About the Couple
Sherrin Varghese, a
member of the all-male band, Band of Boys, is popularly known as Cherokee. He
is best remembered for his three-year stint on Shekhar Sumans Movers and Shakers as
the front man of the Rubber Band. He has also portrayed the challenging role of Simon in
the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.
Shefali Panchal, the
daughter of a Mumbai based Neurosurgeon, works as a software engineer. Shefali and Sherrin
studied together at an engineering college in Navi Mumbai and have known each other since
About the Wedding
The romantic white wedding was held on 21st December,
2003 at the Infant Jesus Chapel at Malad (Sherrin is from Malad and Shefali from
Ghatkopar). Says Shefali, a Gujarati Hindu: As a young girl, I would always dream of
getting married in a Church. The beautiful interiors of the structure, and the flowing
gowns, as seen in the movies, held a special place in my heart. And as fate would have it,
I had the chance of having a beautiful church wedding.
Shefali wore a pristine white and sparkling silver gown
(bought from China) with gloves to match. To complement the traditional church wedding
theme, the make-up look for Shefali (created by make-up artist Lippi Lal) was a
combination of modernity and tradition.
9 years of Courship, 90 more years of Marital
Bliss was the huge placard that greeted the over 600 guests at the Ruia Lawns in
Malad. So there were lots of 9s and 90s at the Blue and White theme Reception.
90 Balloons, 9 Bouquets lent colour to the traditional toast, wine and cake evening, while
the guests danced away in their dazzling, ghagras and sherwanis to racy Indian and English
Shefali looked stunning in a turqoise blue sharara with
silver colored embroidery, created by Sherrins designer sister Shelby Varghese. To
complement the traditional Indian clothing with the fun filled mood of the evening,
make-up artist Lippi Lal gave Shefali a more dramatic look- her hair was swept into a
stylish chignon (to get it out of the way for all the dancing!) and decorated with
beautiful white orchids. Sherrin looked dapper in a steel grey sherwani from My Shopee,
White & Blue Reception theme
Shefali, Sherrin, his family and Band of Boys
After the Celebrations
After the hectic wedding celebrations, Shefali and
Sherrin checked in to the Intercontinental Hotel at Andheri to enjoy a few days of
relaxation and luxury (their works commitments meant they couldnt opt for a
honeymoon immediately after marriage). Weve known since so many years that we
have to keep reminding each other that were married, quip the cheerful
duo. Were so happy that nothing went wrong, that all the stress boils were for
trivial reasons and that we enjoyed the wedding day thoroughly.