Celebrity wedding planner Vedika Mohan reveals the hottest wedding trends this season. By Arpita Kala
Excerpts from the interview with Vedika Mohan:
T+L India: What is your take on sustainable weddings?
Vedika Mohan: Conscious weddings are chosen, not enforced. Wanting to reduce the carbon footprint is something we, as a company and even couples today, are propagating. Whether it’s reusing and repurposing fabrics or donating flowers to NGOs and organisations that can recycle the floral installations used in a celebration, sustainable, conscious weddings are something that we as wedding planners and wedding designers should definitely stand for.
T+L India: Indian weddings have been intimate and sustainable, and that’s become more popular after the pandemic. Do you see this trend last?
Vedika Mohan: Definitely. Couples and families today have become more eco-conscious and the mindset of people is ever evolving. Following the path towards a green wedding is something that’s here to stay.
T+L India: What inspires you the most while planning a wedding?
Vedika Mohan: Life, in all forms. From architecture, and romantic novels to fantasy movies, restaurants and museums, the list is endless.
T+L India: Planning weddings is a taxing, creative process. Do you have any de-stressors for rejuvenation?
Vedika Mohan: One of my biggest de-stressers is working out. Another one is binge-watching.
T+L India: And your most memorable moment while planning a wedding was…
Vedika Mohan: Having planned a sunset wedding and making it to the mandap at sunset to catch the golden-hour light for those beautiful, stunning pictures!
T+L India: What are the hottest wedding trends this season?
Vedika Mohan: Contemporary mandaps, storytelling though food and beverage, and a lot of revenge travel is happening with families now wanting to host destination ones.
T+L India: Finally, what makes a wedding truly sustainable and eco-friendly?
Vedika Mohan: Working with artisans, craftsmen and other such suppliers and their workforce local to the city you’re in. Paperless invites, dry flowers and foam-free floral arrangements, biodegradable confetti.