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  1. Aimee Douglass

    Good luck and much happiness to you both!

  2. itprocmjgmail

    Hi Amber!

    Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!

    When you get a chance, you should stop by the Emerald Forest Health Store and talk to Julie. She’s usually there all afternoon on Mondays, Fridays and weekend afternoons. I think she’d really enjoy your raspberry recipes! Tell her Chuck sent you. (She might be interested in carrying your cookbooks in the store.) Here is their website I built a little over a year ago: http://www.emeraldforesthealthstore.com

    I sincerely hope we’ll be hearing the pitter-patter of little Almost Vegan Chefs’ feet. Best wishes to you and your new family, Amber!

    Sincerely, Chuck Johnson itprocmj@gmail.com

  3. Noelle (@singerinkitchen)

    SO excited for you! Am thinking of you two!

  4. Jenn

    Congrats on your upcoming marriage! I read your other post and found it funny that serving all vegan could be offensive to some. Is it that hard to go one night without meat?!
    Enjoy every minute and know it is ALL about you and Matt, glad you are doing what makes you both happy above all else :)

  5. Hannah

    Oh my darling!! I just let out a little gasp, sitting here on the bus from Monterey to San Francisco, reading your post! I LOVE YOU AND I CAN’T WAIT! xoxoxo

  6. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    That’s so exciting. Congrats! Enjoyed your guest post. It’s your day so celebrate it however ever you like.

    Your food looks delicious, as always. Sometimes I find myself a little addicted to that dressing you linked to, as well. So good!

    I’ve really liked your juice cleanse posts. They’ve made me interested in doing one.

  7. reader

    awww i am so happy for you! you’re so beautiful and you two look so perfect together. i wish you all the best! :)

  8. amber

    Hi There Lovely,

    I’m so excited for you, my dear. The big day is right around the corner!!! And I love that you are making your wedding unique to YOU and a reflection of who you (and Matt) are. That’s so important. We did a lot of things that were considered nontraditional, but we paid for our entire wedding and we were doing what we wanted (and we did). I can’t imagine it any other way. Your wedding day will be magical in so many ways. Don’t let anything get you down. All that matters is that Matt is right there by your side…and at the end of the day and years from now, all you will remember is how handsome your honey looked, how wonderful it was to hold his hand while you spoke from the heart, and the happy, smiling faces of your friends and family.

    A quick story…
    Scott and I were married outside in the mountains.
    At our wedding the cake wasn’t ordered. I remember at the reception the lady in charge of the venue came up to me crying and shaking when she told me. I looked at her, smiled, gave her a hug and said I could care less! And I meant it. I was 25 years old, I just married my best friend and love of my life, everyone I loved was in one place, the weather was perfect, the music was rockin’, I was drinking my favorite beer, the food was amazing…so what about the cake. She ended up ordering a bunch of little desserts and mini cakes from a near by bakery. It all worked out great (plus, in the end, we didn’t pay for the cake or desserts). I wasn’t upset about this mistake because I didn’t invest my energy into everything being perfect (and really, at that time, I cared less about the cake). Scott was there and that’s all that mattered.

    I hope for you the same wonderful memories, no matter what happens. We can’t control everything, but we can control how we react to what life throws at us.

    I will be thinking about you on Saturday. Take some time for yourselves. Allow yourself some post-wedding downtime. I look forward to pictures when you resume your routine!

    So excited for you!!!

    Hugs to you,
    -Amber

  9. nik

    Congratulations and all the best to you! Looking forward to lots of photos and stories. So glad you stuck to your plans and didn’t give in to the wimpy carnivores! Relax, don’t sweat the small stuff, love yourself and enjoy the weekend!

  10. Jennifer

    Happiest of wedding days to you, Amber!! I can’t wait to hear more about it in upcoming posts. Congratulations to you and Matt.

    BTW, I got your book last week, and picked out a recipe for my first meal, post-juice cleanse, so I had the walnut-spinach pesto over zucchini noodles. SO stinkin’ good!! That totally hit the spot (I ate 2 servings, ha ha!). I can’t wait to try more.

  11. CheezyK

    Oh, so close now! Have fun :D

  12. elamonster

    I am sending you love and light and energy and good wishes and more love–wish I could be there! Having been gone so long, I’m finding it hard to wrap my head around how much I missed being gone.
    Let’s talk when your whirlwind slows down a bit–I’m thinking thinking thinking of you!
    love
    Ela

  13. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Having just come out the other side – enjoy these last few crazy, busy days :) I am sure you’ve had many people tell you already to pause during the day to soak it in, because it goes so fast, and I will add to that. I really enjoyed those pauses actually. The aftermath of the wedding still seems pretty great to me too and I am glad (so glad!) we did it on our terms. More traditional than you I think, but smaller and minus any sit down reception :P

    Anyway, congratulations in advance and I’m looking forward to hearing what you and Hannah get up to too :)

  14. Carrie @ Carrie on Vegan

    Congratulations to an adorable, inspiring, beautiful, REAL couple! Wishing you many, many years of health and happiness.

  15. Tara

    Amber,
    Best Wishes on Saturday! I hope you guys have the time of your lives : ) I can’t wait to hear all about your unique wedding! I loved reading your last Rose Pedals post. I got married 2 years ago (time flies!) and I remember how upset some family members were about our adult-only invites so I hear you. I love your ‘engagement pics.’ You look absolutely radiant. You will be the most stunning bride!!! : )

  16. The Newlywed Chefs

    Your wedding is so soon! Congrats in advance! Enjoy every minute :)

  17. hihorosie

    Yay! So happy for you two! All the best to you on your special day!

  18. Heather @ Sweetly Raw

    Amber, I’m so excited for you! By this point your wedding is just 2 days away. Omg! Im hopping over to read your guest post after this. I look forward to seeing all the beautiful pics of your big day and wish you and Matt all the best with it. Remember to breathe, lol. All my friends who’ve gotten married say that day was just a blur. So I figure if you take extra time to breathe that might help slow things down, lol.

  19. Christine

    Congratulations! I just read your post on Rose Pedals… I got married last year and guess what? We emailed our invitations (though now I do wish we had done paper ones), I walked myself down the aisle, we didn’t have a bridal party, our ceremony was not religious, and the top half of the cake was vegan and gluten free! I am my husband’s second wife and he kept saying how he didn’t have any input for his first marriage so nothing was really how he wanted it (church, funny tux, toasts, speeches, big froufy stuff). We had a s’mores bonfire the night before for people to get acquainted and the welcome gift bag was a Whole Foods lunch bag with a bottle of wine, the s’mores kit I put together, roasting stick, local chocolates, awesome chips and some other goodies.
    Our day was a complete 180 degrees and we had the most amazing day – bright sunshine, mist rising off the beach, and a handful of our closest friends and family (with no kids being allowed at the reception). We had drinks and unbelievable appies where we were married and then had an option for guests to join us for dinner at our favorite restaurant should they wish, which they all did.
    What I’m trying to say is that it is absolutely your day! You have to be happy with it and when you look back on it be comfortable with your decisions which is sounds like you will be. We loved our wedding, we hope our guests loved our wedding, but when we think about the day we wish we could do it all over again because it was so great.

    Wishing you all the best on an amazing day filled with love and hope and happiness.

    Big wedding hugs!! xo

  20. hollyeatsinfrance

    Congratulations and good luck! Though i think the wedding is over now.

    That vegan caesar salad looks excellent. I think I’ve been fresh greens deprived lately.

  21. bobbi9

    Looks EXCELLENT! You have it down to an art. Thanks for the post and photos.

  22. Veggie V! @ Veggie V's Vegan Adventure

    Ha. I drink a quart of smoothie almost every morning, too. Until someone commented on it, I assumed everyone thought 32 oz of smoothie was an average serving size ;-)

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