British singer-songwriter Leona Lewis recently married in a vegan wedding ceremony in Tuscany. The X Factor winner tied the knot with her long-time partner, choreographer Dennis Jauch, in a Buddhist chapel on the grounds of musician Sting and his wife Trudie Styler’s 16th-century Tuscan villa, surrounded by 180 of their family and friends. For the wedding, Sicilian dessert stylist and pastry chef Marco Failla created a vegan version of Millefeuille, a traditional French pastry. Marco told media outlet Hello! Magazine that the entire wedding menu was also vegan. “Of course everything was vegan and without artificial flavors,” Marco said. “Vegan butter, raw sugar, and organic flour were the main ingredients for the puff pastry. For the filling, I used a recipe of my nonna (grandmother) with homemade almond milk, coconut oil, finest Modica dark chocolate, and sea salt flakes. I also made a brittle with the traditional Sicilian almond brittle to add crunchiness to the filling.” The Millefeuille with dark chocolate and almonds was transformed into a tiered cake and decorated with fresh flowers, berries, and 24-karat gold leaf.
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