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State Room Boston Wedding Videographer: Kelly + Reuben

Posted by Jaime Wood on Mon, Dec 05, 2016 @ 08:56 PM

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Kelly + Reuben met when Reuben was a general surgery resident at Lahey Hospital and Kelly was a registered nurse. They met while both working overnights and became close friends.  Kelly graduated from NP school and got a job at Boston Childrens hospital when they began to date.  Together they enjoy cooking, trying new foods, living in the city, traveling, going to the beach, hosting family and friends on their roofdeck, and watching movies in their pajamas!

When Reuben decided to propose, he planned every single little detail.  They were away at Ana Maria Island in Florida with Kelly's family where they get a beach house every year.  They were going to one of their favorite beach front restaurants and Reuben and Kelly decided to walk the beach there to meet the family. When they got close to the restaurant, Kelly noticed a small table on the beach with a canvas board that stated "Epilogue."

Two months prior to this, Reuben had written a book about their two cultures coming together.....How a boy like him met a girl like her and how they had to overcome major obstacles given the two very different cultures.

At the beach, their epilogue was written on a canvas and at the bottom it encouraged Kelly to open a box. Inside the box was a handmade rose with a note that Reuben had written on the day of their first date. Kelly turned around and Reuben was down on one knee! In the background the acoustic version of their song ( Walk the Moon: Shut up and dance) was playing.

How can you not say "Yes" to that?!??!?  True Grey's Anatomy stuff right there.

Kelly + Reuben began their day with a first look at Post Office Square and had their ceremony and reception at The State Room in Boston, MA.  It was such an amazing day to share with them!  Enjoy the Sneak Peek Wedding Film!  {Jaime}

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Commander's Mansion MA Wedding Videography: Elaine + John

Posted by Jaime Wood on Mon, Jun 06, 2016 @ 05:46 PM

Commanders Mansion Boston MA Wedding

Elaine and John met in a Computer Graphics class during her Senior Spring semester in 2008. At the time, they were both dating other people, but by the end of the Summer of 2008, they started dating each other.  John asked Elaine to dinner to "catch up" and they ended up talking well past the restaurant closed... but it wasn't an official "date".  Eventually, that was all cleared up and they started dating in earnest, but still don't know what their "first date" is.

John and Elaine planned a (much needed) three day weekend getaway to Montreal over Labor Day weekend in 2012.  They were going to meet after work that Friday and head straight up to Canada. Usually John is a stickler for staying on schedule. When Elaine was rushing out of work to get to her car she noticed their big squishable fox was on the front seat and in the passenger seat was a new squishable fox, Arctic Fox.  There was also a note on the steering wheel saying "READ THIS BEFORE YOU DRIVE AWAY".  The note encouraged Elaine to take her time, not to worry and that they would get dinner in the city before heading up to Canada.  John had Elaine meet where they had their "first date" "catch-up" dinner.  John proposed to Elaine outside and they spent the rest of the weekend just soaking it in before telling friends and family.

They love to be outdoors, including hiking with their dog Tiger, cooking and hosting a weekly board game night with their 100+ board game collection.

Elaine and John were married over Memorial Day Weekend at Commander's Mansion in Watertown, MA.  It was such an honor to share in their day.   Enjoy the Sneak Peek!  {Jaime + Matt}

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05.29.11 Theresa & George's Boston Area Wedding Day Highlight Film

Posted by Jaime Wood on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 @ 04:41 PM

Memorial Day weekend was a busy one for us, and it ended with us working a full 10 hour day with 2 videographers for Theresa & George's day.  It was an outstanding day!  I didn't get to meet Theresa and George in person before the big day, but we did Skype several times and this was a wedding day that I couldn't wait for after hearing about all the details!

A gorgeous church, custom wedding vows, a HUGE cake and a just an all around down to earth, awesome couple to work with were just the few things that got me excited when the day finally came.  I can't thank Theresa and George enough for letting me share in such a special moment in their lives.  Here's their highlight film!  Enjoy!  ~ Jaime

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10 Tips for the Perfect Outdoor Wedding

Posted by Jaime Wood on Tue, Jul 06, 2010 @ 09:02 AM
beach weddingIf you've decided to have an outdoor wedding, congratulations! Outdoor weddings are romantic and beautiful. However, they aren't as easy as they may look. Outdoor weddings come with additional caveats and pitfalls, but if you follow these tips, you'll be sure to shine on your wedding day.
  1. Make your guests comfortable Think about what the weather will likely be at the time of day and month of the year of your outdoor wedding. Sunny and hot? Don't leave your guests uncomfortably melting – have your ushers give guests ice-cold bottles of water as they are seated. Consider printing your wedding program on a fan so that guests may cool themselves. Don't forget to have plenty of sunscreen on hand as well. For a very warm location, look into renting large electric fans (don't forget a generator) and/or a tent to shade the suns rays. If it will be cold and damp, make sure you tell guests that so they can wear extra layers. A simple xeroxed insert will do. You might want to have lap blankets on hand, or rent portable heaters.

  2. Have a backup plan What will you do if it rains? The ideal outdoor wedding location has an indoor location waiting just in case. Many brides and grooms opt to have their ceremony outside and reception inside. In a pinch, the tables can be scooted to the back of the room during the ceremony. A tent is another option, but only for light to moderate rain storms. A heavy rain will soak the ground underneath, leaving guests with soggy and muddy shoes. Make sure any tent you rent is sturdy so it won't flip over, and that it has thick and weighted sides.

  3. Plan for Wind Many outdoor weddings suffer from windy conditions. Avoid light fabrics like chiffons and china silks in your dress and the bridesmaid dresses. Tell your hairstylist that you'll be having an outdoor wedding so she/he can plan a style that won't leave you looking like Cousin It! Men in the wedding party should use pomade or other styling product. Again, tell your guests in a printed insert so that they can plan accordingly. And of course, make sure your tent will stand up to gusting winds or find an indoor backup plan.

  4. Can everybody hear? When you picture your dream wedding at the beach, you're probably not hearing the roaring of the waves, the rushing wind, or the local kids running and screaming around you. Look into renting a sound system with clip mikes for the bride, groom and officiant. Your DJ or band may be able to easily arrange this for you.

  5. Decorations One of the bonuses of an outdoor wedding is the natural beauty around you, lessening your need to decorate. But you still need to do some work. Visit the site a week before your wedding to make sure the grass is mown, the ground raked, and the flowers have bloomed. If your wedding is at a public park, you may want to ask the groomsmen or friends to do this the morning of your ceremony. If it's been an especially cold season, you may need to supplement the flowers with some potted bulbs from a florist. Other decorations you may want to consider include an arch or trellis to focus the ceremony and frame the bride and groom as they say their vows; strings of lights or lanterns in the trees; luminarias; torches; or farolitas.

  6. Make things tasty outside Does your caterer have experience planning an outdoor wedding menu? Make sure they're planning things that will keep well outdoors in the heat. Avoid things like mayonnaise salads or dishes which must be served cold.

  7. Don't leave your guests parched Since alcohol is dehydrating, consider serving a variety of lemonades, teas and punches. Be sure to have plenty of ice and water around as well. For a fancy cocktail, why not serve a classic mint julep or a mojito? The mint will refresh and cool your guests.

  8. Those pesky flying things Be sure to put out citronella candles or a bug zapper so that your guests won't spend the whole ceremony swatting at the air.

  9. Here comes the sun Consider timing your outdoor wedding for sunset where your guests will see you take your vows surrounded by the warm glow of the sun. Those having a daytime outdoor wedding should orient the ceremony so that the sun will be on guests' backs rather than in their eyes.

  10. Permits Don't forget to contact your city parks department or other local government to get a permit for an outdoor wedding. Be sure to ask about rules concerning trash removal, candle or torch lighting, and pre-wedding photography.

Originally posted on weddings.about.com By , About.com Guide

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Shannon & John - An Unforgettable Mountain View Grand Wedding

Posted by Jaime Wood on Wed, Jun 09, 2010 @ 01:22 PM
Mountain View Grand Wedding

On Saturday June 5, Shannon and John got married at the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa in Whitefield, NH.  What a crazy day this way.  I started out with Shannon during bridal preparations, and she was as calm as ever.  After she got in her dress I went downstairs to the ceremony location and as I proceeded through the ballroom, the fire alarm went off.  Thankfully it was just a false alarm.  

While outside, you could see storm clouds beginning to circle the resort, with the sound of thunder and the sight of lightening bolts in the near distance.  It was very questionable if the ceremony should still take place outside.  The decision was made to go for it and wouldn't you know, just as Shannon walked down the aisle, it started to lightly rain.  And then it started to come down heavier, with large rain drops.  So, we proceeded into the ballroom and resumed the ceremony in there.

During the ceremony you could hear the rain pouring down outside and the sounds of thunder getting closer and louder.  About halfway through the ceremony, right when John was reading his vows, the skies cleared and the most spectacular double rainbow appeared in the windows right behind the bride and groom.  It was absolutely perfect.  During their formal session it started to rain again, but it was short lived.  And wouldn't you know, that they got another full rainbow for their formal pictures.

It truly was an amazing and unforgettable night.  From the unpredictability of the rain, to the rainbows, to the fantastic entrance that Shannon & John made - they kept smiling and kept calm through it all, even finding laughter in it.  I can not thank Shannon & John enough for letting me be a part of such an fantastic day. This is their highlight video.  All my best ~ Jaime.

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