lauren and alex - croatia

Živjeli is pronounced kind of like "jubilee" with a "v" instead of a "b", (juvilee) It means Cheers! in Croatia. 

On the Adriatic island of Brač, Croatia  Lauren and Alex had their wedding ceremony in a beautiful renovated 13th century chapel overlooking the Village of Dol and the Adriatic Sea beyond.

A days long celebration with family and friends from the Boston area who made the trip was one the most unique and intimate celebrations we have ever been a part of.

Živjeli, lauren and alex!  xo

amy + tim - elihu island

Happy One Year Anniversary Amy and Tim!

Some of the wonderful friends who made Amy and Tim's wedding so beautiful.

Lucinda Wesson Chocolate Creative DesignElihu Island

Anna Sawin Anna Sawin Photography

Adrienne O'Connor Ruffles and Tweed

Yumiko Fletcher Hana Floral Design

Jennie Fresa Jennie Fresa Makeup and Skincare

Also, check out the the post on Style Me Pretty a while back for

Anna's artistry behind the lens and a look at what made this event so special!

Caroline + Withers: Newport, RI

We were first introduced to Caroline and Withers and their families from Alabama through our friend and colleague Raina.Their excitement was contagious as they flew up to Rhode Island for the weekend and were busily planning the gorgeous destination wedding in Newport. It quickly became clear they wanted a little bit of everything we had to offer...Rehearsal dinner coverage, Vintage Super Eight film, multiple shooters, and both a three and one song highlight. These two are just adorable and we thought we would share their three song highlight... As always, we are grateful for the opportunity to work with some of the industry's best in such a delightful setting. Caroline (what a gorgeous, glowing bride!) and Withers (are you sure you are not Tom Cruise's younger brother?) you are such a lovely couple and your celebration could not have been more perfect. Congratulations in your new lives together!

Photographer: Carrie Rodman

Wedding Plan + Design: Raina Dawn Events

Venue: Rosecliff Mansion

we get by with a little help from our friends...




September is a glorious month in New England. Bluebird skies, warm +dry air, harvest time, foliage changing....just spectacular. We have many lovely couples saying their vows in some pretty incredible settings more this month than any other. All good right? Yes, indeed. But with all weddings ahead and some pretty exciting commercial work on tap- we are going to need a little caffeine.

It was time to invest in the good stuff. After a two day getaway to Maine and popping in on some great coffee shops, we are inspired to ditch our drip coffee maker and convert to the french press. The hope is we trade in the endless lazy refills of tepid, lukewarm coffee to find our inner Zen-like barista for that one perfect cup of joe.

A mix of inspiration and lots of research on Amazon brought us to these three gems and we made the plunge. It feels a bit indulgent for our tastes but holds such promise to be the buzz we just may need. We will keep you posted!

{ready for the change? this is what we ordered: The ergonomically designed drip kettle, the coffee bean grinder, and the french press}

A few snapshots from coffee inspiration in Newburyport, MA and Camden, ME. Our newly discovered Salty Oats Cookies are insanely good...big soft, chunky cookies with just a hint of sea salt. The perfect pairing!


donatella + allan: park plaza, nyc

Kick off the weekend right with this lively photo shoot in Central Park from this classic Spring in New York wedding for Donatella & Allan! We

mentioned

our weekend in the Big Apple a few months ago and in final edits on their three song highlight. We look forward to sharing with you.

Until then, be sure to check out

Inside Weddings Magazine

on stands now for the full story and industry details!

soak in summer. part II


Atleast I am predictable. I realized a familiar panic set in just today. All it takes is one overcast day and I have visions of Fall turning into a long winter. August is just around the corner and we better get on our bucket list of things to do to take full advantage of a gorgeous New England summer before it is gone. Sound familiar? Maybe because I blogged about it last year almost to the day! Like I said, at least I am predictable.

In a perfect world, all things beachy would be carefully edited down and hand selected {reality: we use the same early eighties cooler and well worn beach towels} like the beach blanket I have mentioned before. Alas, these beach canopies, found here from Hollie & Harrie might just be worth the international shipping to jump start the inspiration! Here's to soaking in summer this August!

{erica}

raina + guy: love in the Hamptons

Sometimes our lucky stars align so beautifully. Perfect September afternoon in the Hamptons at the

Wolffer Estate Vineyard

to film the wedding of our dear friend and colleague,

Raina

to the love of her life, Guy.

The feel was classic elegance meets rustic charm and with the warm breeze and the Autumn bluebird skies, the day could not have been more picturesque. Raina naturally thought of every last detail to create a magical vineyard affair. But it was the glow of true love that made this event truly shine. For more images, check out the work of renowned photographer,

Christian Oth.

Raina and Guy, we couldn't be happier for you two as you begin your lives together. Your kindness, grace and love for each other is an inspiration.

what nice company we keep.




Sometimes the nicest surprises come in our in box on a random Monday. Like the lil' treat from earlier this month that popped up in our email. Thanks to Brides.com for the recognition! We are honored to keep company with so many of the region's best venues, wedding planners, graphic designers, couture dress boutiques and on and on. Go check out the link for more ideas on the 'go-to' list for Connecticut.

We love this description. "It's a way for the editorial staff and I to officially recognize the amazing, forward-thinking, art-creating, call-returning, trend-making wedding vendors who inspire and delight us every time we craft an issue of our magazine. And, most importantly, we're excited to share this winning list with all of you—it's a great place to start assembling your dream team." Thanks Brides.com- we're flattered!

your style. Super 8 three ways.

Couples are inundated with choices for weddings. Not just location and date but what is the style, flow and decor for the big day that will perfectly reflect who they are as a couple and what they value? Are they more drawn to the rustic elegance of an autumn wedding at a vineyard, a classic beach vibe in Summer or an urban black tie affair in Winter or Spring?

Wedding films are no exception. Many more of our clients are incorporating vintage Super 8 into their films or even dedicating one full highlight to the sixties, nostalgic charm of this medium. Every couple is so different and unique and we love the challenge of finding new ways to share this through our shooting, editing and song choices.

We thought we would share three recent films to give you a sense of the way we incorporate Super 8 into three very different days.

Jenna + Aaron: Vintage, old world charm for their garden party

With a team of some very talented vendors including gorgeous photography from

Carla Ten Eyck

, stunning florals from

Datura

, delicious menu from

Gourmet Galley

, Jenna and Aaron hosted a quintessential garden party by the sea,

Harkness Park

. With many traditional elements and the simple elegance of their day- they were drawn to having one complete highlight in the simplicity of Super 8.

Courtney + Justin: Urban, sixties rock + roll in the city

The black and white film and classic rock gave Courtney and Justin's highlight a decidedly edgier feel for their downtown celebration (with photography by Vicki and Erik at

Victoria Souza

at the

Society Room

in Hartford.) In this film, we blended the hard edge of the clipped vintage film with beautiful images of their day on our Canons. They are a fun couple whose film we hope reflects their spirited wedding!

Jackie + Keith: Classic story telling with a sprinkling of vintage Super 8

Jacki and Keith hosted an elegant affair by the water at the the

Glen Island Harbor Club

with beautiful images from

Candice Jeffrey

and their film reflects just a peppering of vintage with what was a beautifully classic and traditional event.