Rashmi Nagpal and Amit Jeswani, Taj Resort & Convention Centre, Goa
From a dazzling sangeet to a stunning varmala ceremony by the sea, this couple’s destination wedding at Taj Resort & Convention Centre was stylish and romantic.
Rashmi Nagpal, owner of her eponymous fashion label and skincare brand Jesra Naturals wed Amit Jeswani, an Investment Banker in a beautiful sea-front wedding celebration. Hosted at the peaceful and modern Taj Resort & Convention Centre, Goa the duo’s creativity took an easy flight as they orchestrated multiple events within the resort’s plush spaces. Photographing and filming the proceedings were WeddingSutra Favorite – Dreamcatchers Photography who tirelessly clicked adorable pictures of the couple and their loved ones with phenomenal results!
How They Met
Rashmi shares, “Our families were introduced by a matchmaker in Delhi which led to our first meeting. I come from a world of fashion and creativity while he has an avid interest in the stock market and numbers. But somehow, we just instantly clicked!”
Overlooking the Arabian Sea, Amit popped the question to Rashmi on a cloudy morning in blissful Goa. Exuding romantic yet rustic vibes, the proposal decor made the moment even more unforgettable as Amit went down on one knee in front of Rashmi who stood in the center of a heart crafted out of rose petals.
Intent on orchestrating a destination wedding, the couple zeroed in on Goa. As they started scouting for wedding venues, they came upon the Taj Resort & Convention Centre, Goa which totally won them over with its laid-back vibes and uninterrupted views of the coastline making it the perfect canvas for their wedding. Rashmi shares, “We visited over 15 properties in Goa but the moment we stepped into the Taj Resort & Convention Centre, we just knew that this was it! The property gave us a Mykonos-like vibe which simply won us over. With its modern decor and fuss-free architecture, we felt like we were at an international destination. Amit and I loved the endless sea view, the hospitality and the warmth of the staff! Moreover, the variety of cuisines available here ensured that every palate was catered to and their seafood menu especially, was Amit’s absolute favorite.”
When it comes to a wedding, memories are one of the most precious possessions one takes back home. Ensuring that each moment of the wedding is captured in memorable frames was Dreamcatchers Photography. Rashmi gushes, “I haven’t seen a more passionate team of photographers! They were tireless at every event and extremely patient all through. They urged us for our solo and couple portraits and I’m so glad they did! Even the late hours of the night did not stop them as they kept clicking. With their efficient guidance, posing was really comfortable for us, which in turn made the proposal and pre-wedding photoshoot a real breeze. They captured the best memories of our wedding and we couldn’t be happier with the results.”
Surrounded by her immediate family members, Rashmi’s bridal Mehndi was hosted by the poolside where both the families had a gala time shaking a leg. With a clear view of the stars above and a live band belting out their favorite tunes, the event saw revelry at its best!
In order to break the ice and make sure the guests got a refreshing welcome, the couple threw a welcome party for the guests by the pool. Sporting a tropical-inspired decor, the party consisted of a tiki bar, a quirky palm-shaped installation and a beer pong table that unleashed the guests’ competitive side.
Sangeet and Cocktail
At this event, glamor was at an all-time high as the duo pulled all stops to orchestrate a glitzy event! Hosted indoors and equipped with a vast stage, the Sangeet witnessed everyone taking the dancefloor by storm. A sparkling champagne tower reflected the bright lights, acrobats left the guests in awe while the LED-backed stage spurred everyone to let their hair down.
Truly traditional and full of cheer, the Haldi was covered in hues of yellow accentuated by pops of orange. While the day began auspiciously with a few pujas, the afternoon saw the couple’s close-knit family gathering around to slather them with haldi. Seated against a backdrop of marigold garlands, the couple glowed with happiness as they were showered with marigold petals.
Backed by the gentle sea waves, the Wedding was a serene affair in a pink and white color palette. After a Varmala held outdoors on the rooftop, the couple shifted indoors to complete their wedding ceremony under a gorgeous mandap bedecked with dainty pink roses, ivory drapes and silver-hued metallic elements.
Following the Wedding, the Reception was also hosted indoors in one of the resort’s vast banquet spaces. Colorful lights shone charmingly upon a sleek gold and black stage where a live band exuberantly entertained the guests, the Reception was a fitting end to the couple’s grand wedding celebrations.
Advice for couples
Every bride yearns for that gorgeous glow on her big day. The stress and hectic work of the planning process can take a toll on your skin. Rashmi was driven by her own need for a great skin regimen to create a line of all-natural, vegan skincare called Jesra Naturals to help her get that bridal glow, and would recommend it to all to-be-brides, along with the advice to relax and enjoy the experience and not stress over little details.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Taj Resort & Convention Centre, Goa
Wedding Planner and Décor: Diakon Events
Groom’s Outfits: Telon (All Functions)
Bride’s Outfits: Falguni Shane Peacock (Proposal, Mehndi, Wedding), Gauri and Nainika (Welcome Party), Manish Malhotra (Sangeet and Cocktail), Shantanu and Nikhil (Reception)
Makeup: Tejas Shah Makeup
Photography and Videography: Dreamcatchers Photography