Quiet yet powerful home wedding in Encinitas brings gorgeous So Cal style to a day that celebrates love and family

We are suckers for home weddings! And this quietly powerful home wedding in Encinitas brings gorgeous style to a day that celebrates love and family overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We hope you enjoy this bright, sunshine and love-celebration on a perfect Southern California day.  And remember one of the most important decisions you make with any wedding (but with a home wedding  in particular) is hiring a professional wedding and event planner like Julie from The Best Wedding for You who pulled this beauty together, allowing the couple and their families to truly enjoy their special day.

 Says Danielle of SidebySide Cinema “Brittany and Dave chose Encinitas for their seaside elopement this past summer. They rented a beautiful house (and we learned that it was actually Shawn White's house that he was selling!) and spent a few days just relaxing with their little family. Dave got the boys and himself ready while Brittany finished her last touches of details. I loved all the dainty sparkly things and her "shoes" were adorable. The boys with their hats were to die for!

Their ceremony was on a landing on the cliff overlooking the ocean. It was the smallest ceremony we've ever filmed. Just the two of them and their two boys! They had amazing personal vows and I just loved that you could hear their kids in the background and they even had to hold the baby during the rings. It just was perfect because the kids were so much a part of the day and sometimes life is just messy and your kids need a snack during the ceremony!

After the ceremony, they had an awesome sunset for photo time. The baby was thrilled with the sand and their other son just wanted to play in the waves. They are such an adorable family. While they were taking photos, the chef was making their meal. They had an intimate dinner that looked absolutely delicious.

Because this was an elopement, there was only a ceremony, no reception events. But once the sun went down, we did some fun night shots with them with sparklers and lanterns. It was a beautiful night and a romantic event. We hope they had an amazing time here in California, congratulations you two!” 

Check out the amazing video by SidebySide Cinema and enjoy this beautiful celebration as if you were there!

Wedding Vendor Credits:

Event planning: The Best Wedding for You

Ceremony and Reception: Private Residence in Encinitas

Photographer: Tim Otto Photography

Videographer: SidebySide Cinema

Florist: Organic Elements

Hair and Make up: Eye Do's Make-Up & Hair

Officiant: Sandiegoweddingguy.com

Personal Chef:  Meals on Heels

Scott and Peter - San Diego Wedding Reception and 25th Year Anniversary

A quarter of a century of love and togetherness is such an incredible accomplishment to celebrate and for Pete and Scott it became even more. These grooms were legally married just days before this wedding reception and 25th anniversary together! They decided to have the reception at their most meaningful place of all, their home... in San Diego, CA. A little bit of rain didn't keep these two away from an incredible evening with all of their closest friends and family.

Photo by:   Derek Chad

Photo by: Derek Chad

A little over a year ago Scott and Peter had just returned from Scott’s companies annual meeting of its partners. It was his first year as a partner and he had to do a life story in five minutes to all of the attendees as part of a tradition. Part of the presentation was talking about Pete and their life.

When they returned home tired, Pete said let’s go watch the sunset. “I said I was tired but he convinced me to go anyway,” says Scott. They got to the bluff overlooking Blacks Beach and Peter suddenly got down on one knee and asked Scott to marry him. “Of course I said yes.”

Photo by:   Derek Chad

Photo by: Derek Chad

The two enjoyed families and friends being together to celebrate their new bond as well as their 25 year history together.

Vendor Credits:

Catering: Culinary Concepts

Cocktails: Snake Oil

Cake Designer: Sweet Cheeks

DJ: DJ Dougie

Rentals: Abbey Party Rentals and PEP Creative

Photographer: Derek Chad

Florist: Urban Garden Floral

Invitations: Stacey Himmel