An eternal love story that was seven years in the making…
Some love stories are meant to be but marriage is another story altogether! And this is exactly what our lovely couple Deepali and Shainal experienced when they decided to tie the knot after 7 years of dating each other.
Deepali and Shainal’s Love Story
Bride Deepali describes her love story as full of drama but filled with love and laughter. Deepali and Shainal met in their first year of college, FYBFM, Jai Hind. However, they did not acknowledge each other for a whole year. Yet, Shainal used to send her messages on her blackberry but she never responded.
One fine day, at the beginning of their second year, they happened to meet at the entrance gate of their college. “My first question to him was “How do you pronounce your Name?” Being an unusual name, he replied back instantly “Shainal”. Our first ever date was at Theobroma over the so very amazing and fattening chipbutty burger! We started dating within the first two months of knowing each other. College was an absolute lovey and mushy phase. After college we were both together placed in KPMG where we worked together.” – Deepali.
Everything seemed hunky-dory until the idea of meeting each other’s parents came up.
“We studied and worked all throughout, but he was never able to make me meet his parents. We almost broke up in October 2017 due to this but he was really worried of losing me so then, he finally convinced his parents to meet with mine,” says Deepali.
It was December 2017 when the families met and it was literally the remake of 2 States the film. “I had waited a long 7 years for him to speak to his parents and never thought we will ever be together. But after all everything fell correctly, and we’ve been at our happiest since.” – Deepali.
Their wedding festivities started in June 2018 and their Roka was hosted at the NSCI, Worli Mumbai. For her Roka, Deepali wore a gorgeous piece from Aza Fashions. Their engagement party was hosted at the Bombay Adda, at NSCI. For this function, Deepali wore a stunning red couture piece by Gaurav Gupta and her makeup was done by ace makeup artist Afreen Shaikh.
The Sangeet, Cocktail, Pooja and Mehendi
For the cocktail ceremony at the Luna Nudo, St Regis, the theme was a gilded tale and the bride lived up to the theme with a stunning Monisha Jaisingh outfit. For her Sangeet function at the Taj Vivanta, Cuffe Parade, she floored one and all in a Manish Malhotra ensemble.
For the Pooja Function, she chose a Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor outfit. Her mehendi ceremony was a fun event and therefore, she chose a cute and quirky Papa Don’t Preach outfit by Shubhika Davda.
The Wedding – Palace Halls, NSCI
The wedding – the final event that sealed the both for Deepali & Shainal saw them both dressed in Sabyasachi outfits.
For their wedding celebrations at the end of 2018, Deepali walked down the aisle twice! Yes, once for the Varmala ceremony with the Laal Ishq song playing in the background and once for her pheras as Dilbaro played in the backdrop. Their wedding hashtag was a combination of their names #TheShaDee
“The moment for me was exactly what I had always envisioned…when I walked down the aisle, he couldn’t get his eyes of me. The minute I entered he whispered to me “You’re the prettiest bride ever!” – Deepali.
“After the Varmala, we both, hand in hand, walked to the mandap with tears rolling down. We couldn’t believe we actually met in college, fought the world together and here we are today. Inseparable.”
About the Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists –
“A very big special thanks to my makeup artist Shradha- Dolly You Up (Cocktail), Lekha Cut Collective (Mehndi, Sangeet & Wedding) and hair artist (Ritika Hair Stylist & Anita Hair Stylist) who made me literally look unbelievable with flooded compliments in each function. My aim was to definitely have a very different look in each function.
I am an absolute bling person, but i like having the correct and right amount of bling when i wear one.
-Cocktail was an absolute scintillating glam look.
-Sangeet was a graceful, dramatic and fun outfit with tassels that grooved with my moves.
-Mehndi was a pop of love, I had specifically asked for the Rapunzel from tangled look from Lekha & Anita, they surely didn’t leave a chance and gave me a real fairy tale look…
-Wedding was the absolute love for traditional red whereas reception was a bold and classic look.
The angels in disguise, my mom & sister who chose each and every outfit of mine.
I hoped to look even half as pretty as my mother.” – Deepali.
Deepali adds, “My fiancé’s outfits were all selected with complete coordination to mine.
-Sangeet we chose Rohit Bal black on black embroidered bandhgala in velvet. The heritage and most classic fashion designer of all time.
-Mehndi was absolutely his choice as he always loved Kunal Rawal’s poise yet statement giving looks. We chose a fun pink to match our two genres.
-Wedding, the offbeat green spoke for itself with minimalistic quilts and help of the Team Sabyasachi. They styled him to perfection. We both are quite picky in our selections but thank god for that. Each of our looks made us look better every day.”
The Dream Team
Bride: Deepali Gaba
Groom: Shainal Jhaveri
Wedding Hashtag: #TheShaDee
Wedding Instagram Page: @TheShaDee_
Wedding Event Handled by: Zest Events
Wedding Photographers: Knotting Bells
Bride Reception Jewelry: Olive Jewel