The Jason Dehni Lisa Ray Wedding - Jab They Met

Lisa Ray is one woman who could easily be the most befitting candidate for the title of ‘Super Girl.’ The talented Indo-Polish actress stared death when she was diagnosed with cancer in the year 2009. She had put-up a strong fight and ensued a battle which she still fights ardently today. Despite her struggle, Lisa never let the sheen of eyes and life fade, and has always maintained a positive demeanour. It was these attributes and her philanthropic nature that attracted the attention of Jason Dehni, Lisa’s eventual soul mate. They met, fell in love and now are partners for life. Here’s the Jason Dehni Lisa Ray wedding fairy tale.
The Jason Dehni Lisa Ray Wedding – Lisa Ray

But First The Alleged Relationship With The Canadian Businessman

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While Lisa fell for Jason, it was definitely not her first love, and before she started seeing him, she was seen hanging around with W. Brett Wilson, a prominent Canadian businessman. Brett has been a cancer survivor himself, and the two were introduced to one another by a common friend in 2010 in Toronto. Their common struggle with the disease helped them establish a connect and rapport right away. Brett was earlier married for 20 years and had two children from his marriage, which ended in a divorce in 2001. Despite being 15 years younger to Brett, Lisa had a close relationship with him, and was all gung-ho about the bonhomie the two shared. In an interview in 2010, she ecstatically said the following words:

“He motivates me to be better every day, without imposing his views on me and encourages me to live every moment in that moment! I’m loving every single second of it!”
– Lisa Ray about her then beau W. Brett Wilson

It was nearly presumed by her close friends and the tabloids that she would be soon tying the knot with Wilson. In late 2010, there was also news where a source close to the couple shared that the two have put their professional assignments on hold till they decide a wedding date. But by January 2011, it was abruptly learnt that the couple had separated. When Lisa was quizzed about it, she threw some light on it by stating that they never had any plans of wedding. She is just ‘good friends’ with Brett, and that is all to their relationship. She even took to Twitter with a tweet where she said, “Rumours of marriage??! Jeez! Why subject a great friendship to an imperfect institution.” That pretty much put all rumours to rest.

Lisa then dated the Paris-based fashion photographer Paolo Zambaldi for some time. It was speculated that she would tie the knot with Paolo by the end of 2011, but the couple split at the end of that year. No one knows the reason for their breakup, nor did Lisa ever comment about it. All that did not matter anyway though since she was soon going to find her true soul-mate in Jason Dehni.

The Banker Bridegroom

The Jason Dehni Lisa Ray Wedding – Jason Dehni

Jason Dehni was born in Lebanon. When he was 10, his family moved to the United States and then when he became 18, they eventually moved to Toronto, Canada, where interestingly even Lisa had spent her childhood. Jason went on to do his MBA from Harvard Business School and currently works for the Scotiabank Group.

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Jab We Met

The Jason Dehni Lisa Ray Wedding – Jason Dehni And Lisa Ray In Candid Shot

Lisa was in Canada when she was interviewed by an anchor, Seamus O’ Regan, of a Canadian breakfast television news show. Seamus O’ Regan, is the Honorary Chair of a Toronto based charity called Artbound of which Jason Dehni is a co-founder. On the suggestion of the honorary chair, Lisa happened to meet Jason and on meeting her, Jason couldn’t help but admire the gutsy and amiable beauty. Lisa then started volunteering for Artbound, which is how they both started getting closer. They knew they were in love and decided to get engaged in January, 2012. The both were on a holiday in the Napa Valley in California when Jason popped the question and Lisa said nothing but ‘Yes!’ And so the Jason Dehni Lisa Ray wedding was up, up and away.

The Traditional Indian Wedding

The Jason Dehni Lisa Ray wedding featured a fusion of both Indian and Lebanese traditions but the wedding predominantly had an Indian theme. Since Lisa is half Bengali, the date chosen for their wedding was 20 October, 2012, which was the auspicious day that year for Bengalis since it marked the onset of Durga Puja, the most important festival for Bengalis. The wedding food featured a mix of Indian and Lebanese cuisines with fine wine and six course tasting menu. The both got married at Napa Valley, California, which is also where the two of them had got engaged.

The Jason Dehni Lisa Ray Wedding – Jason Dehni And Lisa Ray At Their Wedding

The couple didn’t miss out on traditional Indian customs and Lisa and Jason had the fun-filled sangeet ceremony which is a highlight of any Indian wedding. Lisa also made it a point to wear Indian ethnic dresses for most of the wedding ceremonies. For the sangeet, Lisa Ray wore an exquisite Anarkali outfit designed by one of India’s most famous designer, Tarun Tahiliani. This was followed by the wedding ceremony for which Lisa wore an elegant white gown, which had encrusted crystals, and was designed by Goa based designer Wendell Rodricks. She then wore a beautiful off-white Georgette Indian saree by the Indian designer Satya Paul after the wedding. Even Jason wore ethnic Indian bandgala or closed neck suit by the Indian designer Raghavendra Rathore during the course of the ceremonies.

Life Ahead

The Jason Dehni Lisa Ray Wedding – Jason Dehni And Lisa Ray As Seen By The Press At GQ and Scotiabank Giller Awards

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Lisa and Jason then went off for a honeymoon to the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora and the couple now lives in Toronto. Lisa is continuing with her endeavour to fight cancer and the couple continues their philanthropic work. Despite the various struggles faced by Lisa, Jason has always stood by her side like strong supporting pillar. In fact, Lisa is known to have mentioned in an interview that she has found her ‘secret weapon’ since Jason is in true sense her better half which she had been missing. With a positive outlook like this, we are quite sure their marriage will reach the zenith of success and we wish the best for this wonderful pair.

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