Melissa and Michael’s Vegan Wedding by Opulence Weddings
Whether it is for ethical or ecological reasons, veganism is on the rise all across the world. Vegan weddings are becoming more popular as people’s lifestyles are changing. We recently spoke with Helen from Opulence Weddings about a beautiful vegan wedding that she planned for a couple in Liverpool. Read all about it below!
Melissa and Michael opted for Opulence’s full wedding planning package. This includes everything from selecting the perfect venue, managing the budget, sourcing and negotiating with suppliers, and most importantly co-ordinating the wedding day. The couple wanted everything vegan with a vintage theme running throughout. With only seven months until their wedding date, the venue search began immediately. I proposed several venues. We reduced that down to two, and then we decided to use them both, adding a surprise element for guests.
After the wedding ceremony at St George’s Hall, Melissa and Michael drove off in a vintage wedding car. I gathered guests on the coach and headed to the first surprise venue, Coast, a beautiful bistro in the heart of Woolton Village, Liverpool. The bistro’s décor is quirky which suited the wedding theme, so only required a few extra touches. Guests were greeted with homemade vegan canapes and a glass of bubbly. I announced Melissa and Michael into the room, and they began speeches. Guests were left enjoying themselves in the bistro whilst I headed to set up the evening venue.
The Quarry in Woolton Village had large round tables to which I added white chair covers with a hessian sash and table covers with matching hessian runners. The florist arrived with fresh flowers for the table centres. These were placed in a vintage watering can on top of a tree trunk. There were smaller tables around the edge, they were decorated using grass cuttings and candles to keep in line with the vegan vintage theme. As a personal touch, we placed seeds in a sachet as wedding favours. This was to symbolise veganism and promote our newlyweds way of life.
Once the finishing touches were complete, I directed guests to The Quarry. They were greeted with an arrival drink and then asked to write a short message on the groom’s guitar. This was used to replace a guest book as another quirky feature! Guests were then able to tuck into the delicious vegan buffet by Ready Steady Chef, followed by cutting of the cake by Cake Hole and the first dance!
Thank you for contributing this guest post Helen! We certainly hope this provides inspiration to any couples who may want to hold a completely vegan wedding. You can contact Opulence Weddings directly via our Supplier Directory.