Z + K (in Half Moon Bay) = Forever

We are getting hitched! We thought you might appreciate a space to view weekend details, day-of timeline, and other advice on what to do along the CA coast this July, 2022.

Rehearsal Event

Location: Jettywave Distillery, 155 Broadway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2022

Start time: 5:30pm PDT

What to expect: we will provide 1 cocktail drink ticket, plenty of chicken and beef skewers, other Mediterranean style hor d’oeuvres and appetizers, as well as pastries from a local bakery. The venue manager may permit select guests to tour the distillery upon request. We look forward to mingling with our guests from all parts of our family who are visiting from far and wide!

Wedding Day Details

Location: Mavericks House, 107 Broadway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Date: Sunday, July 31, 2022

Ceremony start time: 12:00pm PDT

  • We will begin the ceremony promptly at noon on Sunday, July 31, 2022

Reception timeline (to begin immediately upon ceremony completion):

12:45     Recessional 

1:00      Cocktail hour 

2:00     Guests are seated for the meal 

3:30      Toasts and speeches  

4:00      First dance 

4:15       Sweet treats and free play

6:00      Snacks and fun

6:30      Goodbyes & thank yous

Things to Do in Half Moon Bay

  • Take a drive to Pescadero and stop at Pie Ranch or San Gregorio State Beach (headed South on Highway 1)
    • Pie Ranch grows all of their ingredients fresh on the farm, makes bake ready pies fresh daily, and is committed to serving many local advocacy initiative such as Mission Pie in San Francisco, which employs at-risk youth to provide opportunities for job skill training.
    • San Gregorio State Beach requires a small cash fee to park in the main lot, which is recommended on busy weekends. If you make a trip of it, try to walk all the way to the hidden cave towards the north end of the beach!
  • Take a drive down, or up, Highway 1!
    • If you head south towards Santa Cruz you will pass a couple of beautiful beaches and if you are daring enough to park along the highway – it’s worth a stop to catch some waves! If you make it all the way to Santa Cruz, navigate to Natural Bridges beach.
    • If you head north towards San Francisco, try to make it a very early morning to have a chance at parking at the Devil’s Slide trailhead right before the tunnels into Pacifica, CA. This trail used to be the old Highway 1 before it was replaced by the tunnels. You’ll get breathtaking views of the jagged coastline. It’s a brief jaunt with low elevation, and friendly to most all levels of health and fitness.
    • If you decide to make it all the way to San Francisco, you might have to detour around Great Highway as it becomes a walking path for pedestrians on weekends. But do venture all the way towards Noriega st. near 46th Ave. to grab a bite ad Devils Teeth – totally worth the line to have a fresh baked biscuit. Or if a dine in experience is more your vibe – make reservations at Outerlands on Judah.
  • Stop at the plant nurseries along Highway 92 headed towards San Mateo
    • Half Moon Bay is home to many sustainable farms and boasts a very wide agricultural footprint. We get a fresh produce box delivered from a farm local to Half Moon Bay every week! The plant nurseries along the entrance to the city on the 92 are one small example of that nature and cultivation.
  • Go on a hike!
    • We recommend Purisima Preserve, which is a moderate hike in the Redwood Forest
    • We also recommend Quarry Park in El Granada, CA
  • Kayak in the harbor!
    • There are kayak and paddle board rental options are various locations in the Princeton Landing Harbor area
  • Take a walk through the historic downtown on Main St.
    • There are some cute cafes, delis, and places to shop
  • Places to eat for breakfast or lunch
    • The Press, 107 Sevilla Ave, Half Moon Bay, CA 94018
    • Caffe Mezzaluna, 240 Capistrano Rd Harbor Village Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
    • Pilot Light, 9850 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
  • Places to eat for dinner
    • Pasta Moon, 845 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
    • Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
    • Sam’s Chowder House, 4210 CA-1, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Things to Keep In Mind

  • The coast between Half Moon Bay and Marin can become quite bustling on weekends during the summer.
    • Consider planning ahead for moderate traffic, particularly during the afternoon and evening.
    • If you’re trying to head to a dine-in spot, you might have to muster through a wait time, or consider making reservations in advance
  • While summer days usually average around 70 degrees in late July and early August; you’ll want a light jacket in the evenings as the fog will likely roll in just after sunset.
    • We are big on layers, starting with pants and t-shirts and making our way up to coats on top of sweaters
  • The Princeton Landing area where our events will be held is among the most coveted places to host a wedding, in the world. It truly is one of the more scenic, inviting, and yummy places to be along the CA coast; so if you want to stick close to home for the weekend you’d be doing it just as right as trying to adventure out into the broader region.
  • Remember never to turn your back to the ocean! Especially if you make it to Montara State Beach or Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, CA
    • August is high time for Maverick Waves, which are world renowned for being the largest and most unpredictable of any other wave, thus giving many of the local dining and event establishments their namesakes. Surf culture is huge here, so don’t be surprised if you get a lot of laid back attitudes if you tourist where the locals hang, particularly among places with prominent beach surf destinations like Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and Pacifica.
      • If you want to try less than fine dining at a famous Taco Bell known for it’s fancier dive-like decor and architecture, you will definitely want to pit stop in Pacifica, CA near Linda Mar Beach

Of course, contact the bride directly (cell: 415-712-4536) or groom (cell: 608-469-6656) anytime with questions, or just to touch base!