Posted on February 5, 2013
As a Boston wedding videographer, it is nice to receive a little publicity outside of the city. This week our Amy + Justin wedding video trailer from the Killington Grand Resort Hotel was featured on the Vermont Vows wedding blog. The Vermont Vows blog is run by WellWed magazine which has specific blogs for weddings in Vermont, Nantucket, Cape Cod and the Hamptons. The Green Mountain-themed wedding featured birch trees and limbs decorating the reception, tree-trunk table numbers, cute mason jars for the bridal bouquets and yellow shoes for the bride that really popped. Click HERE to see the Vermont Vows blog post.
Posted on January 22, 2013
We, at JPod Productions, were so happy with the response that we received for our first ever Best Wedding Trailer of 2012 Contest! First, I want to thank all of the people who took the time to watch all five wedding video trailers and vote for their favorites.
With that being said, the Winner of the 2012 Contest is Annoula and Mike Bikas! Their wedding had a great ethnic element mixed in with some downtown flair this past summer. They will receive a $250 gift certificate to the home store of their choice.
Using a random number generated, we also selected two voters to win $25 gift certificates to the restaurant or store of their choice. The first winner is Dino Gravenis who voted on Facebook for our winners, Annoula and Mike. The second winner is Michelle Elizabeth who also voted on Facebook and her favorite wedding video trailer was Melissa and Jayson’s film from Saltwater Farm Vineyard. Thanks again for participating and we’ll see you next year!
Posted on January 7, 2013
Our wedding trailers have become more and more popular every year, as they are a great option for recently married couples to take an early glimpse into their wedding day. As Boston Wedding Videographers, we design these 90-second to 2-minute wedding films to be quick hitting features leaving couples excited for their full films. Listed below are five of our wedding trailers from this past year and we want you to vote for the one that you think is the best (Sorry, Anne + Anthony fans. As a filmmaker for JPod Productions, Anne is not eligible to win this contest). The winning couple/trailer will get a $250.00 gift certificate to the home store of the couple’s choice. Additionally, two voters will be chosen at random to win a $25 gift certificate to the store or restaurant of their choice. VOTING WILL END ON FRIDAY JANUARY 18TH at 5:00 PM. Our Winners will be announced on Monday, January 21st.
Vote up to four ways. Here’s how the voting will work:
—> Comment on the video you like at the bottom of this blog post (I will approve comments shortly to avoid spam)— ONE VOTE
So, each person can vote four ways for their favorite video. Those four ways add up to a maximum of five votes. And finally, you may only vote once using each method. Therefore, commenting multiple times on a video will still only equate to one vote (but feel free to share the contest as often as you’d like ). The more you vote, the better chance you will have to win those two additional $25.00 gift certificates! And here are the entries:
Emily + Andrew
Kevin + Kay
Annoula + Michael
Amy + Justin
Melissa + Jayson
So, what is your favorite Boston Wedding Video?
Posted on December 19, 2012
Amy and I connected this summer as she was working at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel. Before our meeting, I had no idea she was engaged, but little did I know that our business meeting would turn into an instant wedding booking. And, what a fun couple to work with too.
The Vermont wedding video began at the Mountain Cuts Salon just down the access road from the resort. Then, the preparations continued at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel as the bride and groom got ready right down the hall from one another. Some of the highlights of the day included one of the funnest photo shoots we’ve had in a while as we moved to several locations in a well mapped out schedule (remember, she plans weddings) that included a stop at their first date location – the Wobbly barn. The reception was filled with surprises including a hot air balloon lantern release. The decor included a lot of DYI designs as the entrance way was built from white birch trees, the table numbers were put together from slices of a tree trunk and mason jars housed the floral bouquets throughout the day. Add some cowboys hats and some fancy yellow shoes for the bride and you had a lot of character for this Vermont wedding video. The music from the trailer is licensed through the Music Bed.
Church: Our Lady of the Snows
Photography: Cronin Hill Photography
Cinematography: JPod Productions
Posted on November 5, 2012
Melissa was the sister of one of my favorite all-time brides, so I elated to join the Weiss family once again when Melissa married her hometown sweetheart Jayson Stambovsky. Melissa and Jayson actually first “dated” when they were in the fifth grade and shared their first kiss way back when. But, it wasn’t until after college when their paths both headed to New York City and they became a couple and best friends once again.
These Longmeadow, Massachusetts natives chose the Connecticut shore for their fall wedding. It was a modern, rustic themed wedding at Saltwater Farm Vineyards in Stonington, Connecticut. Melissa and Jayson had a beautiful outdoor ceremony on the edge of the Vineyard with a reception inside the Winery’s Reception Space for the perfect Connecticut wedding video. The wedding trailer teases the couple’s first look at Saltwater Farm with lots of highlights in between. Melissa works in the fashion industry, so her custom-designed Amsale Dress was not only gorgeous, but a feature point of the wedding day. We got to work with Southeastern Connecticut Photographers Jen Bach and her husband John for the first time, and I can honestly say that was a pleasure. See jennifer’s picture from the day HERE. There was a great list of vendors including a rocking band called District 21 from Nightshift Entertainment out of Boston, as well as a delicious caterer in Marjerie Gussak. It was awesome colaborating with Amanda Gosselin, who works for one of the other top Boston wedding videography – cinematography companies, on this project. The music for this trailer was licensed through Songfreedom.
Venue: Saltwater Farm Vineyard
Photographer: Jenn Bach Photography
Band: District 21 (Nightshift Entertainment of Boston)
Florist: Flowers, Flowers
Catering: Margery Gussak Catering
Lighting: Power Posse
Hair + Make-up: Ochoa Day Spa & Salon
Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti
Menswear: Gap + Banana Republic
Posted on November 2, 2012
She’s usually by my side, but two weekends ago, Anne Thomas was my bride. This is a quick teaser, wedding trailer film from Anne & Anthony’s October wedding in Holyoke, Massachusetts. After filming dozens of weddings for JPod Productions, a Boston Wedding Videography company, Anne was a well prepared bride who saw her day flow flawlessly. The preparations included salon time with the girls, fetch with her golden retriever Charlie, and a piano performance by the bride. Meanwhile, the groom polished his shoes, gave us a clean shave and played a game of darts with his groomsman. The wedding ceremony took place at the majestic Sacred Heart Church in Springfield, Massachusetts. Included in the ceremony was an idea Anne borrowed from a past wedding of ours, as she was led into the church by Boston’s Premier Bagpiper Adam Holdaway. The reception took place at the most popular reception venue west of Boston in the Log Cabin.
Because Anne works as the Managing editor at the Springfield CBS-affiliate WSHM, it was a local celebrity-filled wedding as several on-air personalities from WWLP-TV22 and CBS3 Springfield were in attendance and on the dance floor for much of the night. And don’t forget Anthony Newman. The groom came with a modern city style and dance moves to match, which will highlight the wedding video fro sure. I cannot wait to edit the feature film in the coming months…
Church: Sacred Heart Church, Springfield
Reception: Log Cabin, Holyoke
Photographer: Breveglerei Photography
DJ: And the Beat Goes On DJ
Videographer: JPod Productions, Boston Wedding Videographer
Florist: Durocher Florist
Hair & Make-up: Salon Tres Chic
Limousine: Royal Coach, Chicopee
Bagpiper: Adam Holdaway, Boston’s Premier Bagpiper
Posted on July 20, 2012
We met Annoula and Mike through a vendor referral and we hit it off right away. Although she grew up in Massachusetts, Annoula was planning the wedding from her current home in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. We met whenever she was home and by the time our final meeting came along, we had built a great client-vendor relationship.
Annoula stayed close to her roots getting married at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in the North End of Springfield. The wedding resembled one held in Boston with the bride’s style, a downtown photo shoot and large reception venue. Annoula and Mike hired a band for some traditional Greek dancing during the reception which added great energy to the reception. Another plus to the day was that we got to work with great vendors including Dave and Eileen from Breveglerei Photography, Dan Cavanaugh from And the Beat Goes On DJ, and Samantha from the Springfield Sheraton. Music from the trailer was licensed through The Music Bed.
Posted on June 9, 2012
On Memorial Day weekend, we spent our second straight Saturday west of Boston in Westborough, Massachusetts. Our fun-loving couple Kay Thongpoon and Kevin Quang had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Acacia Country Club at Indian Meadows with a rockin’ reception in cooler conditions in the main ballroom.
Kay and Kevin wove their Vietnamese and Thai backgrounds throughout the day which included Kay wearing four different dresses throughout the wedding day and evening. Kay actually got her traditional American wedding dress in Thailand and had it shipped here. They are a sweet couple that really put value on getting a quality wedding film, and I’d liked that! The ceremony was short, but very sweet, and as you can see from the trailer, the groomsman and bridesmaids were ready to celebrate.
Vendors we worked with included:
Salon: D’Iorio’s Salon
Flowers/Cake: Gerardo’s Italian Bakery (West Boylston, MA)
Officiant: Spiro Efstathiou
Photographer: Dat Nguyen
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Posted on March 9, 2012
I met Emily and Andrew Cleary through a family connection and after our first conversation, I knew that they were the perfect fit for our company. It was the first of two weddings that we had during a busy weekend just after Valentine’s Day, and it was another mild winter day in downtown Boston. It was just warm enough to sneak outside for a photo session with the rest of the events taking place inside the Four Seasons Boston.
Emily and Andrew were married in the elegantly decorated Governor’s Room at the Four Seasons, with Lotus Designs Flowers giving the room every beautiful touch imaginable from flower petals down the aisle runner, to a variety of candles romanticizing the room, to breathtaking floral arrangements near the front of the aisle. Officiant Elly Jackson did a wonderful job telling the story of Emily and Andrew, which was the backbone of the ceremony and the movie trailer below.
After the cocktail hour, guests moved into the Four Seasons Ballroom for the reception, which was even more spectacular with Susan B. Lowell Lighting Design illuminating the room perfectly. Greg Hodges of 5 Star Events DJ led the couple in with an energy-building introduction that even included a surprise from the father of the groom. Greg’s music created a fabulous atmosphere for the guests all night long. We were so blessed to work with even more tremendous vendors all day and night, as Philip Deschamps and the catering staff at the Four Seasons Boston were great. Lisa Rigby of Lisa Rigby Photography (pictures attached to link) was just a pleasure to work alongside, and the cake from Icing on the Cake was beautiful and delicious (yep, I had to try the red velvet tier at the end of the night). Helping Emily look her best were Lindsey B. of Jorgo Salon (Hair) and Dani Wagener (make-up), while her dress was a design from Kenneth Pool.
Music provided and licensed through Songfreedom.
Posted on October 23, 2011
As the fall weddings wind down and the winter (yep, I said it) editing season gets under way, we should have a barrage of clips being released over the coming months. The stretch of clips will start with a couple of wedding movie trailers being released this week and next week.
Jess and Seth’s were the early birds who booked my most coveted Sunday date in JPod history. They were one of five couples who were hoping to book the date. Jess was actually the first bride to book a date for 2011 and that should give you an idea that this bride was organized. I like that! Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins were married in downtown Pittsfield at First Baptist Church with a reception at the neighboring Crown Plaza. We had a beautiful photo shoot in the Pittsfield State Forest. The first look gave a sunny view of the valley and then we moved to a great, shadier location near one of the highest natural bodies of water in Massachusetts – Berry Pond.
Great vendors were all around us as Melissa Coe of Melissa Coe Photography came back to her home side of the state and DJ Dan Cavanaugh of And the Beat Goes On DJ rocked it out as always. Janet Brennan was awesome at the Crown Plaza while Cakes by Dai created a beautiful cake which gets a close-up cameo in the trailer. The dress came from Special Day at Deidre’s which Jessica raved about on her wedding day.
I decided to go mainstream with the music as a change of pace from some of our previous wedding movie trailers. This is a song I have been looking to use for a while and it fit perfectly for Jess and Seth as the anticipation of the day, two years in the making, was the focus of this trailer. More cinematic music will is on tap for next week, so check back in and enjoy the show….