A few years ago, when Mukta Kapoor, Director of Yuna Weddings, suggested a brunch soirée for one of her client’s pre-wedding events, it was met with disbelief. “They thought I had misunderstood the concept of Indian weddings,” recalls Kapoor. An hour of convincing and a few lookbooks later, the planning had begun. “The idea seemed chic yet extremely colourful with a hint of the grand Indian wedding, and of course it was, cost-effective.” Many couples feel that hosting an intimate get-together like a brunch or a casual garden party is a good idea, especially for pre-wedding events since ceremonies like mehendi, sangeet or a bachelorette are meant to be fun and intimate as compared to a wedding reception.
Let’s get brunch-ed
A seasoned wedding blogger, Kapoor has since planned for some of the most lavish weddings including that of UK-based industrialist Pramod Agarwal’s daughter in Puglia (Italy) last year, and says the trend is slowly evolving from traditional and grand to creatively lavish, with brunches being one of the popular concepts. Echoing this point of view, Shruti Ravindran Founder, Vida Weddings adds, “Couples and their families, today, are constantly looking for ways that complement an Indian wedding while being personal in nature; concepts that are built in and around who they are, and what they want people to know them as. And this is where a brunch gives them (and us) a wide canvas to play around with.”