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

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