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  1. Wow, what a gorgeous couple! You look absolutely stunning and it sounds like you had a wonderful day! The more I read from your blog the more commonalities I find! My husband and I had a simple, elopement style wedding with just our immediate family (seven guests in total). Thank you for sharing a snippet of your special day with us (and belated congratulations)!

  2. We got married a month ago on the beach,
    Minimalist – micro wedding.
    Celebrant $190
    Photographer $350
    Makeup done @ – Mac cosmetics DJ’s – $120 (redeemable towards purchases) did a stunning job
    Dress $179
    Shoes $70
    Total cost under $910 Aust
    No Guests just our selves & our beloved dogs.
    Happy days, that was the way we wanted our wedding & to celebrate our day without the stress.
    Organising photo to be made into books for family
    And I baked & decorated the vegan cake , vegan meal & toasted with Vegan wine

  3. What a beautiful wedding! Congratulations!
    I am so happy to find this blog! We’ve been engaged for 6 months and still haven’t planned a thing as the wedding biz is so crazy and frankly, I feel overwhelmed whenever I try to research.
    We’re also set on it being 100% vegan which becomes a challenge for some caterers/venues. I love the bulk cruelty free shop cheese idea and buffet with beautiful curries. Thanks for the inspo! xx

  4. You did a great job having a minimalist kind of wedding. I got particularly interested in the vegan food and how you survived without a vegan wedding catering service. Well. thanks to your sister who really put an effort to think out of the box since she’s not really vegan. I can recommend a catering service for your friends and readers near Los Angeles, CA, it’s called http://jenniecooks.com they are really specializing in vegan food.

  5. My fiance’ and I trying to have pretty much a similar wedding to yours (a part form the fact that we’re not doing a buffet) but it’s so frustrating. We’re being thrown at white fluffy things, and extra decorations and useless stuff that we really don’t want. So frustrating.

  6. Hello – I was wondering if you served any cakes or sweets at your wedding? We are thinking about forgoing the desserts simply because of the price the vegan bakeries are quoting us. We have 70 guests and consider possibly serving fruit instead. Lovely wedding, thank you for all the inspiration!

    1. Hi Lola, we did serve cake. We had one chocolate cake with frosting in between layers (so a naked cake) and flowers – 2 tier. We also had a couple of raw cakes which funnily enough went first! You can make a few raw cakes ahead of time and just freeze them? Best of luck and have an amazing day! X

    1. Hi Laura, We don’t actually have it anymore but will give you the ones that I remember. There was a malai kofta curry, Moroccan eggplant stew, raw veggie salad, steamed greens, lentils and brown rice, potato and bean salad, plain rice and fermented cabbage.

  7. Hi! Your celebration was wonderful. Together with the bride we have a wedding at the end of August. Your blog is a great inspiration for me – we are also vegan and minimalist 🙂 May I ask to send more pictures of food? I’m from Poland. Regards.

    1. Hi Gosia, congrats! Hope you have an amazing day 🙂 These are actually pretty much all the food photos we have from the wedding. Was there something in particular you wanted to know? Thanks, Masa

  8. Amazing and inspirational! Since you didn’t have a dj, how did you handle music? I’m trying to have a minimalist vegan wedding myself!

    1. Hi Codi, how exciting! Congrats 🙂 We just created a few different playlists but for the dance floor it was just one and plugged it into speakers that we borrowed from a friend using our phone. You can also do that on an iPod. Michael worked out how to blend/overlap the songs so there was no pause in between. Best of luck!

  9. I absolutely loved this blog! Your wedding was breathtaking. I felt like I was there. I can’t wait to plan my vegan wedding. lol You guys gave our community some hope. I now know it is possible to successfully have a vegan wedding. Thanks for sharing your most intimate moments with the world!

  10. Wow! What a beautiful wedding & a truly amazing couple 🙂 Stay blessed guys, just going through your wedding story made my day! Respect for all that you peeps do for the animals & environment by living ethical and conscious lives as vegan minimalists. So inspiring! I also hope to have a minimalist vegan wedding one day. Thanks for sharing your lovely experience with us 🙂

  11. What a beautiful post! We had a minimalist vegan wedding in Brisbane in 2009, although we hadn’t even heard of minimalism at the time – we just did things simply. We saved money on cars (my dad drove me to the ceremony and we caught the public ferry across the river to our reception), photography (our best friend did it), the cake (my maid of honour made an amazing vegan chocolate cupcake tower strewn with rose petals), the dress (off the rack), the reception (we had a buffet at a restaurant that had a dance floor and bar, rather than booking a mainstream reception venue) and by cutting out any wedding traditions we thought were silly or unnecessary. We didn’t want to buy tacky items that we would only use for the wedding and which had no other function. Our vegan wedding for 87 guests cost about $8000.

    So happy to have discovered your blog – it’s lovely to find somebody writing out of Australia who is on a similar journey. I’ve been vegan my whole life and my husband has been vegan for about 8 years, but we only started pursuing minimalism with intention about a year ago. Your blog is beautiful and I’m subscribing! x

  12. Thank you for sharing this post! It was a really helpful and inspiring post, thank you! Not to mention I loved seeing your beautiful happy faces (what more could a wedding day want!). You both looked gorgeous and happy and it was so nice to see! It was also great to see you’re wedding rings and read about you only having one – I only want one too:) Thank you again for your post – I loved it for quite a few reasons 🙂

  13. Such a beautiful wedding, I love how intimate and small the wedding was. Coming from a large Asian family, having a small guest list will already be a challenge in itself as family from both my mum and dad’s side alone will be about 60 people, not including my friends or partner’s side. There’s also a bit importance placed on tradition so I can’t say I entirely look forward to planning my own wedding. I’m working my way towards a more minimalistic vegan lifestyle and this blog was a treasure gem of a find. I also love that you guys are from Australia, as I’m from Melbourne. Your post on 38 Vegan businesses ideas was also quite interesting and I have bookmarked it to look at later.

    1. Yes, we were very lucky not to have much family! I think that would have definitely been the trickiest part for us if we had a larger family like yours. Try and see the positives in it so you can enjoy the process. I was very careful to make sure I didn’t slip into any negativity during the time of planning as it can really make you just want to get it over and done with. Which is not the point of celebrating you and your parents love! We wish you the best of luck with all the planning and hope you have a wonderful day! Lovely to hear from a fellow aspiring minimalist vegan aussie 🙂

  14. Thank you for sharing your preparations & special happy day with us!

    My partner & I had a vegan wedding almost 6 years ago, we found it a challenge then to find vegan businesses to provide filling organic meals/cake/alcohol. Thank fluff things have changed! There are many more options & opportunities to support each other now.

    You both looked spectacular, congratulations <3

    1. Thanks so much Ashleen! Yes, it’s definitely much MUCH easier now then it was 6 years ago. Hopefully in another 6 years it will be much more socially accepted and make it very easy for vegan couples to celebrate their love together 🙂

  15. What an amazing, inspiring day, from the flowers to the gifts to that gorgeous banquet – thanks for sharing your photos and insights 🙂

  16. It’s simple yet beautifully put together. I love it. This is what my husband & I want for our day, very private, small, outdoors, vegan food (of course), fresh coconuts to toast! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Congrats to the both of you. <3

  17. I’m having serious wedding envy right now! Yours looks to me like the most perfect day ever and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness, health and joy together

  18. Michael and Masa,
    Anthony and I would like to thank you for inviting us and we hope you enjoyed your well deserved honeymoon. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the wedding, you have given us a lot of inspiration for if/when we get married. I would have to say the food was absolutely divine and it was honestly the best food that I have ever had at a wedding. So wonderful that I made those delicious veggie kofta balls. You did a wonderful job xxx

    1. Hi Chloe 🙂

      Thank you so much! We were so happy you could both be there, it meant a lot to us! Hehe we expect an invite to yours in the near future! 😉 Any help you need when the time comes, just let us know. So happy you also enjoyed the food, that’s music to our ears! Hope you’re all well xx

  19. Wow, what a gorgeous wedding! May you two have a beautiful life together!
    Anyway, I discovered your site while looking through FMTV and I’m loving it. I immediately downloaded the cookbook and plan on making a few of the recipes this week. Keep up the great work; can’t wait for more cookbooks!

  20. Congratulations!… Beautiful couple.
    10 years ago I got married after a 6-year relationship and now I realize it was a minimalist wedding!: No printed invitations nor thank you notes, few flowers bought locally, 60 guests, no wedding dress but just a white pretty inexpensive one, rings made locally, no diamonds involved… We enjoyed it so much and no regrets. =)

  21. Gorgeous wedding! Love how beautifully presented it was even though there was so much saving going on! Our wedding is in three weeks and I’m completely inspired by these images and so far it seems to be on a similar path with no engagement party, us being in Europe for the past 5 months planning for a wedding in Australia, and we were engaged in Paris as well! We also chose e-vites and I LOVE your idea of sending the photos with a link instead of save the dates. This is fabulous! There is so much unnecessary spending going on at weddings! Xo

    1. Glad we could inspire you! There are a lot of similarities 🙂 Planning a wedding while overseas would be hard. Congratulations and hope you enjoy every second of it, it goes way too quickly! X

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