Love at The Ranch: The Pie Bar!

Cake did not make an appearance at our wedding. Instead, we served up a pie bar (by Denver’s Teacup Bakery) for our guests to enjoy. All eight pies were natural and organic. We had the venue cut the pies into 12 slices, instead of 8, so people could enjoy multiple flavors. You’d want to too, given these flavors: blueberry peach, cherry, apple, pumpkin, caramel apple, chocolate cream, lemon meringue, and banana cream.

Paula from Teacup was so cute when I went in for a tasting. She told me how she goes down to the farmer’s market and buys the fruit at its peak (which was way before October). She froze it when it was at its best so our fruit pies would still taste seasonal.


Our calligrapher, Pretty Pen Jen, wrote out the pie types.





I collected the cake stands from garage sales, thrift stores, and Hobby Lobby.



Photo by Amanda Wilson


The card holders were purchased from Bliss & Bloom in the UK. I couldn’t find anything even remotely close to them here in the States.



How did we get here?

Mr. CB and I road-tripped it to Colorado.
I spent a peaceful morning with my girls.
Followed by a rowdy bachelorette party.
Two days before the wedding, we fought.
Then, we made up.
On Saturday, Mr. CB recuperated while I hiked with friends.
We celebrated our rehearsal dinner.
Sunday Morning: The girls got ready.
And the guys got ready.
Mr. CB and I had our First Look.
Budget Breakdown: Bouquets and Bouts.
Portraits of the bride and groom.
Our wedding party braved the cold for photos.
We all lined up for the ceremony.
The wedding party walked (and performed hand shakes).
Papa CB walked Ms (soon to be Mrs.) CB down the aisle.
Our ceremony began with a song from Grandma Cowboy Boot.
And ended with a kiss.
We hugged and took some family portraits.
Then our guests got to see The Details.
I broke down our centerpiece budget.
Then showed you our photo booth!
After toasts, we fed each other pie.

**All images above by the ridiculously talented and awesome Tec Petaja, unless otherwise noted. Head to his blog for some serious eye candy.**


Mrs. Cowboy Boot

Santa Fe
Wedding Date:
October 2009
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  1. peeptoe Member
    peeptoe 1804 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:49 pm


  2. potatochips Member
    potatochips 1193 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:00 pm

    YUM! Pies FTW! I love your card holders too! Did you have guests help themselves or did you have someone plating and handing them to guests?

  3. guineapig Member
    guineapig 1375 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:04 pm

    Got any leftovers?! Ha – those look (and sound) delicious… and now I really want to bake a blueberry peach pie, which is completely not in season!

  4. frenchfries Member
    frenchfries 2168 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:09 pm

    Yum! They all look amazing — and this totally making my afternoon sugar craving even stronger!

  5. poodle Member
    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:17 pm

    Yummy and Gorgeous :)

  6. Member
    krissycake 4160 posts, Honey bee @ 5:28 pm

    soooo cute and yummy…

  7. misspug Member
    misspug 3668 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:40 pm

    pie bonanza (otherwise known as heaven)!!!

  8. Member
    Gilneas 1393 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:58 pm

    Oh, pie. You make my dinner look so sad in comparision.

  9. mschampagne Member
    mschampagne 1337 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:02 pm

    LOVE the pie bar!

  10. Member
    skibobrown 1681 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:14 pm

    Want. Pie. Now.

  11. scissors Member
    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 6:20 pm

    Yummy! I’ll take cherry, please. :p

  12. Member
    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:38 pm

    oh yum yum! apple, pumpkin and banana cream. I have no self control.

  13. Member
    MissCatherine 278 posts, Helper bee @ 6:45 pm

    gorgeous! I love the vintage look of the stands and the heart labels … so pretty.

  14. cowboyboot Member
    cowboyboot 434 posts, Helper bee @ 6:51 pm

    @Ms Potato Chips: The waiters took the pies in the back (after Mr. CB and my pie bite exchange) and they sliced them up into little pieces and brought them all out on little plates! They put them back on the pie bar table where guests could go up and get as many as they wanted.

  15. frenchbulldog Member
    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:35 pm

    I LOVE your adorable pie signs :)

  16. hotcocoa Member
    hotcocoa 2098 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:40 pm

    Did you save me a slice of the chocolate?

  17. mouse Member
    Mrs. Mouse 5760 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:53 pm

    It looks so cute! Like straight-out-of-a-magazine cute. And I’m seriously craving some cream pie now!

  18. cola Member
    cola 2827 posts, Sugar bee @ 9:11 pm

    Drool! The pies like they were delish, and I love the little signs!

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    PeachandPearl 278 posts, Helper bee @ 9:44 pm

    Hey Mrs. CB! I just checked out the Bliss and Bloom website because I’m in love with your card holders, but it seems like they don’t ship outside the UK. How did you get around that? Thank you so much!

  20. hamster Member
    hamster 4047 posts, Honey bee @ 11:35 pm

    My stomach growled as I was ogling these pictures. Coincidence? I think not.

  21. Member
    jalter 183 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:37 am

    YUMMMM. I really want to do pie and cheesecake, since I don’t even like cake, and the thought of spending hundreds of dollars on one is annoying….but I brought the idea up with FI tonight and got a big veto! The man wants cake! Hmph. Maybe we can have cake and pie and cheesecake. Too much? :)

  22. perfume Member
    perfume 82 posts, Worker bee @ 1:37 am

    Two words: Yuh Um!

  23. Member
    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:28 am

    i should be going to bed but now all i can think about is chocolate creme and banana creme pies!

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    cindy, Guest @ 2:56 am

    i love your wedding. it’s casual yet elegant and romantic, and filled with beautiful thoughtful details. simply gorgeous.

  25. Member
    Ruby Slippers 509 posts, Busy bee @ 9:20 am

    OMG I would have needed a piece of EVERY single one of those! Except pecan, which I don’t like. But serious yumminess! So much better than a cake!

  26. quiche Member
    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:17 am

    I love this pie bar!!

  27. Member
    Ms. Min Pin 282 posts, Helper bee @ 12:00 pm

    soooooo beautiful! and mouth watering!

  28. Guest Icon Guest
    Sweet Friday: The Pie Bar - Project Wedding Blog, Guest @ 1:12 pm

    […] dessert bars, candy buffet tables, wedding pies – but this is my first actual pie bar, courtesy of Weddingbee’s own Mrs. Cowboy Boot. The fresh baked flavors? Blueberry peach, pumpkin, cherry, apple, caramel apple, chocolate cream, […]

  29. cowboyboot Member
    cowboyboot 434 posts, Helper bee @ 1:42 pm

    @PeachandPearl: Hey PeachAndPearl! I bought them from ebay from a seller called House of Interiors. Somehow, I think they’re connected with Bliss & Bloom.

  30. Member
    Jessie516 5480 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:12 pm

    Those pies look awesome! I love this idea.

  31. Member
    mgli2006 30 posts, Newbee @ 5:16 pm

    We’re having pies too! I don’t really like cake and FI really hates the comments that people always have about cake. “oh this is so moist, etc, etc” You never hear people talk so much about other foods, why about cake? It is weird. Anywho, love the pie bar idea!

  32. Guest Icon Guest
    Wedz Online Info » Blog Archive » Love at The Ranch: Reception Signage, Guest @ 8:45 pm

    […] down our centerpiece budget. Then showed you our photo booth! After toasts, we fed each other pie. Pie bar, […]

  33. Member
    PeachandPearl 278 posts, Helper bee @ 11:49 pm

    Ahhhh thank you, Mrs. CB! That’s perfect.

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