Counting on a global wedding? How about incorporating some regional savours in it?
The Indian wedding is known worldwide for its splendour and abundance. Loud music, heavy jewellery, and an array of food stalls seem a familiar scene seen in almost any wedding. And yes food section seems to be everyone’s interest as a wedding feast is everything but ordinary. Food is the centre stage, with waiters serving cocktails to the adults and juices for the children. However, it isn't easy to design a balanced menu that satisfies the myriad of taste buds that the guests will have. The menu caters to vegetarians and meat lovers while balancing various cuisine types, including Continental, Indian, and Italian. Earlier, a halwai trusted for centuries in a family would take care of the menu, but as the market has become more globalized, both the guests and the couples are opting for a more refined menu. Such menus are specially curated with the help of professional chefs.
Theme Weavers Designs ensures that both the couple and the guests have the time of their lives in any event they curate. In 2021, all sorts of dietary restrictions need to be considered. So, after working with the catering team, they came up with a menu that satisfies the needs of all sorts of diets - from gluten and dairy-free to pescatarian. Specializing in destination weddings, they try to include a local flair into all the dishes. By choosing the freshest and seasonal ingredients, the dishes are made. At the same time, crowd-pleasing dishes that are sure to be a fan favourite are included in the menu. What this means is that after choosing the ingredients, the caterers focus on preparing their signature dishes that are sure to wow the guests.
Providing the guests with limited choice in a particular cuisine type may help them choose the dish they will be sure to love.
Trends in numerous weddings come and go, but this trend seems immune to the changing times combining the best of both worlds - the beauty of unique decor pieces and the freshness of fruits. Fruit decor pieces are a trend that is gaining traction this wedding season as they are colourful while being good enough to eat! Furthermore, it is prevalent for couples to have a warm and traditional vibe during a winter wedding. So they will often request tropical elements to be incorporated into their marriage.
Drinks with the heavy use of coconuts can be used as well. Lemons are also a gorgeous fruit that can be used as an elegant decor piece. The lemons can be placed inside a glass vase with flowers for the centrepieces. This will undoubtedly show a seamless harmony between the decor and the food items, making for a cohesive sense of style in the wedding.
The land of spices we live in is also renowned worldwide with the diverse traditions and customs associated with food. Cooking, as an activity, has been passed down lovingly from one generation to the next. This ensures that along with the food, customs are practised as well.
At weddings, the thali style of eating is the most common. With buffets galore, it can be seen that the food items often spill into one another, but the simple partitioned Indian thali has been used for generations. Any Indian wedding is incomplete without it.
On a parting note, the wedding food and the decor must go hand in hand. For instance, a Mughlai course with a Moroccan-themed mehndi will not go together. Therefore, both the visuals and the food need to go together to make the best of the food and the decor.