Winter Wedding Style Shoot - Behind the scenes video

February 7, 2012
Have you ever wondered what goes into those gorgeous wedding style spreads you see in magazines?  Last weekend I joined a group of wedding industry leaders designing a a winter inspired wedding style shoot. 

Not only is this a working weekend for us all, but it's a chance to flex creative muscles, try new things, and collaborate in new ways.  All this helps us provide better services to the couples we serve.

Coordination - JCF Events
Photography - Candace Jeffery Photography
Video - Tweed River Video
Design & Florals - Jessica’s Country Flowers
Invitations - Parrott Design Studio
Tags - Go Against the Grain
Hair & Makeup - Deanna Nickel
Jewelry - Vatne Designs
Jewelry - Alexia Schwindt
Desserts - Cookie Creatives
Rentals - New England Country Rentals
Etsy vendor: Kathy Pierson
Etsy vendor: Avail Co.
Location - Bishop’s Farm B&B
Lamothe’s Sugar House


Winter Wedding Style Shoot - staying creative

February 6, 2012

I had the opportunity to see creative collaboration between wedding professionals at it's best this weekend.  I can't wait to start editing the behind the scenes videos.
Candace Jeffery Photography
Tweed River Video (behind the scenes video)
JCF Events (event coordination, designer and florals)
Lamothe’s Sugar House
Parrott Design Studio (custom designed invitation)
Go Against the Grain (dessert station and favor tags, etc.)
Deanna Nickel (hair & makeup)
Vatne Designs (brooches and jewelry)
Cookie Creatives (desserts)
New England Country Rentals (tables, chairs, etc.)
Etsy vendor: Kathy Pierson (pillows)
Etsy vendor: Avail Co. (Custom wedding gowns)
Bishop’s Farm B&B (Location)

Tess + Jared at Riverside Farm

January 6, 2012
Tess and Jared were married this fall at Riverside Farm in Pittsfield Vermont.  There are a million special moments in every wedding.  Two favorites from their wedding video?  The bride and her dad sharing a snuggle before the wedding, and the comment about their e mail courtship in the ceremony itself.

Thanks for letting me be a part of your wedding Tess and Jared.


I love the rain

January 3, 2012
This fall Jamie and Jess were married at Riverside Farm in Pittsfield Vermont.  It was a BEAUTIFUL rainy day.  Watch the 3minute video we just finished for them and I think you'll agree.


Perfect Vermont Wedding on Lake Champlain

November 28, 2011
We see the term "perfect" used to describe weddings a little too much.  So what makes a wedding perfect?  Really all it takes is a couple that's in love.  What made this wedding such a pleasure to be a part of was that the couple was super in love.  You can see it.  You can hear it.  You can FEEL it.

And with the help of wedding Planner Belinda Norris, and an amazing team of wedding professionals, this couple was able to create an expression of their personalities and of that love.  Everything from their choice of processional music, to their own vows ("thank you for being awesome" and "I can't wait to be your wife") to their choice of ring bearer (their beloved doggy).

Add to the fun and personal nature of this wedding the fantastic location on the shore of Lake Champlain.  This wedding passes all the tests.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll tingle, and you'll admire.


Jorie & Hal August 20, 2011


Brian and Del'Rae - the wedding after the flood

October 18, 2011

This was an extraordinary wedding.   On August 28th life changed for the people of Pittsfield Vermont.  Tropical storm Irene struck hard, it destroyed 9 homes in a town of 427 people, and it cut off the roads completely to the north and the south.  Pittsfield was an island, with no power and no phone service.  But something amazing and beautiful happened.  The community grew.  Whatever you needed, someone had for you.  A makeshift medical clinic was set up in the library, food and water distribution in the Volunteer Firehouse, freezer emptying cook outs on the green, and a makeshift school and soccer games for the kids.  Bicycles and ATVs replaced cars for transportation, and hugs replaced nods as the standard greeting in town.

Brian and Del'Rae had been planning their wedding for over a year.  Two weeks after the floods things were getting better around town, but travel was still very difficult and both Brian and Del'Rae seemed to spending all their free time helping out their neighbors.  This is where the wedding got special.  They decided to hold the wedding in Pittsfield, instead of in a neighboring town as they had originally planned.  So the church where morning town informational meetings had been held would hold the wedding ceremony.  Sharon Mayer, an event planner at Killington, volunteered to help them get organized.  Riverside Farm (who had postponed an out of town wedding due to the flood) donated space in their beautiful wedding barn.  The drinks were served by the folks from the Clear River Tavern (Jason, who had been manning cook outs on the green and Doug, who had been busy with his duties as town constable).  Food was provided by the Swiss Farm Inn.  Flowers were provided by the Pittsfield Garden Center.  And many other folks stepped up to help out.  I did what I do, I donated a wedding video.

When you watch the video you'll see Brian and Del'Rae  unloading and handing out supplies, you'll see a little of the flood, you'll see the National Guard passing through, you'll see our neighbor Ottell sending the couple off with an old fire horn from the PVFD, you'll see a lot of love and celebration, and finally you'll see the town of Pittsfield sign that was washed away and recovered.



Freeze Frame: Gorgeous Fall Stowe Vermont Wedding

September 26, 2011

Happiness In Pittsfield

September 20, 2011
Pittsfield celebrated recovery from Irene with a wedding.  Brian and Del'Rae spent the weeks after Irene working and volunteering around town.  They didn't have much free time to make a new plan for their wedding.  Because roads were still not safe to travel, the wedding moved from an out of town site to an in town site.  After Saturday's town wide meeting (the last in a series of meetings that began when the town was cut off by road damage caused by Irene's floods) volunteers stayed to clean the church for the ceremony.  Meanwhile local wedding venue Riverside Farm had postponed the big out of town wedding planned for that day, so they offered their space to Brian and Del'Rae.  An event planner from Killington resort pitched in working with the Riverside team to make sure things rand smoothly.  Folks from the Swiss Farm Inn, Clear River Tavern, and other community members provided food and drink, and the couple road from the wedding to the reception in one of the local volunteer fire department's trucks.  It was a great way to celebrate after a lot of hard work, and I'm sure many other people pitched in in ways I don't know about.  I donated a wedding video, and when it's edited, I'll post it here.  In the meantime, here's a :15 second preview.

2011 Burlington Vermont "Deserving Couple" wedding

September 20, 2011
It's nice to be able to give back.  This year Randi Nonni of SIlver Toad Floral made it easy for many Vermont area wedding vendors to do that.  She organized a competition for the 2011 "Deserving Couple" wedding.  You can read about the winning couple on her web site.

Here is the video we donated, and below a lits of all the great wedding professionals who pitched in to make it a fantastic day.


Accommodations: The Inn at Essex
Bar Service: Fluid Bar Service
Cake & Cupcakes: The Little Purple Cake Shoppe (Cake Pops) / Irene’s Cakes by Design (Cake)
Calligraphy: Megan Chapin Calligraphy
Catering: Susanna’s Catering
Child Care: Vermont Nanny Connection
Coordination: Storied Events
Entertainment: Top Hat Entertainment
Event Rentals: Weddings, Tents, and Events
Floral Design: Silver Toad Floral Design
Gown: David’s Bridal
Hair: Hair Creations, Etc.
Invitations/Menus/Place cards: That’s Inviting
Linens: The Linen Shop
Makeup: Cynthea’s Spa
Photography: Orchard Cove & Barrie Fischer
Reception Site: BCA Center
Transportation: Ethan Allen Coachworks
Tuxedo: Mcneil and Reedy
Veil & Headpiece: David’s Bridal
Videography: Tweed River Video
Wedding Officiant: St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral

Wedding Freeze Frames

August 23, 2011



About Me

I studied painting at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Film at NYU, then started a career in documentary filmmaking in New York City. I soon realized the city life was not for me. After time in Aspen and in Rockport Maine I came to Vermont for a seasonal television job in the ski industry and never left. I have run my own video production business, Madmotion, llc., since 1996. I started Tweed River Video specifically for wedding video work in 2003. In addition to weddings I continue to work in documentary, commercial and sports video production and design.



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