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Vegan Weddings 2017 (Emily Brobeck & Pierre Wooldridge)

A study abroad rendezvous in France and months of digital dating led to this picture perfect French wedding.

The big day: July 30, 2016
The place: Grez-Neuville, France
RSVPs: 87
Honeymoon: Pau and Aix-en-Provence in the South of France


The cake: Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, raspberries and blackberries, and edible flowers—plus macarons, lemon tartes, strawberry cream cake, raspberry cheesecake, peach madeleines, and chocolate truffles
Menu standouts: Lemongrass seitan skewers, butternut squash ravioli with truffle butter, mushroom-and-cheese crêpes
Guest swag: Donations to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in honor of each guest


Emily and Pierre’s story: Having met in France while studying abroad, Ohioan Brobeck and Londoner Wooldridge started dating post-graduation via Skype. After a few months of digital dates—and in-person rendezvous in Bali and Paris—Wooldridge hopped across the pond to permanently join Brobeck in her New York digs.


The wedding day: Wanting to get married in France where they first met, the couple chose the Loire Valley for their nuptials. The 14th century-chateau wedding was a vegan-glam affair, with tables named for different species of farm animals, catering by Paris hotspot Gentle Gourmet, and notable guests including Chloe Coscarelli and Vaute founder (and bridesmaid) Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart.

Can't get enough of vegan weddings? Pick up a copy of the July+August 2017 issue of VegNews, on newsstands now! And discover all of the caterers, cake makers, wedding venues, and photographers used by our 2017 couples by clicking here. Don't miss these other spectacular plant-based weddings:
Jackie Johnson & Adam McCabe
Lindsay Jones & Daniel Cano
Monica Pandian & Praveen Raj
Alana Cowl & Daniel Ferens

Check out all of our 2016 vegan wedding couples here!

Photos courtesy of Ben Yew Photography

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