Eco Venue + Veg Menu = Fun Wedding

Nicole and Blake

Nicole and Blake

I attended a wedding cocktail reception on Saturday for a friend of mine who was celebrating her return from a destination wedding ceremony.  It is the third reception-only event I have attended following a destination ceremony, and I have to say I am really enjoying the trend.  From the guest’s perspective, you are there to party and celebrate and can relax and enjoy the evening because all the stress associated with a big formal wedding is out of the picture.  Likewise, the reception only events are typically shorter than a ceremony + type event, so it is more fun for those of us who can’t sit still! 

The event I attended was held in Toronto at the eco friendly venue, The Richmond and because the bride is vegan, she went with a vegetarian cocktail reception which I thought was just great. 

Event Venue, The Richmond (photo via the richmond website)

Event Venue, The Richmond (photo via the richmond website)

 

The food was from Elite and the decadent desserts were from LPK’s Culinary Groove.  For apps there were your standard rice paper rolls, the refreshing strawberry, mint and watermelon on a stick combination, some falafel, some mini pizzas, veg dumplings and something else that tasted great but I can’t recall what it was.  On the stylish dessert table set up at the back of the venue, there was a beautiful little cupcake tower of mini cupcakes done in four flavours.  My favourite was the carrot cake mini cupcake with lime frosting and a ginger and sunflower seed candy on top (I think I got all the flavour combinations right on that one).  The chocolate truffle bites were also rich and tasty. 

LPK Culinary Groove dessert (photo via JDHowell Photography)

LPK Culinary Groove dessert (photo via JDHowell Photography)

Wedding Cake from LPK Culinary Groove (photo via JDHowell Photography)

Wedding Cake from LPK Culinary Groove (photo via JDHowell Photography)

(photo via JDHowell Photography)

(photo via JDHowell Photography)

photo via JDHowell Photography

photo via JDHowell Photography

Photo Via JD Howell Photography

Photo Via JD Howell Photography

Overall the eco venue and veg menu were a really nice combination.  I don’t think anyone went home hungry in contrast to common belief that one must serve meat at a wedding. 

I took pictures at the wedding but unfortunately they are not loading.  I am going to request some from the bride when she receives her proofs.

photo via JDH Photography

photo via JDH Photography

Photo Via JDHowell Photography

Photo Via JDHowell Photography

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