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Zach and Chris’ Boston wedding film was the third wedding overall and the second this year that we have filmed for the Renfro family. For Zach and Chris, opposites definitely attract in many ways. Zach is outgoing, while Chris is more reserved. Zach runs, Chris lifts weights. Zach is a doctor, Chris is a lawyer. But together, these two are an unstoppable force of love and dedication to one another.

Zach and Chris started their day with preparations at the Fairmont Copley, and their exchange of gifts was a cool way to begin the day. It was evident at this point what a great connection these two had with one another. A first look outside on Copley Square, right near the Fairmont Copley was a second sweet moment early in this wedding day. Next, the couple travelled the city by trolley for a photo session that brought us to many of their favorite locations. It was during this time, we got to meet their first child Ezra, who is a young, energetic yellow Labrador retriever. After a brilliant early night photo session on iconic Acorn Street, we headed to the Boston Public Library for a sophisticated ceremony and reception.

We were fortunate to be surrounded by an all-star team of wedding professionals including Jill Person from Person + Killian Photography, Eye 2 Eye of Wilson Stevens Productions, Winston Flowers, A Catered Affair and Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design. It was the second time we got to work with one of our former brides and wedding planner Kate Evans of Kate Evens Events. She kept the whole day running extremely smoothly, while Suzanne and the Catered Affair staff turned the library into a elegantly designed space. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film from the city’s Back Bay.

Wedding Professionals:

Photographer: Person + Killian Photography

Band: Eye 2 Eye, Wilson Stevens Productions

Getting Ready Venue: Fairmont Copley

Hair & Make-up: Charlotte Phinney & Company

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Boston Public Library

Flowers: Winston Flowers

Lighting: Suzanne B Lowell Lighting Design

Wedding Planner: Kate Evans Events

Catering: The Catered Affair

Linens/Rentals: The Catered Affair at the Boston Public Library and Be Our Guest, Inc.

Transportation: Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston

Ice Sculpture: Brilliant Ice Sculpture, David Chapelle

Tuxes: Brooks Brothers

Invitations: Goosefish Press

Favors: South End Buttery

 

In our latest Boston Wedding Film, Alex and Tom are proof that long distance relationships work. With Alex living in Arizona, and Tom living in Massachusetts, the two had a chance meeting in Las Vegas at restaurant called Buca Di Beppo. After spending a full-day together, the couple reconnected two months later for their “first date” and the rest was history. With the distance between them, travel became an integral part of their relationship. Much of their young relationship was built around traveling in Massachusetts, Arizona and San Diego visiting places they had never been. Tom actually proposed to Alex on their two year anniversary at the scene of their first meeting, Buca Di Beppo.

Just over three years after their first date, Alex and Tom were married at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Charlestown, followed by a reception at the Omni Parker House Hotel in downtown Boston. We love how this soon to be Navy JAG wore his military whites for the ceremony, only to switch to the classic Tuxedo and bow tie for the reception. One of my best pieces of advice to couples is to always have the father of the bride give a toast at the wedding. In this wedding, we had both father’s deliver outstanding speeches. In fact, Tom’s father doubled as his Best Man and he delivered a funny and enthusiastic speech that starts and ends this film with great energy. We also loved the classic New England touch that Alex and Tom chose with their wedding cake, as it was a rendition of the same cake Jackie Kennedy had on her wedding day. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film…

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photography: Photography Your Way

Band: The Marshalls

Church: St. Francis de Sales, Charlestown

Reception: Omni Parker House

Flowers: Bostonian Florist

Transportation: Le Limo

Music Licensed by: The Music Bed

 

Alex and Sean brought a worldwide flair to our latest Boston wedding film. The couple met in Boston, but they currently live in England. Add to that, Alex’s parents live in California, much of her family is across the pond in Scotland and Ireland, and their guest list included friends and family from as far away as Dubai and Australia. Scotland and Ireland were well represented in attendance and in attire, as the men chose to wear traditional Scottish kilts with bow ties and jackets.

The couple chose to keep all of the formalities in one location, as the preparations, ceremony and reception all took place at the Omni Parker House Hotel on School Street in Boston. We got to work with three of the most talented and extremely calm, cool and collective wedding professionals you will ever meet in Paula Marrero of Marrero Events, Zev Fisher of Zev Fisher Photography, and Michelle DeVoe of Demiche Beauté. The calmness surrounding the wedding is one that we always welcome.

Alex and Sean chose to incorporate a Same Day Edit Film into their evening, which allows those in attendance to see a highlight film from the wedding day just hours after it unfolds. Coming from a television news background, we love filming and editing these Same Day Edits, as it they bring us back to the deadline-based environment of the broadcasting world (just for a day though). The Same Day Edit features a cool first look with Alex’s Dad, a photo shoot including a pedi-cab, and groom with an awesome reaction during his entrance to the reception. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film!

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major, Chris Morgan, Jamie Podworski

Photography: Zev Fisher Photography

Band: Encore

Wedding Planner: Marrero Events

Venue: Omni Parker House

Ceremony Music: Occasional Brass

Make-up & Hair: Demiche Beauté

Cake: Montilio’s Baking Company

 

 

Meghan and Teddy were recommended to JPod Films through some friends of theirs. We loved the story of how they met, as they didn’t have the typical amazing love-at-first-site scenario. The two met at the less-than-romantic bar named Bradley’s Cafe near Providence College. Their initial meeting didn’t have Teddy sweeping Meghan off her feet, but over time, these two became a great couple.

The couple wanted an upbeat vibe to their highlight film, and their wedding day had so many fun moments that we had no problem delivering energy to this recap of their wedding day. One of the funny themes to this wedding was the fact that Meghan was not excited about giving up her last name of Glynn and changing it to Kinneen. The Phrase “Mrs. Teddy Glynn” kept arising throughout the day. She was funny about it, but I definitely know how this story goes. My wife had to give up Maloni to become Podworski. :-) We loved the gift exchange, as Teddy built Adirondack Chairs for Meghan, while Meghan gave Teddy some new artwork incorporating their wedding date for their house. Both gifts had that personal touch that we love to see.

Meghan and Teddy were married at St. Cecilia Parish on Belvidere Street in Boston, with the bride preparations and reception taking place at the Omni Parker House Hotel. Much to our delight, we got to work with photographers Mariah and Trish from Snap! Weddings for the second time in as many years. The band Clockwork got the dance floor moving for the evening and we loved the flowers from Rose Hill Garden. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film…

Cinematographers: Mia Major & Jamie Podworski

Photographers: Snap Photography

Band: Clockwork

Church: St. Cecilia Parish

Reception Venue: Omni Parker House

Flowers: Rose Hill Garden

Cake: Montilios Baking Company

Make-up + Hair: Special Event Beauty

Bridal Dress: Ravini

Dress Shop: Cristina’s Bridal

Music Licensing: The Music Bed

 

Earlier this spring, we were fortunate enough to be asked to take part in a wedding planning conference put on by wedding planner Andrea Poisson Delucia of Elegance & Grace Weddings. The Elite Workshop took place the historic Dane Estate at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA and featured several of the top professionals in their field from the New England area. The conference was designed to help the younger professional in our industry begin to grow their business, but the wealth of information provided could have benefit the most seasoned professional in many ways.

We were honored to be one of the speakers at the conference, as we shared the importance of cinematography and the important things to consider when searching for a videographer or cinematographer for your client (as a wedding planner). Our talk was just the beginning of a day-long workshop that focused on growing your business through branding, stylized shoots, photography, getting published in magazines, incorporating a floral event designer, and utilizing specialized vendors to up improve your event. Some of the professionals who presented at the workshop included the event’s organizer Andrea Poisson Delucia, Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore, Danielle Duane of Boston Magazine, Binita Patel of Binita Patel Photography, Erica Jones of Orchids N’ Blooms Event Design, Jennifer Iovino of JMI Branding Forward and Crystal Mills of Wanderlush Boston. We have always believed in giving back to the industry that has been very good to us. And, Andrea and the team of professionals assembled for the Elite Workshop live by the same motto. Enjoy this short highlight film of the conference from this spring.

 

We love working with new bands each and every year. In 2015, we were introduced to a new band from Boston named Honey Train. They were the entertainment at Clare and Jake’s spring wedding at the Glen Manor House in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

We truly appreciate when bands bring the same cooperative, “whatever is best for the couple” attitude to the wedding day. That was the immediate feeling I received from Honey Train’s band leader Jason Felitto. Additionally, one important part of the wedding day for us is that we need great audio for our wedding films. To accomplish this, we always work with the DJ or band to try and capture the best audio possible from the reception, especially for the toasts. Honey Train was super cooperative in this respect. The experience was the same when we had the pleasure of working with Honey Train again in October, as they played for Robyn + Joe’s wedding at the Hermitage Club in West Dover, VT. We captured the following footage for the band at that wedding.

Why else do we like them? First of all, we love a band that gets a crowd moving and dancing. It obviously makes our wedding films better and Honey Train has passed the test multiple time here. Secondly, they create a great live and interactive experience as they will get out on the dance floor and engage the wedding couple and their guests. Finally, they bring that cooperative attitude. Joya, Ryan, Jay, Dennis, Kyle, Jordan, Brandon all work hard and want what is best for the couple and it shows. Enjoy two quick clips from one of our latest Boston Wedding Films.

 

Katie and Viral were referred to us from some friends of ours in the industry. They seemed like a shy and sweet couple when we first met them. And, they can be. But, what we didn’t expect in the beginning was the dancing ability and energy of these two. Their energy never wavered throughout a two ceremony wedding day, which meant two preps, two first looks, two photo sessions and one rocking reception.

Viral’s brother said about Katie, “You are the one person that I know that can out dance Viral”. And, she delivered on that statement. We always say that the bride and groom drive the dance floor. Well, this dance floor had a traffic jam all night. It didn’t hurt having DJ Krupz from Boston Sound and Light cranking the tunes and firing up the crowd all night either.

The day began at the Courtyard Marriott on Tremont Street for the first of two bride and groom preparations. The first ceremony, a Catholic Mass, took place at St. Mary Assumption in Brookline. From there, the festivities headed across town to the Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a change of wardrobe for the Hindu ceremony, a photo session, a baraat, a Hindu ceremony and a tented reception. One of the cool elements of the day was a painting that Viral gave Katie during the morning preparations which featured the The Temple of Love structure featured at Larz Anderson park. Pictured in the Video thumbnail, the structure was modeled after the Temple of Love at Versailles. The couple took pictures there later in the day.

In addition to Boston Sound and Light, we got to work with the awesome Linda Lee from the Lemon Drop Team, Dogwood Floral and Nir Landau of Nir Landau Photography. Nir’s energy throughout the day was definitely contagious as well. Enjoy our latest wedding Boston Wedding Film which is definitely one of our favorites from 2016!

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major, Jamie Podworski

Photography: Nir Landau Photography

DJ: Boston Sound and Light

Wedding Planner: Linda Lee, Lemon Drop Team

Preparations: Courtyard Boston Downtown

Ceremony#1: St. Mary’s Assumption

Ceremony#2 + Reception: Larz Anderson Auto Musuem

Flowers: Dogwood Floral

Makeup: Kerri Herlihy

Hair: Gina Joubert

Caterer: Davinci Restaurant & Soul of India

Tent: Apex Tent

Bus: Local Motion of Boston

 

Speeches at the wedding are one of our favorite, as well as most important moments of the day. We always tell our couples to make sure that their toast-givers tell stories about the couple. How did they meet? What makes them a great couple? You get the gist. But, at the same time, we don’t want to take away the toast-givers connection to the bride and groom.

In the fall of 2014, Best Man Chris Holmes gave a speech to Katie and Mike Barbin that had the ballroom of the Cranwell Resort Spa and Golf Club in stitches. The main story that Chris told was why he knew that Mike was his best friend. It’s a story that is worth the punchline. Therefore, on June 8th, we honor Best Friends Day with one of the best, and funniest stories about friends you will here at a wedding. Share it with your best friend…

 

 

Cristina and Alan found us organically through the internet, so it wasn’t until later in the process that we really go to know them. We quickly found out how this Boston couple lives a long-distance relationship of sorts, as Alan’s job has him traveling quite often throughout the year. Travel became a mini-theme of this wedding, and as we found out throughout the weekend, this long distance relationship may be making Cristina and Alan’s connection even stronger.

Although they live in the city, our latest Boston Wedding Film took us up into the Mountains of Vermont. It wasn’t our first wedding film in Stowe, as we survived Hurricane Irene while filming in August of 2011 at the Stowe Mountain Resort. But, this was our first wedding at the Top Notch Resort. We never mind the ride up I-91 through the gorgeous mountains of Vermont once in a while, and this location did not disappoint.

Cristina and Alan chose to have an outdoor ceremony in the fields below the resort and followed that with a tented reception on the property. The film opens with an aerial shot of this beautiful property. We loved the intimate feel of this wedding as the couple chose to have four of their friends share wedding advice during the ceremony. Each couple delivered warm messages, but everyone had a little different meaning or focus. The dancing fun started right away with a semi-choreographed first dance. We loved how Cristina incorporated her personality into the wedding day with a change into cowboy boots for the reception.The details were awesome too from the paper lanterns to the marquis letters to the Rustic tables. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film from Stowe, Vermont.

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major and Jamie Podworski

Photography: Dream Love Photography

Venue: Top Notch Resort

Band: Silver Arrow Band

Flowers: Blomma Flicka

Lighting + Tent: Vermont Tent Company

Dress: Vera Wang

Dress Shop: Vera Wang, Boston

 

Chrissy and Kerry were one of three same sex couples that we had the privilege of filming in 2015. For these two beautiful brides, they chose to have a private ceremony, and then, celebrate with family and friends separately. We had the opportunity to film the cocktail hour and reception at the scenic Log Cabin in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Chrissy and Kerry met through a work softball team and were “officially” introduced by their mutual friend Sandy at a post-game gathering. These two are as generous as they come with their family and friends, and they have a nice balance of personalities with Chrissy’s conservative persona and Kerry’s outgoing nature. It was really amazing to see how much love and support these two have from family and friends. The warmth in the room was remarkable.

This latest Boston Wedding Film is what I would call a mini-highlight film. It’s a little shorter than our average highlight film, but it is still packed with a tremendous story driven by Kerry’s brother Buddy. Enjoy!

Wedding Professionals:

Photography: A & E Photography

DJ: Dan Cavanaugh, And the Beat Goes On DJ

Flowers: Langone’s Florist & Greenhouse