Kristen + Jason – Del Mar Wedding Films

Jason and Kristen had an absolutely beautiful Del Mar wedding! They were hoping the sun would come out for some of the day and they certainly got their wish as they had a beautiful day. They got ready at the lovely L’Auberge Del Mar which is where their reception was as well. Kristen got ready with her ladies and her mother in law and sister in law. All her details were so nice and we loved the dress! The guys hung out together as well and we loved all their individual cuff links, all super heroes!

The two had a first look and then read their vows to each other. We have had a couple of couples do this and it’s so great! We also thought it was cute that they used rainbow unicorn notebooks to write their vows in. We all enjoyed the beautiful sunshine for some photo time and then headed to Seagrove Park for the ceremony.

The ceremony overlooked the ocean and was windy and lovely. The flowers were beautiful and you can’t beat the view of a Del Mar wedding! After the ceremony, everyone joined cocktail hour at L’Auberge Del Mar on one of their balconies. After that, everyone headed to the upper balcony for dinner and toasts. There were awesome speeches and a beautiful first dance. I loved Kristen’s dad’s speech and why he liked Jason so much.

After dinner, everyone moved downstairs for some awesome dancing and photobooth time. They also did their cake cutting there and Kristen was in her second dress as well. They danced the night away! We hope you enjoyed this beautiful wedding and these two lovely people. Congratulations you two 🙂

del mar wedding

Music – The Way I am, by Ingrid Michaelson, licensed through Songfreedom
Venue – L’Auberge Del Mar
Planner – Lavish Weddings
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photography – Vallentyne Photography
DJ – Mike Officer
Cake – Porto’s Bakery
Flowers – MR Floral
Hair/Makeup – Design Visage
Rentals – Platinum Event Rentals and Concepts Event Design
Photobooth – Pixter

Becky + Trevor – Los Willows Wedding

We had so much fun at Becky and Trevor’s beautiful Los Willows wedding. I met Becky years ago through my mom and she told me years ago that when she got married someday she wanted us to film her wedding! That makes this wedding so special to us. Now about this wedding. Trevor is a Batman fan and she’s a Disney fan, especially Beauty and the Beast. Well, really they are both Disney fans and they included so many Disney elements into their day! Becky decorated her shoes to look like Belle, and she brought a frying pan for the first “look” to reenact a scene from the movie Tangled. They didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony so they thought this would be a fun twist on the first look. He was blindfolded and she recreated the scene where Rapunzel is going to hit Flynn with the frying pan. So fun!

We loved how Trevor arrived to his ceremony in the little red convertible! At the ceremony, the officiant shared a bit about how the two met, became friends, and eventually started dating. They even shared their first kiss at Disneyland! The two wrote personal vows that were so sweet, meaningful and funny and there were a lot of laughs and tears.

After the ceremony Becky and Trevor took a boat ride around the lake and all the guests enjoyed the beautiful grounds and cocktail hour. There were a lot of fun Disney references on all the centerpieces which Becky made herself and the gobo was a Batman logo for Trevor. The reception was so nice and the weather was great! The whole wedding party danced the grand entrance and the first dance was so sweet. I loved Becky’s dad’s speech. He referenced so many Disney movie lines and it was really funny and he had the whole room laughing.

After all the dancing the couple had a grand exit with sparkling lights and a send off in the boat. It’s a neat thing they do for Los Willows wedding. Thank you for having us there to celebrate! We so enjoyed telling your story and we wish you the very best! Congratulations you two.

los willows wedding

Music – Derek Gust, the Aisle, licensed through Songfreedom
Venue – Los Willows
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photography – Shadowcatcher
DJ – Prosound
Flowers – Liz Barranon


Taylor + Mark – Coronado Wedding

Taylor and Mark have such a lovely story, meeting through friends and hitting it off right away. They had a Coronado wedding overlooking the beautiful San Diego Bay. The weather was wonderful and everyone was all smiles all day. They have a beautiful son who was part of the wedding in his little suit. Their Coronado wedding was such a beautiful day with a gorgeous sunset to boot.

Taylor’s crew were hilarious. They were laughing and full of energy the entire getting ready time. The adorable flower girl was funny too and had some great lines throughout the morning. The guys took some photos together and then everyone headed to the very end of the Loews Coronado Hotel for the ceremony.

The two did not see each other before the ceremony, it’s always so sweet to see the groom’s face when he sees the bride in her gown for the first time! I loved the mirror sign at the entrance of the ceremony and all the flowers were so beautiful! Mark and Taylor had wonderful personal vows that were both funny and meaningful.

Taylor and Mark had some lovely sunset photos during cocktail hour. We loved the flowers and seashell names. The reception was beautiful with really funny and sweet speeches, an awesome cake and amazing dancing. They even smeared cake on each other’s faces! They were so fun and really looked like they enjoyed their wedding day. We hope you enjoy these two and their beautiful wedding day!

Music – All for You, by Light the Heat, licensed through The Music Bed
Venue – Loew’s Coronado Bay Resort
Planner – First Comes Love
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photography – Narrative Images
DJ – Music Phreek
Flowers – Organic Elements
Music – Caprice Strings
Rentals – Concepts Event Design
Cake – Babycakes
Hair/Makeup – A Toast to Beauty

Maggie + Seth – Point Loma Wedding

Maggie and Seth celebrated their Point Loma wedding at Maggie’s parent’s house and at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse. The two met online and were so pleasantly surprised with each other. They have traveled together, fought causes together and now planned a wedding together. They love coming up with new ways to save the environment and so their wedding had lots of unique details that they hand made to do so. All the bouquets and boutonnieres were handmade with recycled fabric and also reusable as decor. They also had some of these handmade flowers as decoration at the event. Her parent’s have lots of plants and flowers growing everywhere so they used the natural surroundings for everything else.

The two had their first look on the cliff overlooking the ocean with the wind in their hair. It was beautiful and so touching the way they spoke with each other. They were very excited to finally be getting married! The wedding party all wore dresses and suits of their choosing and had a fun time taking photos together. The ceremony was fun with unique quotes from the wedding party on the program and great music provided by Lee Coulter. They had a chuppah leading the way and all their family and friends to celebrate them.

After the ceremony the guests enjoyed cocktail hour and dinner at the same time. There were various food stations set up with amazing dishes including sushi, macaroni and cheese and steak. The guests could then walk around enjoying drinks, food and company. They had a welcome toast there and then everyone headed over to Tom Ham’s Lighthouse.

Maggie and Seth continued their Point Loma wedding with photos, dessert, coffee, speeches and dances at their second location. They had a beautiful day and we hope you enjoy!

Music – Sun Daze by Falls, licensed through Soundstripe
Venue – Private Home and Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
Planner – Sweet Blossom Weddings
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photography – Lucid Images
DJ – Still Listening Productions and Lee Coulter
Flowers – Handmade
Dessert – Kuba Kreations
Rentals – Concepts Event Design and To Be Designed
Makeup – Wendy Fisher

Catering – Root Cellar


Jennifer + Keith – Temecula Creek Inn

Jennifer and Keith had an absolutely beautiful wedding day at Temecula Creek Inn. Jennifer got ready at the cutest rental in Temecula with her big bridal party and family. The girls all had a wonderful time together getting ready, laughing and praying together. Her dress was so delicate and I loved her earrings. Keith got ready at Temecula Creek Inn. We loved his boutonniere!

Jennifer headed to the venue as well after she got ready and had a first look with her dad and brother. She gave gifts and both the girls and guys had photo time separately. The two didn’t see each other for the first time until the ceremony! The ceremony decor was so lovely, with the flowers, the globe where everyone had traveled from and the Bible guest book where guests would highlight their favorite verses. The ring bearers were so cute one pulling the other down the aisle. And of course Keith seeing his bride for the first time was great.

After the ceremony the guests all headed to cocktail hour. The nice thing about Temecula Creek Inn is that everything is in the same area. So the guests don’t have far to walk. The table chart on the wood pallet was a nice touch and the desserts inside the stone house looked amazing. Us and the photographers captured some really great photo time at magic hour. I mean, are you kidding me?! These two were so adorable and the light was just perfect.

The grand entrance, dancing, speeches and other events were so fun, lively and heartfelt. The guests got to enjoy freshly made espresso drinks as the night cooled off and yummy donuts. Many of the guests were from Texas so they also had a lot of awesome line dancing throughout the night.

Hope you enjoy!!

Temecula Creek Inn

Music – Forever Starts Today, by Tim Halperin, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – Temecula Creek Inn

Planner – The Best Wedding for you

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Katie Fitzgerald

DJ – Elite British DJ

Flowers – Ever Bloom Design Co

Jen + Jay – Long Beach Wedding Films

Jen and Jay had their Long Beach Wedding at the Museum of Art. The two love to dance and that theme ran through their story. We just loved that! They talked about it in their vows, their friends talked about it in the speeches, and the two performed choreographed dances. They even had all the table named different types of dances and hand painted watercolor and drawings!

Jay was a little nervous and emotional as the day began and nothing could wipe the smile from Jen’s face. As guests entered the museum, they were welcomed with an instant photo taken which they could then add to the fun string art of California. It was a fun and unique welcome booth. The ceremony was overlooking the ocean and outside. Jen and Jay not only had lovely personal vows, but their officiant told their story as well. We loved seeing the joy on everyone’s face during the ceremony but Jay’s reaction when Jen came down the aisle was the best! We just love seeing that! This wedding is also proof that you can have a first look and still have a great reaction down the aisle.

The reception was just full of fun. The speeches were really great, the decor was simple and beautiful and the guests even got to wander through the museum during cocktail hour to check out the installations. Each of the bridal party for the grand entrance did a fun dance and of course our dancing couple made a fun entrance as well. The dance floor was packed and everyone had a wonderful time. We hope you enjoy this Long Beach wedding!!

From the happy couple:

Long Beach Wedding

Long Beach Wedding

Music – Chariot by Jacob Lee and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Licensed through Songfreedom
Venue – Long Beach Museum of Art
Planner – Kate’s the Key
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photography – Jessica Grazia Mangia
DJ – DaShaun DJ Quick
Flowers – Sweet Pea Florist

Marley + Keith – Marriott Marquis Wedding

We had such a lovely time working with Marley and Keith. We filmed Marley’s brother’s wedding a few years ago and just loved working with their family.  Marley and Keith met at a comedy club and comedy and laughter are at the center of their friendship and relationship. We even filmed a quick little clip during their wedding day of a little skit they do as a comedy duo Sweet Puppy. Keith’s getting ready time was a hoot and Marley had some sweet moments with her girls.

The ceremony followed a Ketubah signing and was on the roof of the Marriott Marquis. We just loved their vows and how they were such good storytellers with them. They each spoke of their feelings throughout the early time of their relationship, each adding in a bit of fun and funny to the serious and meaningful. They seem to have such a great balance of those things in their life together.

Marley’s parents gave a lovely toast to kick off the reception. After the grand entrance and first dance Marley changed into her reception dress which was covered in giant white sequins, it was so fabulous! They did some fun sunset photos and enjoyed the rest of the reception festivities.

We loved all the succulents and ferns in the floral arrangements and the figs on the cake were a nice touch. The speeches were funny as expected and Marley’s parents surprised the two with a live band for dancing. Marley and Keith not only love comedy but they love dancing as well so they got some amazing dance sets in during the band time. They danced the night away and had fun in the photobooth. This wedding was so much fun and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

From the couple: SidebySide made a beautiful wedding video for my brother and so I wanted them for my special day 4 years later. What impressed me most is that they do NOT have a cookie cutter approach. We asked for some things to be similar and some things to be different from the work they did for my brother’s wedding, and they listened carefully to our requests – providing a product that is exactly what my husband and I wanted! I highly recommend.

Marriott Marquis

Music – Sunshine (instrumental) by The Northern Lights, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – Marriott Marquis

Planner – The Party Link

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photographer –  Darryn St. John Photography