In case you haven’t noticed, it’s wedding season in Hanoi and one of the busiest streets at the moment is Hang Than – aka Wedding Street. We spotted these amazing fruit sculptures last week and of course had to find out what they’re for. The bird-like sculpture is actually a phoenix, and the scary-looking one is a dragon. Before a wedding takes place, the groom’s family takes these 2 gifts to the bride’s parents’ house and they formally ask to the woman’s hand in marriage and settle of a wedding date. This practise is merely a formality these days, for both families would have already consulted fortune tellers way before this ceremony takes place, in order to choose the luckiest date for the wedding.