Hotel Del Coronado – Michael + Leslie Proposal

We had so much fun filming these two at the Hotel Del Coronado!! It’s so exciting for us to see the start of things since we’re usually shooting weddings. We don’t usually get to see how it all began. We were so excited when Michael first contacted us to let us know that he was thinking about proposing to his girlfriend. They are from the East Coast and they’d be taking a trip here to San Diego and she had no idea!

On the day, we met with him in the lobby to mic him up and we asked where she thought he was. He told her he was buying some Tylenol. We asked her later if she had any clue and she said that he had been acting strange. Plus she thought he’d been gone quite a long time for just buying one item, but she still had no idea.

He walked her down to the beach and we tried to hide as best as we could along with the photographers, Michelle Johnson Photography. They were hoping for sunny San Diego skies, but it was pretty June gloomy. We thought the skies were beautiful and it made for some pretty even light. Of course the Hotel Del Coronado backdrop was awesome. Leslie thought someone might take her shoes when they took their shoes off! We laughed about that later.

We thought that she’d notice us but later she said she thought we were just one of the many tourists with cameras. Of course, that’s what we were hoping she’d think! Our favorite moment was of course when he dropped to one knee. We couldn’t hear what they were talking about since we were so far away. But we could see her saying yes and hugging him. It was so fun to work on this and see how it would all turn out.

Congratulations guys!

hotel del coronado

Music – Hey, Ho, by the Lumineers, licensed through Songfreedom

Venue – Hotel Del Coronado

Film – SidebySide Cinema

Photography – Michelle Johnson Photography

Twin Oaks House – Steffany + Adam Wedding Film

The Twin Oaks House and Gardens was such a beautiful backdrop for this couple. I mean, look at her dress, does that not just fit this venue perfectly? This was such a fun day! It helped that our couple was either smiling or laughing the entire day…or crying tears of joy. It was yet another wedding threatened by rain and yet another wedding with perfect weather!

One of our favorite parts was watching them open their gifts to each other. His card said that he should save his gift for the cake table which made him wonder, but when he opened it, he realized it was a hatchet. All the guys thought that was pretty cool. Her gift we already knew about because he surprised her by contacting us ahead of time to edit their proposal video. So she got a note that said to get tissues, open the iPad, and press play. All the ladies got teary eyed and they just loved it. The bridesmaids were a crack up and kept me entertained!

They waited until the very last minute after the first look to decide if the ceremony would be outside and it was a good thing they decided to risk it as it ended up staying nice the rest of the day. They had a great time with photos and the reception was super fun. Their tables were all themed by places they’d traveled and even the guests had luggage tags as their name cards. The individual pies for dessert were adorable and they had photos of all their married friends as part of the decor. What a great way to honor marriage!

They are two peas in a pod and we hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

From the Bride and Groom:

We were so excited to watch it when it came and have watched it a couple times now. 🙂 It turned out great! Thanks for capturing everything and all your hard work since the wedding.

Twin Oaks House

Music – This is Love, by Krysta Nick, licensed through Songfreedom
Venue – Twin Oaks House and Gardens
Photographer – Dan Rice Photography
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Flowers – Studio Fleurish
Hair and Makeup – Rare Birds Brides

Jessica + Carson – San Diego Wedding Films

What an amazing day. These two found a wonderfully hidden ranch where their guests could stay in their own cabins. It was so pretty and they had SO much fun at their reception! They had great speeches and it was just an all around fun day!

We hope you enjoy!

Music – Something Borrowed, Something Blue, by Lion Heart, licensed through Songfreedom
Venue – The Ranch at Bandy Canyon
Planner – A Wedding by Di
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photography – Vallentyne Photography
DJ – Events by Dave Cutler
Florist – Organic Elements
Caterer – Bellamy’s
Hair/Makeup – Southside Salon

Kristina + Shan – Temecula Wedding Films

We had another rain scare at this wedding. But we can’t believe we had another beautiful day with no rain!! They were so happy it didn’t rain because they really wanted their ceremony outside and as you can see, the clouds in the sky only made this fantastic venue even more beautiful. Hope you enjoy this super fun wedding!

Music – Chariot by Jacob Lee, licensed through Songfreedom
Venue – Villa de Amore
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photography – Traveling Tree Photography
DJ – Ross Creations
Ceremony Music – Ocdamia Strings
Flowers – Soiree Designs
Cake – Elegance on Display

Gracie Humaita Jiu Jitsu – Promo Film

We had such a great experience working with Nick and his family on this video. You can just tell how passionate they are about their sport and they are inspiring so many people, it’s just so awesome to see!

Hope you enjoy!!

Music – Rain, by Blue Shade Music, licensed through Songfreedom

Carmellee + Alvin – Coronado Wedding Films

Wow, what a beautiful wedding! We were threatened with rain yet again but it only sprinkled a little. The tent was perfect so they could still be outside and the clouds made for a gorgeous day! We loved the tattoo bar, flower crowns and Carmellee’s beautifully unique jewelry. The dessert bar and cassette tape name cards were on point as well!

Hope you enjoy this beautiful day!

Music – Hold you Tighter, by Kyle Reynolds, licensed through Songfreedom
Venue – Coronado Community Center
Planner – Serendipity Events
Film – SidebySide Cinema
Photography – True Photography
Officiant – Ceremonies by Bethel
Catering – Paella Valenciana
Bar – Bella Beverage Catering
Cake – Crafted Baked Goods and Nothing Bundt Cakes
Flowers – Flowerchild
DJ – Abila Sounds and Lighting Solutions
Rentals – Platinum Event Rentals and CC Vintage Rentals
Hair/Makeup – Rock and Royal
Transportation – Rose Transportation
Photobooth – Pixster