Elaine is portrayed by Taylor. She is the long time love of Shivrang and is a guest at his wedding to Cece. It is unknown if Elaine ever dated Shivrang, but it is clear they could not be together due to their different heritages. Elaine made a list of confessions to Shivrang during her short scene; that she loved him since the first grade, that she writes about him in her journal, and paints pictures of him on her easel. Shivrang also confesses to her that he wants their children to be photographers and marry in a Presbyterian church. They both run off together to elope in Las Vegas. While the comical scene showed Shivrang instantly leave the scene with Elaine in his arms, Cece was seen eventually confessing her feelings for Schmidt.
All in all, the scene more or less acts out the story Taylor had written about in her 2010 song “Speak Now