THE REASONING BEHIND THIS COUPLES VEGETARIAN WEDDING MAKES TOTAL SENSE!
You’ve chosen a venue, found a dress, selected a suit and booked the band, now all you have to do is decide on what to feed your guests. The only problem is you’re vegetarian and many of your guests aren’t? Do you decide to keep everyone happy and cater for all dietary requirements or serve meat free only? Todays’ music loving couple chose to do it their way, staying true to their beliefs, they opted for vegetarian caters. Scroll down to find out why…
“Having vegetarian caterers was really important to us, although we don’t know many other veggies and vegans, our own beliefs were key in celebrating our marriage. Serving meat would have been unacceptable to us on our important day. Why would two veggies (of many, many years) serve meat on their day to celebrate their wedding?” Lucy began.
“We found our caterers whilst searching online for a vegetarian and vegan caterer. Jane of the ‘Fat Carrot’ brought us some food to try, worked with us for our Americana theme, came up with loads of creative ideas and was also able to cater our BBQ during the day with homemade cherry pie for pud and then a fabulous buffet for the evening and her vegan cupcakes were amazing!.”
“We started planning our wedding about a year and a half in advance. We didn’t get stressed as we wanted it to be a chilled, rock n roll day. It was laid back and all of our suppliers worked really hard to make it more chilled out!” She told us.
“We chose the forum because we love live music and have had some cracking nights in the Forum in the past.”
“One of our earliest dates was watching a band there. We asked them, thinking it might not be possible… so were thrilled when they said they wanted to be involved. Adrian knows the manager from organising live music for his pub, so Jason and his wife Isobel were really enthusiastic and made it really special for us.” She explained.
“Instead of a theme we chose mix of all the things we love, live music, rock n roll, vintage Hollywood glamour and kitsch Americana. We liked the idea of the industrial space and the hot pink, gold, black and glittery decor. Our florist brought some romance and fun to the space with gorgeous floral hoops, distinctive bouquets with my favourite flowers and understanding the colour palette perfectly. ”
“We DIY’d most of the decor. My Mum and I spent many weekends making our pineapples, flamingos and blackboards. We just went for it, no tutorials- just experimenting with ideas and it all just came together! I love crafting and my Mum is a really creative lady too.” She added.
“I came across Laura Babb on a wedding blog. We looked at her portfolio and loved the style of her work, the beautiful, natural style and stunning colour. Plus there was a flamingo or two there, so I was keen! Then I read a piece she wrote about on being happy having your photograph taken and body confidence. I normally feel uncomfortable having my photograph taken so Laura’s sensitivity to that boosted my confidence. Her work was stunning. A perfect record of our most happy day. She caught so many candid and joyous moments- we are thrilled with them.”
“Our celebrant was recommended by another celebrant who knew Katie loved our style of wedding. Katie had some great ideas and totally understood our vibe and we instantly felt comfortable with her as our celebrant. Everyone commented what a fantastic ceremony she produced with us and really helped organise the day. She was so helpful when we were writing our vows and organising the readings and ring warming. She also made sure everyone knew we wanted an unplugged ceremony.”
“I did have some worries about the day, falling up/down the stairs to the stage was one of them, which thankfully didn’t happen but once I was in the venue and saw our ideas all come together, then my friends and family and Ady waiting on the stage- my nerves melted away.
“I did kinda mess up on my entrance music, it was System of a Down, Chop Suey- and my Dad and I were slightly late starting (he didn’t hear it! Bloody loud rock intro and he missed it!!), but we made it to the stage by the last beat! Even that didn’t upset me, gives me something to laugh about with him- he was more worried about stepping on my dress!”
“Anything that didn’t happen, didn’t matter. Nothing went wrong (that we saw!) I forgot my vegan leather coat and sunglasses, which I did want for some pictures- but again it didn’t really matter! My advice is to relax and enjoy your day- you will have so many wonderful people all around you and that is to be treasured. I loved having some time away with Ade for our portraits, which gave us some time to ourselves and reflect on the day so far. Also – do it your way! You will love it, as will the people who know and love you.”
Photography: Babb Photo | Suit: Moss Bros | Dress: Perfection Bridal | Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Necklace: Vivien of Holloway | Florist: The Flowersmiths | Venue: The Forum | Caterer: Fat Carrot | Bridesmaids Dresses: Vivien of Holloway | Day band: Rudy Warman and the Heavy Weather | Evening band: The Pillows |