Fifty years ago people would have laughed at the idea of serving pie at a wedding. Nowadays, standard three-tier wedding cakes are far and few between. Most couples are opting for their favorite desserts on their big day—be it cupcakes, cannolis, or better yet, PIE.

4th of July, Pie, Beckmann's Pie, Santa Cruz, Dessert, WeddingWe’re guessing most of you indulged in quite a bit of pie this past Fourth of July. We did too. It’s an American favorite, and for good reason. Having a slice of pie on a warm summer day is nostalgic, and there’s nothing better than experiencing that warm, familiar feeling of home and love than on your wedding day.

Peter Beckmann founded Beckmann’s Old World Bakery with that same warm feeling of home in mind. Peter was an apprentice bread-maker in Germany before moving to the U.S. in 1982, and it wasn’t long before he found himself homesick for the incomparable bread of his homeland. To cure his ache for home, he got to work in his kitchen and eventually started selling his homemade loaves to local grocery stores in Santa Cruz.

4th of July, Pie, Beckmann's Pie, Santa Cruz, Dessert, WeddingFast forward thirty years and Beckmann’s has grown to become one of California’s most beloved bakeries, a real life example of the “American Dream” come to life. Aside from their indisputable passion, Beckmann’s is praised for its natural ingredients, never using anything that has been genetically modified or contains chemical additives. Their pie is naturally good; you can taste it! They offer nine different flavors for your choosing: Apple, Cherry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Boysenberry, Strawberry Marionberry, The Berry Bomb, Rum-Laced Pecan, Classic Pumpkin, and Apricot.

If you’re still trying to decide what to serve as dessert on your wedding day, just remember, everyone loves pie!

4th of July, Pie, Beckmann's Pie, Santa Cruz, Dessert, Wedding

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To order pies for your celebration, contact Kristen at or 831.423.9242 x36

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