So, this one was fun. . . really, really fun.

Erin and Greg are almost as excited as I am to debut their save the date video to all their coveted guests, and here it is!

When we first started brainstorming, it became clear that it was going to have to be a beach shoot. Then the argument was Dana Poing (Greg) vs. San Clemente (Erin). Seeing as the two grew up in the respective towns, they have their biases, but honestly, combining a shoot at both Salt Creek Beach and the pier in San Clemente proved to be not only a great idea, but a fantastic compliment to one another, just like the bride and groom to be 🙂

Erin and Greg are so easy to work with and willing to do any shot, which made for some killer footage. A couple very important points to note:

1.) I have no idea what a nerd-bomber is, but perhaps Erin can explain that in the next video

2.) Don’t ever trust me with sunglasses as all I can say is “AMEN FOR LOW TIDE!!!” As I went to grab a blanket for the two lovebirds, I knocked Greg’s shades right over the side of the pier, and if it weren’t for a very low tide, those glasses would still be swimming with the fishes.

Having established those two points, I truly hope you enjoy.

Erin and Greg are going to send out a copy of this on DVD to all of their guests as their Save-the-Date card. Truly a unique way to not only get the message out to your guests, but also to get them excited about your big day! Weddings by SML now offers Save the Date Videos for all of our Clients. Simply give us a call or shoot us an email to find out how we can get started on yours!

>This wedding truly stood out as one the most enjoyable to shoot this year. Beach Houses, Bay Cruises, Automobiles, and Atmosphere, this one had it all!

Jeremy and Megan were fun from the start and it showed throughout the day. They were married at a beautiful beach house in Laguna on a Sunny October day. Holding true to the Webb family’s love for automobiles, they made a quick getaway afterwards in an Auburn Speedster (for any classic car lovers!!!).

Before the grand entrance, the wedding party was treated to a quick cruise through the Dana Point Harbor, and then it was time to celebrate as the reception took place at the Dana Point Yacht Club.

If there is one thing that Jeremy and Megan truly love, it is their passion for Rasta. From their colors to the band, this couple bleeds red, green, and gold. Thus, in this quick highlight, we couldn’t help but follow suit with the song selection! Enjoy. . . 🙂

So. . . . this post is basically a shameless call to all of our previous clients out there! We have recently created an account at, which is a subsidiary of The cool thing about this is visibility on the website is directly proportional to the number of reviews you receive!

Here’s the requirements:

1.) You have to be a legitimate prior client of Weddings by SML. . . . They do randomly check the reviews to ensure legitimacy and integrity, so Mom. . . you don’t get to participate in this one. . . .

2.) You have to be willing to part with 5 minutes of your life. I know, gut wrenching thought, but I’ve already parted with 3 minutes of mine just by writing this post. . .

Other than that, be honest, and hopefully we have made you happy, but I don’t want to influence anything. I prefer to let our clients speak for us. So if you have a few minutes, just click the link below in the white rectangular box and the rest is up to you! Thank you to everyone for a great 2008 season and we definately are looking forward to 2009. . . .

. . . And yes, we still have a few gems to release on the blog before the ball drops!

>If the length of one’s last name was directly proportional to the amount of love one had for his bride to be. . . Vee’s last name would almost be long enough. . . almost.

Truly a unique couple with a great sense of humor and a huge heart! They were married at Our Lady of Refuge Church. The party then proceeded onto Old Ranch Country Club, where we managed to grab some great shots with the help of Doug from Furious Photographers.

Special thanks to Courtnie James from A Perfect Day Events for all of her fantastic help in coordinating throughout the day. Mike Protasio from Perfect Memories Entertainment definitely threw his spin on both the reception and the turntables as well. 

Here is the trailer for their wedding day. Enjoy!

An hour and twenty minutes southeast of Orange County lies the quiet city of Fallbrook. Nestled up against a hill is a true gem of a resort called Pala Mesa; home to golf, relaxation, and the Wedding Day of Joe and Katie.

We arrived a couple hours before the ceremony to find the bridal room already in full force as the girls rushed to bring final touches together. Quietly sat Katie, almost meditating on the ceremony to come. There was most certainly a pleasant calm about her, that definitely showed on film.

And then there was Joe, with Blue Label and Black Tie, ready to receive his bride. Nothing but smiles the entire day, this couple made it too easy, and. . . well. . . the rest is for your eyes to feast on. Hope you enjoy!

But, before you watch, a couple huge shout outs! Thank you to Kendra Koenig with Pala Mesa Resort. She kept everything on time and ready to go for us. She most certainly is worth her weight in gold. Thanks to Hugh Swanke from A New Song Mobile Entertainment. Hugh kept the party rockin’ into the wee hours.

And last, but certainly not least, a HUGE shout out to Brandon Kidd from Brandon Kidd Photography. His eye for photography is flawless and I just had to ask him to shoot me some photos for this highlight reel. So, all the stills you see in this piece, are from his lens to your eyes. Hope you enjoy!!!

LOL, I keep receiving thank you’s from parents (which is a great thing) and I can’t help but share these because it just goes to show how important great wedding cinema can be! This one came from Katie’s mother: