RACHEL + ANDY - Verandas Wedding

In mid-August, I flew out to sunny LA (Manhattan Beach, to be exact!) to photograph the wedding of Rachel & Andy. Love this couple!

To give a little back story: I met Rachel through studying abroad in Australia when I was an undergrad in college. We were part of a group that clicked really well, and even though we don't stay in touch as nearly as we should, when it came time to shoot her wedding (I was stoked!), everything fell back into place. Let me tell y'all something about Rachel: she's real. She'll give great advice, and she's not afraid to be herself around any one. I LOVE this about her. And I'm sure Andy does too. : )

Photographing this wedding was a blast! Rachel & Andy clearly put a lot of time & effort into it (Rachel SEWED awesome pillows for the reception space!), but it wasn't overdone. It was still beautiful and chill (matching the couple's laid back personalities) and all about having fun! I especially loved hearing all of the thoughtful toasts and witnessing all of the Jewish wedding traditions AND photographing all of the adorable kiddos!

Bride's dress: David's Bridal Bride's shoes: Rainbow Sandals Bridesmaids' dresses: Dessy Flower girl dresses: David's Bridal Groom and groomsmen attire: Hollywood Suit Outlet Ring bearers: J.Crew Makeup: Mary Freitag Hair: Krystina Torres Florals: Lolo's Flower Mart Coordinator: Sara Lehnberg, Verandas Ceremony & Reception music: DJs at Your Service Caterer: New York Food Company Invites: Wedding Paper Divas Rings: Claydon Jewelers Venue: Verandas

The hubs and I seriously had a wonderful time out in California. The air just seems cleaner, and the weather was absolutely PERFECT the entire time we were there. Thank you, Andy & Rachel, for inviting me to document your day. It. was. AMAZING. And so are y'all!

First look!

Love.

The bridal party was so fun and had so much energy!

Rachel & Andy's dog, Ollie, came for a few snaps. LOVE HIM!

Father and son shoes. : )

Aunt feeding her nephew!

Signing of the ketubah.

I DIED over the florals. So pretty.

Favorite!

Andy was really excited about the breaking of the glass. He got some air!

Love how this photo shows off Rachel's GORGEOUS hair.

Another fave!

I loved how they personalized some of the cocktails.

Most amazing first dance shot ever? Yes, I think so...

Andy's face in the left-hand photo: hysterical.

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