Marina: Vegan Wedding Fare

Today’s guest post is from one of my dear New York bloggie friends: Marina! Marina and I have gotten brunch together several times and she always has the best suggestions for vegetarian-friendly restaurants in New York. I was so happy when she agreed to do a guest post on vegetarian and vegan weddings for me icon smile Marina: Vegan Wedding Fare

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Hello, this is Marina from A Veggie Girl (and her cat!). I blog about food (I am a vegetarian) and my cat, Peanut (who was the most adorable baby kitten EVER– check out my blog and see for yourself! ;).

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I always said that if I had a wedding, meat would not be served there. I’ve also said that I will elope (and actively encouraged Maggie and Bobby to do so! lol). But just at the outside chance I DID have a wedding, a vegetarian one would be the only way. And if the guests didn’t like it– too bad. They could suck it up and not fill their faces with meat for ONE day! lol

It was actually Alicia Silverstone’s entirely vegan wedding that gave me the idea for this post!

alicia silverstone wedding Marina: Vegan Wedding Fare

Here was her wedding menu:

Grilled tempeh with black rice, vegetables in a saffron-sage sauce with vegan aioli, and individual chocolate-almond midnight cakes topped with raspberries and maple-almond pecan pralines.

Some other delicious and creative vegetarian dishes at weddings are…

Fried risotto cakes

fried risotto cakes Marina: Vegan Wedding Fare

Butternut squash ravioli

butternut squash raviolis Marina: Vegan Wedding Fare

Or you could go the route Maggie went, and decide to have vegetarian options at a buffet!

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This picture is from a vegetarian Indian wedding.

And of course a lot of people wonder, what about the cake?! The good news is, there are so many amazing vegan wedding cake companies now! Look at this masterpiece!

vegan wedding cake Marina: Vegan Wedding Fare

This cake is from Vegan Treats in Bethlehem, PA. (And was featured at this vegan wedding.)

And check out these amazing vegan wedding cakes by The Chicago Diner! They use cane sugar, vegan cream cheese, agave and other natural sweeteners, etc.

chicago diner wedding cake Marina: Vegan Wedding Fare

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So the bottom line is, if you want to have a vegetarian or vegan wedding, there are SO many great options out there! Just do an internet search for vegetarian/vegan catering companies in your area. And if you’re worried about your meat-eating guests, remember that if the food is good, that’s all anyone is going to care about anyway! icon smile Marina: Vegan Wedding Fare

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Thanks again, Marina! If anyone is interested, Marina alerted me to this article – it looks like Chelsea Clinton is having a vegan wedding with a gluten-free cake. Very cool.

If you’re married, what was your wedding food like? If you’re not, what do you want it to be like?

10 Comments on Marina: Vegan Wedding Fare

  1. Rosey Rebecca
    30 July, 2010 at 10:11 am (4 years ago)

    This is great! Thanks so much! I’m a vegetarian and my boyfriend eats meat. So, we probably wouldn’t have a 100% vegetarian wedding, but the cakes look and sound great!

  2. Marina
    30 July, 2010 at 10:25 am (4 years ago)

    The guest post came out great, Maggie! I just linked to it on my blog too. And to Rosey, glad I could help! I hope you got some good ideas from it! :)

  3. Tori
    30 July, 2010 at 10:48 am (4 years ago)

    I’m all over the butternut squash ravioli! I haven’t attended a wedding in a long time, but next time I do, I hope they have some of these yummy vegetarian options! Or maybe you’ll invite me to your wedding, Marina?? Haha!

    <3 Tori

  4. Janna
    30 July, 2010 at 12:07 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the idea of a vegan/vegetarian wedding! I always thought about what kind of food I would serve at mine. By the time I get married I think I will already be a RD. I may not do vegan/vegetarian but I may try and do a healthy/organic type wedding with LOTS of vegetarian/vegan options and maybe some vegan cupcakes or cookies :) So fun to think about!

  5. janetha g.
    30 July, 2010 at 3:36 pm (4 years ago)

    i just got married and we had 3 vegan groomsmen and several vegan guests. we had a large buffet-style array of small bites, several vegan and some not. for dessert, we were serving vanilla ice cream with fresh peaches and i made sure to get some vegan ice cream as well. i also got some vegan tiramisu from a bakery since those guests couldn’t eat the cake.

    xo!

  6. Alycia @ Fit n Fresh
    30 July, 2010 at 6:37 pm (4 years ago)

    That is amazing!!! I hope to have a gorgeous vegan cake at my wedding one day :)

  7. Rachael
    31 July, 2010 at 10:27 am (4 years ago)

    I like the idea of making a big event – where people who are veggie, vegan or have food allergies might assume they’re going to be left out in the cold at -centered on food they can eat! It’s also a great opportunity to introduce new folks to how delicious non-animal foods can be.

  8. Natasha
    31 July, 2010 at 7:55 pm (4 years ago)

    Vegan weddings are the best kinds of weddings!

  9. Shannon, Tropical Eats
    2 August, 2010 at 10:42 pm (4 years ago)

    this is sooooooo neat! Never really thought about this before. For my wedding (in like 10 yrs lol), I want anything but traditional! Maybe pizza? hahah idk…

  10. christine
    11 January, 2011 at 2:06 pm (4 years ago)

    I had a cake from Vegan Treats in Bethlehem PA for my birthday this year and it was RIDICULOUS!!! People who tasted it and didn’t know it was vegan had no clue…even my dad loved it and he has absolutely no interest in anything different from his pepper steak/mashed potatoes life :)