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ok, so my fiance and i are both veggie people- he's vegan due to allergies and i'm vegitarian because i was raised that way. we are doing the legally binding 'marriage' (which should be really just a civil union, because of the fact that marraige is a religious sacrament...but i digress) before our wedding. our wedding is going to be a blend of cultures, etc and all tailored to us.

but here's the part that i thought you all would definatey enjoy:

we are doing an entirely vegan-friendly reception. the event is going to be styled after a victorian high tea with scones and all sorts of fun things like that- we will, of course, have dairy products for those friends of ours who have to have butter for their scones and milk with their tea, but other than that, everything is going to be vegan- from the frosting on the cookies, to the big chocolate cake (no, i am NOT wearing white! i would stain it in a heartbeat!), to the sugar on the tables.

i wanted to share that with you all- i also wanted to create a place to do wedding chatter and advice because we are planning all this ourselves with our familes and it is a bit insane!

any recipies you would specifically recommend for tea time treats? anyone out there actually been to a tea? i was at one while in stratford, england, at a very nice restaurant with a very uneaven floor (the building was elizabethan).

love!

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thank you all so much!

bstutzma- i really appreciate all your suggestions! i will have to write them all down and go on a recipe hunt (yay!). i plan on trying to buy organics for as much of the ingredients as possible and for the milk and butter, if i can afford it- organic milk is nearly $3.00 for a half-galon here and sometimes that gets tough! i am hoping to do a fruit platter- the wedding is in august and lighter fare is what will most likely keep my guests going! thank you for the offer of keeping in touch and all with planning stresses- i will definately have to do that!

Thalia- i will check out the link as soon as i get the chance- right now i am only replying to a few things because my fiance and i are going to look at some property that is up for auction in october- it is in the reposessed tax auction, so some of it goes for fairly cheap!

Alli- we are making our cake ourselves- there is a vegan chocolate cake recipe in 'the hippie handbook' that is to die for and we have decided to do a large sheetcake with our vegan frosting decorating it. if you want, i can post some of the recipies in this thread (or links to them!) as i find and modify them!

zoebird- hey! the quaker wedding thing is something that joshua and i have been considering- we would love to do a quaker wedding for the legal bits and then our celebration with our friends after- we still have to figure out exactly how things are going to work out with that! you know, you can always re-affirm your vows at a significant anniversary and do it like you wanted your wedding originally- i've known a few people who did this since things didn't quite work out on their wedding day!

i love you folks- i will update this thread as i figure more out what is going on with the wedding- finding people to share my enthusiasm with is great.

blessed be-

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of course! i will have to find where i last placed the book, but i have absolutely no problem recipe-swapping!

i also have a to-die-for recipe for a vanilla frosting....
 

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doing a tea time helps with keeping with the vegan wedding theme- baked goods are easy to turn vegan and not lose taste (sometimes greatly improve it!) and as long as you have options for people who want cream, butter, etc.- basically, no one can complain if they aren't given a window to- i have had a few people ask, when it comes to other aspects of the wedding, about our decisions. my answer? "it's my wedding and i'm doing it my way- deal with it." if they don't like it, i really don't care...i am only doing this once.



i did not know that eden soy milk was from michigan- i will definitely check that out. i will probably be going to ann arbor at least once before the wedding, due to the amazing amount of veggie friendly stores there.

when it comes to vegan friendly fabrics, i am looking at linen and cotton and i am, with the help of my family, making my own dress. my mother will be embroidering it for me after we get it stitched and fitted to my body. it is going to take a lot of looking to find about ten to fifteen yards of linen in the right colour, but i am determined and that means nothing is going to stop me from having the exact dress i want. making or having a dress made by an individual seamstress, it is a really good way to make sure you get what you want and control your fabrics too.

cache is a great store- unfortunately, most things there are well beyond my price range. they have some absolutely beautiful gowns there and i am always on the look-out when i go to second-hand stores for dresses that came from there!
 

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oh- here is the cake recipe, from The Hippie Handbook:

needed:

2 cups brown sugar

1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour

3/4 cup un-sweatened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup soymilk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup boiling water

preheat oven to 350 degrees F

combine the brown sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl

add the soy milk, oil, and vanilla and beat for two minutes

stir in the boiling water

pour into an eight-inch square cake pan

bake thirty-five to forty minutes

allow cake to cool- the cake is done when a toothpick stuck into the center of the cake comes out free of crumbs

*this makes a damn good cake*
 

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zoebird- no, i havent yet- i don't really like ordering things off the internet and often can't, seeing as i don't have a credit card. i will, however, have to check out their site and keep it in mind as an option- if i educate myself as to what is out there, i can look for comprable stuff while i am out and about!
 

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i am thinking of going into joannes so i can touch the fabric and see how it drapes before i get anything. i also go to chicago a lot and think i will be looking up places there, especially to see if there are any wholesalers that i can look into.
 
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