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Where in the world are we now? You can find out by following me on Instagram. I had an amazing 2014 wedding season and I’m looking forward to miles and smiles at celebrations planned, and those yet unknown. Thanks to my friend and colleague El, owner of El’s Cards for putting together an amazing map of my 2014 wedding season! Her custom watercolor designs are so much fun! She tied in a lot of personal details to really make it unique to me, including Blanca our Sportsmobile. Be sure to check out El’s extensive real wedding gallery for ideas and inspiration. She is easy to talk to and wonderful to work with. You can even see a guest appearance from El and a wide array of her work in the Kennebunkport wedding film from this past fall, HERE, and of course in her “meet El” video below.

Now lets get your event “on the map” for 2015, booking now :)

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El’s Cards – Original Watercolor and Calligraphy Designs from meg simone on Vimeo.

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Kennebunkport Maine Wedding Film from meg simone on Vimeo.

Kennebunkport Maine Wedding Film with Welcome Party at Hidden Pond, Wedding at The Colony, and after party at Tia’s Topside. Event Planing and Flowers by Beautiful Days Events with custom artwork, wedding invitations, calligraphy and more by El’s Cards. Photography by David Murray Weddings.
Music Licensed Through The Music Bed (all instrumental): Someone Like You – Matt Wertz, Never Gonna Let You Go, And Then You Love Someone, Falling In Love, If You Can Hear Me all from Ben Rector.

 

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So the big night finally is here and we watched the wedding video. So truth be told, our expectations were high after seeing your work. Very high. I mean I cried watching complete strangers in your other videos. But you just blew our expectations out of the water. We start the feature film and legit 1.5 seconds in, I start crying. I was overcome with joy at the beauty and love you captured. From the feature film to the footage, you captured the feel of our wedding perfectly. We laughed and I cried and then laughed again (just like the big day). I feel like our big day flew by and I didn’t feel like I got to enjoy it for long before the day was done! But through this, I got to see it with a fresh set of eyes, and relive the moments, some I even forgot! We just kept saying that this was the best choice we made the entire wedding: thank you is not enough and you can’t even imagine the joy you have brought us. And to get to see Jack (the dog) in the videos….. We were just cracking up at his hyperactive energy!!! A priceless and precious gift, and we can’t wait to show our families!!

Thank you is not enough,
Dan, Marissa and jack

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York Harbor Reading Room Wedding Film from meg simone on Vimeo.

Be My Anchor. This York Harbor Reading Room wedding is sprinkled with meaningful moments and loving sentiments. Portland based photographer Melissa Mullen did not let the elements stand in the way of a stunning first look outside on the back deck, and the rain held off for family portraits as well. I love when people infuse a bit of history into the decor of the day, and this cake table cloth is a subtle reminder of those who are there in spirit.  Custom Map and Calligraphy by El’s Cards and Flowers by Beautiful Days. Warning, mouth watering desserts by Beach Pea Baking Co!


David and I couldn’t wait until Christmas, we just watched the feature film. We are both crying!!! You captured the day perfectly! It is wonderful, you are wonderful!!! It is so perfect! – Tammy, Mother of the Bride

“We are in love with it. It is so very magical and perfect in every way. I watch it all the time and I look forward to watching it forever. Thank you! Been sharing it like crazy and everyone is amazed by your work. I have a few friends getting married this year and they are all jealous. They all want videos by you. My married cousins want to get married again just to have the video. Quite the commotion this amazing video has made among the family! :) Just wanted to say thank you and let you know just how much we love it.” – Ericka, The Bride

Some images from Maine based photographer Melissa Mullen. The York Harbor Reading Room is a breath catching sight no matter what the weather.  View More: http://melissamullen.pass.us/141004

Team Beautiful Days unloads and sets up. The Cake table cloth is an heirloom piece from the brides family. The grooms family farm provided the homemade Blueberry Jam. Delish! View More: http://melissamullen.pass.us/141004 View More: http://melissamullen.pass.us/141004 View More: http://melissamullen.pass.us/141004

I love Melissa’s use of natural light and chose a few of  my favorites from the day to show on the blog. I loved the movement in the images of the dress coming up the stairs and Ericka walking down the stairs to her first look. I love how Melissa captured the shoes, not just the close up of them but on the dresser, a nod to the antique nature of the home they got ready in, with a modern fall painting on the wall – perfect to represent the day.

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The weather did not dampen spirits for a first look and photo shoot outside on the back steps. These two were adorable together!  The excitement on Ericka’s face as she makes her way into the church, and of course the happy couple (even in the rain) at the York Reading Room before the reception kicked off.

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Nantucket Wedding Film at the Great Harbor Yacht Club from meg simone on Vimeo.

They met at Tuck, and although they fell in love in Hanover NH, Nantucket is a special place to the bride and a wonderful place to bring friends and family. Quite possibly the most engaging best man toast I’ve ever heard, the delivery was hilarious and the ending left the entire room in stitches. This was just one funny moment among many. You’ll have to watch and see for yourself. What’s your favorite part?

We watched our wedding video, along with both of our parents, and everyone agreed it is absolutely stunning!! So so beautifully done–looks like a hollywood film! You really captured the day so well (we are still going through the full footage and it just keeps getting better!!). Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness. Everyone agrees it was so well worth it to have a video in addition to still photography–the way you brought the day to life will be something we’ll always cherish. - The Bride

Nantucket Wedding Film at the Great Harbor Yacht Club with Nantucket Island Events, Clayton Austin Photography *You must see Clayton’s photos here http://thesparrowandthecrow.com/nantucket-wedding/his assistant was Cody Hunter, Flowers by Flowers on Chestnut and Makeup by Yolanda. Welcome Party at Madaket Millies  and Wedding Reception at the Great Harbor Yacht Club.

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Meg,

I can’t tell you How thankful we are that you could be a part of our day. Not only this, I had so many friends and family even comment how you guys were so professional yet you had such warmth and ability to make us feel comfortable while being filmed (not usually the case, normally we would hide from cameras). I don’t think we could get that feeling from anyone else.
Thank you, for being amazing. Truly.
Marissa and Dan
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Martha’s Vineyard Wedding Film from meg simone on Vimeo.

This 15 year marathon romance is layered with many laughs and sentimental stories too. Meeting in middle school, and picking up memories along the way, there are many reasons to toast. An open field on Martha’s Vineyard is transformed into a magical setting to celebrate family, friends, and love.

“The film is truly a wonderful documentation of not only our wedding but also both of our families that we will treasure for a long time.”

Photography by Corinna Raznikov 
Wedding Planner and Floral Designer: Carol Silverston, Jodi Raphael 
Caterer: Max Ultimate Catering
Entertainment by Sultans of Swing
Hair Stylist: Lindsay Griffin
Make Up Artist: Kerri Herlihy 
Ceremony, Edgertown, MA – Reception, Tisbury, MA
Music Licensed through SongFreedom:
Anywhere But Here, JT Project (Instrumental)
Hey Lady, The New Velvet (Instrumental)
Stereo, Colbie Caillat (Instrumental)
Music Licensed through Music Bed:
I Am Mine, Brooke Waggoner (Instrumental)

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Santa Ynez Wedding Film from meg simone on Vimeo.

This was quite the adventure! Thanks to 2012 bride Bri we found our way to Santa Ynez and Los Olivos a magical hamlet outside Santa Barbara, CA. You may recognize the newly ordained minister for this festive occasion, as she starred in her own wedding film just few years prior. This story is straight out of a movie, complete with real cowboys, and even a play by play on the first kiss. Was it like Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic? Well, you’ll have to watch and see!

 

JimGarner-wedding I have to thank Seattle based photographer Jim Garner and his assistant Kara Wallace of J Garner Studios for their contagious enthusiasm during the couples photo shoots. I can’t imagine this video without the shots and locations they took them too, and I’m so glad we could film along side the fun! Run away wedding golf cart anyone?

 

Event Planning by Rebecca at Imagine Weddings & Special Events. Wedding Day Entertainment by Pop Rocks. Ceremony and cocktail hour music by Vincent and Vedant – a phenomenal Gypsy Duo – Flamenco Guitar and Violin.

 

Music Licensed Through The Music Bed: Beautiful Day – Josh Radin Love Broke Through – Ellie Holcomb Brother James – Matt Moberg Music Licensed Through SongFreedom: On Top Of The World – Imagine Dragons

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“At first, we were hesitant to hire a videographer given that we had already hired a fantastic photographer. In hindsight, hiring Meg was one of the best decisions we made. The video she produced captures a perfect balance of storytelling and touching memories and provided us a chance to see so many of our guests’ interactions and details that we otherwise would not have been able to see. Additionally, Meg’s warm presence and endearing personality make her wonderful to have around on your wedding day. I have no doubt that we will continue watching our video for years to come and cannot wait to share it with the next generation of our family so they can hear the voices of the older generations and see the passion our families and friends brought to our wedding weekend. Thank you, Meg — I have not stopped recommending you to friends; you truly are one of a kind.” – Bri & Grant

Photo: Dave & Meg (working) with Bri & Grant (attending) a Kennebunkport, ME Wedding this fall.

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