Vegan Weddings 2012 (Sarah Stride & Steve Schwass)

Meet Sarah and Steve, one of 2012’s eight fabulous wedding couples.

Sarah Stride & Steve Schwass
Las Vegas, NV

Guests: 75
Location: Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino and Desert Shores Clubhouse
Date: October 8, 2011
Cost: $15,000

Their story: In a crowd of more than 300, can you pick out a face? Steve did in his anthropology lecture course at Illinois State in the fall of 2003, and the face was Sarah’s. He saw her again behind the counter at his dorm’s food court and mustered up the courage to ask her about the class. A semester later, Steve asked Sarah on a date—to The Coffeehouse, a vegetarian café on campus. The rest, as they say, is another often-popular lecture course—history.

The Menu

Mini-Italian sausage kebobs
Baked phyllo cups with faux-feta cheese and caramelized onions

Mixed-greens salad tossed in a cilantro vinaigrette 
Garlic bread
Pan-seared mock crab cakes with lemon-horseradish aioli
Spinach lasagna
Grilled asparagus
Glazed baby carrots
Roasted potatoes

Red velvet cake with lemon filling and vanilla 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!

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