Groomsman and Bridesmaids Gifts

We just love being able to share fun ideas for couples that go beyond the wedding. These are some really fun groomsmen and bridesmaid gift ideas. You can get them personalized for everyone in the wedding party and I really love that they are great to use for any occasion.

This cooler is really well made and such a great way to keep your fun drinks cool.

You can find this cooler here!

This weekender bag is perfect for the wedding day to store everything you need, but then to use again after, so useful and cute!

You can find this here!

This is another well made bag for toiletries. I love the leather accents and it has great storage.

You can find this here!

Alex + Eric – Love Story Elopement

A few months into the pandemic, most of our 2020 weddings had been postponed to 2021 or 2022. One of our couples reached out to ask if they could postpone AND have us film their elopement on their original date! We of course loved the idea and we’re sharing that wedding film now 🙂

We went to Riverside to Alex and Eric’s own backyard to film the smallest ceremony we’ve ever filmed! It was just the two of them and their friend who officiated.

We went into town to do their first dance some photo time at Eric’s brewery, it was so cool!

I just love how they embraced the situation and made the day their own honoring that first date they had their heart on.

We eventually had the privilege of filming their full wedding a year later!

One of our favorite things about what we do is that ultimately we are story tellers…no matter what the story is or how the story changes, we’re there for it and we’re going to capture it. Enjoy!!


50 Year wedding Anniversary

These two had a beautiful celebration of their wonderful marriage of fifty years! They were planning on a bigger party but because of the pandemic, decided on having a small celebration and a larger one in the future. This celebration included their children and grandchildren at their home in San Diego.

The day was lovely. They had a beautiful ceremony including their whole family in the ceremony so they were all in the wedding and guests at the same time.

Then they had a beautifully intimate dinner in their home, then the family surprised them by putting together a musical performance! What a fun, talented family. We so enjoyed working with this family.


Heather + Nick – San Diego Botanical Gardens

Heather and Nick had a wonderfully whimsical wedding with Harry Potter vibes after 9 3/4 years together. They spoke their vows at the San Diego Botanic Garden, such a beautiful venue filled with flowers, trees and succulents. The flowers were amazing at this wedding along with all the details. They had a really cool bird (owl?) cage for notes and cards and the name cards on each place setting were just so cool! They had an intimate first look in the privacy of the trees and had a glorious photo session.

Their friend officiated and it was a great ceremony with laughs and wonderful words of hope. The party time was off the hook with the gorgeous reception setting, super fun dancing and amazing cheesecake that was brought in from out of town.

We hope you enjoy this lovely garden wedding, and slight blast from the past, one of the last weddings we did before the pandemic!




Venue – San Diego Botanic Gardens

Planner – Breezy Day Weddings

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Heidi-O Photo

Steven + Jake – Intercontinental

Steven and Jake were supposed to have their big day in March of 2020. We were less than a week away from the wedding when we got the news of everything shutting down. We were really bummed but were hoping it would just be two weeks haha. Exactly one year later, Steven and Jake finally got to celebrate with their family and friends atop the Intercontinental in San Diego! It was definitely a different wedding than usual because guests were social distancing, wearing masks and not dancing (since we weren’t allowed to!). But regardless of what was going on in the world, you’ll see they still had a wonderful and fun day.

We loved their Pokemon guest book and their dessert spread was amazing! The guests had a super fun time in the photo booth and enjoying the beautiful view of the ocean from the balcony.

I loved their speech, hoping that the world can be back to normal soon, we hope you enjoy!





Venue – Intercontinental

Planner – Sweet Blossoms Weddings

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Asix Imagery

DJ – High Profile Entertainment

Flowers – Chic Flowers

Officiant – Deborah Young

Merry Christmas 2021 – Our 15th Annual Video!!

Hey everyone! This year was just a wild ride wasn’t it? (that’s what I said last year but I think it still works for 2021…)

We don’t share many personal videos, but once a year we do! Enjoy our FIFTEENTH annual Christmas card video! And if you’re new here, check out our old ones too! (p.s. we are aware we’re super dorks ok)

Check out our previous years!! 2020, 20192018201720162015, 2014201320122012 bloopers, 20112011 bloopers201020092008 & 2007

And if you’re still reading, a little backstory: We got married November 2007 so by the time we got back from our honeymoon and moving and all the wedding/marriage things, we just didn’t even think about Christmas cards that first year. So in the 11th hour, literally on Christmas Eve, we thought of making that very first video. It took no time at all and it was just silly. Then we said to ourselves, “we should do this every year!” And then we did! They have clearly gotten more involved over the years but they are no more well planned. We always have a whole year to figure out an idea and every single time we wait until the last minute…So enjoy our silly little tradition!


Amanda + Rey – Temecula Wedding Film

This was a 2020 wedding that was actually not a Covid wedding! In fact, when they hired us it was pretty funny because they told us that their original plan was to have a very small wedding and their guest list actually increased over time instead of decreased like so many of our other couples!

These two rented a really cool property in Temecula overlooking the valley. They were able to have all of the festivities in one place and it was really nice. Amanda had a lovely time with a couple of friends and her mom. She added some special trinkets to her bouquet including a friendship ring from her best friend. It was so funny because her best friend and maid of honor was wearing hers that day and they were so excited that they had each kept their rings! They’ve been besties since elementary school and it was so cute.

The ceremony was so beautiful. The two wrote personal vows. All the guests wrote their wishes for the couple on pieces of paper that were then planted into an olive tree by the couple. I really love when people incorporate plants in their wedding because how fun that they will be able to have something at their home for years to come from their wedding.

They had wonderful personal vows and it was a very meaningful ceremony. After the ceremony they did some photos and the guests had some food and drinks. The reception was ultimately a dinner party with their closest family and friends. They had a couple of speeches but mostly just hung out and spent time together. It was really a lovely event.

We wish you both the best and we hope everyone enjoys their wedding film!


Location – Temecula, CA

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Bree & Stephen Photography

Flowers – Fantasy Floral Design