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Beautiful Days – Event Planning, Floral & Event Design from meg simone on Vimeo.

A fun behind the scenes look at Kate Martin of Beautiful Days Event Planing, Floral & Event Design! This features the fabulous fall wedding of Brea & Scott at the Barn At Flanagan Farm  in Buxton Maine. “We adored every detail: the textures in the flowers, gold glitter here and there, shimmery ribbons, amazing lighting, soft vining, antique persian rugs, candlelight and of course the warmth and love of the day!” – Kate Martin

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It’s always great to hear that couples take the time to watch and share their wedding film with future generations. Reliving the day, the sounds of people, friends, family, special words, spoken vows. There is nothing like it :)

 

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RI Wedding Film

August 2014

Rhode Island Wedding Film from meg simone on Vimeo.

Throwback to this fun day in RI two years ago. They met in April 2009 at a charity 5K event hosted by mutual friends in the quaint town of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California… and the rest, well, you should watch and find out!

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Photographer: Eric Laurits
Sayles Livingston Flowers
Cake: Confectionery Designs
Entertainment: Eye2Eye
Rehearsal Dinner: Warwick Country Club
Welcome Party: Ironworks Tavern
Decor & Rentals: Exquisite Events of Newport 
Newport Tents
We Love PhotoBooths

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Prouts Neck Maine Wedding Film of Molly and Bryan from meg simone on Vimeo.

The most spectacular sunset ever, nerds, science, lightening, and love.

*This story was weaved together using casual interviews with the bride and groom. I can document your day with or without interviews. Here is an example of a film without interviews: http://blog.megsimone.com/2014/01/nantucket-wedding-film-at-the-nantucket-yacht-club/

OH MY GOSH! I don’t know where to begin. Bryan and I are speechless. Hands down, you are an absolute essential to any special occasion. WOW! Just wow!!! Words will never be able to fully convey our gratitude for this masterpiece. Again, wow! From start to finish you captured our story and this beautiful event, every single aspect incorporated was perfect.  You are clearly the Michelangelo of film-making, that’s for sure.You have given us an incredible gift. What you accomplish is just amazing. I will never stop thanking whatever entity floats above the clouds that we were able to have you present at our wedding. Just wonderful. We will be reliving the moment everyday, always. Never turn off that camera.​ -Molly

Event Coordination by Leslie Barbini of The Wedding Belle
Photography by emilie inc. (Whitney)
Flowers by Flower Kiosk 
DJ – Main Event Entertainment – Joey Dion
Cake by Beach Pea Bakery and Gelato by The Gelato Fiasco
Horse and Buggy by Carousel Horse Farm in Casco
Dress from Madelines Daughter in Portsmouth
Photo Booth – Maine Snapshot Studio
Paper Goods by Gus & Ruby Letterpress (Watercolor Map by Molly’s Mom)
Catering by Portsmouth Catering Company
The Ceremony was at St. James Church and the Reception at the Prouts Neck Country Club in Prouts Neck, Maine

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Vintage Backyard Wedding Film in Newburyport, MA from 1974 from meg simone on Vimeo.

Happy 40th Anniversary to my parents. Married August, 17, 1974 in my grandparents back yard. There are so many reasons I cherish this film, I could watch it everyday. To see my great aunts and uncles, grandparents, and family friends is priceless. The only thing missing back then was audio, but I cherish the visuals more then I could ever express in a 70 word blog post.

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Continuing education is so important in this industry. Technology is forever changing and since many of us work alone it’s the one time of the year we can come together to talk shop and learn from others.  This past winter I attended two events. The IN[FOCUS] Gathering in New Orleans, and Field Trip in Santa Barbara. I’m so excited IN[FOCUS] 2015 is going to be back in Charleston, SC. If you are a fellow filmmaker reading my blog, click over and read up on the event. I can not express how much IF has revolutionized my business and my life. I’ve been attending since the first one in 2010 (only missing LA in 2013), and the friendships and knowledge gained mean the world to me. Access to private forums, Facebook groups, educational livestreams, and more, I utilize this knowledge base to learn and grow on a weekly basis.

*** Female Filmmakers looking for educational opportunities, POSH Retreat is November 3-7 2014 on a Cruise Ship! Don’t miss this opportunity to spend serious time with a top line up of presenters from around the country! Sign up ends soon!

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I also won a Lucent Award for “Best Picture” with a wedding I filmed in MA last summer. The Lucent Awards are a celebration of the independent storytelling spirit. A time to honor those who have inspired, provoked, and entertained as they continue to light the way for our industry. I was humbled to win this two years in a row. Wedding-Film-Education-02

Field Trip on the other hand was a photographer event. They did have a few offerings specific for filmmakers but  that wasn’t my reason for going. I was intrigued to sign up by Michelle Gardella who photographed Brea McDonald’s wedding. Brea and I are great friends and we decided to bunk together at Field Trip and make the journey out to CA. We stayed in this adorable cabin in Santa Barbara at the El Capitan Campground. I would classify this as a “glamping” excursion – glamor/camping.  Yurts, platform tents and cabins… and lots of rain. CA needed it so we all embraced it. The format for Field Trip was right up my alley – very camp like as you can see from the tents and picnic tables. My favorite class was Guillaume Wolfs  Psychographics and Sonja Rasula’s DIY Marketing. The one filmmaking course I did take was offered by The Cana Family of Filmmakers. During meal time I would sit wherever there was a seat. How fun I went clear across the country to meet someone I have been seeing grace the pages of Maine Magazine this past year plus – Greta Rhybus!

Both experience were worth the investment – and continuing education is just that – an investment in your business and your future.

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Twin Farms Wedding Film from meg simone on Vimeo.

A remarkable story unfolds at Twin Farms, a breath catching property outside Woodstock, VT.  Understated elegance and two incredible families. Filmed on location in VT with Photographer Genevieve de Manio, Jasper & Prudence Floral & Events, and Murray Hill Talent.

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NOW OR NEVER. That sums up my July. The month started off with a visit from Trish, one half of the Snap! Photography duo. She made us the most amazing driftwood art “Now or Never” and next thing you know I’m on a plane to Chile. We were off to visit travel writer Carolyn McCarthy.  If we weren’t soaking in the glow of the wood stove we were road tripping around the country skiing three of the 300 Volcanoes. So much left to ski and explore, I guess I need to go back! Visiting friends with new babies, hiking Kearsarge with Heather, family time, veggies, and in-between the beauty of it all, editing wedding films.

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Nantucket Weddings at the White Elephant Hotel a Nantucket Island Resort Property from meg simone on Vimeo.

We are in the throws of summer! There is no better place to escape for a breezy seaside getaway then The White Elephant Hotel on Nantucket Island. A perfect spot to tie the knot, the property can accommodate many groups, sizes, and dynamics. They just revealed the new White Elephant Lofts on Main Street. An incredible space and location, with pre booking specials that include a cruise on a Hinckley Yacht. I love filming weddings on Nantucket and I love the diverse lodging options at the White Elephant.

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