Posted on August 30, 2012
Today starts a new series of blog posts that we will feature a video wedding tip with the hopes of helping brides and grooms plan that perfect day. Today’s video wedding tip is one of the simplest things to do, but yet, very few people know how to do it correctly. I’m talking about pinning a boutonniere on a gentleman’s suit jacket. I have enlisted Heather Sullivan of Durocher’s Florist of West Springfield to deliver the details. Heather also introduces the idea of a magnetic boutonniere, which is more expensive but foolproof at the same time. The only limitation on the magnetic boutonniere is that it cannot be used on anyone wearing a pacemaker. I must also thank Bancroft Bridals in Agawam, who graciously offering their suit jackets and store space to shoot the quick tip. This tip is short enough to upload, or download right to a mobile device, so it may be downloaded off of the vimeo.com website.
Posted on August 22, 2012
- Mike & Stephanie Montessi – California couple came back home for a Massachusetts wedding. “Jamie, Michael and I got our wedding film in the mail last night. Words cannot describe how much we loved it. You have an insanely talented ability to do the impossible: capture every important moment within a 12 hour period and create a perfect thirty minute memory that will last a lifetime. I now realize that the wedding video is the best investment of the entire day. You are without a doubt, the BEST videographer in New England. My advice to all your future customers – get the feature film!!! Thank you for creating something so special for Mike and I. We are lucky to know you.” – Stephanie Montessi”
- Seth & Jess Hopkins - Boston Couple married in the Berkshires of Massachusetts – “We just finally got to watch our video!!!! WE LOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEE IT!!!!!! Sooooo worth the wait!!! Thank you so much for your beautiful work! I will be showing the family this week We are so glad that you captured all the wonderful parts of the day and we will be able to look back for years to come!!! Thank you for the beautiful cases as well we will be telling all our friends to call you when they get hitched!! Thank you again soooo much!!!! Warm wishes, Mr. & Mrs. H ”
- Kevin & Christine Dunlop – Western Massachusetts couple married locally – “Kevin and I wanted to thank you very much for the spectacular wedding video. The feature film was beyond expectations and there are not enough words to express how you amazingly captured our day. As you know, I am quite the perfectionist especially when it came to our wedding and all the planning. Well - your work was absolutely incredible. It was the best investment we could have made for our wedding. You and your team are masterful and we will forever have these memories as our family grows.We have already watched the video a few times and I haven’t put my box of Kleenex down. Every emotion that we felt that day has been brought back to life. By the way, the music choices were perfect too. Thank you so very much – and please don’t ever hesitate to use us as a referral (not that you need it). With deepest gratitude, Christine and Kevin Dunlop”
Posted on August 20, 2012
We are still getting caught up on posting wedding film clips from the past year. Jess and Seth were the first couple to book us for the 2011 season. Their prime October date was the most coveted Sunday we have had in some time, as four different inquiries came in for the date. Jess and Seth live in Boston, but they chose to get married in the Berkshires close to where Jess grew up.
With the foliage beginning to turn, Jess and Seth decided on a pre-ceremony photo session, which allowed her to get unbelievable photos and video from the highest portions of the Pittsfield State Forest. It also provided a scenic first look video opportunity. We saved that first look until the end of their film, because it tied in perfectly with a card that Seth wrote to Jess. In addition to storytelling, when people ask me what makes us different, one thing I always say is that I believe we excel at bringing the wedding day energy into our films. We always try to end our wedding films with a high-energy section and this clip is a great example. The first look was the bonus as it provided the perfect ending. And, kudos to DJ – Dan Cavanaugh, as his energy always has a positive influence on our films.
Ceremony: First Baptist Church, Pittsfield
Reception: Crowne Plaza, Pittsfield
Photographer: Melissa Coe Photography
DJ: And the Beat Goes on DJ – Dan Cavanaugh
Flowers: Kevin Gaudette
Dress: Maggie Sottero
Dress shop: Special Day at Diedre’s
Make-up: Danielle Coates
Posted on August 10, 2012
It seems that one of the consistent vendors in the wedding industry is the disc jockey. The premier DJs tend to remain as the premier DJs. So, when a new disc jockey moves into that premier group, it is rare. This month’s Vendor of the Month is one those DJs that has risen into the premier DJ category over the past few years.
Brian Nicks Productions has burst onto the scene in multiple ways, but Brian’s bread and butter is being a great disc jockey. Brian has the main elements of a great DJ, which is threefold. First, he really is a great communicator, as he invests into his couples learning all about them and their wedding day. He is also is a great communicator on the wedding day keeping vendors up to date on all the formalities of the reception, so they can capture it the best way possible. Secondly, he is very good emcee. Brian has the perfect voice for the microphone and he really knows how to get the crowd going during introductions. Finally, Brian can read a crowd. That means he knows the right music to play to keep different crowds dancing all the time. The right music choices and mixing of songs will tremendously affect the reception experience and Nicks just has that knack of reading the crowd.
In addition to his role as disc jockey, Brian and his Project Manager Sam Moniz are busy as bees working on the Brides Tell All events, which allow future brides to hear from three former brides about their experiences on their wedding day. Brian gets the nod for being one of those vendors who is passionate about the business and that’s why he is August’s Vendor of the Month.
Posted on August 6, 2012
This one has been on the website for a while, but we thought we’d share it on the blog on Katie and Shaun’s one-year anniversary. I consider it one of the best storytelling wedding films of 2011. The story of a two people, who lived in Boston but came from different backgrounds, coming together to make an awesome couple was a truly fun wedding to film and edit together.
The wedding ceremony was in Kate’s hometown of Ludlow, MA with a bus ride taking us to the reception at the Salem Cross Inn in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The following wedding feature film clip starts during the bridal prep and continues through the ceremony and Kate’s vows. The clip shows the high energy and romantic swings within our wedding films, as the second half of the bridal preps has an energetic feel before the wedding film slows down for the beautiful ceremony.
We were fortunate to work with some great professionals with Jennifer Corridan from Jennifer Corridan Photography, while Greg Bedard from Greg Bedard DJ Entertainement kept one of the best dancing crowds we’ve seen in a while on their feet all night long. Katie’s flowers were from Carey’s Flowers in South Hadley, while her dress came from Manhattan Bridal in Dedham, Massachusetts.