Text by Nasrin Modak. Photograhs by Parhad Goghavala.
Immerse yourself in the magic of a sweet union, a coming together of two elements – wedding cakes and jewellery – both symbolic of nuptial celebrations and entailing a high level of attention to detail. While the tradition of wedding cakes dates back to the Roman Empire signifying fertility, purity and loyalty, jewellery has always added a touch of sparkle and luxury to elegant nuptials. The seductive juxtaposition of the two luxe elements epitomises the spirit of weddings.
Inspired by the special creations of three eminent jewellery designers for Verve, Chef Nicholas Fernandes, Pastry Chef, Hyatt Regency Mumbai lends his special touch and fashions cakes and confectionery
A bracelet containing Burmese rubies and uncut Polki diamonds in 22kt gold on a pillow of rich fruit cake infused with select spices and covered with cashew marzipan and moulded white sugar and embellished with tassels of soft sugar paste.
Jewellery by A S Motiwala Fine Jewellery
A necklace using high and low elements inspired by the plumes of a bird, using faceted precious ruby strings with multiple antique gold-plated chains; pale green amethyst and yellow sapphires with accents of multicoloured Swarovski pinned on as individual brooches on a two-tier light red velvet cake layered with butter marshmallow icing and covered with fondant, spray painted with silver dust and vodka. The handcrafted chocolate box is made with rich dark chocolate and the flowing drapes are made with white sugar.
Jewellery by Kriti Soni for Poonam Soni
East meets West perfectly in this contemporary 18kt gold woven neckpiece with a traditional jhumka, set with diamonds, pearls, amethysts and pink tourmalines adorned on a figurine, made of white chocolate and rice crispies paste. The detailing on the face was meticulously done with a white chocolate spray.
Jewellery by Malkish Jewels