Buzz

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!

Interested in being a part of next year's VegNews Wedding Feature? Apply now!

More Buzz

5 Things You Learn After Veg Speed Dating

Meeting vegan singles is fun—and only slightly awkward.
Read More »

How to Combat the USDA's Animal Welfare Blackout

The government just made it nearly impossible to track the abuse of millions of animals used in laboratories each year. VegNews speaks to Beagle Freedom Project founder Shannon Keith to find out what we can do to weather the blow.
Read More »

6 Things to Know about Fat Shaming Among Vegans

Sometimes, questionable intentions and misguided attitudes can collide in the form of discrimination, but there’s hope for us yet.
Read More »

VegNews’ Top 8 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Dreamy V-Day proposals, plant-based aphrodisiacs, and salacious chocolate bites are just the start of how you should celebrate your February 14.
Read More »

4 Tips for Nurturing a Great Vegan Romance

Just because someone else is vegan, you’re not necessarily going to live happily ever after—even if you’re Mistress Ginger.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »