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Vegan Weddings 2013 (Chelsea Durkin & William Croce)

A love for the great outdoors helped bring Chelsea and William’s love to a whole new level.

Chelsea Durkin & William Croce

Guests: 125
Location: Twin Peaks, CA
Date: May 27, 2012
Budget: $14,000

Their Story: Chelsea and William met at work, where they shared “some flirtatious moments and many laughs together” before going on their first date after a few months. The pair set the tone for their romance by going hiking in the canyons of Crystal Cove. Their love of the great outdoors led to many camping trips, the backdrop to their proposal, and ultimately the inspiration for their “whimsical woodland wedding.”

The Big Day: Chelsea worked with her friends and family to create just the right atmosphere for the ceremony and reception. They relied on the pine forest and natural wood deck and cabin at Hidden Creek Lodge to set the stage, and embellished the space with eco-friendly and handcrafted details. “Our wedding was a perfect reflection of what we love. We were nestled in the mountains, surrounded by trees, dancing barefoot to a bluegrass string band with buckets o’ beer, amazing friends and family, twinkling lights, hearty food, and a lot of smiles all around,” detailed Chelsea.

The Menu

Savory
Sprouted Lentils on Cucumber Rounds with Chickpea Dip
Yeshimbra Assa Chickpea Flour Fritters in Sauce
Berbere-Spiced Garbanzo Flatbread with Tomato-Cumin Jam
Fasolia: String Beans, Carrots, and Caramelized Onion
Atkilt Wot: Cabbage and Potatoes Simmered in Sauce

Sweet
Chocolate and Vanilla Mini-Cupcakes
Blueberry Pie
Chocolate Orange Ganache Tart
Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart
Rhubarb Crunch Tart

Beverages
Organic White Wine
Table Red Wine
Sambazon Açai Organic Energy Drinks

Cake
Gluten-Free Chocolate Raspberry Cake

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