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Marco! Polo! What couple plays Marco, Polo in a field of grass? Becky and Joe do! It perfectly matched the personality of these two. It was one of those weddings where everything just felt right. Becky and Joe couple were blessed with the perfect fall wedding day at one of the prettiest golf courses we’ve ever visited for a wedding.

The modern, barn reception venue at the Ranch Golf Club is one of the hidden gems in Massachusetts as it is an open canvas for brides and grooms to paint. Becky had two close friends who put together a simple and elegant room together that the bride just gushed over. From white mums and pumpkins, to mason jars, to the closeline placecard holder, this wedding was a pinterest board of its own that could be titled ‘Rustic Chic’. Becky and Joe’s wedding day included an outside ceremony featuring their dog, Nala, a fabulous golden hour photo session and dance party that created some of the best circle dance-offs of the year.

We truly enjoyed working with Aveline June Photography and Bob Raina of Bob Raina DJ as their cooperative efforts made our day a lot of fun. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film!


Cinematographers: Anne Newman, Jamie Podworski

Venue: The Ranch Golf Club

Photographer: Aveline June Photography

Disk Jockey: Bob Raina DJ Services

Florist: Durocher’s Florist

Hair + Make-up: Amanda Monroe

Boston Bagpiper: Adam Halloway

Wedding Dress: Watters

Dress Shop: In White (Formely Bancroft Bridal)

Honeymoon: Hawaii

Music Licensed through the Music Bed



Jonathan and Mark chose to celebrate their marriage in Berkshires of Massachusetts, an area in which they vacation multiple times per year. This Miami couple did a fabulous job with their planner Samatha Talora and Floral Designer Carolyn Valenti in creating gorgeous ceremony  and reception spaces in the afternoon light at the Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in Lenox, MA.

Mark and John were accompanied by their two children, Hershel and Ava, as they were married under a elegantly decorated Chuppah on the resort’s Rose Terrace. The couple admitted to being a little monogram-happy, as everything from their shirts, to their suits, to the belt loops, to the napkins in the bathrooms carried the Kravitz monogram. One of the highlights of the wedding day was most definitely Jonathan and Mark’s first dance, which was a two-song choreographed performance that includes several dips and lots of pizazz.

For this Boston wedding film, we got to work with so many of the best vendors in the Berkshires, including the fore mentioned Carolyn Valeniti, as well as very-talented photgrapher Tricia McCormack. The Boston band Night Rhythm followed us down the Mass Pike for this wedding and they kept the party going all afternoon long. Despite the rain that fall just outside the Rose Terrace during the cermony, the day was a near perfect one for Jonathan and Mark! Congrats gentlemen!


Cinematographers: Chris Morgan + Jamie Podworski

Venue: Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club, Lenox, MA

Photographer: Tricia McCormack Photography

Florist: Carolyn Valenti Floral Design

Band: Night Rhythm

Wedding Planner: Samantha Talora Events

Ceremony Music: Berkshire Trio

Lighting: DJ Chris Plankey

Wedding Cake: Something Sweet by Michelle

Caterer: Margery Gussak Catering, Inc.

Chairs + Linens: Classic Tents & Party Goods

Dance Floor + Chairs: Clifton Park Rental

Music licensed through www.themusicbed.com


Jenny and Geoff almost didn’t hire us to film their wedding, because Geoff sent the wrong wedding date in his original inquiry. Fortunately, in my reply him, I told him we were not available for his Saturday wedding. In the end, we were available for his Friday night wedding date. So, after a few laughs and a great consultation at our office, Jenny and Geoff added their name to our 2013 Boston wedding film schedule.

Jenny and Geoff were married on the Connecticut shoreline as they hopped between Groton and Norwich, Connecticut for their wedding day festivities. After a getting ready at the Mystic Marriott, and getting married at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the evening finished off at the beautiful Branford House on the Groton campus of UCONN. The mansion-styled building neighbors the Atlantic Ocean and a light house on the rocks, which provides tremendous views and a plethora of photo session opportunities.

The following wedding film clip features Jenny and Geoff’s photo session, reception details and cocktail hour. It’s always an upbeat section in our feature film, as it brings out the excitement and energy on the wedding day at the conclusion of the wedding ceremony. We shared the time with Katie Slater Photography, who was a treat to work with throughout the day. Katie’s pictures were published in the Oh Lovely Day blog last month and you can view those pictures HERE. But first, enjoy our most recent Boston wedding video clip:


Cinematographers: Mia Major, Jamie Podworski of JPod Productions

Editors: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Katie Slater Photography

DJ + Lighting: James Shanahan – Happy Entertainment

Event Planner: Jessie English of Gourmet Galley Catering

Prep Location: Mystic Marriott, Groton, CT

Church: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Norwich, CT

Reception: Branford House, Groton, CT

Flowers: Louise Pastermelo of the Flowersmith

Wedding Cake: Cakeology

Transportation: Premiere Limousine

Hair: Melissa Coleman of Stylist Studios, Norwich, CT

Make-Up: Laura Siragusa

Dress: Maggie Sottero, “Karena Royal”

Dress Shop: The Trinket Shop, Danielson, CT

Shoes: Nine West

Bridesmaids Dresses: JCrew

Music License: Songfreedom



I still remember the first phone conversation I had with Deirdre, as her energy and infectious personality were clearly evident when talking about her and Tom’s upcoming wedding in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. They were planning their wedding at the Seven Hills Inn in Lenox, MA, which was going to be a new venue for us. We were also excited because this would be a military wedding. Tom is a marine and the tight bond of the groomsman was a key element in this wedding film.

Our Berkshire weddings always take on a different feel than a traditional Boston wedding video and this ceremony was no different, as it was held in the gorgeous backyard of the Seven Hills Inn. A long walk from the Inn down to a shaded ceremony space makes for a grand entrance for the bride and the rural feel of the venue was simply gorgeous. The couple included a military exit from the ceremony, which included the arch of swords and a sword tap on the behind of the newly married Mrs. Duff. Welcome to the Marine Corps family Deirdre. The feature film clip below includes the final four minutes of the prep that lead up to the ceremony including an emotional speech from the groom, and excited set of bridesmaids as the Deirdre’s dress was going on and a personality-filled first look to cap it off. I loved Tom for his thoughtfulness throughout the day and beyond as he was the planner of the honeymoon. Tom wowed Deirdre with the surprise honeymoon location of Italy, as Deirdre was able to visit the actual location where her extended family was located. The newly married couple actually had dinner with some of Deirdre’s relatives that she had never met before. Deirdre was ecstatic when she returned, as shared the details of the honeymoon with us.

We were also lucky to work with one of my favorite photographers in Eric Limon from Eric Limon Photography. His style matches ours to a tee, as he is so relaxed and fun throughout the day. Without further ado, enjoy our most recent Boston wedding video…



Cinematographers: Anne Newman, Jamie Podworski of JPod Productions

Editor: Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Eric Limon Photography

Florist: Pamela Hardcastle

Band: Swinging Johnsons

Caterer: Castle Street Cafe

Wedding Dress: Ulla-Maija Couture

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Make-up: Sherry Ross of Face Haven





It’s been a few years since we spent our New Years Eve at a wedding and I can’t think of a much better couple to ring in the New Year with than Kath Keen and Joe Di Biasi. What a fun night we had at the Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club in Lenox, MA. The couple brought a laid back approach to the day, which is always a plus in my book. For so many reasons that are stated in this Boston wedding video, these two are just good together! What is really nice is that this film is only the tip of the iceberg, as there are many more stories to share in their feature film that is yet to come.

The ceremony was the first we’ve shot in the newly, renovated Main Ballroom, which now provides a variety of layouts for couples to choose from for their ceremony. Christmas was still in the air for Kath and Joe’s ceremony as a Christmas tree and red decor donned the ceremony location. Then Kath add loads of purple to the decor mix, as she is “obsessed” with the color (her words, not mine). A less-than traditional reception saw the couple go right into a fast dance set with their Band Total Soul from New York City. Some of the other surprises included a horse and buggy ride on a cold winter’s night, three outfit and shoe changes for the bride, and a balloon drop at the strike of midnight. Enjoy our latest Boston wedding video from the Berkshires of Massachusetts…


Cinematographers: Chris Morgan + Jamie Podworski, JPod Productions

Photographer: Eric Limon Photography

Band: Total Soul

Venue: Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club

Flowers: Carolyn Valenti

Cake Pops: Susie Sweets

Hair + Make-up: Cranwell Resort, Spa + Golf Club

Dress: Mariella Creations

Dress Shop: ECO Bridal (Denver)

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Photobooth: Eric Limon Photography





Tiffany and Matt Renfro simply found us through the internet as they liked the work we had online from their venue, the Boston Four Seasons Hotel. They are quiet and sweet couple, but they have surrounded themselves with a great group of friends and family which is evident in this highlight film. This Boston wedding video was held exclusively at the Four Seasons with the ceremony in the Governor’s Room and the reception in the main ballroom.

The highlight film is supported strongly by the heartfelt speech from Tiffany’s Dad, Ralph Silva. One of things listed on our Top Ten Things to Make Your Wedding Film Better is to have the Father of the Bride give a welcome toast, and this wedding film is a great example of why that is such a good idea. Ralph talks about being the protective father that never thought there might be a guy good enough for his little girl. Well, that was until Matt Renfro came along. The details, flowers, lighting, the beautiful Oakleaf-designed cake, right down to Tiffany’s Badgley Mischka shoes were so well put together as this wedding screamed stunning elegance.

Take a four-minute ride through our latest Boston wedding video as we worked alongside some of the best vendors in the city, including photographers Jill and Lauren from Person + Killian Photography. The Wilson Stevens band Eye 2 Eye could have been the best band we have ever worked with, as they packed the dance floor all night long and handled the often over-looked Emcee duties with energy and professionalism.


Cinematographers: Anne Newman, Jamie Podworski – JPod Productions

Venue: Four Seasons Boston, Wedding Specialist Philip Deschamps

Photographers: Jill Person+ Lauren Killian of Person + Killian Photography

Band: Eye 2 Eye (Wilson Stevens Group)

Officiant: Will Luzier

Lighting: Boston Uplights

Florist: Winston Flowers

Cake: Oakleaf Cakes

Make-up: Dani Wagener

Hair: Cathleen Foster

Invitations/Paper Products: Soirée Andover

Dress: Casablanca

Dress Shop: Bella Sera Bridal

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

To say this couple has personality would be the understatement of the year. Tara and Matt are two people who just know how to make each other laugh and they bring out the best in each other and everyone around them. Matt was so good, he even made Tara laugh out loud before touching her heart in the same sentence. As for John Fleming, Tara’s Dad, he has hit the jackpot with three beautiful daughters and now three great son-in-laws. The bittersweet part of this wedding was that Tara is the last Fleming daughter to be married, which ends our run of Boston wedding videos with this family.

Tara got her wish for some winter snow as a coating of fresh powder fell in the overnight hours of her wedding day. Tara’s favorite holiday is Christmas, which is easy to see in this wedding film and the obvious theme of the day. This wedding trailer film is only the tip of the iceberg, as personalized vows, an emotional gift exchange, a fun photo session and an energetic reception, including a visit from Santa Claus himself, will make this an unbelievable feature film for the Smiths. Tara and Matt also get extra credit because they understood the importance of filming their wedding day and made it a priority during the planning process. They will have great memories to share for a lifetime. Will you? #Flithsbecomesmiths2013

We filmed this Boston Wedding video with some of our favorite vendors including Dave and Eileen Breveglerei from Breveglerei Photography and Dan Cavanaugh from And the Beat Goes On DJ.


Cinematographers: Jamie Podworski + Anne Newman

Flowers: Jan’s Flowers

Cupcakes: Dolce Cupcakes

Make-up + Hair: Bellucci Salon + Day Spa

Uplighting: And the Beat Goes on DJ

Dress: Alfred Angelo

Dress Shop: Alfred Angelo, Manchester

Church: Southwick Congregational Church, UCC

Reception Venue: Castle of Knights

Song Licensing: Songfreedom

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

After spending several weeks of shooting Boston wedding videos, Liz and Jon were the first of two springtime weddings in the beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts. The couple, who met in their hometown of Longmeadow, had a history that dated back to their childhood days. Rabbi Shapiro chose to reference Jewish writer Bernard Malamud’s Novel The Natural, as the perfect comparison to the couple. The novel about Baseball player Roy Hobbs had an obvious connection with Jon being a former baseball player himself, but the novel really matched the couple in the sense that Liz and Jon were just so natural together. We loved shooting and editing this film, because the glow of each of their faces was exactly what it should be on a wedding day, glowing and “natural”.

One of the best parts of the day was the couple’s first look, as Jon was just blown away by his bride to be. It was one of the best reactions we have ever seen. And, rightfully so, as Liz looked spectacular in her Monique Lhuillier dress from Kleinfelds and her Jimmy Choo shoes.

Liz and Jon were married at the Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club in Lenox, MA. It was the first wedding film for us in the newly remodeled ballroom at the Cranwell. The ballroom now has a much more modern, elegant feel as the tall windows have been exposed with new drapery and the columns have been removed to open up the space dramatically. And, it still felt like a Boston wedding film, as the Boston Band Legit kept the party rocking all night long.


Cinematographers: Anne Newman, Jamie Podworski of JPod Productions

Editors: Mia Major, Chris Morgan

Photographer: John Seakwood

Ceremony Music + Reception Band: Legit

Florist: Crocus Hale

Lighting: Seitel Lighting

Make-up: Liz Washer

Hair: the Lift

Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Dress Shop: Kleinfeld Bridal, NYC

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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