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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

 

Boston Wedding Video
 

We met Ann and Joe through our good friend Paula Marrerro at Marrero Events. We were working working at the Boston Convention Center for an event last February when Ann reached out to us to add a Boston wedding film to her wedding day. Ann and Joe really wanted to capture the day, especially with their 20-month old son Joey Jr. being such an important part of the event.

It was very apparent that these two valued the importance of family with in their wedding day. Family members and friends weaved in and out of the neighboring and adjoining rooms, as the Ann and Joe got ready side by side, but yet, never saw each other before the first look. It allowed them both to be close to their son, and it created a fun environment for both families to enjoy. After Ann had separate first looks with both Joe and her Dad near the Hyatt Regency, the ceremony took place at the beautiful Marsh Chapel on the campus of Boston University. The reception took place on the 16th floor of the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, which boasts picturesque views of the Charles River and the city.

The day ran so smoothly as Courtney from Marrero Events was the day of coordinator and kept things on track all night for this JPod Short Film. I also got to film with my good friend Bob Accettullo on this wedding, as he stepped in as an overqualified assistant filmmaker for the day.  To top it off, we had a great entertainment team with Joe Toto from Groove Events leading the Mcee and music responsibilities. It all amounted to a great Boston wedding film. Enjoy the show…

 

Vendors:

Cinematography: Bob Accettullo & Jamie Podworski, JPod Films

Photography: Classic Photographers

DJ: Groove Entertainment

Wedding Planner: Marrero Events

Ceremony: Marsh Chapel, Boston University

Reception: Hyatt Regency, Cambridge

 

This week’s wedding tip comes from one of the top wedding planner companies in Boston and New England. Courtney Graham of Marrero Events and the Boston Wedding Group is a big supporter of having a first look, and we here at JPod Films have a similar view. We both believe that a first look has so many advantages to making your wedding day all that it can be. Many traditional couples will forgo this recent trend, but we think you should really look at the benefits before eliminating this from your timeline.

In addition to all of Courtney’s great points (which we agree with), we believe that having a first look will also make the whole day more relaxing as it “loosens” the timeline. You will be less rushed throughout the day, and by attending the cocktail hour, you will have a better chance to interact and thank your guests. That will translate to having more tie and more fun at your reception. For us filmmakers, the added interaction, emothion and personality of the couple’s first look helps make our Boston Wedding Films that much better.  Let us know what you think below and subscribe to our feed to see more wedding tips as we unveil them each week.

 

 

Our latest short film comes from the latest Boston Wedding Group meeting, which took place at the gorgeous Smith & Wollensky on Arlington Street in the Back Bay.  The steakhouse restaurant features fabulous event spaces with tall ceilings, historic artifacts and working fireplaces, as well as Smith and Wollensky’s own private reserve. On this night, Smith and Wollensky hosted the meeting showing off two incredible spaces that have incredible charm. The venue itself is situated inside of a historic stone and brick castle that was built in 1891. Smith and Wollensky truly spoiled the BWG with delicious appetizers including lobster rangoons, incredible beef sliders and a mac and cheese bar that warmed us through a another cold Boston winter night.

The feature speaker of the night was Jess Levin, Founder and CEO of Carats & Cake. Included in the short recap film are a couple of snippets of what Jess covered in her presentation, “Keeping it real online. Building and maintaining a personal business in the ever-changing digital world.”  The space looked gorgeous as Boston Wedding Group Members Marrero Events, Artistic Blossoms, Peterson Party Center featuring Table Toppers of Newton, Revelation Productions, and Cakes for Occasions all made the Arlington Street venue look amazing. I actually can’t wait to film another event at this top-notch venue.

As visual sponsors, we filmed alongside Johnson’s Photography to highlight the event. Check out photos from the evening on Johnson Photography’s BlogThe February meeting was the kick-off to the 20th year of the Boston Wedding Group, which included an updated logo unveiling and the beginning of the groups 20 Acts of Kindness. That kindness kicked off with a food drive to benefit the Boston Rescue Mission. I’m excited to see what the rest of the year has to come, but until then, here is a recap of the February meeting of the Boston Wedding Group.

 

A few months back we posted the Boston wedding highlight film of Miriam and Dan Tevet. Today, we release a clip from their finished Feature Film. Although this couple was living in New York City when they were married, Miriam’s Beantown roots came through in this Iconic Boston-themed wedding. The weekend started with an emotional rehearsal dinner at Anthem Kitchen + Bar in Faneuil Hall in Quincy Market. The Royal Sonesta Boston, neighboring the Charles River, was the setting for most of the wedding day events.

In the following feature film clip, many of the iconic elements of Boston came out in the photo session, which was a fun filled 90 minutes of traveling on the Original Party Trolley. With the music pumping, everyone on the trolley, as well as many of people we passed on the streets, were dancing like nobody was watching. As we shot along the super talented Randall + Theresa from Garnick-Moore Photography, the photo session made stops at the Boston Seaport, Fenway Park and the famed Public Gardens for pictures. It was one of the most fun times we’ve had for a photo session, and it helped make this a quintessential Boston Wedding Video. Also in the first part of the film clip are many of the details from the day, including a T-stop place card table for the reception. All of the details from this elegant wedding were meticulously planned by the the awesome wedding planning duo of Paula Marrero and Courtney Graham of Marrero Events.

The second part of this Boston wedding video features Miriam and Dan’s first Dance, which was romantically lit by Paul and Fritz Bosch from Boston Event Lighting. The choreographed dance was flawlessly executed by the couple in what was the beginning a very fun evening including a photo booth, espresso station and dessert bar.

Other vendors:

Cinematographers: Jamie Podworski + Anne Newman

Editor: Jamie Podworski

Flowers: the Tangled Web

Dress: Tara Keely (Jim Hjelm)

Band: Groove Authority

Ceremony Music: Klezmer Conservatory Band

The first time we met Miriam and Dan, it was via an hour-long skype meeting from their New York City apartment. The couple was well prepared and very thorough in the initial meeting, but what I remember most about the meeting was a great connection that was established throughout the evening. I love a couple that has their act together and I could see early on that Mirian and Dan had the makings for a great Boston wedding video. This Boston Wedding video is about a groom who doubted that there may be a perfect romantic match for him, until he met a girl named Miriam.

Miriam and Dan chose an iconic Boston theme for their wedding weekend, which started with a rehearsal dinner at the Anthem Kitchen + Bar in Faneuil Hall. With a T-train place card display that included reception tables named after train stops, to a photo session that crossed the city to numerous famous Boston sites, the wedding had a true, iconic Boston feel. The continuous activities from the Tish, Ketubah signing, pre-ceremony reception, ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were littered with special touches that made the day exciting to film. There were plenty of great personal and family touches by the bride, as the lace from her mother’s wedding dress was stitched into Miriam’s veil, the pearls were designed and built throughout the milestones of Miriam’s childhood, the tallit of the Chuppah was sewn together with several different connections to each family, and the cake cutting utensils dated back to Miriam’s grandparents.

The weekend started with an emotional rehearsal dinner at Anthem Kitchen + Bar in Faneuil Hall in Quincy Market. The Royal Sonesta Boston, neighboring the Charles River, was the setting for most of the wedding day events. We had a fun time traveling on the Original Party Trolley with Miriam and Dan and their wedding party in our afternoon photo session with Randall + Theresa from Garnick-Moore Photography. The ceremony was eloquently planned with the help of Paula Marrero from Marrero Events and romantically lit by Paul and Fritz Bosch from Boston Event Lighting. As Boston Wedding videographers, it was a fun wedding to film.

Other vendors:

Cinematographers: Jamie + Anne of JPod Productions

Flowers: the Tangled Web

Dress: Tara Keely (Jim Hjelm)

Band: Groove Authority

Ceremony Music: Klezmer Conservatory Band