Cheryl Breuer recalls her first date with Tom as “like coming home after a long, arduous trip.” They’d been college friends, but had lost touch. Thirteen years later, Facebook brought them together again. After exchanging e-mails for a couple months, the pair realized they had grown in amazingly similar directions and decided to date. Six months later, they were engaged.
With a mutual concern for animals, the earth, and health, the couple decided to have a cruelty-free wedding. They explain, “Having a vegan reception was something we wouldn’t compromise on. We had an absolute blast... the ceremony was touching; the food was amazing, and having our families there just added to the joyousness of the day.”
Cheryl advises, “If you’re currently planning your “dream” wedding, ask yourself this. Whose dream is it, really? The wedding industry spends billions of dollars annually to help ensure that your wedding includes their products. You don’t have to do it their way. If you want to do something different, go for it!”