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Vegan Weddings 2012 (Cher Muzyk & Joseph Longobardo)

Meet Cher and Joe, one of 2012’s eight fabulous wedding couples.

Cher Muzyk & Joseph Longobardo
Detroit, MI

Guests: 90
Location: Coach Insignia
Date: October 29, 2011
Cost: $35,000

Their story: All it took was a game of Euchre and some handholding for Cher to know Joseph was the one. The then-Michigan and DC residents met in 2003 during a ski trip organized by a mutual friend, an interesting choice for them both considering that neither Cher nor Joe hit the slopes. They spent the remainder of the weekend in their “own little world” and were ecstatic when a snowstorm kept Joe in Detroit a few days longer. Thus began the couple’s nine-year long-distance relationship, which culminated in a March 2011 proposal while bird-watching, one of Cher and Joe’s favorite activities.

The Menu

Appetizers
Samosas with tamarind sauce
Avocado-heirloom tomato salsa with white corn chips
Grilled vegetable flatbread with spicy tomato sauce
Tostadas topped with sweet potato and pickled onion
Mini potato latkes with applesauce
Romaine lettuce salad with apple slices, pear slivers, and dried cherries tossed in port-wine vinaigrette

Entrées
Penne pasta with marinara, pesto, or olive oil and a choice of sautéed vegetables, served with grilled bruschetta and eggplant caponata
Stir-fried vegetables with hot chili oil or sweet hoisin sauce over rice, served with crispy spring rolls and pan-fried pot stickers
Slow-cooked southwest chili served with barbecue riblets and fingerling potato salad

Desserts
Vanilla and chocolate layer cake coated with 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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