Monthly Archives: February 2011

I got home the other day and had this message on my voicemail. It is the highlight of my day when I receive messages like this, or thank you cards in the mail from brides and grooms. When I met Alison and Lee, we made an instant connection in our first consultation. I remember after that initial consultation, Lee and Alison left the meeting and then came back knocking on the door 3 minutes later to sign a contract. Their wedding film really captured their fun and easy going style throughout and we found music that fit their personality without losing the integrity of the video.

Agawam, MA – February 7, 2011WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce JPod Productions has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for wedding videography!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.
JPod Productions stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

JPod Productions is owned by former 22News Sports Anchor and Agawam resident Jamie Podworski. JPod Productions began filming weddings in 2005 and has built itself into one of the leading filmmaking companies in and out of the Western Massachusetts area. “It is an honor to receive an award that comes from our clients,” said Jamie Podworski, Owner of JPod Productions.

“We strive to improve our films every year so we can give local couples the best wedding movie in the area,” said Podworski.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud JPod Productions for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that JPod Productions is among the very best videographers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

About WeddingWire, Inc., the nation’s leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals.

For the new blog, I am going to continue my tradition of having a vendor of the month on the first of each month. On the new blog, I may select previous vendors who have been highlighted, but I am starting fresh in February of 2011. This month’s vendor of the month is a wedding planner with credentials that any bride and groom would love to have at their disposal. I referring to Samantha Talora of Delle Risate Events.

Delle Risate! (Translated as “Sounds of Laughter”) is the creation of experienced wedding and event planner, and Berkshire County native, Samantha Talora who has had the pleasure of being the wedding & event planner at Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club for the past 10 years. Samantha has planned hundreds of events that have taken place in every season, with varying budgets and they always end up becoming fabulous affairs. At Delle Risate, Sam understands how overwhelming the details can seem. But, in the Berkshire Hills and beyond, the possibilities abound for your special occasion and Samantha is ready to streamline the entire process from start to finish. Be a guest at your own wedding and see what all the buzz is about!

In addition to her experience, Samantha has a presence and a personality that is a desirable quality in any event and wedding planner. Clients are drawn to Samantha’s genuine sensitivity, impressed by her professionalism and soothed by her calm demeanor. Her attention to small details makes her one of the most sought-after event planners in the Berkshires! You can reach Samantha via email at, or contact her at 413-221-6412. Also visit her facebook page by clicking here.