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Else where

In the film ‘The Wedding Planner’ (2001), Jennifer Lopez plays the role of Mary Fiore, a wedding planner. She's ambitious, hard-working, extremely organised, and she knows exactly what to do and say to make any wedding a spectacular event. Can there be such a person in real life, one who can organise everything for a colourful Indian wedding. Indeed there is one in Bangalore, Andrea or Andy as she is known, who not only organises everything associated with a wedding from bridal mehendi and make-up to theme weddings and grand reception.

Andy has literally come a long way after she came to Bangalore all the way from China Town in Kolkata 25 years ago. Trained in the beauty vocation she came to Bangalore along with her friend and worked in a beauty parlour. She speaks Chinese (Cantonese), Bengali, Hindi, Tamil and Kannada. Along with her husband G Mahendra she has been in wedding planning and event management since 1988.
“All you need to do is select your would-be spouse and leave the rest to us,”  says Andy, who operates her business from Nefertiti, her beauty salon in Benson Town in Bangalore. Beginning from beauty treatment and henna for the bride to the booking of tickets and accommodation for the honeymoon destination, everything is taken care of.

Besides everything in between including hiring of elephants and horses for the baraat, decor, musicians, wedding cake, hall, mantap, priest, stage backdrops, flower arrangements, photography, videography, CCTV, guest accommodation, catering and anything associated with the ‘big fat Indian wedding.’ Rahul Dravid’s wedding is one among the several celebrity weddings she has organised.

She also organises what is known as “Destination wedding” where the destination such as Goa, Bali, Kathmandu, Pukhet etc is chosen by the client.

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