Real Weddings: Rebecca Kay & Cory Pullen

Passport to Love.

Diablo Ranch, Walnut Creek

A fleeting encounter followed by years apart could have resulted in Bay Area natives Rebecca Kay and Cory Pullen never writing their love story.

Luckily, fate intervened, and the two crossed paths a second time in 2012. Their love for the outdoors and international travel created an immediate bond.

At their wedding in June at Diablo Ranch in Walnut Creek, with sweeping views of Mount Diablo, they gathered under a great old oak tree. The couple danced to “Stand By Me” while guests waved “magic wands” over them to cast a spell.

The rustic charm of handmade burlap signs and a gourmet food truck grounded the party in realism, but a honeymoon adventure soon swept them into the surreal. When they arrived on the tiny island of Thatch Caye in Belize, Rebecca and Cory were the resort’s only guests for the first two nights.

“We felt like royalty,” says Cory. “We went snorkeling and kayaking, and had the time of our lives.”

The adventure for this Pleasant Hill couple isn’t likely to end any time soon. After Cory finishes his M.B.A. at Saint Mary’s College, they hope to go “exploring the world,” Rebecca says.

Taken by Light Photography

Taken by Light Photography

Taken by Light Photography

Taken by Light Photography


Bridal Gown: Janene’s Bridal Boutique, Alameda  |  Cake: SusieCakes, Lafayette  |  Catering: RoliRoti Gourmet Rotisserie, Hayward  |  Entertainment: DJ Cams, San Francisco; Kevin Toqe Music, Walnut Creek  |  Flowers: San Francisco Flower Mart (arrangements); Floravida Events, San Ramon (bouquets/boutonnieres)  |  Hair: Kimbria Foley and Robyn Greenwood at Elise Armeen Salon, Novato  |  Invitations:  |  Makeup: Makeup By Adele, Danville  |  Photographer: Taken by Light Photography, San Francisco  |  Rentals: Chairs for Affairs, Martinez