Thursday, November 16, 2017

Wedding Week 2017: Vinum Wine Shop

You may be wondering why we're featuring a wine shop as a wedding vendor. Well, Vinum Wine Shop is so much more than your ordinary wine store. Owners, John and Samantha Miller, have quite the story as to how they got started and are here to help with all of your wine and wedding needs!


Vinum Wine Shop located in Middleton, MA was established in 2015. John Miller went to school for aerospace engineering. After being a flight instructor for many years and needing a change, he moved to Boston and started learning about wines from the retail store he was working for. He was eventually scooped up by a wine distributor who recognized his passion and talent. From there, his education continued.


John traveled to Spain, France, Italy, and all over the United States tasting different wines and has some amazing stories to share. He took his knowledge to the next level and began teaching at Boston Center for Adult Education. During his 20+ years of experience, he helped others start some great wine shops and has always loved talking to the customers and sharing the wine experience. John spent the better part of his career working with smaller wineries, ones which work hard to make their farming practices sustainable. By working with smaller wineries and putting their products on shelves Vinum is in the unique position to get you wines from wineries that spend their time and money on putting the best wine in the bottle.

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Samantha went to college to be an elementary school teacher and currently teaches pre-school. Over the last 20 years, she has worked in a number of restaurants as a bartender, manager, and server. She met John when he helped develop the wine list for 75 Chestnut in Boston. She took a couple of his classes at Boston Center for Adult Education and she was smitten...with wine (and John too of course)!

Wine isn't the only beverage Vinum focuses on! Vinum Wine Shop has cultivated an amazing, fun, always changing cold craft beer selection. They have beers that are delivered directly from top notch breweries, both local beers and rare beers. Vinum tastes every beer that comes in and they encourage guests to mix up a six-pack and try something new. Maybe you're not the creative type, or maybe it's beer for someone else, but John, Samantha and their experienced staff can help you or direct you to some of the best hand-selected sampler packs. You won't be disappointed!

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This store has a lot of pride in what they do! The staff at Vinum Wine Shop prides themselves on their hand selected wine and craft beer selection. They've chosen wines from small producer wineries and try to stay with family opened and sustainable properties. They make a concerted effort to cultivate a selection that is ever evolving and helps introduce customers to new and interesting wines and craft beers. The team also takes pride in educating and sharing with their customers. Taking the opportunity to taste some of the Vinum selections helps customers and the store find what we all like best.

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All of that means Vinum always has wine open, craft beer, and monthly meads from 1634 Meadery, available to try because if you taste it...you'll see it is all spectacular. Vinum Wine Shop also offers unique wedding party gifts. They provide reusable wooden crates, customizable with names, dates, or monograms, the include 24 unique craft beers, wrapped in your wedding colors.


Vinum would also love to host your wedding party events! These celebrations can be customized to suit 15-25 people. Whether a beer and wine tasting or game night, they will work with you to create a memorable night, that everyone will enjoy. Vinum Wine Shop has an in house caterer that can make your event one of a kind. The perfect way to celebrate with your closest friends and family!


Needless to say, our new favorite place is Vinum Wine Shop. We can't wait to visit John, Samantha and their team and devour the details of the most perfect wines and craft beer the North Shore has to offer!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wedding Week 2017: Boateng Films

For all of your cinematic wedding needs, check out Boateng Films! Boateng Films offers superior HD image resulting from cinematic creativity years of experience in the films industry and use of modern DSLR technologies. Executive Director and CEO, Eric Boateng, takes great pride in producing beautiful cinematic wedding films with love. It is his greatest pleasure to share your wedding day, and your wedding dreams with you.

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Moments that turn into forever - Boateng's wedding films recreate not just the mood, but the experience, and the feelings from your wedding day. The Best Man’s toast, the first dance, your father giving you away at the altar, and the vows that came after – Eric and his team beautifully document all the details that you and generations to come will experience enjoy forever.

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As a professional cinematographer, Eric takes pride in capturing your precious wedding moments with an artistic, creative eye and use of modern technologies, including drone video coverage. Boateng Films customize their services to meet your needs. Their packages typically start out at $1,800. Check out Boateng Film's website to see their featured films!

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In the brief time we spent talking with Eric, we could see how passionate he is. He exudes professionalism and his work backs it up. We highly recommend reaching out to Eric and his Boateng Films team for your cinematic needs. He will definitely devour the details of capturing your special moments beautifully!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wedding Week 2017: Volkmann Weddings

When we met David, right off the bat we could tell how passionate he was about his business. People say a picture is worth a thousand words--David believes his photos are worth a thousand emotions and a thousand memories. That belief shines through in his work. See for yourself!

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David became a wedding photographer because he loves a good love story. He's a romantic at heart and has a zeal for capturing beautiful, romantic and personal wedding photos. Based out of Peabody, MA and photographing weddings all across the Greater Boston and North Shore areas, David takes a unique approach to his photography. He wants to become a trusted part of your wedding party, ensuring that everyone feels comfortable, uninhibited, and ultimately just forgets that the camera is there.


Every single wedding David photographs is different and not every wedding fits into a standard package. Volkmann Weddings is extremely flexible with their clients and will customize their time to your special day. That said, packages start at $2,250 and which includes a healthy amount of time and a few other surprises you will like! David and his team truly cater to your needs to make your wedding photos the best experience possible.

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In order to make investing in David Volkmann Wedding Photography as easy and affordable as possible, they also offer fully digital packages. Their goal is to work with you, your vision, and your budget. All photos will be delivered electronically and you have the ability to download all edited high-resolution images. You also get a full print license for all of your images so you have an unlimited, royalty-free, lifetime-license and rights to print your images.

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Visit the Volkmann Weddings website to view their full portfolio. For all your wedding and engagement photo needs, call David today and devour the details of capturing the most amazing moment to last a lifetime!