Stefanie + Scott – Scripps La Jolla Wedding

We were SO excited when Stefanie and Scott got in touch to have us film their Scripps La Jolla wedding. We had just filmed her sister’s wedding 7 months earlier. That made it really great to see them again. We loved getting to know their story throughout the day. They met at a Taylor Swift concert. The invitation had a subtle photo of TS which was a great way to bring that in. I loved that all the bridesmaids wore white dresses and everyone was so happy and fun! The groomsmen had some misadventures while surfing in the morning but they also were super fun and having a great time.

We had the most incredible light for the ceremony, and the flowers were amazing. One thing we absolutely loved was the way that Scott was just so enthusiastic about the day. We always love filming the groom’s reaction to his bride coming down the aisle but we not only got that amazing shot but the one with him coming down the aisle himself! He was sooo excited to get married. We learned a little more of their story through the officiant and through their sweet personal vows. And then to round out the excitement in the ceremony, the two recessed down the aisle with that same exuberance as they arrived.

They did some photos by the beach while everyone enjoyed cocktail hour and then kicked off the night with an energetic grand entrance and first dance. Their toasts were so sweet and thoughtful but the sweetest one was by the groom himself! He told their story from his perspective and it was so incredibly cool to hear the excitement in his voice about getting married to his bride. I hope they relive that excitement after 50 years of marriage! We wish them the very best. We hope you enjoy this Scripps La Jolla wedding.

Music – Stubborn Love, by the Lumineers, licensed through Songfreedom

Scripps La Jolla Wedding

Venue – Scripps Seaside Forum
Planner – Cynthia Zatkin
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photography – Bryan Miller
DJ – Illeet Entertainment
Catering – Continental
Dessert – Sugar and Scribe
Flowers – Splendid Sentiments
Linens – La Tavola
Rentals – Classic Party Rentals, The Chiavari Guys, My Marquee SD

scripps la jolla wedding

Abby + Rob – Natural History Museum

Abby and Rob had such a fun wedding! Abby looked so beautiful and I just loved her veil. She surprised Rob with a book that showed photos of an Allosaurus at every place they’ve visited together. It was such a fun and thoughtful gift and Rob loved it. The dinosaur theme continued throughout the day. She had a little dino charm on her garter. And of course they got married at the San Diego Natural History Museum (the NAT) which is full of dinosaurs!

After their getting ready time at the Westgate Hotel, they had their first look on the beautiful staircase. Rob admitted he had no idea about the Allosaurus shenanigans the whole year Abbie had been working on it! After some photos, everyone headed to the San Diego Natural History Museum for the ceremony and reception.

The ceremony was on the roof with such a great view of Balboa Park. The two did personal vows and mentioned how meaningful 11:11 is to them. So it was extra special that they were getting married on 11/11. Rob even had his watch set to the time all day! The ceremony was so pretty full of red roses as the sun set over Balboa Park.

The guests all went down to one of the exhibits for cocktail hour. The wedding party did some photos and then joined everyone else for cocktail hour as well. The guests enjoyed yummy food and dinosaur bones until the reception began. The reception was on the bottom floor and was transformed into a ballroom with all the decor. It was so beautiful! The band welcomed everyone on the dance floor and the reception was off the hook! The dessert bar and food stations were amazing and all the speeches and dances were so fun. What a great night! Hope you enjoy 🙂

Natural History Museum

Venue – Westgate Hotel and the Natural History Museum
Planner – Bliss Events
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photography – Sky Simone
Band – Bonnie Foster Productions
Ceremony Music – Angelica Strings
Flowers – Organic Elements
Cake – Sweet Cheeks
Dinner – Coast Catering
Rentals – TBD and Quest Drape

Makeup – Ashley Fierro

Elizabeth + Daniel – Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is such a great venue! There are a lot of great areas to host the different parts of the wedding day and the trees are so pretty. Elizabeth and Daniel are the cutest! She is a little shy and he is a little outgoing. He is hilarious and makes her laugh all day. It was funny during the getting ready the girls were checking out the guys while they were getting some photos done. The guys were yelling back not to look.

Elizabeth and Daniel had a sweet first look and of course they were both laughing. After the photo time they all got ready for the ceremony. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe has such a great ceremony area under a beautiful tree. We did some drone shots before the ceremony and then got some fun detail shots as well. The ceremony was very nice and there were lots of laughs when Elizabeth tripped over the vows a bit. Sometimes nerves and emotion culminate into laughter and that’s totally ok!

Cocktail hour was fun with food, drinks and corn hole. The details at the reception were very pretty and we loved the cake. They had a dessert bar and games for their friends to play during the reception. Their friends and parents gave really nice speeches and we loved being able to piece those parts together to tell their story of the day.

They had glow sticks and a photo booth to kick off the dancing and they had a great rest of the evening! Hope you enjoy their beautiful day!


Music – Slow Motion, by Matt Wertz, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Planner – First Comes Love

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Officiant – Pastor Mike

Photographer – Narrative Images

DJ – Positive Energy Productions

Flowers – Parker and Posies

Cake – CAKE

Denise + Ivan – Mt Woodson Wedding

One of our favorite things about living and working in San Diego is just the variety of people and venues we get to work with. There is no lack of things to do or places to see here. That includes choosing a wedding venue. You can get married at the beach, or at a castle! That’s right, a castle, in San Diego! Having a Mt Woodson wedding is just such a treat. It’s a really neat venue and with the beautiful weather we have year round, it’s great for outside weddings too.

Denise and Ivan started their wedding festivities at a church in San Marcos. It was so lovely hearing their ceremony in a mix of Spanish and English. And the band that played the music for the ceremony was so fun. Ivan walked down the aisle with his parents and was soon joined by the wedding party. Denise’s parents walked her down the aisle to Ivan and they had a beautiful ceremony.

They traveled over to Mt. Woodson for the reception and did some gorgeous photo time with their family and friends. They walked through the oak trees for some shots with just the two of them and then they joined cocktail hour. It was a pretty large wedding and everyone enjoyed drinks and snacks. Denise and Ivan had the most beautiful cake, desserts and table settings.

Their dessert table was awesome and they had a s’more booth too! The dinner was surrounded by oak trees and they had long tables with golden goblets. The flowers were so pretty and the speeches were very sweet.

From the couple: First off I want to say thank you for being so great to work with you guys are awesome and made our day even more special. You two make a great team! I received everything and absolutely loved it! My family and friends we very impressed with the quality of your work and packaging.


Music – Wild and Free, by Andrew Simple, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – Mt. Woodson Castle

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Helen + Sangkom – San Diego Outdoor Wedding

We loved working with Helen and Sankhom. They were such a joy to work with because they were so thankful and appreciative of everyone’s hard work going into the day. We filmed their getting ready time at a hotel. Her little niece was adorable and kept grabbing things out of my camera bag. And some of the bridesmaids were speaking Cambodian, which I loved hearing because I spent a year there after college. They were all so nice and had a great time.

Their ceremony was at San Diguito park in San Diego. It was a really lovely day with just beautiful light. We did some fun drone shots before it all got started. The kids running around having fun before the ceremony started were so adorable! Their officiant was their friend and had so many nice things to say about them.

Helen and Sangkom did some photos then headed to the restaurant for dinner. They redecorated the entire restaurant to turn it into a wedding venue. I loved the over sized balloons filled with confetti and the backdrop behind the couple’s sweetheart table. Their grand entrance was super fun and all the guests were full of energy and ready to party. Her sister’s speech was so funny and they had a wonderful Laotian performance to honor Sankhom’s side of the family. The girls were adorable and they did such a great job!

The party was off the hook with hours and hours of dancing and food and dessert. It was such a great party and we really enjoyed be a part of their San Diego outdoor wedding!

We received the beautifully packaged wedding video! Thank you so much! 😍Thank you! I am so grateful for you guys. I definitely will be writing raving 5-star reviews

San Diego Outdoor Wedding


Music – Home, by Philip Philips, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – San Diguito Park and Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Planner – Lily Mae Events

Photography – XOXO Wedding Studio

Bakery – Baby Cakes

Designer & Florist – Thanh Thuy Bridal

DJ – Party People

Jinwen + Chris – Catamaran San Diego

Jinwen and Chris had their wedding day at the Catamaran San Diego. We loved the getting ready time. Jinwen got Chris a watch that he was really hoping to get. He thought the limited edition watch was sold out but it turns out Jinwen bought the last one. It was such a great moment to capture, he was so excited! Their venue was right on the bay and it was such a nice day.

The two had a travel theme throughout their wedding. At the ceremony there were suitcases and other cute items. Jinwen and Christ had sweet vows and they each talked about how it was their third anniversary. They were so happy to be getting married and we could feel their joy! They did photos and cocktail hour after the ceremony and the travel theme continued. Each table had shadow boxes full of travel curios from all the places they have traveled together.

They had such a fun wedding and we enjoyed the day. We hope you enjoy their film!

From the bride and groom: Jared and Danielle of SidebySide Cinema were amazing to work with! We were referred to them by our DJ, who spoke highly of their work and even used them for his own promotional video. As we watched sample wedding videos from a few videographers, it was evident that we loved their style of storytelling the most! On the day of the wedding, Jared and Danielle were both so friendly and our bridal party loved them! We took a while choosing the songs we wanted for our wedding videos, but they were super patient with us. We recently received the films and absolutely loved all of it! We had so much fun at the wedding that we wanted to do it over again, and watching the videos allowed us to relive all the fun and excitement again! We received a ton of compliments from friends and family on how the videos turned out. We would recommend SidebySide Cinema to any couple searching for a videographer for their wedding!

Catamaran San Diego

Music – On Top of the World, licensed through Songfreedom
Venue – Catamaran San Diego
Planner – It’s All Happening Events
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photography – True Photography
DJ – San Diego Event DJ
Flowers – Cherry Blossom Floral Designs
Food – The French Gourmet
Hair and Makeup – Noir Beaute

Casey + Jonathan – Omni Resort Wedding

Casey and Jonathan met us through Casey’s brother. We filmed his wedding couple of years ago and Casey was the officiant! It was so fun to get to work with this family again. Their Omni Resort Wedding was so beautiful and meaningful. All the events were at the Omni and it was a really great place to have an event!

I loved Casey’s colorful and shiny earrings and big floofy dress. And Jonathan had some sweet moments with his guys during their getting ready time. The first look was so cute. Jonathan got emotional and they were both just so incredibly happy to see each other. They had some fun portraits together before heading to their ceremony. Their good friend officiated and had the kindest words to say about the pair. They had other friends read some great poems as well. But their vows to each other were the most amazing thing. They were meaningful and great advice for all of us to remember!

The reception started off with cocktail hour right by the ceremony. It was a romantic setting with the market lights and the sunset backdrop. Casey and Jonathan did some more photos and then everyone enjoyed the party. The dessert bar filled with donuts looked delicious, and the head table flowers were so pretty. They put their favorite books on each table for the guests to sign.

The blessings and toasts were heartfelt and I just loved learning about these two throughout the day. We even ran into another couple of ours on the dance floor. So neat to see two former couples that day! We had a great time working with these two and we hope you enjoy!

Omni Resort Wedding

Music – The Moment is Now, by Antiqcool, licensed through Songfreedom
Venue – Omni Resort Wedding
Planner – Swann Soirees
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photographer – Acqua Photo
DJ – JMC Events
Rentals – Classic Party Rentals
Dessert – VGs