Indian weddings are largely centred on culinary experiences. From the invitations and the giveaways to the décor and the menu—food plays a starring role in the celebrations.
Every cuisine has an origin story that adds character and personality to any occasion— especially Indian nuptials. Chefs Neha Lakhani and Ashay Dhopatkar of Troublesome Duo share, “In India, weddings and food are two of the most important cultural markers across communities.” Take a look at how food has become integral to weddings—going so far as to lend every celebration a unique appeal.
It’s universally known that food is one of the most talked-about aspects of any celebration. Now combine food with décor and what do you get? Wedding planner Bhavnesh Sawhney of Wedniksha shares, “When food is used to enhance the décor, it is based on the theme, magnitude and location; for instance, macaron towers as centrepieces and candies strung together to form curtains.”
Namrata Rajgarhia, Owner and Founder, 2 Fat Ladies, shares, “Wine barrels, step ladders and wheelbarrows are items that double up as displays for food, while contributing to the décor.” It’s not surprising to see real fruits and vegetables in table arrangements—especially at brunches and high teas—as they add colour and freshness to the setup. Mallika Agrawal, Founding Partner, Panodrama Events, adds, “For daytime celebrations, attention is given to the tea or dessert station. And if you want to add character to the arrangement, then candy floss carts and chuski stalls will do the trick.”
Check the weather forecast and location details as they will influence your choice of edible props.
PHOTOS COURTESY: The Cheesecake Project