About Chiang Mai Weddings
Chiang Mai, the northern city of Thailand offers wonderful traditional temple and mountain wedding settings. Its temperate, climate, fantastic cuisine and slower-paced life make it a popular spot for both weddings and honeymoons.
Chiang Mai Wedding Tips
Chiang Mai is an old city in Northern Thailand surrounded by mountains. It was once the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom located in the forested foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. Chiang Mai has a tropical wet and dry climate and is an ideal place to relax to have a romantic, lush green countryside experience.
The role of food and beverage is an important and symbolic one at traditional Thai weddings, with the majority of traditional Thai marital cuisines being sweet and sugary. Syrup, candied rice cakes, and cream are some of the most commonly used ingredients when preparing a traditional wedding feast, as the sweet flavours of the dishes symbolize bliss, love, and undying blessing. Khanom Kareaw, a dish consisting of twisted and sugarcoated bread strips, symbolizes the everlasting winding and oneness of the bride and groom. It is very sweet and flavorful, and is a traditional favorite of locals when it comes to weddings. Another traditional marital dish is the Foy Thong, otherwise known as the ‘golden silk threads’, this is a noodle-like cuisine made out of egg yolks and syrup. Its flavorful taste and intriguing appearance plays a part in symbolizing values such as eternity, everlasting love, and longevity.