By Stephanie Warga
I became friendly with Ann and Shane when they opened a hip vegan cafe in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Regular guest and self proclaimed superfan of Clovermint, I was over the moon when these two chose me to document their Engagement Session and Wedding Day. These two compassionate souls were an absolute dream of a couple to work with. Their wedding day was intentional and sacred from the guided meditation at the start of their ceremony to the all vegan menu they served their guests.
Surrounded by the beautiful natural settings of Flamingo Gardens and supervised by vegan event planner Gina Marie Events their ceremony started off with a guided meditation by RoseAnn, energy healer and owner of Prana Lab in Weston.
A local politician, Tim Canova, officiated the ceremony. Tim is also vegan and totally compassionate about animals. That was super important to the couple. The gorgeous floral decor from the ceremony to the reception was curated by Lush Celebrations
The couple had to choose a venue approved catering company and none were vegan. Fine Food Events offered to do an all vegan menu, so they went with them. They served Pot Pie or Lasagna as the main dishes.
For their cake, Ann and Shane relied on a Miami vegan staple, Bunnie Cakes.
Photos by TINY HOUSE PHOTO
Stephanie Lynn Warga is a Documentary Wedding and Portrait Storyteller based in South Florida. Stephanie travels all over the country for her wedding clients, primarily the LGBTQ community. Her vegan ethics have infiltrated her business with offering her wedding clients cruelty free wedding album covers and only working with plant based restaurants for food photography. Stephanie has been happily taking “vegancations” for the last 14 years and hasn’t died from lack of protein. Stephanie has big dreams of opening a Vegan Bed & Breakfast / Tiny House Resort somewhere near mountains.