Karina and Andrei married at the beautiful St Brendan's Church in Los Angeles. Their very closest family and friends were in attendance to witness this couple tie the knot. After the ceremony Karina and Andrei jumped into a vintage Mercedes and drove to a very LA palm tree lined street where my second shooter, David Sno, and I got some amazing shots of this gorgeous couple. They were both just so natural in front of the camera and their happiness was contagious. We all had a fun and relaxed time.

Their intimate reception was held at the Palihouse in West Hollywood. Karina and Andrei wanted something different and simple. They threw out all the traditional wedding activities and kept in what was most important to them. There was no dances, no tosses, no wedding cake. Instead, the guests were treated to a truly delicious 3 course meal, heartfelt toasts, happy tears and many laughs.

Congratulations to Karina and Andrei!

I love all the details put together by the bride. From the soft pinks to the grey colors, the big bow ties and the TOMS on the ring bearers, the simple flower boutonnieres and the polka-dotted handkerchiefs worn by the groomsmen and don't get me started on all the girl's shoes. It all came together perfectly.


One of my favorites from the day.

Andrei looked so dapper in his suit.

Playing foosball in her wedding gown. I love my brides.

Andrei's father's toast had everyone laughing.

Karina's Maid of Honor's toast had everyone crying.

Enjoying their same-day slideshow I put together for them on an iPad.

Palihouse has a wonderful view of West Hollywood from their rooftop.

Contact me at rachel@rachelmccauley.com if you'd like me to be at your wedding. xo, Rachel