(Closed) A Vegan Wedding!?!?!

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 62
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We are adding a vegan option of chicken piccata, but instead of chicken, the chef uses Gardein.  Anyone ever try Gardein?

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m all for good veggie options, just please (please, please) stay away from anything that is clearly imitation meat. I’m not talking about tofu or whatever, but the stuff that you can buy in the freezer section that’s made to look like a chicken cutlet or whatever. I think that stuff really throws people off, whereas a good, veggie based meal doesn’t feel like any sort of replacement. Veggies like mushrooms, eggplant, cauliflower, and zucchini can be so filling.

Post # 64
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Elle_Neotoma:yes and it’s AMAZING. guests won’t know the difference. In fact my one vegan friend can’t eat it because it tastes too real LOL!

Post # 65
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

@CindyRelly: Hopefully guests will know the difference because it’s not nice to trick people!

Post # 66
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@spaniel:It was very clear it was a vegan wedding. I don’t think any vegan would want to trick people… they’d want people aware of the great alternatives!  Not to mention Gardein is NOT cheap.. I certainly wouldn’t want anybody to think I paid chicken prices for gardein!

Post # 67
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@CindyRelly:  Wow, thanks!  I’ll make sure to have a bite of it at my wedding.  

Post # 68
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Helper bee

@Mrs. Gremmlin: wow! a vegan wedding! i is your fiance vegan or veggie too?

@Lady Baker: i just read your post nr.34. i wish you were my chef!!!!

Post # 70
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Helper bee

@Mrs. Gremmlin: haha ‘compassionate eater’…i like that one!!! i do confess to using alot of freezer ‘meat alternatives’ like Quorn sausages and im veggie but not vegan. i love dairy you see. i have converted to soy milk, but cant give up greek yoghurt or cheese. if i came across alternatives i would go vegan. dont you miss Pizza? you must find yourself at alot of restaurants only able to order salad, right? and soooo many things have egg in them like breads and cakes. you must have to cook most of your stuff yourself?

also, personal question, but have you lost or gained weight or noticed any health benefits/problems since going vegan?

i’d think it is healther and would lose alot of weight since there isnt much you can eat. but everyone says you get really deficient and get sick if you go vegan.

Post # 71
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am planning a vegan wedding in the washingtno DC area.  I am so jeaous of new yorkers who can have candle 79!

My fiance and I are both vegan and my mom and his dad are mostly vegan so we feel fairly supported.  I am looking for a venue that will let us use a caterer that specializes in vegan vegetarian catering.  I am really excited about Green Plate Catering in the Washington, DC, Maryland area.  Kit Wood has been so awesome to work with and we are going to have a tasting soon.  The catering menu looked amazing.  I wouldn’t mind sending it to anyone if you’re interested.  What got me really excited is “Seitan bourguignon”  which I have made before and my (meat eating, veggie shunning) father actually really liked it.  Mushroom handpies also look awesome, but my fiance and his dad hate mushrooms…

On the issue of people worried about not being able to eat anything.  It is hard to please 100 people and I have never liked food that much at a wedding (before i was vegan).  If anyone has a dietary restriction they should let you know.  @unixfairy I know this isn’t the place for nutrition debates and I don’t mean to be disrespectful, but no one should feel obligated to serve cheese or animal protien to a prediabetic.  A plant based diet has been proven to reverse type two diabetes and might help with the side affects of type 1(my fiance is type 1 and other relatives are type 2).  So maybe one plant based meal could help a little.  Caterers routinely make special plates for people, like gluten free, nut free, low gylcemic, etc.  A vegan wedding would also honor dietary restrictions. 

If the caterer is not willing to be creative or put in the effort to make amazing vegan food then it might be up to you to find a recipe.  I would check the upcoming candle 79 cookbook or some cookbooks like Party Vegan, Veganomicon, or the Vegan Table for crowd pleasing recipes.  We actually deciding against a venue that we liked because their exclusive caterer wouldn’t do a tasting or send us a menu proposal until we signed. 

Post # 72
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m a vegetarian but have had some incredible vegan food as well. I can’t really think of anything to offer, but I’m marking this thread so I can come back and get inspiration from all these amazing-sounding recipes!

Post # 73
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

(Sorry, double post.)

Post # 75
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m having a vegan wedding!! Yay!

Post # 76
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I know this is an old post, but THANK YOU for writing it! As a vegan bride in a very non-vegan family, this is always a struggle! 

(As in “Fish aren’t animals, why don’t you eat that?” GAH!)

Yet another fabulous reason for us to elope!

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