Negin + Tom – Camarillo Wedding Film

Negin and Tom had a wonderful wedding back in January. They had a small backyard micro wedding before micro weddings were all the rage! haha. Not two months after their wedding did the world shut down. But we were so thankful we were able to film some weddings before all the 2020 shutdown of events began.

Tom’s parents hosted this wonderful day at their home. My parents and Tom’s parents go waaaay back. My mom went to school with his mom and so it was really neat that we could be there with them to capture this incredible day. The two had a small wedding party, just Tom’s sister (we’ll be filming her wedding next!) and Tom’s best friend.

They had a first look at the museum nearby their house for some beautiful photo time and then they had their ceremony in the same park. At their ceremony they showed some videos that Negin’s family in Iran recorded for her since they weren’t able to make it. It was another foreshadow of events to come with virtual attendance! Tom’s dad officiated the ceremony and they walked Negin down the aisle since her parents couldn’t be there.

The cocktail hour and reception were back at Tom’s parents’ house. They had a tent set up in the back yard and it was such a wonderful set up. They had a wonderful set up of food, drinks and a fantastic dessert bar! I mean, churros, apple crisp, salted caramel brownie bites, come on!!

We really had a wonderful time up in Camarillo with these two lovely people on their special day. We wish them the best and hope you enjoy their wedding film!

Vendors:

Venue – Private Home

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Katie Moos Photography

DJ – DJ RayRay

Catering – Seasons Catering

Rentals – Party Pleasers

Cake – A Gift of Taste

Flowers – Camarillo Flower Shop and Gifts

Heather and Eric – Ramona Wedding Films

We have seriously been blessed with some of the best couples ever! We were so lucky to be working with this family again and we just loved catching up with the whole family. The venue was absolutely beautiful and Heather and Eric had the sweetest day.

The guys got ready in the cellar and the girls had a cabin for their getting ready time. I loved Heather’s hair piece (and it had to get sewn on to her head!!) and she decorated her getting ready room with her favorite quotes from Friends, so fun! And the guys enjoyed laughing together. After they got ready, Heather’s girls prayed for her and she was surprised by an out of town guest! They didn’t do a first look but they did hold hands around a corner to pray together, and Heather did a first look with her dad.

Their ceremony was in front of a beautiful huge oak tree. One of the bridesmaids played guitar and sang during the unity sand ceremony and the officiant had a lovely message for everyone. After the ceremony everyone went up to the cave for cocktail hour for yummy treats, drinks and games! It was a really warm day but everyone had an amazing time. Heather and Eric took amazing photos by the lake and through the vineyard.

The reception was so much fun! They had wonderful speeches and kept getting hints throughout the night about what their gifted honeymoon would be! The dancing was off the hook and all the guests danced for hours. They had a churro and ice cream station later on which was absolutely fabulous. And at the very end of the night they had a bubble exit for the send off. We hope you enjoy these two lovelies as much as we did!

Vendors:

Venue – Milagro Winery

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Gabriel Conover

Leslie + Jared – Prado San Diego Wedding

Leslie and Jared had such an incredible wedding day! They have been married for a while, have had three lovely children and finally got to have their big celebration! They all traveled down to San Diego from Alaska in January to escape the freezing temperatures and enjoy some lovely SD weather. They got to have a little family vacation and renew their vows at the same time!

They got ready at the U.S. Grant in downtown SD and the kids were so incredibly adorable. I loved how the boys were investigating all the makeup supplies and little boys in suits are always the cutest thing ever. Their daughter was so sweet as well and it was so fun seeing them be all excited about the day with their parents.

Leslie and Jared had a first look with each other and with the boys in front of the hotel, it was so cute and special. We all went to the Prado after that for photos and preparing for the ceremony. They held the ceremony inside the Prado and then flipped it during the cocktail hour into the reception space. It was so pretty. I LOVED the stationary. It was all beautiful watercolors that were themed to reflect where the couple lives in Alaska. All the table names/pictures were different animals and just so beautifully done. The flowers and cake were also amazing!

They had a sweet ceremony officiated by the friend who officiated their vows the first time as well and they had lovely personal vows that were so deep encompassing the last 6 years of their life together. The cocktail hour was so nice in the courtyard of the Prado with live music and amazing food. After the ceremony area was flipped into the reception area, the party started. The grand entrance was so fun and just got the energy started off right! They had a live band for the reception, and just so much fun energy for the whole night. They had so much fun. Hope you enjoy!!

From the couple: “I’m a pretty dumb guy and wedding videography hadn’t really registered in my brain as a thing until the missus and I started planning our big to do. I confess I was hesitant a bit at first . . .I have zero regrets. Videography is critical to capturing and holding onto the vibe of the big day. Jared and Danielle are a fun couple, so they know how to get the fun of the day into their work. Sometimes the fun is a glance between bridesmaids or a sideward remark from a groomsman. Along with the laughter they also capture the pauses, the silence when it’s most meaningful. The capture the environment, the friends, the family, the memory. There is no better team.”

Vendors:

Music – Licensed through Soundstripe

Venue – U.S. Grant and Prado

Planner – Bliss Events

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photographer – Brant Bender Photography

Flowers – Thistle and Dew

Stationary – Love Notes Stationary

Cake – Cake San Diego

Groom Gift idea

Of course the best gift of the wedding day is the celebration, but if you’re looking for a gift for the groom, here’s a really sweet idea. This personalized wooden valet is a great option for a side table by the bed to store all your items like your wedding ring, watch and tablet!

Be sure to check out Groovy Groomsmen Gifts for more options!

Monica and Kristian – Immaculata Wedding

Monica and Kristian had a beautiful and amazing fun wedding this past fall. They got ready at the Hilton Mission Bay which is also where their reception was later. It was such a nice day with the coastal breeze flowing into the getting ready rooms. Monica was all smiles all day, laughing with her sisters and wedding party and the cutest little flower girl. After she got her dress on, she shared some special moments with her mom and dad. Monica and Kristian sent each other really sweet gifts and the guys all said wonderful things about Kristian.

Their ceremony was at the gorgeous Immaculata on the USD campus. They had a traditional Catholic ceremony and the priest was so entertaining! He actually sang the song Kung Fu Fighting during their ceremony and I have to say that is a first for us. It was so great. The two also handed out communion together which was also a first, but such a great way for the couple to greet their guests.

After their ceremony, they took some beautiful photos on the USD campus. The reception was back at the Hilton Mission Bay. The guests all joined cocktail hour overlooking the bay as the sun went down. Our favorite detail from cocktail hour was the names of the cocktails themselves! Anyone out there an Office fan? They not only used those names for their drinks, those are actually the names of their cats! They also had some live music during the cocktail hour and during dinner time.

They had invited a large amount of guests so they started out with a huge group photo after the grand entrance. Entertainment included a photobooth, wonderful speeches, and tons of dancing. They had a beautifully fun and joy filled day and we hope you enjoy their highlight film!

Vendors:

Music – Kiss Me, by Ed Sheeran, licensed through fyrfly

Venue – Hilton Mission Bay and Immaculata at USD

Planner – The Best Wedding for You

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography & Photobooth – Andy King Photography

Hair and Make up – Knight & Veil Hair and Make up

Cake – Babycakes

Ceremony Musicians – Vintage Strings

DJ – Marvel Entertainment

Cocktail Musicians –  Bolero Sol

Florist – Organic Elements

Rentals – APR Fine Linen & Rentals

Natalie + Richard – The Grand Tradition

Natalie and Richard celebrated their beautiful wedding day at The beautiful Grand Tradition in Fallbrook. We loved running into one of our past couples at this wedding and getting to check in with them. The day was beautiful with no clouds in the sky. At the venue there are separate getting ready rooms and so the guys and girls each got ready with some yummy snacks and champagne. Once they all were ready and had a toast with their friends, Natalie and Richard finally got to see each other.

They had their first look behind the mansion and a beautiful photo shoot after that. Natalie’s dress was just lovely with the slight off the shoulder look and their flowers were beautiful, and Richard’s smile just says it all. Their ceremony was down by the water and Natalie’s dad officiated. He had some lovely things to say about the two of them, but their personal vows were just so incredibly sweet. I love that Natalie got teary when she didn’t expect to.

After the ceremony they took some more photos and everyone else enjoyed cocktails and delicious food in front of the mansion. The Grand Tradition has so many cool areas for everyone to enjoy different aspects of the wedding day. The fun was just beginning though because the reception was off the hook! First, the grand entrance got things going great with lots of energy and fun! They had a photobooth that was almost never empty, and they even had a boba tea station, which was so fun and something we’ve never seen before.

We just had so much fun with these two at The Grand Tradition, hope you enjoy!

Vendors:

Music – Like You Do, by Simple Thieves, licensed through Soundstripe

Venue – Grand Tradition Estate

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Tim Otto

DJ – DJ 3 Style

Photobooth – Pixter

Flowers – I Do Flowers

Boba – Kung Fu Tea

Hair/Makeup – Shade and Strand

Ashley + Zac – Longshadow Winery

Ashley and Zac had such a gorgeous wedding at Longshadow Winery in Temecula! The venue is beautiful, rustic and sweet with horses, vineyards and a really nice building where the reception was. Ashley and Zac met in high school and the first time he saw her, he said to himself that he was going to marry her. And sure enough, he did! The wedding was so beautiful, we loved all the personal touches and the colors were really great for the venue. The dark reds and blush were great contrast with the rustic feel.

Ashley got ready with her ladies upstairs in the barn overlooking where the reception was going to be. Her dress and hair/makeup were so beautiful! The two decided to not do a first look and we just absolutely loved their first look as she came down the aisle! Ashley wanted us to get a drone shot of her approach with her dad on the horse and carriage that went around the venue before dropping them off. I’m so glad she asked because it was so fun. As she made it down the aisle, Zac’s face said it all. Not only that but he had to lean on the best man for support. It was so great. Ashley was brought to tears as well. The officiant told parts of their story and their personal vows told the rest. We just love getting to learn a little about our couples through the words at the ceremony and speeches during receptions.

The reception decor was beautiful. We loved the seating chart on the old door, the gorgeous engagement photos on the tables and the fabulous dessert table. The reception was full of fun and energy. From a photobooth that was rarely empty, to smashing cupcakes in each other’s faces, to singing happy birthday to the ring bearer who fell asleep on the job. The dancing was also off the hook.

We had so much fun working with you two and we wish you the best! Congratulations.

From the couple: LOVE it! You guys did such a great job! We love love love the highlight video and really appreciate you capturing the ceremony and reception activities so well! I also really appreciate you guys capturing the overhead shot of the carriage – I know that was a special request and truly appreciate that you made it happen!

Vendors:

Music – Starts with a Breath, by Willis – Licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – Longshadow Winery

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography –  Ashleigh Mitchell Photography

Catering – Temecula Royal Crown

Flowers – Kristin Smith Floral Concepts

DJ – DJ Pro Sound

Farm Tables – Temecula Farm Tables

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