Aaron and Leilani Baugh became newlyweds on May 15, 2015 in Pleasanton, CA in front of family and friends from near and far. I've actually been friends with Aaron since 2002 and I met Leilani shortly after Aaron started dating her.
Aaron plays bass guitar for a band that I also played keyboards for, and for years we'd talk about the music industry and chord progressions. Now, he is focused on his new wife and his son Mason while we look forward to the next opportunity to play our instruments together.
As for the wedding? It was a beautiful hot day when we arrived at the hotel to film Leilani getting ready. I was able to witness some of the vows being written and even some pregame nerves from the bride. All-in-all, the ladies made it in time to the lovely Palm Event Center where Leilani slipped into her dress, ready to impress!
We brought a 4-camera-crew, shooting with two Sony a7s' and using the Defy G5 gimbal for many of the cinematic shots. The a7s really captured the ambiance well, with the Palm being dimly lit for the ceremony. The reception presented its challenges because the dance floor was lit from above while the outlying areas (including the sweetheart table) were dimly lit with candles.
The exchange of the vows during the ceremony was excellent, with elements of love and humor woven in. The photo session was short, but captured a bit of the vineyard and property view. The reception featured a surprise when Leilani appeared in a second wedding dress alongside Chinese Lion Dancers!
I am excited and honored to have been a part of my friends' wedding day and am proud to have created a highlight video to commemorate the day!
Written by Allen Ross