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In week three of our four-part series highlighting the four wedding photographers that have their images featured on our JPod Films website, we are featuring a couple who has supported us tremendously from day one. Dave and Eileen Breveglerei of Breveglerei Photography were the first photographers to really start referring our Boston wedding films. We will never forget where we came from…

Dave and Eileen are the perfect husband and wife team, as Dave is the technical guru who I can geek out with over cameras and road cycling. Eileen brings a punch of personality, as she is so much fun to be around. With that said, she can still round up and reign in the rowdiest of wedding parties as good as anyone.

When we work with Dave and Eileen, we always seem to fuel each other’s creative juices. One great idea will lead to another during the couple’s photo session. We always like to try and outdo each other’s ring shots too. It’s that kind of fun competitiveness that benefits the couple in the end. Check out some of their work below and visit their website HERE.

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Our latest Boston Wedding Film actually comes from the ocean shores of Connecticut. Erica and Kevin chose to take advantage of a weekend holiday as they were married on the Fourth of July. We definitely didn’t mind giving up the holiday, as Erica’s Mom is friend of our family. Most of the wedding party and their friends live around us, so there were a lot of familiar faces in attendance for this holiday wedding.

Erica and Kevin, who hail from Massachusetts, are a couple who likes to be around the water. Therefore, Amarante’s Sea Cliff in New Haven was a great choice for their ceremony and reception. The day featured a first look that was threatened by rain, only to see the day get brighter and hotter by the minute. There were plenty of cool details including acoustic music in the ceremony and during dinner, sparklers, town fireworks, a speech aided by a photo montage from Erica’s Dad, and a sweet candy bar. Erica and Kevin’s sweetness really came through, as they each broke down during a card and gift exchange during the preparations.

We go to work a lot of long time friends from the wedding industry including Dave and Eileen Breveglerei of Breveglerei Photography, and DJ and Singer Gary S Jones. Familiar faces always make the day such a pleasure. This Connecticut Shore wedding film starts off with a great story with a funny twist from Erica’s brother Nick. Enjoy the show…

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photographers: Breveglerei Photography

DJ: Gary S Jones

Venue: Amarante’s Sea Cliff

Flowers: Flouer De Lys

Cupcakes: Pastry Fusions

Make-up + Hair: Transcendent

Dress Shop: Bridal Corner

Music Licensed through The Music Bed

 

Our latest Boston Wedding Film was another Boston couple traveling back to the couple’s home area of Northern Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. We met Alyssa and Matt through one of our favorite couples, Liz and Jon. I actually covered Jon’s early baseball days while I worked at 22News, and then later coached against Matt and his best man CJ’s high school hockey team when I left the television business. The couple was engaged for almost a year and a half, after Matt proposed to Alyssa at a waterfront restaurant in Boston by having the ring delivered on a platter.

This was one of our few Friday weddings in 2015 and it was held all within a 1/2 mile radius of The Riverview in Simsbury, Connecticut. After preparations and a first look at the Simsbury Inn, the couple was married under a tent by the river at the Riverview. Alyssa + Matt could definitely pass as friends of ours as they used their favor to donate to the MSPCA, and Alyssa scored big points for the Bruins/Patriot inspired groom’s cake. Enjoy our latest Highlight Film…

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Chris Morgan + Jamie Podworski

Photography: Alissa Dinneen Photography

DJ: CT Party Pros

Florist: McClelland Florist

Hair: Salon 511

Makeup: Liz Washer

Dress: Rosa Clark

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Dress Shop: Bridal Trousseau

Stationary: William Arthur

 

We met Nonie and Ben through their photographer and our friend, Randall Garnick of Garnick and Moore Photographer. Nonie and Ben met at Providence College, and we quickly saw how Ben brought out the best in Nonie’s quiet persona. The couple was engaged on Valentine’s Day in Iceland in 2014 and planned a summer wedding in 2015.

This Boston Wedding Film would start and finish at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The preparations included some nice intimate moments and one of my favorite details, Nonie’s grandmother’s bracelet. The bracelet was a traditional piece of jewelry worn by all brides in the Lane family. The two flower girls were just enamored by bracelet in one of the cutest moments of the day.

The ceremony took place in West Roxbury at Holy Name Parish. The couple chose to do a special exit from the church as guests wove white wands with bells down the long church walkway. My other favorite feature of this wedding day was a night photo session we did outside the hotel. A light rain started to fall during the session, which provided some unbelievable images thanks to some off-camera lighting.

In addition to Garnick and Moore, we go to work with a new band called Incadence. The band only performs a few weddings per year, but you would have never known it from the way they handled the emcee duties and kept the dance floor packed all night long. Stapleton Floral Design crafted the flowers, which looked stunning from the bouquets to the centerpieces. Enjoy our latest Boston wedding film from the Seaport District of Boston.

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photography: Garnick Moore Photography

Ceremony: Holy Name Parish, Roxbury

Preps + Reception: Seaport Hotel

Flowers: Stapleton Floral Design

Live Artist: Sheila Foley

Band: Incadence

Make-up: Bre Welch

Transportation: A Plus Coach, Inc.

Trolley: Brush Hill Tours

Dress Shop: Allegria Bridal

Music Licensed through the Music Bed

 

We met Clare and Jake through the internet, as they first emailed us just inside of 12 months before their wedding date. They were ahead of the magazing timelines, and those are the couples who always tend to book our services. (The early bird gets the worm). Clare and I had a great conversation on the phone and it was evident right away that these two were just a sweet couple.

Clare and Jake were married at the gorgeous French Chateau styled Glen Manor House, which sits seaside along the Sakonnet River in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The ceremony site is a gorgeous one which overlooks the ocean bay waters. The ceremony was also special, because it took place under a chuppah that was built by the couple’s parents. Add to that, the grounds of the Glen Manor House are just beautifully landscaped with beautiful flowers and greenery and a great walking bridge for photos. Throughout the day, it was easy to see how connected these two were, as they both just had that look in their eyes.

We were fortunate to be paired with some great wedding professionals, as we shared the stage with Stacie Kirkwood Photography throughout the day. We were introduced to one of our new favorite bands in Honey Train, and we were fortunate to taste the exquisite cuisine from Blackstone Catering. Enjoy the Ketubah Signing to the traditional Jewish Ceremony to the Hora in this picture perfect wedding day in our latest Boston Wedding Film.

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Chris Morgan + Jamie Podworski

Photography: Stacie Kirkwood Photography 

Band: Honey Train

Venue: Glen Manor House

Flowers: Jephry Floral Studio

Catering & Cake: Blackstone Catering

Hair + Make-up: Bella Beauty Bridal

Wedding Dress: Watters

 

We met Katie’s Mom, Sue, through several local wedding professionals who date back to our earliest days of filming in the Western Massachusetts area. Katie and Pete Pasciucco were a Boston couple who was trekking back to Katie’s hometown in Northampton, Massachusetts to get married. We were blessed to have the opportunity to share in not only the wedding day, but in the rehearsal dinner as well for our latest Boston Wedding Film.

One of the biggest storylines of this wedding was the size of the wedding party. Fifteen bridesmaids and fifteen groomsmen joined 3 flower girls on this wedding weekend. Katie’s friends spanned from her sister as the maid-of-honor, to first cousins, to soccer friends who played by her side at Williston-Northampton, Boston College and Amherst College. The bond of friendship and family was very evident for both Katie and Pete. To add to the importance of family, Katie and Pete were married at Blessed Sacrament Church in Northampton, the same church Katie’s parents were married in 33 years earlier.

The reception took place at the scenic Log Cabin in Holyoke, which rests on the side of The Mt. Tom and overlooks the Western Mass. valley. We were blessed to work with Chris Degray of And the Beat Goes On DJ. Chris works with owner Dan Cavanaugh, who are both insanely talented at what they do and my favorite names to see on the wedding information sheet each wedding season. Crystal Vazquez & Co’s team did an amazing job getting 20+ girls ready for the wedding, on time, and looking gorgeous I might add. Our old television friend Kathy Bunnell of Bunnell Photography worked alongside us throughout the day seamlessly, and the flowers were designed by the same person who created my wedding day flowers in Heather Sullivan from Durocher Florist. This Boston wedding film takes you on a fantastic ride of sentimental moments and tremendous laughter, joy and positive energy. Enjoy the show…

Wedding Professionals

Venue: The Log Cabin

Videographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Bunnell Photography

DJ: And the Beat Goes On DJ

Florist: Durocher Florist

Hair + Makeup: Crystal Vazquez & Co

Transportation: Le Limo

Photo Session Location: Wistariahurst Museum

Dress: Allure

Dress Shop: Party Dress Express

Lighting: And the Beat Goes On DJ

Invitations: Kari Elise Design

 

 

Justice of the Peace Elizabeth Gemelli brings over 20 years of experience with her to every wedding that she officiates. Today, Elizabeth shares a few pieces of advice that she shares with each one of her couples before their wedding day. One has to do with your wedding vows and a second piece of advice is what you need to practice before the wedding ceremony. Take a minute to learn from the sweetest officiant in the area in the latest of a series of tips from the Boston Wedding Group.

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Last week we got to see a fabulous speaker at the Boston Wedding Group’s open meeting at the four-star Colonnade Hotel in Boston. The Bridal Bar‘s Harmony Walton spoke to a packed room of wedding professionals about utilizing blogs, social media and collaboration with local professionals to bolster their business to new levels. It was one of the most well-received presentations in recent years for the BWG, as several members were looking for a copy of the presentation to take back to their employees.

The open meeting of the Boston Wedding Group takes place once a year, as it allows local wedding professionals the chance to meet many of the elite vendors from the group. It’s always a fun night when some of the best wedding professionals from the Boston area can get together to network and share ideas. Below is a quick event film recap from the meeting with a few snippets from Harmony Walton’s presentation. To learn more about the Boston Wedding Group and many of its elite members, Click HERE.

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One of our favorite type of weddings to cover are ones with ties to the military. There is something about the brotherhood and sisterhood within the military that makes their weddings unique. There is just a special bond between friends and family from the military that is hard to duplicate. Dave and Colleen’s wedding had that bond. It was the bride, her brother and the maid of honor who all shared this Marine bond. This Boston wedding film is one about family.

Colleen and Dave’s wedding was a special on for us at JPod Films, as we have known the bride and groom for quite some time. We actually vacation in neighboring cottages during the same week each summer on the Cape. These weddings become a little bit more pressure-filled for us, but in a good way. They always seem to spawn our creative juices.

The wedding took place around the Worcester area, as Colleen and Dave had an afternoon ceremony at the First Congregational Church in West Boylston, MA. The reception moved guests into the majestic Mechanics Hall in Worcester. As one of the grandest of venues, the possibilities are endless when filming in this theater-styled venue. A second part of this wedding that stood out was the food. For dinner, the couple chose to have Russell Morin Catering pass continuous hoerderves with a few food stations around the outskirts of the reception area. The food amazing and some of the best we experienced all season, and it seemed like the dinner was being served for the whole night. Here is our latest Boston Wedding Film that revolves around family…

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Nathan Paulhus + Jamie Podworski

DJ:  Sound Advice

Caterer: Russell Morin

Flowers: Paul McLaughlin

Transportation: Gray’s Limousine

Ceremony: First Congregational Church, West Boylston

Reception Venue: Mechanics Hall

Prep Location: Beechwood Hotel

Make-up: Debbie Lowe, Station 5

 

There are wedding days where everything just comes together. A beautiful couple. A beautiful venue. Peak fall foliage. Great professionals to work alongside. And, not only perfect weather, but perfect timing with that weather. There might have been a fast approaching storm that almost interrupted the post-ceremony speeches, but Emily and Steve Sprofera had the perfect weather conditions during their ceremony.

In our latest Boston Wedding Film Clip, we feature the ceremony portion of Emily and Steve’s wedding at the gorgeous Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson, Connecticut. This venue is a hidden gem outside of the I-495 corridor, but well within driving distance from the city. The processional of the ceremony was one of my favorite parts of this wedding film, as the sun continuously peaked through the trees as the wedding party made their way down the aisle. Add to that, bride Emily and friend Christine Cardot of HandyGer created an amazing design at the top of the aisle with two painted wooden doors inviting the wedding party towards the orange and yellow-leaved, fall backdrop.

The film starts with the first look, as Emily reads a card Steve wrote to her earlier in the day. From there, the ceremony gives you parts of the couple’s personally-written vows, as we sprinkled them throughout the entire- 21-minute feature film. Add to the vows, a great reading about the “Meaning of Love” and the audio portions of this wedding were priceless. We got to work with one of our favorite photography duos with Brittany Love and Shana Perry of Love and Perry Photography. Credit them with a few of the great set-ups we used within the ceremony portion of the film. I think Jackie at Lord Thompson will have couples duplicating the table and couch set-ups for years to come. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film from just south of the Massachusetts border in Thompson, Connecticut.

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photographers: Love & Perry Photography

Venue: Lord Thompson Manor

DJ: Keith Alan Productions

Cake: Something Sweet by Michelle – our last wedding with her (Happy Retirement!)

Stationary and Design Elements: Christine Cardot – HandyGerl

Bridal Prep Location: The Cottage House

Hair + Make-up: Priscilla Mawson (bpmaws@yahoo.com)

Bride’s Dress: Nicole Miller

Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Music Licensed through The Music Bed