Our Story
How we met

On June 2nd, 2011 Raelyn and Andrejus met while working on the luxurious Crystal Cruises, Symphony. Raelyn was lucky enough to eat in the dining room and on the first day of her contract, lo and behold she was seated at Andrejus's workstation. Some would say it was fate that brought them together. They had their first date in Juneau, Alaska and both continued to sail the world together until they decided to settle down in Portola Hills, CA.

The proposal

On November 29th, 2014 Andrejus planned a weekend getaway at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, CA. He made sure Raelyn got her nails done and had a relaxing day at the spa. At sunset Andrejus proposed to Raelyn and of course she said "Yes!"

Our Wedding

Sunday, September 6, 2015
5:30 PM
Attire: Formal Attire
Ceremony and Reception
Leoness Cellars
38311 De Portola Road, Temecula, CA 92592, United States

We respectfully request adults only.

Other Events

Bridal Shower Brunch
Sunday, July 19, 2015
11:00 AM
Bru Market & Grill
23730 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630, United States

Join us for Brunch and Bubbly honoring Raelyn Brachmann, the Bride to be.

Post Wedding Brunch
Monday, September 7, 2015
10:30 AM
Vintner's Garden at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa
34843 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 92591, United States

Rise and Shine! Please join us for Brunch the morning after the "I Do's" honoring Raelyn and Andrejus.

Children welcome. Food, Music and Fun!

Wedding Party

Vanessa Riggs - Matron of Honor

Raelyn has always looked up to her older sister Vanessa. She knows all the best beauty secrets and has helped Raelyn look beautiful since day one! Vanessa helped shaped Raelyn into the woman she is today. "Without my sister I don't know what I would do!"

Cathy Katagiri - Bridesmaid

Cathy has been Raelyn's friends since 2000. She grew up as Raelyn's 2nd sister! Cathy is Raelyn's longest friend and has been there for Raelyn no matter what! "I could not imagine my life without Cathy! We have so many happy and memorable times together."

Cat Whitlock - Bridesmaid

Raelyn and Cat met at Chapman University in 2010 and they both were in Gamma Phi Beta during their time at Chapman. Cat always knows how to make people laugh and has been such significant friend for Raelyn during the past 5 year! "I cannot wait to create more memories with the silliest Cat I know!"

Carly Haller - Bridesmaid

Carly is the type of person you wish you had in your life! She is kind, funny, hardworking and fashionable. Raelyn is very thankful to have Carly in her life because Carly is someone who inspires people around her.

Haven Riggs - Flower Girl

Haven is Raelyn's niece and is one of the cutest little girls any one has ever meet. She is girly, funny, smart and sweet! Auntie Rae Rae cannot wait to take her shopping and talk about boys when she grows up!

Eric Martinez - Best Man

Eric is Raelyn's brother and has been apart of both Raelyn and Andrejus's life together since they met. Eric is and incredible father and husband. He is someone that Andrejus looks up to and is thankful to have Eric as his Best Man!

Cooper Zamorano - Groomsman

Raelyn knew she would be Cooper's friend after their first encounter. He has been a part of the Brachmann family since 2001 and we could not imagine life without him or his family. Life would be dull without Cooper and his funny stories. We are very thankful for his friendship and that Cooper is part of our special day!

Jogaila Ruseckas - Ring Bearer

Jogaila is Andrejus's nephew. He is the cutest and most outgoing little boy any one will every meet! He is so excited to visit America for the first time in his life and we hope he will fall in love and stay forever!

Andrew (Drew) Martinez - Usher

Andrew is Raelyn's nephew. He is smart, athletic, creative and always makes everyone smile. This young man is such a gentleman and we have enjoyed watching him grow up.

Elijah (Eli) Martinez - Usher

Eli is Raelyn's nephew. He is not afraid to go out and try new things. He inspires us to take risks and live life to the fullest. We are so excited to have this young man be apart of our special day!

Jacob (Jakey) Martinez - Usher

Jakey is Raelyn's nephew and is the youngest of the Martinez family (Raelyn and Andrejus are the youngest of their families too). He has so much energy, enthusiasm and is a jokester. He loves being active just like his brothers!