It’s no secret that Hotel Del Coronado is a fantastic wedding venue with its beautiful historic and iconic buildings set on the shores of Coronado island. We have worked here a few times and always love it. Ivette and Roger’s beautiful day started out here for the getting ready and then returned here for the reception. They each had a nice relaxing time getting ready with their bridal parties and having some photo time. I loved her blue shoes from Sex in the City! And her dress and details were spot on.

The ceremony was at St. Joseph’s Cathedral and it was such a lovely ceremony. It was a very traditional ceremony and it’s always so sweet to see a groom’s reaction to seeing his bride for the first time. After the ceremony they had a photo shoot in the church and then with a vintage car. They continued photos at Hotel Del Coronado with their wedding party and just the two of them. They looked so happy!

The reception was so fun. They first had cocktail hour in the courtyard with drinks and passed hors d’oeuvres, then the guests moved inside the crown room. The crown room is a huge ballroom and it is just breathtaking. Ivette and Roger had rather large wedding and the ballroom was full of tables and flowers and desserts. Each of the tables names were precious stones which represented how precious all their friends and family are to them. They also had a fabulous donut bar to compliment their awesome cake. And isn’t their cake topper adorable?

The guests enjoyed dancing and a photobooth the rest of the night. This wedding was so fun and beautiful and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

hotel del coronado

Vendors:

Music – Realize, by Colbie Callait, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – St. Joseph Cathedral and Hotel Del Coronado

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – True Photography

DJ – Creative Music DJ

Flowers – Flower Child

Cake – Nina Marie Designs

Donuts – Nomad Donuts

Photobooth – Pixter

What a magical wedding day! Becca and Mickey spoke their vows to each other at the Twin Oaks Estate Wedding venue in San Marcos. It’s such a beautiful venue and the afternoon light is just fantastic! The guys and girls had so much fun getting ready. They were laughing, toasting and Becca and Mickey exchanged gifts. Becca gave Mickey an adorable book that she had made for him. It had a bunch of stick figure drawings with their story. He loved it! He gave her a necklace which she also loved. Her mom was so sweet trying to calm Becca’s nerves but she accidentally made her cry which was adorable.

We haven’t done a ton of first looks lately so it was a nice change of pace to have one again! These two are just so incredibly cute together. They really calmed each other down and then enjoyed a nice photo shoot. After that, they had a Ketubah ceremony. The Rabbi had a great ceremony and read some of their Ketubah which was full of wonderful words.

The ceremony was also beautiful. I loved his big grin and thumbs up as she walked down the aisle and they were just all smiles the whole time. Once the ceremony was finished and they were official, they went of to do some more photos. The guests enjoyed cocktail hour and I loved the name cards on the elephants, so cute! The guests also took instant photos for the guest book while they were hanging out. I loved the decor for the reception! Each place had different china and the gold candle holders were on point. They had a wall of wedding photos and an incredible dessert bar!

At the reception, their friends sang and played guitar for the first dance. Their friends and family gave lovely toasts and everyone danced the night away!

We hope you enjoy this gorgeous couple’s big day!

Vendors:

Music – Chariot, by Jacob Lee, Licensed through Fyrfly

Venue – Twin Oaks Estate Wedding

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Kaysha Weiner

Flowers – Studio Fleurish

Bakery – Cute Cakes

DJ – DJ Phreek

Twin Oaks Estate Wedding

Johanna and Andre had celebrated their beautiful wedding at Villa de Amore Temecula. They rented a really awesome house right across the street from the venue and that’s where the girls got ready. It was great, so relaxing and a ton of space for everyone to do hair, makeup and pack up fun goodies for the reception. Johanna finished practicing her vows while getting her hair done. The girls enjoyed hanging out and then headed over to the Villa. Johanna’s dress was waiting for her there and we got beautiful shots of her getting dressed and posing in the getting ready room.

Andre and the groomsmen arrived a bit later to get ready. He had awesome cuff links that were from Zelda and Jared totally geeked out on it. The guys took some photos and hung out until the ceremony.

The ceremony was beautiful. Andre hadn’t seen her before the ceremony so it was so great to see his face as she walked down the aisle. Johanna almost lost her veil at the beginning and they laughed a ton. They had really great vows and they each mentioned video games which was super cute. Her girls had asked her earlier if she really wanted to leave in the part where she promised she’d play them with him. She thought it would be funny to include it and it was perfect.

After the ceremony, it’s tradition for the Villa de Amore Temecula to do a group shot with all the guests. Then the wedding party went around the grounds to do photos. The guests enjoyed cocktails and lawn games. Their reception was outside and since their wedding was on mother’s day, Johanna was so thoughtful to include roses at the tables for all the moms. One of Johanna’s friends sang some songs and there were such thoughtful speeches.

After dinner everyone moved inside for dancing. Their wedding party had so much fun and was on the dance floor all night! They had some late night snacks and a sweet send off.

Hope you enjoy this beautiful wedding!

Villa de Amore Temecula

 

Vendors:

Music – Little Romance, by Ingrid Michaelson, licensed through Songfreedom
Venue – Villa de Amore Temecula
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photography – Melissa Jewel
DJ – Ross Creations

Christine and Mike had a gorgeous Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding. It was the only day of rain in the whole month of May and they were hoping against all hope that the weather would change its course. Christine was watching her phone closely hoping for good news and lucky for her, the weather cleared up for just their ceremony and photo time! They were so excited and it made the getting ready time fun and upbeat. Everyone was so relieved that they’d be able to have their ceremony in the beautiful outside garden area. Christine and Mike shared gifts and cards with each other and we loved Christine and her dad seeing each other for the first time.

It was really fun filming this wedding because Christine and her two sisters are all getting married this year! Her brother in law to be officiated the ceremony and it was just really neat to see how close their family is. Their ceremony was beautiful and we loved their personal vows. It was a little tricky getting the unity candle to light with the weather but it was a small price to pay for the beautiful ceremony they dreamed of.

The reception was decorated beautifully and we loved all the details. The centerpieces were gorgeous and the dessert table looked yummy. The table assignments on the glass were so pretty. The guests had a lot of fun in the photobooth and at cocktail hour. The party got started and everyone had a wonderful time. Everyone gave really sweet toasts and Christine’s mom brought out fun masks for everyone to wear during the dance time. We hope you enjoy this beautiful wedding!

Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding

Vendors:

Venue – Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding

Planner – Sweet Blossom Weddings

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Katie Beverley

DJ – Positive Energy DJ

Flowers – My Splendid Sentiments

Photobooth – Pixter

Adriana and Shawn had a beautiful wedding at the Museum of Ventura County. Adriana and her girls got ready at Adriana’s office where she does skin care. They had fun doing exercises and stretches while everyone was getting their hair and makeup done. They also had tequila shots with a toast once everyone was ready. I couldn’t believe how relaxed and chill everyone was!

Shawn and his guys had a great time getting ready as well. He opened a gift from Adriana which was a beautiful handmade crane. They were also super relaxed and excited to start the day.

The two didn’t do a first look so we headed straight to the ceremony. We loved the way they decorated the ceremony. They had a tree covered in paper cranes to honor Shawn’s heritage and they had papel picado to celebrate Adriana’s. It was so incredibly beautiful. We’ve never been to the Museum of Ventura County so it was neat to wander around a bit and see the property.

The ceremony was lovely with a well spoken officiant and friend, readers and personal vows. After the ceremony, they did photos and cocktail hour. There was a video “robot” with guests in Hawaii who couldn’t make it. The cocktail hour area was so cool and everyone had a great time. At the reception, Shawn’s mom did a lovely Hawaiian dancing performance. They had sweet speeches and awesome dancing!

The guests all received mugs from Mexico filled with all sorts of goodies and of course everyone enjoyed the pinata at the end of the night. Shawn did “the worm” on the dance floor and Adriana changed into a beautiful silver dress for the after party. All the guests enjoyed a photobooth and an ice cream and cookie bar, yum!

Museum of Ventura County

Hope you enjoy!

Vendors:

Venue – Museum of Ventura County

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Fancy Free Photography

DJ – Bouquet Sound

Catering – Main Course California

Lighting/Photo Booth – In the Mix Events

 

Wow, what a fabulous event this was! We filmed this Escondido wedding at a private home and it was just fantastic. Chandra and Josh wanted to have a very different, non traditional wedding full of meaning and heart. They completely pulled that off. They only invited their closest family and friends and it was so intimate and sweet. I first met Chandra back in high school. I remember her being so cool, she was in a band!! She was a very talented singer and still is today. We reconnected through a mutual friend and I got to see her perform a couple times as Glinda in the musical Wicked! I even got a little tour back stage. That was pretty awesome. Fast forward to last year and she got engaged to the love of her life and wanted us to be there to capture her big day.

The day started with the guys and girls each getting ready. Everyone was so laid back and relaxed, they were having fun and just being in the moment. In fact, they had an unplugged wedding so everyone could really be in the moment with them. Her dress was so cool and I can honestly say it’s the first time I’ve seen one like that. I love that Chandra left Josh a Larabar, “just in case”, so sweet.

They didn’t see each other before the ceremony and it made her entrance so fun. They didn’t do a traditional processional, she just walked in and the ceremony started. The officiants did an incredible job describing the two and their love for one another. And their EPIC vows really said it all. All night we heard guests raving about how great their vows were. They really spent time crafting those sweet words to each other.

While they went off to sign documents and have a few photos, the guests enjoyed cocktails and snacks. The reception was also very non traditional with everyone sitting at one banquet table enjoying dinner together. They had a couple toasts, a first dance and cake cutting but the rest of the night was just mingling with desserts by the pool, frogs croaking in the background. The night was perfect in the cool Escondido air and everyone had a wonderful time. Hope you enjoy!!

escondido wedding

Escondido Wedding Venue – Private Home

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Music – Early News, by Dream City Orchestra, licensed through Songfreedom

 

Kristi and Brandon had a beautiful Temecula wedding at the Villa de Amore. Their wedding was on April Fool’s Day but there was only one joke all day and everything else was just love love love. They decided against a first look but instead did a gift exchange behind a door. It was really cute and a nice idea if you can’t decide on a first look. They got to chat with each other, calm the nerves and give each other sweet gifts. But he still was able to see his bride for the first time while she was walking down the aisle!

The guys and ladies each had some sweet moments together while they were getting ready. Kristi’s dad officiated the ceremony and had a nice moment with each group praying for them. Kristi had 5 little nieces running around who were so adorable! After they were finished getting ready and finished with their exchange, they all headed out to the ceremony. The verses about love all down the aisle were super neat and they had all their guests signing a wine bottle or box.

They had a sweet ceremony with touching vows. It was a nice day with beautiful weather as well! After the ceremony, the couple took beautiful photos all around the property. Their guests enjoyed cocktails and refreshments, bocce ball and corn hole. They had an awesome grand entrance with the one and only April fool’s joke. Kristi’s sister was pregnant and so they pretended she went into early labor! But then at the last minute she emerged for her entrance.

Brandon and Kristi had their first dance and their friends gave lovely toasts. After dinner they had a S’mores bar, cocktails, dancing and late night tacos. They all had an awesome time dancing in the perfect springtime evening.  It was a great Temecula wedding.

Congratulations you two on an awesome wedding!

Temecula Wedding

Vendors:

Music – Giving it all to you, by Haley and Michaels, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – Villa de Amore

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Melissa Jewel

DJ – Ross Creations

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