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Will You Marry Me?

Do you ever plan your dream wedding?

Really, I don’t need a big wedding affair that costs tons of money. Just as long as I’m with the man I love… oh, and as long as there’s chocolate involved.

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And maybe some cute and festive Strawberry Shortcakes.

Vegan at a Wedding

One of the reasons weddings are on my mind is that my old college roomie just got married. It’s so weird, seeing my friends—people my age—getting married. Makes me feel like perhaps I should be thinking about marriage too… No, never mind! I’m still young. There’s plenty of time to be married! 🙂

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For my wedding-survival tips and tricks, see: Wedding on a Special Diet.

As it turned out, the venue was well-equipped with vegan fare. Above is my first plate: balsamic portabella mushrooms and roasted asparagus, steamed broccoli, and fresh fruit. I also had a plate with hummus and whole-wheat flatbread. And then another veggie dish. The asparagus and raspberries were so good!

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Above, with my second veggie dish. This one also had jicama, which I finally learned to say correctly: it’s pronounced hi-ca-ma. Like hiccups!

What would be your dream proposal? Or, how did your significant other (or you) propose?

Mine: He writes out “Will you marry me” in chocolate syrup.

Or maybe he stuffs the ring inside a chocolate cupcake. Heck, forget the ring. I’ll just take the chocolate. What’s so great about diamonds anyway?

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Published on May 22, 2011

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  1. Tori (Fresh Fruition) says

    I think about getting married all the time! Mostly what kind of dress I’d want, though. I love Say Yes to the Dress 🙂

  2. Jess says

    I used to, but a girl like me will have a hard time getting married…at least here. I’m quite a bit young though, so now I’m more focused on getting people interested. Congrats to the roomie

  3. Marykate says

    Ha Ha Ha. This made me laugh. My dad proposed to my mom by saying:
    “What do you think about making this official?”
    (But they’ve been married 27 years so they’re doing something right!)

  4. Quix says

    So there was a show that we both loved and there was a line “Fiance? Is that a type of pickle?”… so he had a pickle brought to our table after dinner (we were on a cruise with my parents) and got down on one knee and asked if I would be his pickle :).

    Was no surprise, we’d been together 7 years and we’d picked out the ring together, I just told him he’d have to do the official proposal thing in some ceremonious way. It was super adorable.

    My dress ended up way different than I expected (I had a polynesian themed wedding just so I DIDN’T have to do the white dress then, and I ended up with a white dress from David’s bridal, heh), but I loved it and wouldn’t have changed anything about the day…

  5. Danielle says

    We were together for 6 years before my husband proposed on the beach during a trip to FL. It was perfect, he stood behind me with his arms around my waist, watching the waves as the sun started to set and then the question, “Babe, you know I love you more than anything else in this world right?” Me- “Of course.” His arms slipped away from my sides and when I turned around he was down on one knee proposing…Immediate tears, I could barely see the ring! Somehow I managed to choke out a, “YES!” One of my favorite memories!!

  6. [email protected] Strawberrylaces says

    My fiance proposed to me last year in the park where we had our first kiss (when we were 15)! There was about 2 ft of snow on the ground so he had dig a little hole in order to get down on one knee… Its probably my most favorite thing ever 🙂

  7. Rachel says

    I’m not even engaged yet, but I can’t wait to plan a vegan wedding! It will be totally non-traditional and simple and possibly a bit hippie-ish…outside, sunrise, green dress (bare feet?), breakfast oatmeal bar to follow at the reception. 😀 I’m not even a hippie in real life, I swear, I just hate all the fuss/stress around traditional weddings!

  8. BroccoliHut says

    I’m starting to see my friends get married too, and I must admit, it’s got me thinking if I should be walking down the aisle too. Only time will tell…

  9. Tara says

    I love looking at dresses in wedding shops! I also have fun planning the menu too. I want my proposal to be something private, yet crazy. Like, bungee jumping. Or going on a really long run to somewhere beautiful and he would propose at sunrise (you know, because we will wake up at 5 am to go running!)
    Thanks for reminding us about hug a vegan dessert! I’m embarassed to say that I totally forgot. It gives me an excuse to bake though, and I’m not arguing with that!

  10. bitt of raw says

    I should have spent more time planning my dream wedding, it was a lot of work once I got engaged! Luckily my dad had spent his whole life dreaming of his daughter’s wedding and so I let him do a lot of the work.

    I love the idea of a chocolate dessert with a ring. my husband got a ring case shaped like a strawberry and put it into a bowl of strawberries. Super cute.

  11. Holly @ The Runny Egg says

    Jason took me on a picnic and I had no clue anything was coming. After we were done eating he started saying all of this mushy gushy stuff and then reached into his pocket. Then I knew it was coming!

  12. Ashley says

    Wow i have not even though about the proposal, Im always just dreaming about the wedding!! (the location, the first song, MY DRESS) Oh and I have to say you always look simply glowing all the pictures you post of yourself, your skin is so pretty 😉

  13. kaila @ healthy helper! says

    That food from the wedding looks awesome! Totally what I would have chosen! I love grilled veggies…I definitely would have been loving that asparagus too!

  14. tina @ vanillandspice says

    My dad asked my mom the exact same way yours did! They’ve been married 28 years so maybe its the way to do it ahah.

    PS That strawberry shortcake looks soo good.

  15. Babs says

    I just did a post about how it’s been 6months of married life and how people need to wait until they find the one. The Aussie started saving for a ring 3wks after he met me! He proposed 2 yrs after we started dating. He wrote a letter stating all the reasons he was madly in love with me, filled a hotel room with candles and roses, and wrapped a ring around a puppy dog (stuffed animal version) because one time I mentioned how it would be cute if a proposal involved a dog. We didn’t have a dog, so he made do.

    Find your person and he’ll make all your dreams come true 🙂

  16. Emily says

    This is such a cute post! I’m actually kind of terrified of marriage and not sure I will ever be ready for it. But regardless, I love weddings and can’t wait for all my friends to get married!

  17. Katy says

    My husband (we just celebrated our first wedding anniversary yesterday!) proposed in bed. No, we weren’t doing THAT… lol!… it was a Sunday and had been a very early, very long morning at church for both of us, so we went back to my apartment and crashed on the bed for a couple hours. When we woke up, we laid there talking for a while, and he asked me “how much do you love me?”… then “do you think you love me enough to marry me?” and pulled the ring out of his pocket (he had put it in there before I picked him up that morning for church, thinking “just in case”… he didn’t have anything planned.) It wasn’t what I had always dreamed of (he wasn’t even down on one knee!), but it was his style, and that’s what matters I suppose! We’ve known each other for almost 7 years, dated for 3 1/2 years before getting married, and I can’t imagine life without him beside me!

  18. Melissa says


    I want manfriend to propose from the sidelines of one of my marathon races – with a big sign! Preferably after mile 20 when I’ll need a distraction from my body wanting me to die. Hah.

  19. sam says

    LOL! i burst out laughing so hard when I read what your Dad said to your Mum; cos that is EXACTLY what my Dad said to my Mum! So romantic lols 😛

    On another note, excellent blog! Love your work, keep it up! 🙂

  20. Me says

    Well, i am sorry, you are talking about “healthy and highly nutricional” recipes like all the time and you seem extremely underweight. You are only taking care about the low calorie part, and you really are not a very nice healthy example…

  21. Anna Banana says

    My husband dressed my guinea pig up in a tuxedo (complete with top hat) and put the ring around his little arm. Surprised me with the pro-offered pig while I was in the middle of doing some work-related essay. I think I made him pose for a picture before I said yes.

    (Found this looking for your avocado-free guacamole which is also stellar.)

  22. Laurie Wegemann says

    How long will the cookie dough keep in the fridge? I made a VERY big batch to enjoy a chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-breakfast the next few days and if I can restrict myself not eat it all until tomorrow (which I highly doubt, though) how many days could I keep it?

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