Vegan Weddings 2011 (Erin Williams & Andrew Page)

Meet Erin and Andrew, one of 2011’s 10 fabulous wedding couples.


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Erin Williams & Andrew Page
Hawaii, Big Island

Guests: 28 (Hawaii ceremony and reception), 55 (Illinois reception)
Location: Friend’s backyard
Date: April 24, 2010
Cost: $5,000

Their story: Although they were friends throughout middle school in a tiny Illinois farming town, it wasn’t until after graduation that Erin and Andrew accidentally ended up on a date when their mutual friends canceled at the last minute. Their mini-golf soirée was an unexpected hit and the couple pursued higher education together, first in Arizona and then in Berkeley, Calif. It was during this time that they started questioning their food choices and eventually became vegan. While still living in Berkeley, Erin and Andrew planned a hiking getaway in the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia. One evening, while sitting by the fire outside their cabin, Andrew surprised Erin with a ring and asked her to marry him. Eight years later, they began the plans for their Hawaiian nuptials.

The Menu

Appetizers
Sourdough and whole-grain bread with tropical fruit butter spreads
Roasted spaghetti with garlic confit over roasted tomatoes and grilled asparagus
Stir-fried soba noodles with crisp Asian vegetables and seared marinated tofu

Entrées
Saffron and mushroom risotto with grilled marinated mushrooms
Coconut vegetable curry with tofu and basmati rice
Stuffed zucchini with mushroom duxelle, grilled asparagus, and eggplant roulades
Roasted vegetables and stewed lentils with cauliflower, beets, tomatoes, and sautéed spinach

Wedding Cake
Strawberry vanilla bean shortcake and carrot cake, all topped with vanilla buttercream frosting

Meet all of our 2011 Vegan Wedding couples:

Elizabeth Cook & Alap Shah (Itasca, Ill.)
Joselle Palacios & Brian Kantorek (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Stephanie Karpel & Stephen Wright (Mendocino, Calif.)
Kim Karpel & Ben Milner (Newport Beach, Calif.)
Petrina Katsikas & Kevin Butler (Willow, NY)
Astrum Lux Lucis & Alicia Ojeda (Austin, Texas)
Erin Williams & Andrew Page (Hawaii, Big Island)
Crystal Burnett & Chris Tate (Austin, Texas)
Joan Laguatan & Devin Benjamin (San Francisco, Calif.)
Meghan Campbell & Gareth Smith (Townsend, Tenn.)

For a complete list of caterers, dressmakers, and photographers from each of this year’s wedding couples, visit our 2011 Guide to Vegan Weddings. Want to read all about their actual wedding day and see more photos? Check out the May+June edition of VegNews!

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