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Planning a wedding is a big deal. It takes a lot of time and effort, as there are so many pieces to the puzzle. It is very important to take care of many of the big things first like the choosing the wedding date, the venue, the photographer, the cinematographer/videographer, the entertainemnt and of coarse, the wedding dress. So, how early should you head out to the bridal boutiques and salons to find your perfect dress? It is earlier than many brides think. Our good friends Lisa Almeida and Heidi Nicholson of Bella Sera Bridal of Danvers offer the answer in this week’s Boston Wedding Group Wedding Tips series. Stay tuned in the future too, as Lisa and Heidi have tips for Moms who are shopping for the perfect dress on that special day.



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

Melissa and Daniel were a Boston couple who got married back in Melissa’s home area of Suffield, Connecticut. We met for the first time in a Italian pastry shop nearby and little did I know that it was a great choice, as Daniel had a deep, native Italian heritage. It turned out that the bride and some of us at JPod Productions actually had some mutual friends and this was quickly turning into a great connection and a potentially great Boston wedding video.

Melissa and Daniel were married in her neighboring town of Simsbury, Connecticut at St. Mary’s Church with the reception at one of the area’s most popular reception venues, the Riverview. Deacon Arthur Murray infused his great personality, while using Daniel’s Italian heritage and family accent within the ceremony. I loved Melissa’s simple and classic style with her Casablanca dress from Bella Sera Bridal. She was just such an easy-going bride with a relaxed groom to match which always makes for a pleasurable wedding day.

We got to work with Jodi Lott from Be Still Photography and Mike Paganelli from C-Zone Productions, who took care of the uplighting and DJing for the evening. The wedding had a great energy all day long and I think this highlight film really brings that energy back to life. Enjoy our most recent Boston wedding video.

Music: “Counting on You” – by Mikey Wax – licensed through Songfreedom.com

Other vendors:

Cinematographers: Jamie Podworski, Anne Newman

Editors: Mia Major, Jamie Podworski

Flowers: K + P Flowers

Limousine: Wiltshire Limousines