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Did This Couple Take Healthy Living Too Far by Serving Green Juice at Their Wedding?

Seeing two people commit to a lifetime together through sickness and health sure is sweet and all, but practically everyone who's ever been a wedding guest knows it's all about the booze, buffet, and, of course, cake. (And dancing to "I Will Survive" with your best girlfriends if enough booze has been provided.)

Jessica Sepel, however, wanted something different for her big day. The Australian nutritionist and author of The Healthy Life got hitched to fellow healthy eater Dean Steingold in Thailand on Sunday, and served up a slew of wholesome and clean foods to their guests.

The wedding was an all-day affair: In the morning the couple offered a yoga class, followed by sugar-free bliss balls (mixed seeds, cacao, cinnamon, and almond butter…we had to look it up), and banana-date-walnut muffins, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reports, and during the evening reception, guests noshed on steamed vegetables, green papaya salad, roasted Brussels sprouts, and grilled local white snow fish. There was also a special juice station that featured a “red pepper-tomato tonic,” “carrot apple booster,” and kale-cucumber juice.

 

This morning .....! #yoga #steingoldwedding

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“We wanted a healthy wedding because both Dean and I are committed to a healthy lifestyle...it was important that our wedding reflected this aspect of our lives,” Jessica told Daily Mail Australia. “We also wanted everyone to feel great—something that is easy to do if you’re eating the right foods.”

Jessica said she doesn’t usually drink, but did have a glass or two of certified organic wine. “There are no chemicals used in the manufacturing process which means your body is better able to break down all the alcohol and you're not left with a hangover,” she said.

 

#steingoldwedding @florabelle

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The bride noted that she’s thrilled with the way things turned out, and she hopes that her wedding can show that it’s possible to eat healthy when you get hitched. “Often people feel that weddings must be indulgent and extravagant—but I hope that having a ‘healthy’ wedding shows people that healthy living can be so simple, even in such a busy and celebratory time,” she said.

Props to the couple for serving up healthy fare, but it’s worth noting that a slice of wedding cake never hurt anyone. As registered dietitian Keri Glassman pointed out on WomensHealthMag.com, seeing high-sugar, full-fat foods as "guilty pleasures" can actually work against you, causing the stress hormone cortisol to ramp up in your body and increase cravings.

We're guessing a lot of Sepel's guests ordered room service when they got back to their hotel rooms. 

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