Brittany and Dan – Temecula Wedding Films

These two adorable lovebirds met when they were kids. They grew up together and eventually grew together as a couple. Their story is so great and we loved getting to capture it and create their wedding film. They got married at Villa de Amore in Temecula. They had a very small wedding party, only one person each and got ready with them and their families. Dan was so sweet with his mom and grandma and Brittany had some really sweet moments with her matron of honor. Once she was ready, she had a first look with her dad which was really sweet. Dan and Brittany didn’t have a first look and it was so worth seeing his face when she walked down the aisle!

At the welcome table, they had a Jenga game and everyone signed the pieces as the guest book. And the table assignments hung on macrame were a nice touch! We loved their personal vows and the fact that Dan taught Brittany to ride a bike. It’s so neat to see not only high school sweethearts but grade school sweethearts! They were showered with rose petals at the end of the ceremony, took a group photo and then headed out for some amazing photos.

On their wedding day there were fires pretty close to where we were. Luckily the winds went the other direction and we weren’t in any danger. And the smoke made for a gorgeous afternoon sky and sunset. The guests enjoyed a windy cocktail hour, drinks and food. And the reception details were very pretty. We loved the succulents on the cake, the glitter on the cupcakes and the flowers, especially Brittany’s bouquet.

They had really nice speeches, a lovely first dance and tons of people on the dance floor. With late night snacks of tacos, a super fun photo booth and a sunset cake cutting, the evening was just magical. We hope you enjoy this sweet couple!

Music – Begin by Elliot Middleton, licensed through Songfreedom
Venue – Villa de Amore
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photography – Leah Marie
DJ – Ross Creations
Flowers – Soiree Design
Cake – Elegance on Display

Wedding Party Gifts

Happy New Year!! Congratulations to all the newly engaged couples out there. How’s the planning going?

We have been working in weddings for over a decade now so we love to be able to help our couples find the right vendors for them as well as any other things they might need for their upcoming weddings. Please feel free to ask us for any vendor recommendations, we’re happy to help!

We recently discovered a couple of great websites to find all your wedding party gift needs!

The gifts are really neat! We got to try out their personalized tumblers over the Holiday break and we just love them! They are so cute and classy and they keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. How does it know…

Check out these beauties! I wish we had these when we got married for our wedding party! Check out all the other great things they sell on their website as well as these tumblers 🙂

Merry Christmas 2018 from SidebySide Cinema

Well, this is the 12th Christmas that we’ve been SidebySide…cheesy, yeah yeah I know… but that means we’re sharing our 12th Christmas card video with you! You never know what traditions you start that you’ll keep, but I’m so glad we’ve kept this one. It’s so fun and now it brings the whole family together. The kids are getting a little tougher to keep still but we can give them bigger speaking roles, yay!

So enjoy this one, and definitely check out all our old ones if you’re new to our cheesy tradition! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to an awesome 2018 🙂

check out our previous years!! 201720162015, 2014201320122012 bloopers, 20112011 bloopers201020092008 & 2007


Jenna + Cody – Twin Oaks Garden Estate

We were so honored when Jenna and Cody chose to work with us. We filmed Cody’s sister’s wedding seven years ago! They had a beautiful summer Twin Oaks Garden Estate Wedding. The bride got ready in the bridal room and had a lovely time with her ladies and her adorable niece and nephew to be. Her girls gave her a book where everyone had written letters to her and it was so sweet. We loved the sweet moment Cody had with his mom after he got ready. After they were both ready they had a time to pray together. It wasn’t a first look as they were hiding behind the door and just holding hands and it was a special time for the both of them. Jenna also had a first look with her dad and he showed off his awesome socks that said “of all our walks together, this one is my favorite”.

The ceremony was beautiful with a garden full of smiling faces. They did a cord ceremony and read personal vows that they each wrote to each other. We especially loved the flowy fabric that Jenny walked through and of course watching Cody see his bride for the first time was just great.

Following the ceremony everyone did photo time and cocktail hour. The light was so pretty and Jenna and Cody are so adorable together! Twin Oaks Garden Estate boasts many great pockets of hang out spots for cocktail hour. There’s a cute bar area, another spot full of succulents and a lawn perfect for lawn games.

The reception was in the tent and the decor was so beautiful. They had photos lining the shelves of the two and their family members. They had a donut wall, beautiful flowers and a sprig of rosemary at every place setting. After all the reception events they danced the night away! We hope you enjoy this fabulous couple!


Music – Divine Romance, by Phil Wickham, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – Twin Oaks Garden Estate

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Rachael Smith Photography

Flowers – MR Floral and Events

DJ – Mike Farmer

Lolita + Reynan – Japanese Friendship Gardens

Lolita and Reynan had a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Japanese Friendship Gardens in Balboa Park, San Diego! The two had a beautiful ceremony and small family dinner afterward. We loved all the venue details and their ceremony details. They had a really neat rock blessing ceremony where everyone came up one by one and put a blessing on a rock. Then they placed the rocks into a pretty box that the couple will keep as a beautiful decoration and memory from their wedding day!

We started the day filming the bride getting ready with her sister. They then had a super sweet first look. His reaction was so great and I loved how at the end they asked if each other were ready. And it was a confident yes from both of them of course! They had a lovely photo shoot after that. The ceremony was right by the koi pond and was so pretty! Lolita’s mom and brother walked her down the aisle and the couple shared personal vows. The flower girl and ring bearer, their niece and nephew were just the absolute cutest!

After the ceremony they did more photos with their family and friends and signed the marriage license. They did some photos in the lovely Balboa Park and then headed up to their intimate family dinner. The flowers were so pretty and the name tile coasters were fabulous. I loved their cake topper as well.

We hope you enjoy this lovely couple as much as we did!

Japanese Friendship Gardens


Music – I Belong to you, by Jacob Lee, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – Japanese Friendship Gardens

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photographer – Bethann Greenburg

Flowers – Artistic Florals

Ceremony Music – Caprice Strings

Decor – San Diego Linens

Nikki + TJ – Japanese Garden Wedding

We loved learning about Nikki and Tj’s story at their Japanese Garden wedding! They were high school sweethearts and have been together through college and now grad school. They had photos of their prom night for decoration, so cute! The girls got ready in downtown San Diego overlooking the bay and Nikki’s little sisters got her dressed. TJ got ready at a home with his wedding party. They had the most adorable first look at the hotel. TJ’s reaction was just great. After being together for 10 years, the buildup of emotion just overflowed. After their first look we did some photo time and then the two of them shared their personal vows together at Seaport Village. We have had a few couples do that lately and we love it, such a great idea!

The ceremony was at St. Gregory the Great church. We love filming there, so much natural light. After the ceremony everyone headed to the Japanese Friendship gardens in Balboa Park, San Diego. The couple did some photo time around Balboa Park and the rest of the guests enjoyed food, drinks and reception fun at the Japanese Garden Wedding! Each guest got a fun drawing of their name with animals. They received sandals for dancing and signed the guest book.

The reception kicked off with high energy with the grand entrance, first dance and a choreographed dance from the whole bridal party! It was really fun and such a fun way to get the party started. There were speeches and more dances, cake cutting and s’more roasting. We hope you enjoy this wonderful couple and their 10 years together. Congratulations!

Japanese Garden Wedding


Music – Day One, by Derek Gust, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – St. Gregory the Great and  Japanese Friendship Garden

Planner – The Best Wedding For You

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography –  Carrie McCluskey Photography

DJ – Elite British DJ

Catering – Personal Touch Dining

Florist: Camellia Wedding Flowers

Cake: Jennywennycakes

Rentals: San Diego Linens

Letterbrush Artists: Amusement Artists

Hair and Make up: Kc Witkamp

Transportation: Rolls Livery Featuring Rolls-Royce Wedding Cars

Japanese Garden Wedding

Ashley + Travis – Orfila Winery Wedding

It was so fun filming an Orfila Winery wedding! We live so close so it was really fun filming locally. Ashley and Travis make such a great couple. Ashley was so excited about her super sparkly dress and we loved it! So beautiful! She surprised Travis with a guitar as a wedding gift. He was so surprised and just loved it. He and the guys got ready in the barrel room and he gave them each knives with their initials. She and the girls got ready in the bridal suite and she gave her girls a bunch of fun goodies. I loved the way Ashley’s mom and Ashley looked at each other all day, such sweet mom and daughter moments.

The two didn’t have a first look and we loved watching Travis watch his bride come down the aisle. They had such a nice ceremony with kind words about the two. The vines on the hill made a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony.

The cocktail hour is just so beautiful at an Orfila Winery Wedding. The patio is just so lovely and all the guests enjoyed Orfila wine, yummy cocktails and lawn games. Ashley and Travis did their photo time out in the vineyard and it was just so pretty

At the reception, there was a fun photo booth, a cookie decorating station, sweet speeches and fun events! It was so incredibly sweet when Travis pulled out that brand new guitar to sing his new bride a song. Such a sweet moment. After all the events, the guests danced the night away with glow sticks. Ashley and Travis did a grand exit with bubbles. It was so pretty!

orfila winery wedding



Music – Alive, by Kyle Reynolds, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – Orfila Winery wedding

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Bohemia Del Mar

DJ – My DJs

Catering – Toast Catering

Cake – Eccentric International Chefs