Dr. Priya Jitendra Ghelani and Dr. Shawn Laxmikant Shah were married April 14 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas in Irving, Tex. Mamta Kapadia, a Hindu priest, officiated.
Dr. Ghelani, 29, is a fourth-year chief resident at the Jacobi/Montefiore Emergency Medicine Residency Program in the Bronx. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received a medical degree from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth.
She is a daughter of Daksha J. Ghelani and Jitendra K. Ghelani of Richardson, Tex. The bride’s father retired as an electronic engineer from the Dallas location of the Raytheon Company, which specializes in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Her mother is a medical coding specialist at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
Dr. Shah, 31, is a second-year gastroenterology and hepatology fellow at the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in microbiology and immunology as well as economics from the University of Miami, and received a medical degree from Florida State University.
He is a son of Kirtida L. Shah and Lax H. Shah of Pembroke Pines, Fla. The groom’s mother is a saleswoman at Bombay Bazaar, an apparel wholesaler in Miami, which his father owns.
The couple met in July 2013 at a Jain Family Institute conference in Detroit, and later that summer had their first date at a Thai restaurant in Boston. Dr. Ghelani was doing a rotation nearby at Boston Medical Center at the time, while Dr. Shah drove down from Lebanon, N.H., where he was doing a residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.