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. 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? :)

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    perfume 2239 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:37 am

    Two words: Yuh Um!

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    tea 2406 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.

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    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!

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    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:17 am

    I love this pie bar!!

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

    soooooo beautiful! and mouth watering!

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    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, [...]

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    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.

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    Jessie516 5480 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:12 pm

    Those pies look awesome! I love this idea.

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    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!

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    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, [...]

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    PeachandPearl 278 posts, Helper bee @ 11:49 pm

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

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