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Vegan Weddings 2012 (Mae Stier & Bryan Laubhan)

Meet Mae and Bryan, one of 2012’s eight fabulous wedding couples.

Mae Stier & Bryan Laubhan
Grand Rapids, MI

Guests: 165
Location: The Lodge at Johnson Park
Date: September 24, 2011
Cost: $16,000

Their story: Love was in the air on the Frisbee golf course at Grand Valley State University one August afternoon when Mae and Bryan met. After being introduced by a mutual friend (who just happened to be Bryan’s roommate) and throwing the Frisbee around, the group headed to Bryan’s abode for a vegan Mexican casserole. But Mae and Bryan’s time together didn’t end there: the couple was “basically inseparable” from that moment on. Which only proves one thing: the way to a vegan’s heart really is through their stomach.

The Menu

Appetizers
Pita bread with hummus and tomatoes
Stuffed potatoes
Strawberry-spinach salad with house-made strawberry vinaigrette
Curry rice
Spinach pie
Curried vegetable pie

Entrées
Larry David Lasagna: Tomato-lentil croquettes layered between sheets of pasta and tomato sauce smothered in vegan Alfredo sauce
Eggplant stew over rice

Desserts
Cookies: Coconut macaroons, ginger snaps, mocha chip, coconut-lime shortbread, tamarind spice
Cupcakes: Vanilla, chocolate, mocha chip, orange cream
Muffins: Carrot cake, cranberry-almond, morning glory
Candies: Pumpkin-chocolate spice cups and dark chocolate cups
Pumpkin cheesecake, apple pie, and vanilla and chocolate cake pops

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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