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We were excited to announce that we were invited to take part in the Berkshire Wedding Collective. As a Boston Wedding videographer and cinematographer, we often find ourselves traveling to the western-most parts of Massachusetts to film weddings and events. The Berkshires is just an extremely charming area of the state with beautiful architecture, picturesque views and unique events that are exciting to film. The Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club has always been a popular spot on our calendar, but we find ourselves at new, different venues, as well as private properties for fabulous events and weddings every year. You can see our Berkshire Wedding Collective profile page HERE.

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The Berkshire Wedding Collective was founded by Tara of Tara Consolati, marketing + pr. The Collective  is a carefully curated collection of only the finest wedding professionals serving the magnificent Berkshire hills in Western Massachusetts.  It is an exclusive, “by invitation only” group of businesses that Tara trusts and respects. Truly the best of the best!  As Tara puts it, “when it comes to planning your wedding in the Berkshires, second-best just isn’t good enough.” The Collective is the destination wedding resource in the Berkshires–operating as a “Berkshires wedding concierge.”

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

Melissa was the sister of one of my favorite all-time brides, so I elated to join the Weiss family once again when Melissa married her hometown sweetheart Jayson Stambovsky. Melissa and Jayson actually first “dated” when they were in the fifth grade and shared their first kiss way back when. But, it wasn’t until after college when their paths both headed to New York City and they became a couple and best friends once again.

These Longmeadow, Massachusetts natives chose the Connecticut shore for their fall wedding. It was a modern, rustic themed wedding at Saltwater Farm Vineyards in Stonington, Connecticut. Melissa and Jayson had a beautiful outdoor ceremony on the edge of the Vineyard with a reception inside the Winery’s Reception Space for the perfect Connecticut wedding video. The wedding trailer teases the couple’s first look at Saltwater Farm with lots of highlights in between. Melissa works in the fashion industry, so her custom-designed Amsale Dress was not only gorgeous, but a feature point of the wedding day. We got to work with Southeastern Connecticut Photographers Jen Bach and her husband John for the first time, and I can honestly say that was a pleasure. See jennifer’s picture from the day HERE. There was a great list of vendors including a rocking band called District 21 from Nightshift Entertainment out of Boston, as well as a delicious caterer in Marjerie Gussak. It was awesome colaborating with Amanda Gosselin, who works for one of the other top Boston wedding videography – cinematography companies,  on this project. The music for this trailer was licensed through Songfreedom.

Venue: Saltwater Farm Vineyard
Photographer: Jenn Bach Photography
Band: District 21 (Nightshift Entertainment of Boston)
Florist: Flowers, Flowers
Catering: Margery Gussak Catering
Lighting: Power Posse
Hair + Make-up: Ochoa Day Spa & Salon
Dress: Amsale
Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti
Menswear: Gap + Banana Republic

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.

I met Jess and Matt through wedding planner Samantha Talora, as she was instrumental in helping the California couple plan this destination wedding of sorts in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Jess, who moved from Boston to California in 2010, was the sweetest of brides and it was evident that her and Matt were going to be a fun couple to be with on their very coveted 9/10/11 wedding date.

The day could not have been any more gorgeous with blues skies surrounding the Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club. The highlight film touches on the importance of Jess’s Mom, who had passed away before her daughter got married. Matt really found the special touch to make his bride’s day extra special. Also, make sure not to blink during the sand ceremony for a comical moment between the two.

We got to work with some great professionals as we paired with Jane from Iris Photography for the during the 2011 wedding season. Mark from Hard at Play’s DJ Service did a great job of keeping the crowd on their dancing feet all night long, while Teresa Mango added the softer, more beautiful ceremony music via her harp. And, Ann Long Designs created the elegant floral pieces seen throughout the wedding.

We met Tarryn through a referral from another bride who mentioned us on the Knot forums. Tarryn was a sweetheart from the start and her wedding brought us to the Connecticut Shore, which is always a fun place to film a wedding. After Tarryn and I met for coffee in late June at It’s a Grind Coffee Shop in West Hartford, I knew this wedding was going to be awesome.

This Connecticut wedding video started with two awesome preparations with the boys having breakfast and playing bocce, while the girls just had a fun, energetic vibe throughout the morning of make-up and hair in Monroe, CT. The clip below starts at the end of the ceremony at St. Mary’s Church in Stamford, CT and takes us to the Surf Club in New Rochelle, NY for the next part of the wedding video. Although rain was around for much of the day, we caught a break for a quick photo shoot by the ocean in New Rochelle during cocktail hour.  The ceremony section demonstrates how we overlap portions (homily and unity candle in this case) of the ceremony to make the film more entertaining to watch. The post-ceremony segment of the film captures the receiving line at St. Mary’s, and the cocktail hour, reception details and the photo session at the Surf Club in a fun, re-energizing style.

The day was a breeze, as we got to work with some great vendors including Image Photography and Top Notch Music Productions DJ Service.