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Love, laughter, and a touch of history filled the air on a beautiful June day at The Mount in Lenox, MA, as Lauren and Mike embarked on the journey of a lifetime. The historic estate provided a stunning backdrop for their wedding, creating an enchanting atmosphere that perfectly complemented the love they shared. After two years of postponing their wedding day, Lauren and Mike were finally able to say their “I Dos”.

After getting ready at separate off-site locations, the couple came together at The Mount for a heartwarming first look that left everyone in awe. Lauren and Mike’s genuine emotion created an unforgettable moment that set the tone for the rest of the day. Against the backdrop of The Mount’s picturesque surroundings, Lauren and her father made their way down the iconic stone-filled path to their ceremony where the couple shared an intimate and sweet exchange that beautifully captured the essence of their love. The outdoor garden ceremony was nothing short of magical. After Surrounded by lush greenery and blossoming flowers, Lauren, Mike, and their families also had the perfect backdrop for photos with the uber-talented Tricia McCormack.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, guests gathered under a beautifully tented reception area to celebrate the newlyweds. What made this reception truly unique was the heartfelt tribute by Mike’s brother, who took guests on a journey through the various stages of Mike’s life. From childhood adventures to pivotal moments, the narrative seamlessly weaved into the unforgettable section where Mike first crossed paths with Lauren. The tented reception exuded an ambiance of joy and love as friends and family toasted to the newlyweds. Designed by Daneco and Co’s Planning Team, the decor was carefully curated décor reflecting the couple’s style, creating an atmosphere that was both elegant and welcoming. As Lauren and Mike danced the night away surrounded by loved ones, it was evident that their wedding day at The Mount was not just an event; it was a chapter in their love story. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film from the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

 

Wedding Professionals:

Venue: @themountlenox
Photographer: @triciamccormackphotography
Catering: @mezzecatering
Rentals: @classicaltents
Band: @thebandmethod
Strings: @speechlessmusic
Florist: @daisy_stone_studio
Lighting & Drapery: @eedecor
Invitations: @livelyhouseandhome
Dress: @yourdreambridal
Makeup: @djcali80

 

We met Emmy and Mike through their planners from KG Events & Design and right from the beginning, we knew that they would be a great fit for JPod Films. We loved the energy between the two and they both just had that look when they talked with one another. That “look” would shine through when they read their vows on the wedding day.

The day began with Emmy’s preparations at the iconic Dr. Daniel Fisher House & Gardens on Martha’s Vineyard. We had fun shooting her details, while Emmy was most taken aback by her Venus et Fleur bouquet sent over by Mike. The gentlemen got ready at a house close to the reception location, which was filled with smiles and a relaxed feel. The two met for the first time back at the Daniel Fisher House where the couple exchanged heartfelt private vows that truly showed the connection these two have for one another. The couple were married in the Old Whaling Church in the heart of Edgartown led by Officiant Vicky Egan who designed a ceremony with personal touches.

The visual highlight of this wedding could be found at the reception which took place at a private home along the Atlantic Ocean.  The couple themed their lawn space into an Asbury Park (New Jersey) meets Martha’s Vineyard space to combine the two family’s backgrounds. Under the neighboring tent, KG Events & Design alongside Aubrey Maria Designs created arrangements of peonies. snapdragons and seasonal flowers resulting in one of the most amazing outdoor landscapes we have ever filmed. Cocktail tables and designer couches made the reception a very relaxing space for guests to mingle. Add Painter John Folley’s beautiful rendition of the first dance before an energetic dance party broke out during the evening hours and this was an amazing spring Martha’s Vineyard wedding.

Vendors:

Photographer: Ashley Tilton
Wedding Planner: KG Events & Design
Cocktail Hour: Dr. Daniel Fisher House
Flowers: Aubrey Maria Designs/Donaroma’s
Caterer: V. Jaime Hamlin and Sons Catering & Party Design
Hair + Makeup: Beautini
Cake + Dessert: Val Cakes + Back Door Donuts
Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music: Boston String Ensemble
Reception Music: Unique Sounds
Live Wedding Painter: John Folley
Calligraphy + Stationery + Signage: Mulberry & Elm

 

We met Tori and Casey through their wedding planner Luba Gankin from Primavera Dreams and we hit it off right away. With both of our dogs hanging out in our first zoom call, the three of us (six if you are including the dogs) just had that feeling that this was a great match. Tori and Casey seemed to have an equal role in the wedding planning process and their communication with each other really struck me as such a positive attribute of their relationship.

Tori and Casey’s Boston Wedding Film primarily took place at the beautiful Winchester Country Club. The boys got ready at the Country Club, while the girls hung out at the Archer Hotel for their wedding day preparations with one of my favorite hairstylists in Maricruz Polito from Maricruz Hairstyles. The letter exchange between the couple was so heartfelt and the personality of this couple continues to shine right into the ceremony. Tori and Casey had two great readings, a rock ceremony representing the couple’s path, and personally written vows that were good enough to make you laugh and cry all in one. It was clear that so much thought and effort was put into the ceremony to really exemplify the personalities and connection between these two.

The highlight for us was the couple’s brief reunion with their two dogs after the wedding. The excitement of Nama and Mindy during their “first look” was priceless, followed by a quick photo session with the now family of four.  The reception continued in the beautifully decorated and uplit Winchester Country Club.  DesignLight did such a beautiful job transforming the room into an elegant space. We shared the evening with Jason Kan Photography and the Hub Band which also made the day a lot of fun.

Wedding Professionals:

Flowers: Floristika Studio

Lighting: DesignLight

Cake: Oafleak Cakes

Uplighting: DesignLight

Makeup : Special Events Beauty

Transportation: Roman Limousine

 

 

 

David and Clint found us online as they looked to plan an intimate fall wedding in the Public Gardens in the heart of Boston. It’s not often that we help plan the event, but photographer Darlene Devita (credit to her for the picture above) and I guided the couple and their four guests in making appropriate decisions on the date and time. Together, we all chose to go for a golden light ceremony during the mid-week, as we knew that the park would be much more crowded on a weekend day. After a late September, Thursday wedding date had to be rescheduled, we ended up with a Tuesday evening ceremony in the middle of October on picture-perfect fall day.

The amazing part about this evening was that it didn’t feel like an intimate, six person wedding. One of the reasons for that was that an impromptu group of Bostonians slowly gathered throughout the ceremony to create a slightly larger audience. The bigger reason that the wedding didn’t feel quite so intimate was because David and Clint included so many people from their lives within their ceremony. Within their ceremony, there were readings and poems from over a dozen people that were not able to attend the wedding in person, but were important to the couple. Some were funny, some were sweet, but what really came out was the personality of each individual and why they were great as a couple.

What I love about this wedding is that great things come out of tough situations. It is obviously that COVID and the pandemic has made life tough on people in so many ways. But, this wedding felt like one of those silver linings. It made the best of a situation in the most personal and romantic way. I hope you enjoy this Boston wedding film as much as we enjoyed sharing in David and Clint’s intimate wedding day.

 

This wedding season has been a whirlwind for sure, but the silver lining in it all is that we have been filming the sweetest intimate weddings during this pandemic. Julie and Jeremy were one of those weddings as they chose to still get married in 2020 even though they postponed their larger event at the Boston Harbor Hotel to 2021. After looking around at a couple of potential venues, friends of Julie and Jeremy offered their Sudbury home as the backdrop for their micro wedding.

And, what a venue it was! The ceremony space was set-up with a beautiful walkway through a section of trees that led to a shaded space in the yard where a hydrangea-decorated Chuppah awaited the couple. The reception, which included the first dance, a father-daughter dance, and several speeches, took place in a perfectly-decorated, rustic barn on the property which was open on both sides with just enough room to social distance all of the guests. There were also so many cute spots and beautiful landscaping in and around the property for our photo session with Jill Person Photography.

So, people keep asking us, what does a micro-wedding look like? Julie and Jeremy did a great job following the guidelines throughout the wedding day. Masks were worn throughout the day, even throughout the outdoor ceremony with the exception of the processional and recessional for the couple themselves. The highlight of the day could have been Julie’s father’s mask which was designed to look like a tux with a little bow tie on top. You can see it HERE in an Instagram post that we shared recently. With an outdoor reception and proper spacing, the guests took off their masks for the reception. The couple had food catered by a local restaurant that gave each table of 2-3 people their own “box” of food. Enjoy our latest Boston wedding film…

Other Professionals

Florist: Beach Plum Floral Shop

Rabbi: Rachel Saphire

Musician: Eli Kahn-Woods

 

 

There are so many reasons why filming your wedding day has grown in popularity in the past decade. I think the most important reason is to capture the most important people in your life with you, the couple, on one of the most important days of your life. Having a documented memory of those special people talking, moving, dancing, and interacting is a precious thing in itself. But, with COVD-19 drastically changing the landscape of the 2020 wedding year, including those people in the wedding day has become more difficult for couples. With many couples choosing to have smaller weddings in 2020 and postponing their big event until 2021, there is still a desire to include their original guest list on the original wedding day. One of the ways we have been doing that is with the Same Day Edit.

Although live-streaming an event is still an option, we are finding that many couples would rather capture their smaller wedding in the traditional manner and allowing us filmmakers to create a more creative final product immediately for them. Why is this an advantage?

First of all, the couples are still getting a final, creative product on the same day as the actual wedding. There is no waiting around for the complete edit, which can take weeks or months based on how backlogged the company has become during the year. That delivery time is based on the number of weddings filmed that year, as well as how late in the wedding season it is (traditionally, companies can not edit weddings as fast as they film them, so delivery times increase throughout the year). Secondly, a Same Day Edit allows a couple to have their wedding film edited. Therefore, instead of a raw version of their ceremony, snippets of the best parts can be intertwined to bring out the anticipation, emotions, and energy of the wedding day. Finally, that final version of the video culminates a complete wedding day into a shorter 3-4 minute wedding video. That provides a much more watchable length for all guests and non-guests who want to share in the wedding day.

Although these films have become an increasingly popular option in 2020 for smaller weddings, we are still seeing them being booked for our larger events in 2021 for many of the same reasons above. The one thing a larger wedding provides is the live movie experience, which provides energy during the reception that is unmatched! Below is a Same Day Edit that shows the couple and their guests experiencing the film for the first time. The reactions throughout the premiere of this Boston wedding film are priceless.

 

Paige and Eric were married on a beautiful August day last summer at the scenic Wianno Club along the ocean waters of Osterville, Massachusetts. It was a simple, classic Cape Cod wedding with a natural feel including a color palette filled with greens and whites. Paige got ready at the family’s nearby home and traveled over to the Wianno Club in a vintage car with her Dad. From there, the rest of the wedding day unfolded in and around the beautiful “shingle-styled” building along the Atlantic Ocean.

The beautiful grounds of the Wianno Club played backdrop to the couple’s first look and a photo session that included the couple venturing onto a gorgeous rock formation overlooking the ocean. After a pre-ceremony cocktail reception with sparkling champagne, the couple exchanged vows in front of the ocean as the sun came out to warm up the event. During the cocktail hour, Paige and her parents arranged a surprise for Eric as a plane flew by with a banner that read “Paige and Eric: Shipmates Forever”. The decor of the event included an array of hydrangeas that made the wedding day so elegant from beginning to end. The wonderful speeches revolved around the great character of these two as their paths crossed on the campus of Cornell University.

We were fortunate to work alongside Lisa Rigby of Lisa Rigby Photography. The wedding was planned by Elegant Engagements of Cape Cod. This was a blessing as the on-site vendor team of Megan, Erica, and Sara from Elegant Engagements were on top of every detail and made the whole day run so smoothly. Enjoy this quintessential Cape Cop wedding film…

Vendors:

Cinematographers: Mike Anderson + Jamie Podworski

Venue: Wianno Club, Osterville, MA

Photographer: Lisa Rigby Photography

Flowers: Winston Flowers

Band: Ripcord

Rentals: Peak Event Services

Hair: Stacey Kuehn

Makeup: Katrina Hess

Catering: Casual Gourmet

Cake: Delicious Desserts

 

As a wedding videographer, I can’t help but say I think a wedding film is essential. But not only because I do this as a professional, but because I know first-hand the importance of capturing all of your family and friends at that one special moment in time.

A friend of mine recently posted about how much her sons loved watching her 19-year old wedding video. It made me think about my wedding video from 18 years ago, and although I am divorced, this video still has amazing value for me. It holds moving imagery that captures emotion like no other medium, and it has had a lasting effect for myself, and my three daughters. It will always serve as a joyous snapshot in time of their family.

One of my fondest memories of my wedding day was the Mother and Son Dance. It was special because of my Mom. She was my rock. She was my biggest supporter, and she was my sole parent after my father passed when I was a teenager. She was what any child would want of a Mom.

My Mom and I shared the love of music. She was very happy to volunteer songs for the first dance. One of her favorite songs was I’ll Still Be Loving You from a lesser-known band called Restless Heart. But when listening to the song, I realized it was more suited for the Mother and Son Dance. Because it was not a popular song, my wedding DJ did not have this in his CD collection (yes, before digital music). Unbeknownst to my Mom, I borrowed her CD and gave it to the DJ shortly before the wedding. After I took it, my Mom noticed it was missing. I obviously denied that I had seen it, but she was convinced I lost it as I was the one person who was always in her CD collection. I had to deny it on more than one occasion, and she was frustrated. It would not have been an easy CD to replace.

Fast forward to the wedding day and our Mother and Son Dance. My Mom had no idea what song I had chosen for us. Once the song Restless Heart started playing, I looked at her and said, “And you can have your CD back after the wedding”. She burst out laughing and couldn’t stop giggling the entire song. It was one of those moments that I will never forget sharing with my Mom and it is captured in the video below. I know how happy she was that I chose that song for our dance.

The reason that moment was so important to me is that my Mom, who was completely healthy and full of life at my wedding was diagnosed with lung cancer the following year. She passed away just 15 months after the wedding. Now, this wedding video serves as one of, if not the best imagery of who my Mom was…her smile…her joy for life. My kids know her and remember her from this fantastic memory. And, on this Sunday and every Mother’s Day that follows, I will think of and treasure my wedding video and a special dance I had together with my Mom.

 

Credits: Videographer: Mike Houle, Photographer: Terry Chenaille, DJ who kept the CD safe – Nino Cuccovia

Laura and Adam ended our spring rush of weddings this year and it could not have been a better way to end the month of June. We met the new Mr. and Mrs. Ruchim through Tasha Bracken at Tasha Bracken Events, and it could not have been a better match. I love when a groom puts an equal amount of positive energy, input and personality into the wedding day. From the moment we met Laura and Adam right through the process of creating a pre-wedding video for their rehearsal dinner video, we just connected on all wave lengths. We knew this was going to be an awesome Boston wedding film.

It was a mix of the big cities, as Chicago and Boston came together for this wedding. Laura grew up in the Boston area, while Adam’s family is from the Chicago area. The two came together while they were both working in New York City. This meeting was an instant connection that carried right through to the wedding day. These two just have an electricity around them that shows you that they are meant to be together.

This classic and elegant wedding took place at the Four Seasons on Boylston Street in Boston. With the perfect touches from Suzanne B Lowell Lighting and Design, the ceremony took on the most romantic feel. During the ceremony, the couple’s vows were captivating and hilarious in the same breath. The reception had such a great energy from the first dance to the tremendous series of toasts to a dance party that never slowed down throughout the night.

The couple chose to have multiple videos to remember their wedding day. Below is the couple’s wedding trailer film, as well as their final Short Film which is the most popular choice out of all of our Boston wedding films. Get ready to laugh, cry and feel all the feels of Laura and Adam’s wedding day.

Wedding Professionals:

Venue: Four Seasons Boston

Planner: Tasha Bracken Events

Photographer: Genevieve de Manio

Band: Night Shift, Night Shift Entertainment

Flowers: Winston Flowers

Lighting: Suzanne B Lowell Lighting Design

Cake: Jenny’s Wedding Cakes

Hair: Demiche Beauty

Makeup: Dani Wagener Beauty

Stationary: Lynn Graham Designs

Rentals: Peak Event Services & Luxe Event Rentals

Ceremony Audio: Music Management

As wedding professionals, we find it very important to continuously stay educated. Part of that process is to network with professionals from across the wedding and event industry. It helps us stay up-to-date with current trends, and communicate with other vendors to try and make everyone’s job easier on an event day. Last month we had the opportunity to network at the monthly meeting for the New England Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) which was held at The Pierce House in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

In addition to participating at the networking portion of the meeting, JPod Films was asked to sponsor the meeting by creating a recap film of the event. It is the first of two films that we will be creating for the New England NACE group this year. It was a great event to film, as the evening was centered around a variety of team building activities. Yep, the competitive juices came out. Four teams battled it out in activities varying from trivia to straw building. What is that you ask? Watch the recap film and you will see.

It was great to partner with so many great wedding professionals who also sponsored this event. First, there was Kataram Studios as we shared the floor with these talented photographers to capture the event. Rob Peters Entertainment provided the team building entertainment. Our pallets were filled with delicious food from Cava Catering and Events, as well as an outstanding dessert table from Montilio’s Baking Company. Adding to this great event were planner Luba Mitnik-Gankin from Primavera Dreams Wedding Planning and Design, Floral Notes, XO The Girls Event Rentals, Sound City Entertainment and The Gilded Harps.