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A beautiful couple, married in beautiful Boston, celebrating at the beautiful Lakeview Pavilion.

         What happens when you mix love, family, Boston, a Rolls Royce and a McLaren in one day? You get Maria & Alessandro's wedding, That's what!

From the initial conversations and the pre-wedding shoot (link below), we knew this was going to be an extravagant event. Naturally, we were excited to capture their day and work some of our very own magic.

Pre wedding shoot in Boston, MA

The day of the wedding both the bride and groom shared the same excitement and nerves that comes with these big moments in life. You were able to feel both the energy and the love at both groom and bride prep, the nerves came on as the moment drew near. What a day this would end up being!

Family and friends started to pour into St. Catherine of Genoa Church, a beautiful church in Somerville, MA. The stage was set for these two to start their journey together, all the was left was for the bride to show up, and boy did she show up. Maria arrived at the church in a pearly white, vintage, Rolls Royce. A prelude - if you will - to what was to come.

 Father & Bride at  St. Catherine of Genoa Church in Somerville, MA

Father & Bride at St. Catherine of Genoa Church in Somerville, MA

After the ceremony, the bride and groom headed to the stunning, colonial backdrop of the Boston Commons in the heart of Boston for Formal Pictures. Upon arrival we noticed an Orange colored Mclaren driv ing out of a garage. Our first thought was “how great would it be if we can get the driver to let us use his car for some video?”. Super glad we asked because the driver was not only all for it, but he even let the couple get in! It’s not every day that you are able to be in the heart of Boston, step out of a Rolls Royce and into a Mclaren, simply incredible.

 Bride & Groom at the Boston Commons in front of a McLaren.

Bride & Groom at the Boston Commons in front of a McLaren.

Time for the celebration!

Maria & Alessandro chose the stunning Lakeview Pavilion located in Foxborough, MA.  The Stunning backdrops located at Lakeview Pavilion really accented the already photogenic, newlywed couple. The layout was big enough to accommodate all the guest and family comfortably. Speeches were heartfelt, and parent dances were filled with emotion.

 Bride & Groom outside Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough, MA.

Bride & Groom outside Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough, MA.

We really enjoyed spending the day with Maria and Alessandro. They remind us why we do what we do here at New England Wedding Film, capture the moments that will live forever.

 Bride & Groom at Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough, MA

Bride & Groom at Lakeview Pavilion in Foxborough, MA

 Bride prep in Reading, MA

Bride prep in Reading, MA

 Groom prep in Norwood, MA

Groom prep in Norwood, MA

 Lakeview Pavilion

Lakeview Pavilion

 St. Catherine of Genoa Church in Somerville, MA

St. Catherine of Genoa Church in Somerville, MA

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VENUE - Lakeview Pavilion - 45 Lakeview Rd, Foxborough, MA 02035

FLORIST - Rachel Oneil at The Flower Shoppe - 10 Brande Court Reading, MA, 01867

DJ - Lou Auciello Executive Disc Jockey - 100 Cummings Center #248, Beverly, MA 01915

Photographer: Eli Defaria

Limousine: Black tie Limo (800) 624-9990

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Let’s watch our first dance … oh, that’s right, we can’t

Let’s watch our first dance … oh, that’s right, we can’t

Let’s watch our first dance … oh, that’s right, we can’t

Hiring a videographer is more important than you think

I was recently helping my parents clean out their house when I came across a box of old 8mm movie reels. Most of them were shot with the family movie camera when my sister and I were kids. One of them was larger and in a nice, plastic case, not a metal canister. I couldn’t remember seeing it before and was curious about what could be on it.

So, I dug out the movie projector (that’s what we had before DVD players and VCRs), blew the dust off and fired it up. I couldn’t believe what I was watching. The images were of my parents’ wedding in 1954, but they didn’t look like the home­made images of my youth, they looked better. I was speechless as I watched the silent images of their ceremony and reception.

There stood my parents, happy and youthful, sharing their wedding day with friends and relatives, many of whom were no longer with us. I saw their first dance. I saw my grandparents, who were probably my age now. I saw my great-grandparents, who were probably the age my parents are now.

I asked my mother about the film and she said that they had hired a professional for the wedding. While that’s commonplace now, I’m sure it was very progressive in 1954.

Fast-forward 18 years and I’m approaching my own 29th an­niversary. I would love to be able to pop in a DVD and watch the highlights from our wedding. I’d love to hear our vows, see our first dance and watch our friends and family getting down on the dance floor, but I can’t.

You see, when we were planning our wedding, B.I. (Before the Internet), no one asked us if we wanted video, so we never really had a chance to decide. We were the first of our friends to get married and we didn’t have anyone to ask. All my fiancé had for planning help was a national wedding magazine to look at for ­dresses. There were no wedding TV shows or local magazines.

If someone came to us on our 29th anniversary and said they had a video of our wedding, what do you think it would be worth to us? Priceless, right? When I see the amazing wedding movies that today’s brides are getting, it makes me wish, even more, that we had one of our wedding. If only we could share with our two sons those special memories. One day, when we have grandchil­dren, I’d love to be able share those memories with them.

I’ve been in wedding media for over 20 years and one of a couple’s biggest regrets after their wedding is not having a video. Lucky for you, if you’re reading this, you still have the chance to capture your wedding memories for your children and grandchildren. If you already know you’re having profes­sional video, great. If you’re on the fence, I hope my personal story will help you decide.

If you were thinking of not having professional video, do yourselves a favor and at least take a look at what’s being done by today’s video pros. Your future grandchildren will thank you. - Alan Berg (www.AlanBerg.com)

This is an article Alan Berg wrote that was recently printed in Beautiful Bride Magazine www.BeautifulBrideMagazine.com


Dear Bride and Groom, 

We Create films that represent YOU.  Through getting to know you and your closest friends and family on your wedding day we find our inspiration for your Wedding Film. We combine our passion for storytelling with beautiful artistry to create an heirloom that you will cherish and pass on through generations. The vows you speak, the love you feel, the tears, laughter, emotions, The toasts your parents give will never be "Just another memory". 

Why should you hire New England Wedding Film? 

That’s a fair question. we could go on and on about why, but we would rather let our clients, Couples just like you, tell you their experiences:

I am SO happy we went with New England Wedding Film. Our film is incredible! I promise you spending your money on them is worth it!
— Molly & Lenny
The videos were simply stunning. Worth every single penny and then some! My wife and I 100% recommend using New England Wedding Film.
— Kim and Matt (The Bohlin, Newport, Rhode Island)
Thank you so much!!! I am Obsessed with our film!!!
— Dorothy and Michael at the Aldrich Mansion in Rhode Island.

Kristina and David | Wachusett Country Club | Wedding Videographer

Kristina and David | Wachusett Country Club | Wedding Videographer

Kristina and David! Where do we start? Well, we started on a cold winter day shooting their save the date film in what had to be single digit temperatures, imagine that! Their wedding day was beautiful from the view inside the greek church to the green scenery at Mount Wachusett! Below is their wedding film and a few stills from our save the date shoot and their wedding day.

Photographer: Lanes of Memory Photography
Hair: Melissa Resendes Packard & MiMi Sanchez
Make up: Liana Aoude & Candace MacKoul
Venue: Wachusett Country Club
Dress: Elizabeth Ann's Bridal Boutique
Suit: Mens Warehouse by Kenneth Cole
Flowers: Herbert E. Berg Florist
DJ: John Saville

 

Valley View Farm

Valley View Farm

Recently we had the opportunity to shoot at the AMAZING Valley View Farm in Haydenville, Mass. We definitely recommend it if you're aiming for a farm wedding. Sue and the staff were great to work with and the scenery is incredible. Below is more info from their site along with our recent wedding film shot there and a few images.

"For you, I think this farm will do. There is beauty and history here on Valley View Farm. Explore it with your closest friends and family. Try 120 acres in Western Massachusetts. Try the Mill River, and the little organic gardens along it. Try ponds and orchards, pastures and horses. Think farm-fresh food, or a breezy hilltop with a view of the world and sunset that you will long to return to. 

Valley View Farm is an authentic working farm and hidden gem. Weddings at the farm can be casual with a dash of cool, or a pastoral inspired and elaborate gala. Imagine exchanging hand written wedding vows in the flower garden, the blossoming apple orchard, or under a sprawling hickory tree with a beautiful backdrop of horses and woodland hills. There is no limit to the pictures you can paint here. You can get married anywhere and everywhere.

Maybe you imagine your wedding revelers enjoying a late campfire, jam session or lingering after party under a sky full of stars or warmly lit patio. And maybe you’ll all wake up together with the sun and complete the weekend with a lazy scene-of-the-crime brunch the following day.

Valley View Farm - http://www.valleyviewfarm.info/

If you are looking for a photographer and videographer for your wedding click the book now button below and we would love to discuss.

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We believe wedding films are the best investment for your wedding day. We're offering a special discount since you attended the DCU Bridal show recently. Click the book now button below to learn more.

 

 

This Is the #1 Thing Brides Regret Not Spending *More* Money On

This Is the #1 Thing Brides Regret Not Spending *More* Money On

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"Maybe the 154 Veuve Clicquot mini bottle party favors was a bit of an overspend. And sure, you didn’t need $800 Valentino wedding shoes that you ripped off as soon as the ceremony was over. OK, and fine, you probably shouldn’t have paid a “dresser” for the night whose soul job was to clip in your veil and bustle your gown.

Yeah, it’s no big surprise that couples have some budget regrets. But Zola’s Wedding Planning Survey found that one-third of recently married folks actually wish they spent more money on this one thing: a videographer.  

Yep, 35 percent of couples admit that if they could do one thing over again, they’d go back and hire someone to film their wedding day. But if you heed the wisdom of the crowd, make sure you pick a choice videographer—25 percent of people who did hire videographers still wish they spent more money on the service. That’s something your rarely hear. 

So there you have it: A picture’s worth a thousand words, but a smartly edited video is worth a much bigger slice of your wedding budget." - Dara Katz  of Purewow.com

We get emails all the time asking if we can fix someones wedding film and there is usually nothing we can do. Wedding Films can look like old school home videos or they can look like cinematic Hollywood films, there is a price difference for sure but every bride of ours has said it was worth it.

If you are currently wedding planning we would love to chat. click below to inquire with us about your Wedding Film.

 

Viktoriya & Chris | Trailer | Latitude 41 | Mystic, CT

Viktoriya & Chris | Trailer | Latitude 41 | Mystic, CT

We recently had the privilege to film Viktoriya & Chris' BIG DAY! They began their day in Connecticut at the Mystic Marriot getting ready. Their formal photos were captured were captured at the Mystic Seaport and their reception was held at Latitude 41.