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
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! ;).
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!
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
Butternut squash ravioli
Or you could go the route Maggie went, and decide to have vegetarian options at a buffet!
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!
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.
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!
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?