As promised, today's post is all about the vegan awesomeness at my best friend Sheridan's wedding. I don't care for weddings, unless there's delicious food involved. In fact, I don't care for much of anything unless delicious food is involved. My priorities are clearly in order. :-) But when Sheridan got engaged, she promised me an amazing vegan wedding. And she delivered!
Here's Sheridan and I, all dressed up. Isn't she pretty?! I don't cry unless animals die, but I'll admit I had to fight back a tiny tear when I saw her walk down that aisle lookin' all fabulous.
Sheridan's original catering plan totally fell through only days before the wedding. The friend who'd promised to do her food had car trouble and couldn't make the trip. But luckily, Wonder Meghan stepped in! She isn't even vegan, but Meghan whipped up some yummy vegan finger foods in a hurry. Here's Meghan preppin' food Saturday morning with her partner Patrick:
She made cute-ass, tiny Cucumber Sandwiches with dill and Vegenaise:
She set out this bowl of chopped veggies with Annie's Woodstock Dressing, which is hands down the best flavor of Annie's dressing ever ... even better than Goddess in my not-so-humble opinion:
She made Black Bean Dip from scratch, and even though I forgot to take a photo, there were also three kinds of hummus:
Drew's dad Barry made his famous secret-recipe Pasta Salad. It had black beans, corn, peppers, peas, carrots, and some sort of delicious tangy-sweet dressing:
My mama and I were in charge of making 160 cupcakes for Sheridan's wedding. When I volunteered for the job months ago, I had no idea what I was getting into. And neither did my mom, since I sort of volunteered her help without her knowledge. Oops! Here we are posing in front of Sheridan and Drew's getaway Corvette (it's actually Drew's stepdad's car):
Drew is a crafty fella, and he made almost all the wedding decorations himself. He built this fairy-like cupcake stand from a tree limb and some wooden platforms:
And he made this cupcake topper from thin pieces of wood. You can't see it here, but the backs of the Sheridan and Drew toppers are Batgirl and Batman:
After hours slaving away in my mom's kitchen on Friday, we'd produced enough cupcakes to fill the couple's cupcake stand several times. We made three flavors — the Coconut Heaven Cupcakes from Vegan with a Vengeance:
Strawberry Daiquari Cupcakes from Are You Sure That's Vegan?:
And the Basic Chocolate Cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. All the cakes were topped with the buttercream frosting from that book:
In the end, it was a lovely ceremony. And despite my feelings about weddings, I was okay with this one. Sheridan and Drew put a ton of creative energy into it, and it was far from traditional. It's really the idea of tradition that I hate, not so much the idea of commitment. Sheridan and Drew's wedding was so far from traditional that none of that mattered on Saturday.