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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.

After a record number of wedding trailer films in 2012, we are excited to see a recent spike in the number of couples starting to add-on these awesome previews of the final product. This wedding trailer comes from a wonderful venue, Riverside Farm in Pittsfield, Vermont. The venue provided an upscale, but yet rural Vermont setting for Jessica Broker and Zach Gavell’s November wedding day.

This Vermont wedding video was the result of a Long Island girl heading to the Green Mountains for college and meeting her future husband. A sweet and relaxed couple, Jessica and Zach’s vision for the day was to have lots of candles and that is exactly what was created by the design team that included Trish from the Pittsfield Garden Center. In addition to the candles, Zach was enamored with the gift book that Jessica gave him during the pre-wedding portion of the day. It was also the first sparkler send-off that we have had in a while, which is always a cool way to end the wedding day.

It was an ever-changing day weather-wise with partly sunny skies for part of the day, before clouds rolled back in for the evening. Working with Paula and Rick from Cronin Hill Photography, DJ Dave and make-up artist Vivian Infantino made this Vermont wedding video a fun one to film.


Cinematographers: Anne Newman, Jamie Podworski, JPod Productions

Editor: Jamie Podworski

Venue: Riverside Farm, Pittsfield, VT

Photographer: Cronin Hill Photography

DJ: DJ Dave

Flowers: Pittsfield Garden Center

Caterer: Cloud 9 Catering

Cake: Irene’s Cakes by Design

Make-up: Vivian Infantino

Bride’s Dress: Danielle Caprese

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Dress Shop: Kleinfelds

Music License: Coral and Anchors (Instrumental), by Caleb Lovely – Songfreedom.com

We take a break from our Boston wedding videos to visit a new popular destination for JPod Productions wedding films, which are the Green Mountains of Vermont. This new popular destination brings us a Vermont wedding video from the towns of Woodstock and Killington on a beautiful day that brought together the sweet Amy Zajdel and the charismatic Justin Laramie for a classic Vermont Wedding. Amy and Justin are a couple that embraces the beautiful landscape of the Vermont Mountains and all they have to offer. Although they have this equal enjoyment of the Green Mountains, I think it is Justin’s outgoing personality matched with Amy’s more conservative demeanor that makes these two a great couple. 

Amy and Justin’s wedding had a lot of Vermont charm with the groom helping to build many of the elements of this Vermont Mountain-themed wedding. There was a birch tree archway for the reception entrance, table numbers carved out of actual tree trunks, mason jar favors, and tall, tree branch centerpieces with hanging votives as part of the reception decor. The bride used a pair of yellow wedding shoes and yellow accents in their bridal bouquets to give the wedding a little “wow” factor. Add to that, the groomsman’s cowboy hats and a couple of “Yee-Haws” and you had a great Vermont wedding video.

In this Vermont highlight film, the ceremony took place at Our Lady of the Snows Church in Woodstock, while the preparations and reception were held in the beautiful Killington Grand Resort Hotel on Killington Mountain.  We filmed alongside the great photography team of Rick and Paula Labrecque from Cronin Hill Photography and the party was full of energy thanks to Neil from Starlight Entertainment. The wedding was featured by Vermont Vows wedding blog and the couple also received a wedding trailer which is also located on this Boston Wedding Video blog.   

Cinematographers: Jamie Podworski + Mia Major

Editors: Jamie Podworski + Mia Major

Music licensed through Songfreedom.com

Hair + Make-up: Mountain Cuts Salon

Amy and I connected this summer as she was working at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel. Before our meeting, I had no idea she was engaged, but little did I know that our business meeting would turn into an instant wedding booking. And, what a fun couple to work with too.

The Vermont wedding video began at the Mountain Cuts Salon just down the access road from the resort. Then, the preparations continued at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel as the bride and groom got ready right down the hall from one another. Some of the highlights of the day included one of the funnest photo shoots we’ve had in a while as we moved to several locations in a well mapped out schedule (remember, she plans weddings) that included a stop at their first date location – the Wobbly barn. The reception was filled with surprises including a hot air balloon lantern release. The decor included a lot of DYI designs as the entrance way was built from white birch trees, the table numbers were put together from slices of a tree trunk and mason jars housed the floral bouquets throughout the day. Add some cowboys hats and some fancy yellow shoes for the bride and you had a lot of character for this Vermont wedding video. The music from the trailer is licensed through the Music Bed.


Church: Our Lady of the Snows

Photography: Cronin Hill Photography

Cinematography: JPod Productions

DJ: Starlight Entertainment


We didn’t catch this when it was first posted, but it’s always nice to be respected within the wedding industry. We always strive to work seamlessly with the photography team so that both of us can produce the best products for our couples. It was kind of ironic that two vendors living in the same area from the I-91 corridor had never crossed paths, especially seems we both shoot our fair share of Vermont weddings. Here is Cronin Hill’s quick snippet of their experience with us:

      “We had the pleasure of recently working with the team from JPod Productions.  It wasn’t known until wedding day that we were both from Western Mass, and here we were shooting a wedding together in    Killington, Vermont!  From the moment we met Jamie and Mia, we knew it was going to be a great day!  For us, communication between vendors is so important!  We quickly chatted about how each team worked to achieve the best shots possible for our clients. Having two photographers and two videographers can sometimes be tough because each jockeys for position to get ‘their shot’.  We can honestly say, there was none of that with this team :)  We all watched out for each other, got the shots we needed, and had a great time doing it!  We hope to get the chance to work with Jamie and his team again.  We highly recommend contacting JPod Productions for all your videography needs.”

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I have always said that the deepest field of quality vendors belongs to the category of photography. Last month we crossed paths with another one of those quality vendors in Cronin Hill Photography and they are September’s Vendor of the Month.

Cronin Hill Photography is built around the dynamic husband and wife team of Paula and Rick Labrecque. Even though they are based in Hatfield, Massachusetts, the Lebreques are commonly found traveling up I-91 covering Vermont Weddings. We met the pair at the Killington Resort in Killington, Vermont for the wedding of Amy and Justin. When the photographer and cinematographer work together as a team on the wedding day, great things happen for the bride and groom.  And, that is exactly what happened in Killington. After a brief mid-week conversation, Paula and I took five minutes at the start of the bride prep to talk about our plans, needs and desires for the day. It made everything throughout the day flow smoothly.

In addition to the communication factor, Paula and Rick brought creativity, organization and a genuine caring attitude to the table. The creative session brought out some great images as they let the couple be who they are around a covered bridge, their first meeting point, and several other shooting locations. Secondly, we were shooting at multiple locations with a decent sized bridal party and family, but the schedule never fell off track throughout the day. That’s organization at its best! Finally, as we do, you could tell that Cronin Hill was invested in their couple, as they knew their background, personality and desires for the day. I posted a one picture from the wedding day below. If you like what you see, click on this link to more from the wedding day. We look forward to be working on the same team as Cronin Hill Photography again real soon.