Noah Bar Mitzvah

We have worked with Noah’s family for years at their family and business events. We have enjoyed watching their family, especially their two youngest grow up! They are so sweet and their kids are so great as well. I even did a super fun video camp for the kids over the summer where they made a music video together!

Well Noah turned 13 as well this summer and had an amazing Bar Mitzvah celebration just like his brother did last year. Noah is in a band and so the theme was so fun. All the guests who arrived could notice the theme right away as they greeted bouncers at the door who grilled them before giving them their VIP pass, hand stamp, and “money” to spend at the merch table.

The decor was headphones and everything was red and blue. They had a wood fired pizza food truck and then a really fun food vendor that cooked food with blow torches! That was really clever and fun. PB&J and milk were tray passed too. When all the guests first arrived, they could get their hair spray painted or makeup done and they could play games with the DJ.

The most exciting part of the night was when Noah got up with his band and performed. The whole family even had a fun family performance, and then he also performed with the hired band as well. It was so fun and the crowd loved it! The rockstar theme was so on point throughout the whole night and all the kids and adults had so much fun.

We hope you enjoy!!

Video – SidebySide Cinema

MC/DJ/Party Pumper – Benjamin Productions

Band – Liquid Blue

Hair Entertainment – Funky Hair

Food – Gastro Garage

Wedding Favors

There are so many decisions big and small for weddings. One of those is favors. Then there is the choice of what favors to go with! Today I’m sharing a website where you can find so many really cute options for favors! They sent us some samples to check out for ourselves and they are really cute. I especially love the hugging bear salt and pepper shakers, and the LOVE magnets. Be on the lookout, you might find one of these things in your wedding film package!

Ana + Kevin – Hotel Del Coronado Wedding

Wow, what a beautiful Hotel Del Coronado wedding! Ana and Kevin had a smaller, more intimate wedding, looking over the water in gorgeous Coronado California. The two sealed their vows and their families (including each of their children) at a beautiful and intimate ceremony led by their friend. The flowers and welcome sign were so pretty, and the sign in book was so clever! It was a book about past love stories at Coronado, so cute! During the ceremony we got to hear a bit about how they met and fell in love. Their personal vows were so touching and emotion filled. They are also so incredibly fun! Ana and Kevin were all smiles all day and full of energy.

After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed signature cocktails on the beach while listening to a live guitarist jam away. Ana and Kevin had a super fun photo shoot for part of the time and then joined cocktail hour with their guests. The reception room was just gorgeous! The desserts, the lighting and the flowers were all just so pretty and tied the room together fabulously. And of course the view of the beautiful beach and sunset from the reception hall was the cherry on top.

The reception was full of fun fun fun. Ana’s daughter choreographed the first dance with a few different songs and styles of dancing. It was so fun and the crowd went wild. After the speeches and the other reception events, all the guests were on the dance floor all night long. This was such a fun crowd of people and we just had so much fun with Ana and Kevin at their Hotel Del Coronado wedding. We hope you enjoy this wedding film!


Music – Dunes, by Wolfram Gruss, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – Hotel Del Coronado

Planner – Monarch Weddings

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Half Full Photography

Flowers – My Splendid Sentiment

Cake – Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.

DJ – Vario Weddings

Rentals – APR Event Rentals & Brilliant Event Lighting

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Brennan + Ryan – The Dana on Mission Bay

We had such a great time with Brennan and Ryan at their Dana on Mission Bay wedding! They are so fun, young and full of energy. There were a couple of really fun things they did at their getting ready time that we liked. Brennan had tattoos made up with Ryan’s face for the bachelorette party and she had some extras so she put one on right by the garter to surprise Ryan later. I can honestly say we have never seen this before! Brennan and Ryan shared letters with each other and Brennan took a shot with her dad. The kids included in the wedding were so adorable and fun too.

The two did not have a first look and so Ryan first saw his bride coming down the aisle for the first time. It was great to see how happy he was and I loved watching Brennan and her dad laughing together all the way down the aisle. Their colors were blues and purples and their ceremony was overlooking the San Diego Bay. They did a sand ceremony and were all smiles the whole time.

They had the most amazing sunset on their wedding day at the Dana on Mission Bay. We got some amazing shots of the two of them with the beautiful skies. The reception was pretty with the blues and purples and so much fun! These two have boundless energy, especially Brennan, she was dancing non stop the whole entire night. The best man and maid of honor gave really nice toasts, along with Brennan’s dad who was so funny. They had a photobooth and a slideshow playing in the foyer, and a lovely memorial table.

Hope you enjoy!


Music – When we Get Together, by Giants of Industry, licensed through FyrFly

Venue – The Dana on Mission Bay

Planner – Love Lea Weddings

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Zelo Photography

DJ – DJ Guy

Bakery – Flour Power

Flowers – I Do Flowers for You


Lara + Chris – Ponte Winery Wedding

Lara and Chris had a beautiful springtime Ponte Winery Wedding in Temecula’s beautiful wine country. The day was just beautiful with amazing weather and just a wonderful ceremony and reception. The two got ready in the stone houses that the venue provides. The guys hung out and played corn hole on a personalized set. Lara had a sweet moment with her mom and her mom helped her with her beautiful dress. Lara and Chris had their first look and it was so cute, they were both so excited and happy!

We met Lara and Chris because we filmed Chris’ brother’s wedding a few years back! So cool getting to see our former couples again, we just love that. The ceremony backdrop was full of vineyards and beautiful skies. We love how Ponte Winery does weddings because even though they still keep their tasting room open, they keep the ceremony and reception blocked off so that couples can still have intimate and private events. I loved the colorful flowers on the vineyard backdrop, so pretty!

The reception was also beautiful, decked out in flowers and cute table signs that showed Chris and Lara at each age corresponding with the table number. This is such a cute idea to get people moving around the room and skip a growing up slide show. The reception was so fun! The bridal party had an epic grand entrance with everyone getting into it, and the speeches were pretty funny with a lot of brother razzing going on. They danced for hours after all the events and there were some really fun dancers out there!

We loved working with these two and I hope you enjoy their wedding film!

From the father of the bride:

“Tell them they did a spectacular job on the video productions – their artistic sense is amazing, and their camera work fantastic.  Even my close friend who works in Hollywood commented on some of the camera work, especially the focus pulls and slider shots.

You chose the best for your wedding!”

Thank you so much, that means the world!!


Music – License through Songfreedom

Venue – Ponte Winery Wedding

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – We Heart Photography

Cake – Cakes to Celebrate

Flowers – Sweet Flowers

DJ – DJ Good Times

Anna + David – Scripps Seaside Forum Wedding

This wedding was just so much fun! Anna and David knew they wanted to get married at the Scripps Seaside Forum for a long time, so they took the soonest date they could and planned their beautiful and fun wedding from there. Anna and her bride crew and adorable puppy all got ready at her family’s house while the guys got ready at Scripps Seaside Forum. I had to do some creative editing with the guys as their hang man game got a little out of hand, but they had a great time. The girls finished getting ready at Scripps as well and we had a great time laughing about Anna’s dress. At some point they got off by a button and so it took a while to get her dress on. I love that she had a wonderful attitude about it and laughed throughout the whole day.

David and Anna had their first look overlooking the beautiful coastline and then Anna got to see her dad and twin brother too. They did some photo time and then had a beautiful ceremony on the cliff. The Scripps Seaside Forum is just a beautiful place for weddings, and all the words by Ceremonies by Bethel and of course the bride’s pretty puppy as the ring bearer, made the ceremony so beautiful. They marked the moment with a honey tasting!

The reception was just gorgeous with beautiful flowers and tablescapes and a super fun donut wall to join the cake for dessert. Anna and David joined cocktail hour after some family photo time and then had a beautiful first dance after the reception started. They had really really sweet speeches with run throughout the highlight. We thought it was great how the best man made everyone thing he was talking about the bride but he was really talking about the bride’s dog. We posted a little video on our Instagram with that one if you want to check it out! After all the official events, they danced the night away.

We hope you enjoy this beautiful wedding!

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Music – Starlit Summer’s Eve, by Vian Izak, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – Scripps Seaside Forum

Planner – SD Weddings by Gina

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Coast Highway Photography

DJ – Dancing DJ Productions

Design – Concepts Event Design

Catering – Coast

Cake – VG’s Bakery

Officiant – Ceremonies by Bethel

Ceremony Music – Caprice Strings

Hair and Makeup – Flawless Bride

Jessica + Nick – Safari Park Wedding Film

Jambo! We had so much fun filming Jessica and Nick’s safari park wedding! I mean how could you go wrong getting married in front of hundreds of African animals but in San Diego weather!

They got ready in San Marcos at Lake San Marcos. There were such cute details and I loved the gifts they gave each other. They are big Disney and Star Wars fans so they had a few fun details that pointed to that. The ladies all got bracelets that had a Disney quote (like “never tell me the odds”), and Jessica got a cute box from Nick.

After they were all dressed and ready to go, we all headed to the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park. If you grew up here in San Diego though, you know we all lovingly remember it as the Wild Animal Park (and if you are a true local, the WAP!) They wanted to do their first look in the bamboo forest leading to the Tiger Trails. It was so beautiful with the crickets singing and the light shining through the mist. They were just so so happy to see each other! After that, they read their vows to each other right by the tigers, we even had one watching.

The ceremony was at the Kijamii Overlook which was just fantastic. It overlooks all the African animals so they had quite a few extra guests witnessing the wedding ceremony. After that, they did some amazing photo time while their guests not only enjoyed cocktail hour but also animal encounters from the lovely Safari park ambassadors.

Later the two danced in to their grand entrance and choreographed first dance. They enjoyed a delicious meal and the ambiance of animal noises through the night. The weather was just perfect and all their decor fit the theme beautifully. Jessica and Nick, you two were so much fun and we just so enjoyed working with you! We hope you all enjoy this lovely safari park wedding as much as we did!

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Music – Habitate Instrumental, by Forest Bells, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Planner – Luxe Events

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Petula Pea

Flowers – Blooms by Breesa

DJ – Party Rockers

Dessert – VGs

Officiant – SD Wedding Guy

Hair/Makeup – A Toast to Beauty

Rentals – Bright