighting 101 lesson for this month’s wedding video tip. Jim has been responsible for uplighting several of our Boston wedding films lately. I respect the time and effort Jim puts into each client by meeting them at the venue to discuss potential options for the space. In part one of this video wedding tip, Jim will cover color washing your walls, changing colors, and the use of textures.

 

How is love like a Big Mac? Well, John Fleming answered that question when his daughter, Stephanie, married Mike Montessi. The back story is that John was trying to relate to his daughter when she was a teenager about breaking up with a boyfriend. That’s where the Bic Mac story started and the wedding day is where it ends. Most of John’s speech ended up in the first 10 minutes of the feature film, but the punchline came in the final minutes of the cinematic wedding film. Therefore, this blog post has two clips – the first 10 minutes of a wedding film, and a clip that helped close out the film.

What can I stay about Stephanie and Mike? Simply put, I love them! They are the ideal JPod Productions couple as they came with California style back to their hometown of Agawam, Massachusetts. This is the longest clip we have posted on our blog from one wedding film. It takes you from the Bellucci Salon & Day Spa to the Springfield Sheraton, and continues on to Stephanie’s parents’ house for the final bridal preparations before finishing with the processional of the ceremony. The feature film wedding clip really shows how the personalities of the couple and their families are captured within the final feature film.

Stephanie and Mike, who now call Los Angeles home, were married at Hope Community Church with the reception at nearby Oak Ridge Golf Club. We teamed with Schaler Photography for the second time this wedding season and CJC Event Lighting did a wonderful job uplighting the reception venue. I also must thank Stephanie, as she was one of our top cheerleaders in the recent Best Videographer of Boston contest that we just participated in. Music is licensed through Songfreedom and the Music Bed.

February’s vendor of the month can take an average looking venue and turn it into something magnificent. Who needs Hollywood when you have Jim Powers right here in Massachusetts. CJC Event Lighting has been in the wedding business since 1984 and their business specializes in lighting for events, especially weddings. Their experience has taken them all around New England in venues big, small and everything in between. Although weddings are their specialty, the experience of lighting trade shows, fashion shows and concerts only makes Jim Powers and his company more prepared for every situation.

When it comes to lighting, there are so many ways to improve the look of your venue. If you have watched shows like Platinum Weddings or My Fair Wedding, the mood lighting or color wash that changes the look of a room is accomplished through uplighting. CJC Event Lighting is providing brides and grooms the opportunity to include uplighting in the New England area and making reception rooms look spectacular. Simpler methods to enhance your venue are to use pin spot lighting or gobo projections. Pin spot lighting is a simple way to highlight one element of your reception like the cake or centerpiece on a table. Gobo projections are used to project a couple’s initials or an abstract texture pattern on a wall, ceiling or dance floor.

CJC Event Lighting can design a room that meets your needs and desires for your one and only big day. When designing this type of lighting at your wedding, you want a professional and Jim Powers is exactly that. In all the experiences I have had with Jim, he is cordial, personable, creative and professional. He’s one vendor I never worry about coming through with what is promised. Check out some of Jim’s lighting samples in the pictures below (click on the picture to see a larger version).