Wedding Planning Advice

Best website/blog

...which even goes into details like how much booze to buy

General Advice

Other random logistics

Vendors We Used

Notes from our own wedding at Pie Ranch in Pescadero, CA in 2014:

Day-of Coordinator

Alyssa Lewis-Griffith

 --> now does more full-time work at

Rental Equipment

Alexis Party Rental --> used them for tables/chairs, etc. they were recommended by Pie Ranch and did a good job


Ian Martin

--> really good "documentary" style photos (not too many posed)


Roli Roti

--> both rotisserie chicken & porchetta were a big hit...we brought our own wine from BevMo

Sound Systems/Caller

Andy Wilson

...his personal website is inactive but you might be able to book him via Entire Productions?

--> Andy does Pie Ranch's monthly Barn Dance but also does calling for hire for events; he's great for all ages/experience levels. He also did the sound system for our ceremony. barn-dance.html


County Line Pickers

Jim Davies

--> Pie Ranch's "house" bluegrass band, great musicians although Jim can be hard to get ahold of


Liz used someone else for our wedding, but from a photo shoot she did, she highly rec's Melissa Hoffmann


Tartine Bakery

--> chocolate soufflé cakes were a big hit!!

Mission Pie

415.282.4PIE --> alas, they are closed now!


Hiro Hayama

Utsuwa Floral Design

1288 Polk St (@ Bush)



--> his prices are reasonable and he made some beautiful arrangements (he's especially good with succulents)

...for table flowers we used ones from our yard in reused milk jars, which ended up being very pretty: