(Closed) A Vegan Wedding!?!?!

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

What about a really robust ratatouille with great bread or roasted cauliflower steaks?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

OMG, it’s SO good and easy.  Try it at home! Cut the cauliflower lengthwise (you’ll get 2-3 steaks out of 1, plus end pieces), brush with olive oil, S&P, then roast at 450 about 6 minutes on each side, flipping 2-3 times until nutty brown.  This one in the picture is probably served on cauliflower mash… Nummy…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsLongcoatPeacoat:

That sounds  SO good!

 

Stuffed peppers. Especially if you can get green/red/orange/yellow/purple. I like to do a filling with sauted mushrooms and onions, white beans, and spiced breadcrumbs, similar to what you’d do in poultry.

Eggplant cutlets.

Chana masala.

Post Punk Kitchen (www.theppk.com) has loads of good recipes that would be suitable for wedding dinner.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m assuming you mean vegan lasagna and manicotti?  Personally, I would lean towards vegetable laden dishes instead of the sort of tofu substitute type dishes.  As a vegan – I would be in heaven at your wedding.  I just know that the majority of guests I have coming ot my wedding – people turn their nose and ask for something with out that ‘weird vegan stuff’ or something like that.  I’m going for things like sauteed veggies with pasta, stuffed portobellas and stuffed baked squash.

As an aside – I have the worry that the exact same thing will happen to me.  Our catering hall had a number of vegitarian dishes on their sample menus and was told that vegan would be no problem at all.  We won’t have our tastings for a few more months still…I need to brace myself for this possibility I suppose.

Good Luck!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

What about quinoa and veggie stuffed baked red peppers? Fiance had a wedding venue make him that and it was awesome. Or skewers of roasted vegetables and cajun tofu? Those are some of our favorites at home.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Mrs. Gremmlin: I’ve already gotten comments from some of my friends and family like “you’re not going to make me eat tofu, are you”.  I’m sure they have a certain vision of mushy white stuff on their plate – but it still has caused some anxiety with what can be a middle ground.  I’ve been to so many weddings where I’m given a plain salad because there’s not really anything else I can eat…I guess you can always make that an option for the non-adventurous omnivores.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think for vegan, you almost have to do a buffet.  I’m all for plated dinners, but here’s my logic… With vegan cuisine, you’re sort of pushing people outside their comfort zone.  If you do a buffet, you allow them to try a few different things and they’ll surely be able to find something they’ll like.  That way everyone is happy and you don’t have to worry about wasting money on entrees people won’t eat.

I went to an almost-vegan wedding a couple years ago…. For cocktail hour, they went around with a few different things (some vegan, some vegetarian) and they had TONS of mediterranean style stuff like grape leaves stuffed with rice, hummus, baba ganoush, olives.  They also did the standard crudite and cheese/crackers. The cheese and crackers were a HUGE hit with the non vegans (and non vegetarians too). 

For the buffet, they had 2 different green salads, a variety of steamed, grilled & sauteed veggies, a few different grain dishes like rice and couscous, and pumpkin ravioli.  There was something sweet like baked apples with raisins, too. They also had tons of different breads and rolls.

For dessert, they skipped the cake cutting (bride doesn’t eat any animal products or gluten), but they had a big display with cupcakes and fresh whole fruit like apples and grapes.. It was a harvest themed wedding, so it was very fitting.

Honestly, it was some of the best wedding food I’ve had.  Everything was fresh, healthy and delicious. It was a nice change of pace! 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Is the chef a part of your venue? If they promised you vegan, isnt that a breach of contract considering the food is a major part of a wedding and you may not have chosen to have your wedding there if they could not accomodate you?

I went to a vegan wedding this past saturday–the food was good (even for a non-vegan/vegetarian) but it was a backyard wedding and had been catered by a reputable vegan restaurant (Three Brothers). They had great things like seitan bbq strips, crab cakes (fake of course), and vegan stuffed mushrooms as some of the appetizers.

If possible, I would try to cater from a local place as well, if not possible there are tons of wonderful vegan websites that you can dig up recipes from (test them out and see if they are worthy of being served at your wedding) Goodluck!

Post # 15
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Helper bee

@Mrs. Gremmlin: Also, why not ask your vegan baker if he knows of any good places/recipes? Who better to ask than a vegan foodie 🙂

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

OK just a thought and please do not get mad – I have seen Vegan’s and Vegetarians complaining that there are not choices that they can eat at normal weddings.  Isn’t serving a pure Vegan menu just putting the shoe on the other foot?  Can you have a few non Vegan dishes – even if they are Vegetarian for the non Vegans at your wedding?

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