Santa Cruz Wedding at Cowell Hay Barn

Richard and Deborah celebrated their love for each other on an absolutely beautiful day in Santa Cruz. The sun was shining as friends and family joined them at Cowell Hay Barn for their wedding.

Venue: Cowell Hay Barn

Photography: Bonnie Eva Chan

Videography: Kim Films Weddings

DJ: Raul Navalta

Caterer: Chef Pete Coleman

Bakery: Jen's Cakes

Florist: Pink Petals

Rentals: Alexis Party Rental

Before heading to Cowell Hay Barn, Deborah and Richard and their wedding party got ready at the Dream Inn

Dream Inn Santa Cruz Wedding Robyn Diane Events
Wedding Dress Santa Cruz Wedding Robyn Diane Events

Surf's up for the first look!

Cowell Hay Barn

The ceremony takes place up the hill from Cowell Hay Barn where they set up hay bales for guests to sit on

The bride and groom performed a tea ceremony before saying "I do"

Back at the barn and ready for some fun and celebration

Time to get this party started!

Can't end the night without some delicious dessert!

Deborah and Richard brought white parasols to help shade their guests from the sun during the ceremony. As you can see in some of the photos above, they served double duty as fun photo props for the wedding party. Of course, Deborah and Richard couldn't help getting some fun photos with them as well!

Congratulations to this beautiful couple!


Cowell Hay Barn is a part of the UC Santa Cruz campus. The original barn was built in the early 1860s, but in 2015 it was completely disassembled and renovated. Now, it's the perfect place to get that rustic feel without giving up modern amenities. You can fit up to 200 guests inside the barn and you can choose to have your ceremony inside the barn, just outside the barn, or at the nearby Ocean View Field, which you saw pictured above.

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