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Movers & Shakers – Of the Asian Wedding Industry

02-02-2015

Your wedding day is one of the most special and memorable in your life. However, the pressure of getting a hundred different elements right, looking fantastic, and working to the same schedule can sometimes be a nightmare.

Step forward the talented professionals that work behind the scenes to make everything run like clockwork. The people behind the businesses have dedicated their careers to ensuring the celebration is a dream and doesn’t turn into a nightmare. We talk to nine of the best suppliers in the business to discover why they love it so much.

VENUE – Old School Glamour

The Dorchester has combined style, substance and service since it was first built in 1931. Today, invigorated by executive sous-chef Uday Shankar, it is bringing a new sense of chic to the Asian wedding market.

DECOR – All That Glitters

Bhavesh Patel founded Mistique Events, a specialist décor company, almost 20 years ago. He talks about the late nights and making the Mistique magic a permanent thing.

PHOTOGRAPHY – Picture Perfect

Sanjay and Roshni Jogia are the husband and wife team behind Eye Jogia, one of the most creative and luxurious photographers in the business.

MUSIC – Bringing the Beats

Jags Klimax has been in the music business since he was 16 but he still feels honoured when a couple wants him to be part of their special day.

JEWELLERY – A Girl’s Best Friend

Chris Lee has been creating custom-made wedding jewellery for the past 35 years. He has kept up to date with the latest fashions from his base in London’s prime diamond spot, Hatton Garden.

BEAUTY – A Man of Many Faces

Despite a degree from the London College of Fashion, Dil Matharu has made his name in an equally creative art, makeup. But now he wants to make his mark on the international stage.

CAKES – The Confectionery Queen

Kiran Mandalia left a comfortable corporate job to follow her dream in the creative cake business. Today the business, Cake Boulevard is going from strength to strength.

TRAVEL – The High Flier

Deepak Nangla still aspires for perfection in all parts of the business, whether its finding the correct flight, or the perfect holiday and most importantly at the right price.

ENTERTAINER – Snap Happy

Nirav and Vishal patel have been part of the wedding scene with their photobooth business for the last 18 months. Since then, the team hasn’t stopped innovating to improve their product and service.

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