Dayna is from San Diego and Cory is from San Francisco. They wanted an intimate destination wedding with their friends + family, so they chose to meet in the middle of California in the small beach town of Cayucos for a wedding weekend extravaganza at the lovely Cayucos Creek Barn. Dayna + Cory are super laid-back, so naturally their ceremony + reception were laid-back as well. :) I love that their fashion was laid-back too – Dayna wore a pretty Joanna August dress, gold heels, and a floral wreath on top of her gorgeous dark locks and Cory rolled-up his sleeves and sported dark blue jeans.
On the side of a weathered grey barn, by the officiation of Dayna’s brother, these two Cal Berkley alumni tied the knot under the hot September sun. Later, the barn lit up with antiques and they even had the wedding dresses from both Dayna’s mother and grandmother hung along the wood paneled walls. Thanks so much to Bethany Carlson Photography for the photos and congrats to Dayna + Cory!
Processional: Groomsmen/Groom: This Must Be The Place – The Talking Heads; Bridesmaids/Bride: Om Nashi Me – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
Recessional: You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
First Dance: These Arms Of Mine – Ottis Redding
Cory: It was Dayna walking down the aisle as well as everyone singing ‘Hey Jude’ together at the end of the night as the last song.
Dayna: My most memorable moment of the wedding day was the ceremony. Walking down the aisle to meet Cory was so exciting. I couldn’t wait to stand next to him. My brother was our officiant and had everyone smiling, laughing and crying the entire time. It was such a special moment.
Keep things in perspective. Be realistic about your expectations for your big day. No need to stress about the little things, just enjoy the planning process. On your wedding day, relax and soak up all the love, joy and happiness – it goes by fast!
photography: Bethany Carlson Photography // venue: Cayucos Creek Barn Cayucos, California // day of coordinator, florals + hairpieces: Simply Stunning Weddings and Events // wedding dress: Joanna August // shoes: BHLDN // makeup: Alex Evans // hair: Katie Price of The Queens Bees // groom suit: J. Crew // videography: Chris Durkee // paper goods: DIY – Christina Van Den Heuvel // catering: Haute Skillet // cake: Sweet Lydia’s // music: AMS Entertainment – Mike Murray