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This is an arranged marriage between two coffee plantation owner families 5 hours from Bangalore in Chikmagalur, India.  The girls family approached the wealthier coffee plantation family and was accepted.  She is wearing the wedding jewelry of her extended family.  The piece in her hair is 2KG and over 100 years old.  The workmanship places its value at around $500,000 USD.  Total wealth hanging off this bride is about $700,000.  There were times when it was painful for her to keep her head straight...We drove to Chikmagalur and first met up with the bride Nagavika C.R. (+91 97405 33535, nagavi.r@gmail.com) at her house. On that day, we also met her father Mr. Ravi Shankar, sisters Kavya and Supreetha. Her cousin Shilpa Kiran was the one who was explaining about the jewellery to us...We also drove up to meet the groom Vignesh Gowda (+91 99720 61576, vigneshgowda@gmail.com) at his plantation, Bynacool Estate...Main contact is fixer Vinay Diddee his wife Neha made many of the arrangements..vinaydiddee@latitude.co.in.house number is +91 80 4132 0578. Vinay cell +91 98450 91377 and Neha's +91 98450 53695

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