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Vegan Weddings 2013 (Kelly LaToza & Anthony Levenda)

A zombie movie and vegetarianism were the seeds of this blossoming romantic relationship.

Kelly LaToza & Anthony Levenda

Guests: 20 at private brunch, 50 at barbecue bash, and 35 at cocktail and dessert hour
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: July 25, 2012
Budget: $5,000 

Their Story: Love for animals, activism, and ... the undead? It may seem like an unusual combination, but Kelly and Anothony have zombie flick 28 Days Later to thank for taking their relationship to the next level. The couple met in high school and bonded over being the only two vegetarians there, but it wasn’t until a fateful night in Kelly’s dorm room watching the horror film that they began to consider themselves a couple. Brought closer together by their newly minted veganism, this passionate pair discovered the only thing that surpassed their compassion for all living beings was their love for each other. They volunteered at Mercy For Animals, adopted three furry friends, and relocated to Portland, OR to pursue their graduate studies.

The Menu 

Cake
Two-Tiered Chocolate and Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Fudge Filling and Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Brunch
French Toast Sticks with Crushed Almonds and Maple Syrup
Roast New Potatoes with Fried Scallions
Tex-Mex Tofu Scramble
Lobster Mushrooms with Corn and Caramelized Onions
Chick’n-seitan-ranch Wraps
Portobello BLT Sandwiches
Coconut and Blackberry Sorbets
Chocolate Tart
Berry Cheesecake 

Barbecue
Veggie Burgers
BBQ Soy Curls
Orange Chicken
Hot Dogs
Grilled Vegetables
Chili
Cookies 

Cocktail Hour
Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches
Vegan Candy Buffet

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