Plant Based Bride

One woman's thoughts on the science and morality behind the choice to live without animal products. And possibly a blog post or two about centrepieces.

This Is What A Vegan Wedding Looks Like

It's been one month and one day since we said 'I do'!  Here's a sneak peek into our special day...

This is what a vegan & eco-friendly wedding looks like!  (A sneak peek into our big day) // Plant Based Bride

Before we get into it I want to take a moment to thank our incredible photographers, Mark Shannon and Melanie Geroche from Karmel Kreative!  

You spend so much of your wedding day with your photographers, and rely on them to capture all of the beautiful moments you never want to forget.  Not only is the quality of Mark and Melanie's photography incredible, but they are just so fun to be around!  I couldn't imagine having had anyone else document our special day.  If you live in the Toronto area I wholeheartedly recommend them to you for engagement or wedding photography!

Check Karmel Kreative out on their website, on facebook, and on twitter!

Without further ado, here is an sneak peek into our vegan and eco-friendly wedding, as shot by Karmel Kreative...

My soon-to be husband gets ready with his best man, Kevin.  

My soon to be husband gets ready with his best man, Kevin.  He has the best smile, doesn't he? // Plant Based Bride // Shot by Karmel Kreative

My man has the best smile, doesn't he?

Here's my (now) husband Jason, all ready to go for the ceremony wearing a custom vegan bow-tie!

Jason, all ready to go!

Here I am, all dolled up and ready to go in my Hayley Paige wedding gown, which is 100% vegan!

And here I am, all dolled up and ready to go!

Click here to learn why silk isn't vegan and why you should avoid it!

Here's a close up of my vegan and cruelty-free makeup look, which I did myself.

Thinking about my soon to be husband... // Plant Based Bride // Shot by Karmel Kreative

I wanted to keep it very natural and pretty, almost like I wasn't wearing makeup at all.  Let me know if you're interested in a tutorial for my bridal look using 100% vegan and cruelty-free products!

I also did my own hair - in gentle curls with the top pinned back to keep it out of my face.

This is what a vegan bride looks like! // Plant Based Bride // Shot by Karmel Kreative

Here we are, finally husband and wife! 

Post ceremony bliss. // Plant Based Bride // Shot by Karmel Kreative

This forest was the most beautiful setting imaginable for our vegan and eco-friendly wedding!

We had both invisioned a forest as the backdrop to our big day, and couldn't have picked a more gorgeous place.  Here we are taking a moment just the two of us after the ceremony... 

The most beautiful setting imaginable for our vegan and eco-friendly wedding! // Plant Based Bride // Shot by Karmel Kreative

...and walking hand in hand as husband and wife!

Walking hand in hand as man and wife! // Plant Based Bride // Shot by Karmel Kreative

We did a really fun mini photoshoot in our Rolls Royce along with our wedding party!  Here's one of just Jason and I (with myself at the wheel, of course!)

A little newlywed snuggle in the Rolls Royce! // Plant Based Bride // Shot by Karmel Kreative

I absolutely ADORE this shot!  It is such a magical moment, captured forever...

A magical moment, captured forever! // Plant Based Bride // Shot by Karmel Kreative

I love how this shot features my 'something old' and 'something borrowed' - my veil!  It was my mother's, worn for her wedding in 1975.  Not only that, but it was hand made by my grandmother!  I simply removed the headband it has initially been attached to and sewed it onto a comb.  A super easy DIY which brought life back to a 40 year old piece.

Here we are just hanging out in the forest as husband and wife...

Just hanging out in the forest as husband and wife... // Plant Based Bride // Shot by Karmel Kreative

It was so fun frolicking through the forest with Mark and Melanie getting lots of cute shots!

Jason and I are both musicians and knew music would be an important part of our day.  What better way to incorporate our love of performing than by being our own wedding band?

When you're your own wedding band... // Plant Based Bride // Shot by Karmel Kreative

My husband was on guitar and I was on bass, with Jason's best man Kevin on second guitar and our friend Joash on drums.  Jason was so thoughtful and made sure to order matching bowties for himself, Kevin, and Joash as well as getting me a custom bass strap from the same fabric so we could all go together as a band!

My husband and I shared the vocals, but I love this shot with Jason singing to me as I rock it out on bass.

Rocking out with my husband! // Plant Based Bride // Shot by Karmel Kreative

I'm starting to get a bit dishevelled at this point, but I didn't mind.  Anyway, performing in a wedding dress is no easy task!


I hope you enjoyed this look into our special day as much as I did!

I will be sure to share more shots when we get them.  (I can't wait to see them!!)

If you are planning your own wedding, check out last week's post chock full of tips for pulling off a vegan and eco-friendly day!

Don't forget to let me know if you have any questions or requests for videos or blog posts on any aspect of our wedding day.  I'm happy to oblige!

Until next time,