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Vegan Weddings 2012 (Alicia Guzman & Nik Sadler)

Meet Alicia and Nik, one of 2012’s eight fabulous wedding couples.

Alicia Guzman & Nik Sadler
San Diego, CA

Guests: 75
Location: The Prado at Balboa Park
Date: December 31, 2010
Cost: $20,000

Their story: Ever had a high school crush on your friend’s sibling? Alicia did. It wasn’t until four years after high school, however, that she actually met Nik, the real-life face from those “pictures of that cute older brother.” And it didn’t take much else for this serendipitous meeting to become more: For Nik, “something clicked” the moment they met. After a first date of drinking beer and watching Fourth of July fireworks on Alicia’s rooftop, the connection continued.

The Menu

Appetizers
Spanish-style sushi with saffron rice and soy chorizo
Mini pineapple tamales
Falafel croquettes

Entrées
Kuri squash and coconut soup with almond dumplings
Watercress salad with apples and beets tossed in a fire-roasted poblano vinaigrette
Chile-stuffed celery root ravioli with grilled pineapple vinaigrette and avocado foam

Desserts
Piña colada-flavored lemon cake with coconut-pineapple filling and coconut buttercream frosting

Meet all of our 2012 Vegan Wedding couples:

Alicia Guzman & Nik Sadler (San Diego, CA)
Mae Stier & Bryan Laubhan (Grand Rapids, MI)
Cher Muzyk & Joseph Longobardo (Detroit, MI)
Jaya Bhumitra & Christopher Locke (Palos Verdes Estates, CA)
Kathleen King & Matt Berry (Chicago, IL)
Sarah Stride & Steve Schwass (Las Vegas, NV)
Stacey Bhaerman & Adam Shapiro (Philadelphia, PA)
Stephanie Bain & Ryan Shapiro (Wheaton, MD and New York, NY)

For a complete list of caterers, dressmakers, and photographers from each of this year’s wedding couples, visit our 2012 Guide to Vegan Weddings. Want to read all about their actual wedding day and see more photos? Check out the July+August edition of VegNews!

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