Cayucos Creek Barn Wedding: Dayna + Cory

bride and groom

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!

bunting invitation


cayucos bridesmaids



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



fabric backdrop



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.

bride and groom

flower crown

bride and groom

bride and groom


flower crown

cayucos flower crown bride


seating cards

cake topper

table numbers

rustic dessert bar

flowers on cake

grand entrance

barn reception

barn reception

first dance

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

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  1. Some nice details including the white backdrop when they are saying their vows.

  2. This is crazy cool. Love all the different angles and great storytelling too!

  3. such a beautiful wedding

  4. How gorgeous are these two!
    Beautifully personal. Love it! x

  5. Beautiful! Would love to know where the purple bridesmaid dress is from? Thank you!

    • HI! I believe you are talking about the dress I am wearing in the photo… It’s the dark dress. It’s actually taupe (“Landslide”) in color! The dress is made by Joanna August. This is the same designer who made the Bride’s dress and also the dress I am wearing is the same that the MOH is wearing (hers is neutral color with sleeves). Hope this help s you, trust me, you won’t be disappointed with this dress! :)

  6. Gorgeous wedding and a very beautiful venue


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