Mr. and Mrs. Ryan McNeill Lovin
On Aug. 2, 2008, almost a year after the proposal, Swapna Krishna and Ryan McNeill Lovin said “I do” in front of 300 friends and family members. Krishna describes their summer wedding as one huge, fun and crazy party.
After meeting through mutual friends in Washington, D.C., Krishna and Lovin soon realized they were meant to spend the rest of their lives together. Krishna sees Lovin as the kindest, most considerate man she has ever met, not to mention someone who can always make her laugh and never fails to put a smile on her face. Lovin considers Krishna to be his best friend, someone who truly understands him.
Before the tying of the knot, Krishna was honored with a bachelorette party in Washington, D.C., hosted by her close friend Marisa Meyer. Lovin celebrated with an impromptu bachelor party on the eve of the big day.
The wedding ceremony featured a palette of gold, red and white, while the following reception set a romantic mood with silver and royal blue hues. Both were held at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel. On the reception’s menu were dishes catered by the local India Palace Restaurant and a wedding cake by Tulsa’s Merritt’s Bakery.
The bride’s favorite detail of the festivities was her hand made wedding outfit, including jewelry by Sri Krishna Jewelers in Hyderabad, India and a gown also made in India. But the bride’s attire was not the only unique aspect to the wedding; setup and decorations were also one-of-a-kind. The invitations, programs and men’s formal wear were all made in India, and favors of Godiva chocolates were given to guests.
Following a romantic two-week honeymoon throughout Italy, the couple took up residence in Arlington, Va., where Krishna is a graduate student and Lovin works as a tax lawyer.