About Us

A NOTE FROM LESTER MELO

Bem Vindo /  Jambo  / Welcome !

Born in Kenya , brought up in Oman, re-located to Goa and started my 1st business venture in Goa whilst I was still studying at 19.

Goa, a land where my family has been traced back to over 300 years  (my maternal side to the lineage of Francisco Luis Gomes Family of Navelim) is a place that I am proud to be from.

Tanzania in East Africa – A place that 2 generations on both sides of my family called home

My Father ex East African Airways / Air Tanzania (Founding Team)

My ever evolving business acumen, and love for travel and adventure with a family full of creatively acclaimed artists – Running a Wedding Planning Company is what I was probably born to do!

Being nominated for being the most Innovative businessman of the year in 2009, and being a name that most people in the Industry in India have heard of either for my achievements in the Tourism or Wedding Field – I love what I do.

I love the adrenalin rush in problem solving, the joy of our creativity coming to life at every Wedding. I love the memories and new friends, I love the hugs that I receive from the joyfully tearful mothers for a job well done !  – Did I say that “I love what I do “ ?

With my 23 years in handling large number of Holiday makers for Adventure sight seeing trips, being a handling agent for a British Holiday company has all had its role in giving me the experience that I need today to put together a great Destination Wedding – In any country, any location!

Hotel contracts, Transport handling all comes second nature to me.

There are a lot of companies that can do each of them well, but none that can be your one stop shop.

We have done an extensive research for the top Destination in the Asia Pacific / African Sub continent area and have on our platter a well thought of choice of destinations to offer you.

Goa – for its beach Weddings, and the fact that its India, but it also isn’t

Kumarakom – I first visited this place 17 years ago. I just loved it then and love it now for its serene backwaters, and now the hotels with infinity pools along the backwaters is an ideal location for 50 to 100 guests for a romantic function.

Coorg – An off the beaten track location, but ideal for the resident Indian to get the feel of being in Scotland with Golf courses, cold weather, strong alcohol. Its just green everywhere.

Mauritius – This is the destination for the couple that want a bit of class, but without breaking the bank. Great beaches, clear blue waters, white sands – And did you know that they have a population with majority Hindu? That was the deal breaker for me. We cannot travel anywhere without wanting our Indian Food !! Especially at a Wedding related Function.  And being off the coast of Africa- felt close to where I was born. And that the staff at the hotels speak with French accents, do I really need to go on?

So, this is my top choice –  My Dream Location for a Destination Wedding !!

Come to us with any type of Wedding at any location, give me some lights, fabric and a few flowers, and I can even transform a desert into a grand Wedding location.

My bucket loads of information and experience has been now handed over to a team of extremely creative and hardworking individuals. But be assured, even though you may not be dealing with me personally on every element, I am aware and guide my team on everything.

We, as Weddings N Dreams now as a Team take pride in tailor making every wedding to make it unique to you. Something reflecting YOU has to be in your Wedding. This is what I live by and has been the Model that the Team follow.

Whilst planning your function, you will find our services handy as our coordinators organize every detail at your wedding related function so you can sit back, cherish and enjoy your special day.

It gives me a sense of pride when I look back over the past 15 ++ years where we have planned numerous functions, helped hundreds of couples and managed thousands of guests.

Our evolution from humble beginnings to being listed as one of India’s leading Wedding Planners and being 3 years in a row listed in the top 100 planners of the World, along with numerous articles, and reviews on National and International publications is the reward that makes me sometimes feel like a celebrity, but with the Humility my parents brought me up with to know that its because of you and couples before you that I am what I am today !

Saying this, I would like to thank you for considering us as your Destination Wedding designers. I look forward to being a part of your wedding related functions!

 

Asante !

Lester Melo, Managing Director

OUR TEAM

This is our core team who will work with you

Namita takes pride in preparing the 'moodboard' for couples which gives them an idea of the decor. She is also responsible for converting the same into a quotation to fit each individual couple's wedding requirements. She has been with us for over 5 years and has the most knowledge of hotels, Venues, Vendor support and the different types of Indian Weddings.

Namita Nagarsekar

Manager - Admin & Office

Alina designs your dream wedding decor & setup. She creates graphic visuals of your imagination that helps the team to bring them to reality. She has been with us for close to 5 years now, and has evolved in her style and presentation design. Creative by nature and runs her own team and Job responsibilities with little intervention.

Alina Marques

Head - Creative/Graphic Design Team

OUR VALUE PROPOSITION

A few of the many reasons why you should work with us

Destination Wedding Specialists

We are the destination wedding specialists who excel in combining hospitality, style, creativity, and a most memorable experience to make your wedding day dream perfect.

Customer Centric Approach

“You” are the most important people in the entire wedding planning process. Our customer centric approach enables us to understand your explicit and implicit needs and address them accordingly. We know how to transform your dreams into reality

Experienced Wedding Planners

The Wedding N Dreams team has over 14+ years of experience in executing weddings of different kinds. This enables us to turn your dreams into weddings suiting your budget as well.

Resources & Vast Partner Network

We have the resources and vendor network to handle turnkey weddings arrangements from start to finish. We can conceptualise, design and create an overall ambience with our in-house design team.

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