Sunday, June 17, 2007

Our Special Day

Yesterday we celebrated something very important to us.



Pete and I wanted to have an intimate, relaxed ceremony at home with our family. And of course, it had to be vegan. Being the busy day that it was, I only got a photo of the whole table after the hungry guests had a few bites.



We had a veggie tray from Farmboy and Dairy-free Ranch Dip from April 2007 VT, a fruit tray with a dip that I made from soy yogurt, strawberries, a banana and agave nectar, Vietnamese Vegetarian Salad Rolls from the Barrhaven Vietnamese Restaurant, hummus and pita, nachos and Farmboy salsa, Parisien Bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and veggie sushi from Ebi Sushi. The owner was sweet enough to open her restaurant early to have the sushi ready for us, and it was excellent. Here is the pre-party tray.



And the piece-de-resistance, a two-vegan-sister effort, with a little help from Isa and Terry, our wedding cupcakes.



Sarah made the Coconut Lime Cupcakes and the Lemon Macadamia Cupcakes (although she subbed almonds for the mac nuts) which were both absolutely spectacular. I heard many compliments about the Lemon Cupcakes in particular, and it is rumoured that Kyle deserves credit for the idea of the lemon rind heart at the top of the icing swirl. I made the Pistachio Rosewater cuppers, which I really liked too. Just a note for anyone that wants to make them identical to the cover of VCTOTW - I think they used the alternate topping suggestion, the Vegan Fluffy Buttercream Frosting, to make them look like that. I actually preferred the Rosewater Glaze for this cupper - it was delicately sweet and didn't overpower the flavour of the cupcake.

We "cut the cake" and enjoyed each of Sarah's cupcakes.



It was a fabulous day and we're grateful that we have so many wonderful people to share it with.

I loved the wedding flowers, by Anika's Arts and Flowers, also in Barrhaven (I gotta plug the local businesses - buy local!)





We're on our honeymoon now, and we didn't even use any fossil fuels getting here.

18 comments:

Courtney said...

Congrats! Everything looks lovely--the cupcakes are impressive!

Courtney

Saoirse said...

Congratulations! It looks like you had a wonderful celebration. :)

Veg*Triathlete said...

Wow! Congratulations!!!

The food looks amazing :-)

Judy said...

Congrats! Looks like a fab wedding!

Veg-a-Nut said...

Congratulations! Sounds like you had a wonderful day. I wish you so much happiness in your years to come!!!

KleoPatra said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Much happiness and good health to you forever and ever.

Amen.

Everything was just lovely, lovely, lovely.

Hope you have a fab time away from it all now!

little bear said...

Congratulations and all the best of happiness & good health to you both!!

It sounded like you had an incredible day...first vegan wedding I've seen so far...it looked just beautiful!

Hope you have a nice relaxing time on your honeymoon & looking forward to more recipes soon!

Emmie said...

That looks amazing. Congratulations!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Congratulations! Your ceremony looks very similar to the wedding Marty & I had. It was simple, at home, with about 20 of our family and closest friends. I love simple weddings and I feel a little kinship with others who have them as well.

Your food spread looks amazing. So many great treats.

Best wishes to you and Pete for a loving, happy, and peaceful life.

Crystal

springsandwells said...

wow congratulations to both of you!
I hope you are enjoying your honeymoon. The pictures are so beautiful & it looks to me like a perfect ceremony - just exactly what I would want. Vegan-intimate-beautiful-sweet... Lovely!!

Carrie™ said...

OMG!! Congratulations!! You did it the way I like...nibblies for everyone to just enjoy. And a variety of cupcakes are much, much better than a whole cake. Don't forget to freeze some for your first anniversary!! Then make a wish!

Carrie™ said...

I completely forgot to comment on the flowers. STUNNING!

little bear said...

Forgot to ask......your cupcakes looked amazing!!! Would so love the recipes for both & their frostings...would Sarah be able to post them? Thanks so very much! :o)

Michelle said...

congrats! all the food looks amazing!!!!!!!!!

Tracy said...

Thank you so much everyone!

little bear - the cupcakes are from the book "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World" by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

Kati said...

Congratulations!!!

little bear said...

Welcome back, Tracy......thanks so much for the cupcake info....will definitely look for the book! :O)

Anty Harton said...

Hi there,
Congratulations on your wedding.
I would love to try your Pistachio Rosewater Cupcakes. Would you mind sharing the recipe with me?
Thank you very much.