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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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A “wicked fun” fall wedding from The Barn at Flanagan Farm. Flowers and Lighting by Kate Martin of Beautiful Days, Event Coordination by Meagan Gilpatrick of  Maine Seasons Events,  Michelle Gardella Photographer, Wild Orchid Baking Co.,  Joya Beauty,  Hair that Moves,  Blue Elephant Catering,  My Bluegrass Romance (Ceremony and Cocktail Hour)  & DJ Jon (Reception) and more! Congratulations to Brea and Scott not only on their one year anniversary but their wedding was recently featured in WellWed’s Maine and NH issue. Brea is usually behind the camera taking center spreads for the magazine, but this time she’s the one being featured. Check out her work at www.BreaMcDonald.com

The Barn at Flanagan Farm Wedding Film from meg simone on Vimeo.

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Seacoast of NH Wedding Film of Heather and Matt from meg simone on Vimeo.

It was a huge honor to be chosen to document Matt and Heather’s wedding weekend because Matt is also a wedding filmmaker! No pressure, no pressure :) Matt is the man and the talent behind LMV Productions based right here in New England. As you will see he is the nicest most enthusiastic guy around, so please don’t hesitate to check out his work too. Their story is so much fun, and I love how he proposed – nailed it! You are not going to want to miss this!

Being surrounded by other wedding professionals who know and work with Matt was so much fun because they were genuinely SO excited for them.  The rehearsal dinner was at Chauncey Creek Lobster Pier, the ceremony was in Portsmouth, NH followed by the reception at Wentworth By The Sea.  The ladies from The Wedding Belle not only provided event design and coordination but you may see them on the dance floor too! Guest appearances by the super duo, Joanne from Joya Beauty and Lenna of Hair That Moves, and Photography was provided by another Matt and Heather Fan, Shannon Cronin, Flowers by Dolly at Presige House of Flowers, The JP was Dan Griffiths, transportation by Regal Limousine, and entertainment by DJ Mario.

“Right after the speeches at the reception, Heather looks at me says “How does anyone not get a Wedding Video? Those speeches were amazing, and I barely remember what they said.” It is so true! And to have you guys capture the most important day of our lives was perfect.” – Matt
“Den and I have just left Matt & Heather’s home. We were emotionally blown away by the highlight recording you did of their wedding!!! You captured it all. It was a complete story of their relationship to that moment!!! It’s like you were in our hearts and minds at the same time!! We can’t thank you enough for capturing this magical weekend for them and us. I look forward to watching it over and over again!! Meg you have an amazing gift and we are all blessed to have you be part of our lives forever! Wishing you only the best!!! Thanks!! Love ya!!” – Matt’s Mom
“I can’t tell you how many times we have watched our video… It’s so so so special to us. Every time we watch, we catch more parts and small details that I just know you put so much thought in to. Your style is truly remarkable. The way you match the shots to the words and how you carried the story and theme theme throughout. It’s so amazing!” – Heather

Songs listed in order:
Best Friends Instrumental – Skyeler Kole (SongFreedom)
New For Me Instrumental – Michael McEachern (SongFreedom)
Sweeter Instrumental – Jess Penner (SongFreedom)
What If Instrumental – ColbieCaillat (SongFreedom)
White Dress Instrumental – Ben Rector (Music Bed)
Always Been You – Marie Hines (Music Bed)
The Beat Instrumental – Ben Rector (Music Bed)
White Dress – Ben Rector (Song Freedom)

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Hardy Farm Wedding Showcase from meg simone on Vimeo.

This Hardy Farm Wedding Vendor Showcase was so fun! Couples from all over the US attended to not only see the grounds but meet local wedding professionals. The celebration wrapped up with a $1,000 venue credit bouquet toss! This bouquet toss was more intense then at a real wedding! You will see! Lots of local talent and a beautiful new venue in Western Maine.

Photos by Anne Skidmore Photography
Also Featuring:
The Refinery 
Dutch Bloemen Winkel
Wildflowers Inc
Watershed Floral
SP-Films 
Kivalo Photography 
Spring Smith Studios 
Gus & Ruby 
Inspirations Bridal
Debony Salon
White Mountain Cider Co
CVC Catering 
European Bakery
Cakes for All Seasons
Nancy Ray Music 
Northeast Event Design
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