June is here!

I’m looking forward to an elegant wedding affair with Signature Events and Amy Piper area this weekend. I cannot emphasize the importance of having a great wedding planner. She (or maybe he) knows the ins and outs of planning a wedding and is well worth the money. Figure out how much time it would take you yourself to do all the tasks, how much you would pay yourself per hour and calculate the cost, not to mention the stress. Then do yourself a favor and call a wedding planner! Even if you have great personal style, your planner can incorporate all those personal touches and wrangle all your vendors too.

Forecast says rain….fingers crossed for sun for this wedding weekend!

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My New Website is Up

I am so excited to finally have this new wedding website launched.  It has probably been two years since I started thinking that I need a new, fresh presence on the web.  I chalk it off to too much shooting and not enough time for web development, I guess.

I believe the new site will be a good tool for brides to see if my company is a good fit for them.  You may need a videographer, but you definitely have to find the RIGHT videographer.  There are so many styles and personalities out there that there is the perfect fit for every bride or event planner.

Professionals capture the entire experience, not just a video.  Let me help you find the right filmmaker for your event.     http://www.kellycicero.com.

Oh – and TOTALLY off topic.  Check out this video of an amazing kid with talent.

Weddings – a time to remember.

It’s the season of new beginnings as we slide into spring and summer.  Time for a wedding!  Couples, well okay…mostly the brides…have spent the winter months flipping through the glossy bridal magazines, jotting down notes, paring the budget and ugh…wrestling with the seating chart.   When you have spent so much time thinking, planning and acting on those ideas – why would you let those memories evaporate over time?  By hiring the right professional wedding filmmaker, you are giving yourself the best chance to capture those moments forever.  If you think a wedding film is not your style, then let me ask you this.  What it would mean for you to find your parent’s wedding film tucked in an old trunk.  The vows, the kiss and of course, the dancing.  What would you hope to see or hear?  Your mom laughing as she swung on the arm of your dad when he was 25 years old?  To be reminded of your family…and to help you to re-embrace it – what would that be worth to you?  A simple call and a conversation?  So call and let’s chat about having your wedding captured the way you want it.  A reflection of you, those people that you hold dear and all those countless hours of nailing down just the right details.   Tell me what means the most to you.

Talk to you soon,
Kelly Cicero
Kelly Cicero Films
603-662-8451

New Snow, New Edits for Kelly Cicero Films

I was able to sneak out and hit the trails today to continue my coverage of the cross country areas for the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. A great late morning ski at Bear Notch Ski Touring Center in Bartlett, NH.  Trails were in excellent condition – one couldn’t tell that the Valley hadn’t received snow in a month.  I hit the waterfall trail again as well as heading up the hill on trail #2…more confident in my uphill abilities sans pulk and small child.  The snow was sticky, which for me, was perfect.  Uphills were tackled without the herringbone and filming downhill while skiing was less hairy.  The Mount Washington Valley Ski Touring and Snowshoe Foundation (Whitaker Woods area) were waiting to groom some corduroy and lay track on their trail system until more snow had fallen (the word from them as of 11AM this morning).

I had the pleasure to meet some great people in the lodge (names to go unmentioned due to extreme stardom), up on vacation from Massachusetts.  They brought some beautiful snow and some welcomed cheer to the area.  Thanks for sharing your stories with me.  I hope to see you all on the trails again.  And by the way, the chicken noodle soup cooked up by Bear Notch was absolutely amazing!  No joke.  If you like thick noodles…it is worth the trip alone just to get the soup.

Later in the day, the weather turned a bit wetter in the lower elevations.  The upper elevations should be fine.  The next few days are supposed to be white again…keep your fingers crossed.  I’ve more skiing to do!

Kelly Cicero
Kelly Cicero Films

More work on the burners…Crisite and Patrick’s wedding/DaCapo Concert/Purity Spring Resort Events/Muddy Paws Dogsledding Adventure at Omni Mount Washington Hotel and Bretton Woods.  Phew.  Filming Norma and Wally’s wedding this weekend up in Jackson.  Psyched!  There should be some incredible winter wedding shots to be captured.  Stay posted.

2010 is on!

So excited to see the lineup for the wedding season 2010.  Some of my favorite venues are on the list.  First up, a snowy February wedding in Jackson, New Hampshire.  Covered bridges, waterfalls – awesome!  Classic New England beauty.  The bride is great – so easy to speak with.  I can’t wait to see their ceremony in the Jackson Community Church.  A small and intimate space should lend itself perfectly to this celebration.

Coffee at the Met went fantastic with Jenn and Darren, and Meg Simone – good friend and fellow videographer.  Meg has been doing some great work lately and just returned from an IN[FOCUS] event in Austin, TX.  I wish I could have gone with her!  But you can relive her experience through her blog, sans the warm chocolate chip cookie.  Good job, Meg.  She is quite the savvy business woman and life go-getter.

Jenn and Darren have a wonderful celebration planned at the Castle in the Clouds.  A destination wedding favorite!  This place is incredible…check it out here.  Best wishes to Jenn and Darren on their upcoming nuptials this summer.  They have chosen their venue wisely.   Beautiful scenary and an incredible Castle staff.  This venue would offer a logistical challenge for some, but their more than capable Jessica and crew has it down to a science.  I have seen this staff bend over backwards to achieve the seemingly impossible for their wedding couples.