When a Punjabi decides to marry a Tamil, sparks are bound to fly. First it was the whole episode of making the families understand and agree to the alliance. Then came the finer details like deciding how the wedding will take place, what rituals should be followed, and the most important, what kind of food should be served! Did I mention it was the wedding of my elder brother with his college sweetheart from Madurai?
So yes, the wedding functions were divided between the cities of Madurai and Delhi. While in Madurai, typical south Indian vegetarian food was served. For the reception in Delhi, we had both vegetarian and non-vegetarian counters but we had made it a point to keep distinctly separate because of such a request from the girl's side of the family. Our catering was done by Venture Caterers from Defence Colony. We had worked with them previously, so trusted them to do their job well. The reception went off delightfully. The Tamils really enjoyed the typical north Indian dishes. Each one of them came up and spoke highly of the arrangements. Yayay! The first cross-cultural wedding in my family was a success!