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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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Omni Mount Washington Hotel Wedding Film from meg simone on Vimeo.

I love weddings at the Mount Washington Resort because the White Mountains are my back yard. I love the property, the staff, and I love the families that choose to celebrate here.  From the minute I walked in Rm 119 Katie’s infectious smile and enthusiasm captured me. Their story cleverly re-told during the ceremony followed by hilarious toasts from her sisters, heart felt words from their parents, and one AWESOME dance party! We love Hingham couples! Thanks to Meredythe (her mom Susan) and Rick last year for connecting us to Kitty, Katie and Chris! We love seeing familiar faces at weddings each year :)

Mountain Wedding at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH with Flowers by Ivy & Astor Floral Design, Entertainment by Joey Scott & the Connection and Photography by Eric McCallister. See Erics blog post and photos, here: http://www.mccallisterweddings.net/katie-chris-a-mount-washington-hotel-wedding/

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Flipside Band – Murray Hill Talent from meg simone on Vimeo.

If you are looking for live entertainment for your wedding, Boston based Murray Hill Talent has a wide range of Bands, DJ’s and styles. We had the pleasure of working and traveling with Flipside this past April at a destination wedding in the Caribbean. Here is an excerpt from the actual wedding film that is sure to leave you Happy! Solid vocals, super energetic stage presence, these guys are masters at reading the crowd and making one heck of a dance party!

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Newport Wedding at Castle Hill Inn from meg simone on Vimeo.

As the Snap! Girls said, “Hold on to your hats!” This Newport Wedding is one experience none of us will ever forget. “Go big or go home!” cheers Britt. A magnetic personality filled with positive energy. This wedding is all about family and FUN! You will instantly feel like part of the day and fall in love with all of them, especially the kids! When you hear their reactions and see them in action helping put the dress on… two thoughts – adorable and priceless. I can only imagine what it will be like for them to all relive this film 10 years from now!

You must read the full story of the days events and the hilarious account of the behind the scenes, so well documented by our great friends Trish and Mariah of Snap! Weddings. The images are stunning! I also love that Britt didn’t care that it was raining, because the outside portraits in that light are perfect. The details, the dress, the emotion, it’s all there!  http://www.snapweddings.com/blog/britt-carls-castle-hill-wedding-newport-ri/

Cake by Confectionary Designs - Echoing what Snap! said, it’s great that the cake was the focal point in the room, not off to the side because it was gorgeous!
Flowers by Stoneblossom
Decor by Exquisite Events of Newport
Makeup and Hair by Jennie Kay Beauty
Entertainment by Luke Renchan Entertainment
Justice of the Peace – Frank Camera
Filmed on property at Castle Hill Inn and the Clark Cooke House in Newport, RI.


I hijacked this from Snap!’s blog post… just a quick behind the scenes. We love working with these girls!Newport-wedding-01Newport-wedding-02

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This month started off strong and ended crazy! We logged well over 2K miles on Blanca the Sportsmobile traveling back and forth between Nantucket, Maine and home here in the White Mountains of NH.
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I took 20 pages of notes from a wedding we filmed the last weekend in May. Thankfully the garden has been fueling my edit sessions. I’m loving my summer salad lunch breaks! We did ski in early June on Mount Washington. The East Snowfields melted fast but we were able to link 400 feet of soft spring corn snow. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!Nantucket-wedding-video_0023
I had the pleasure of hiking with Meg from LensProToGo (best place to rent gear!) and her adventure mate Brian. Hiking the same mountain a week later and fresh off the Colorado River, Lonely Planet author Carolyn McCarthy visited before wrapping up her North American travels. You may see her face rotating on the top of my blog from our trip to Patagonia when she was updating the Trekking in the Patagonian Andes book. You can watch a video series of our adventure, here: http://blog.megsimone.com/patagonia/
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I flew to St. Martin to assist Shannon of Hoo Films. It’s really helpful to see other wedding filmmakers in action – how they set up for the first look and ceremony, how they approach the reception, their thought process, everyone is so different and I learned a lot. One day we filmed the planes coming in and taking off, and if you have been to St. Martin you know that is actually a major tourist attraction! It was a “hoot” and I am forever grateful for the experience and the hospitality – Thanks Shan  :) Nantucket-wedding-video_0025
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As soon as I returned I repacked for Nantucket. We were off and running and stopped at the Snap! Wedding headquarters for lunch on our way to Hyannis! The vegan dishes served perfect for a summer afternoon cookout. Awesome food, great friends. We laughed a million times over when Mariah’s husband went to use the hot sauce and it squirted all over Dave! Good thing we had the camper van parked in the driveway as an outfit change was in order!
Nantucket-wedding-video_0029When filming our first of two Nantucket events I ran into a childhood friend I had not seen in almost 10 years! Scott and I went to high school together and I had no idea he was connected to this group of  friends! Small World!
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Brea McDonald Photography is always up for a #vandweller adventure so she came with as we filmed some scenic video around island. We made a quick visit to Soiree Floral to see the team in action putting together centerpieces for their weekend weddings. I love the moment Brea captured of me filming the waves at Galley Beach, thanks Brea :)
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When we arrived on Prouts Neck in Maine we went right out filming scenics and ran into Eric and Annie celebrating their two year wedding weekend back where it all happened. You have to see their wedding film - a highlight from 2012! Always fun to run into past couples. The sunset that night was crazy! Everyone came out of the tent to see mother nature on display. Whitney from emilie inc and I definitely took advantage of an amazing moment.
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My second trip out to Nantucket I went to see 112 Weddings that was screening as part of the Nantucket Film Festival before filming another wedding later in the day.
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A perfect way to end June was to reconnect with 2013 bride Nicole. We toured her new home and even had the chance to catch up with her parents. I love this family and their story. You can relive the moments of their incredible day at Willowdale Estate, here: http://blog.megsimone.com/2013/12/willowdale-estate-wedding-film/
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After our morning visit with Nicole, we scooted up to Newburyport, MA to meet up with Heather and Matt. A fellow wedding filmmaker, Matt is the man behind LMV Productions and I have the honor of filming his big day 8/23! So excited for these two! Between all the fun moments above were many 18 hour edit days but all films are on track and making great progress. I am going to post a new feature film from an April wedding at Castle Hill in Newport later this week- stay tuned!

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Flowers By Semia at Castle Hill, Newport RI from meg simone on Vimeo.

RI based floral design studio, Flowers by Semia began in 2000. A quick look on their website, Instagram or Facebook Page showcases their latest works – just incredible! The video above is a 1 minute recap of their designs from a spring wedding we did with them at Castle Hill Inn in Newport. I’m in love with the single bud vases and succulents. In addition to purchasing flowers at the Boston Flower Market, they grow many of their own flowers on their 20 acre family farm in Lincoln, RI. To quote their website, “There’s something amazing about growing the product for your own designs—the whole process from seedling to harvest—it makes our art just that much more rewarding and meaningful.” Thanks to Snap! Photography for the use of the cover image on the video.

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Twin Farms Wedding Film Preview from meg simone on Vimeo.

A remarkable story that moved me to tears on more then one occasion. The location is a breath catching property outside Woodstock, VT. Its understated elegance perfectly matched the personalities of the bride and groom.

Filmed on location at Twin Farms in Barnard, VT with Photographer Genevieve de Manio, Jasper & Prudence Floral & Events, and Murray Hill Talent. *Not all wedding film offerings come with a preview. Feature Films from April and May will be released in coming weeks.

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It’s Spring in the White Mountains! A diverse season for weddings and adventure! I love the unknown weather factor for April and May celebrations. You could get an unseasonably warm day or you could be saying “I do” in a snowstorm. Either way, you will definitely be avoiding the bugs. Since my last photo update we have been to the Omni Mount Washington Hotel for Chris and Katie’s wedding, over to the Mountain Top Inn in Vermont for Amanda and Gregg’s weekend bash, and then back to VT to Twin Farms for Ashley and Alex’s weekend long event. I wish I had a pedometer for that one – WOW, we logged some serious vertical running around the property. I highly recommend checking out both Mountain Top and Twin Farms websites. I had never been to either so we enjoyed exploring with camera in hand. Twin Farms runs a private ski area in the winter… ok, so who wants me to film there in January? Sign me up! Thank you to Amanda and Gregg for your incredible hospitality at Mountain Top Inn. Staying on property was a treat!

I managed to sneak in a few days of skiing – both human powered. The garden is in full swing, we have been eating fresh asparagus daily and expanding to double our potato and onion crop. I took a night out to enjoy some good Maine Humor with Brea McDonald of Brea McDonald Photography, her sister and respective husbands, at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, ME.  (SMAC is not pictured, that is a barn in Jackson, NH I drive by on occasion.) Sitting front row and center, Comedian Bob Marley had a field day with our table. Brea and Scott were the focal point of many jokes and we all had gut busting laughs at their expense – all in good fun. Our friends Sam and Kyle are expecting and when we were helping clean up after the baby shower Kyle presented us with the sign he made for the “baby” shower and parking… It also happens to be a perfect sign for our garage where Blanca the Sportsmobile lives. Considering we can do everything in the van but take a shower, we all had a good laugh. You had to be there.

Photographer Joe Ciarcia organized a Northern NH meet up so we convened over beers, a big lentil dish, giant salad, and a ton of laughs playing Cards Against Humanity with photographers Anne Skidmore and Brian Post (bottom group photo).

More trips to VT, MA, and ME in coming weeks! I’m looking forward to salad season – our lettuce is growing so fast!

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We worked with photographer Stacey Hedman in VT, she is the smiling one below!  She took the middle and right photo on the top row and the one on the left with the boats.

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Panorama of the ceremony site at Mountain Top Inn from DJ Matt Spofford of White Mountain Productions.

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Twin Farms was quite the adventure. Rolling hills, jaw dropping architecture and a private ski hill! The property can host about 44 people so most of the guests enjoyed staying in nearby in Woodstock VT.

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Castle Hill Inn Wedding of Katie and Nick -Newport, RI from meg simone on Vimeo.

I love to reminisce! Happy Anniversary to Katie and Nick! We had the pleasure of seeing them again in the Dominican Republic back in April for a friends wedding. I can’t believe it’s been a year already! Long since the days of white shell necklaces and Dave Matthews Band, friends and family shed light and humor about the character of these two remarkable individuals.  I highly recommend clicking over to check out Trish and Mariah’s (Snap! Photography) incredible photos of Katie & Nick’s wedding. These girls are amazing, and recently had this wedding featured on The Knot. Check back for an inside look at the incredible floral details. I’ll be posting more from Flowers by Semia soon!

Newport RI wedding at Castle Hill Inn with Snap! Photography and Event Coordination by Jaime Nelson of Eventfully PlannedFlowers by Semia - Bridal makeup & Hair by Jennie Kay Beauty  - Lighting by Exquisite Events of Newport - Entertainment by Eye2Eye of Wilson Stevens Productions - Transportation by Rockstar Limo.

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