R&K | Lincoln, Nebraska wedding | First Evangelical Free Church | The Cornhusker Hotel
Photos from Roshni and Kevin’s wedding in Lincoln Nebraska by Jerry Wang Photography.
Photography | Jerry Wang Photography
Video | A Sound Impression
Florist | HyVee
Ceremony Location | First Evangelical Free Church
Reception Location | The Cornhusker Hotel
Wedding Planner | Roshni Oommen!
DJ | A Sound Impression
Dress Designer | Enzoani
Dress Salon | Bridal Extraordinaire (KC)
Other Details / Vendors | Cake is from HyVee
Tell us how you first met? Who what when where why? Give us the dirty details.
Roshni: We first met through the Navigators at KU. We were really good friends for a couple years before we started dating. I remember meeting Kevin at the first Navs event of the school year in August 2009, and soon after we became good friends.
Kevin: I remember more distinctly that the first time I heard about Roshni was from my best man Andy. I was studying abroad in the Spring of 2009 in Costa Rica. He told me that there was cool girl that our group of friends hung out a with a lot. When I came back to school in the fall, I know that I met her, but we were just friends for quite while.
When did you know he / she was the one? Was there something he / she did?
Roshni: Kevin was living in Mexico and I was living in Lawrence—it was my trip to him to that really solidified the whole things.
Kevin: I knew that Roshni was the one when she actually came to visit me while I was living abroad in Mexico. We had been having a long distance relationship, and she actually traveled to Guadalajara to see me.
Tell us about the proposal (did you see it coming, how long was it in the planning? How did you feel? Nervous, excited, freaking out?)
Roshni: I knew we were going to get engaged, but I had no idea when (and I was starting to get anxious!). We went to Lawrence to look at the Christmas lights, and Kevin proposed to me outside of the restaurant where we had our first date. Our family was inside, taking pictures and videos. And throughout the proposal, a mariachi musician was serenading us—when Kevin first told me he loved me, it was to live mariachi music, so this was incredibly special.
Kevin: I had been planning it for about a full month. I planned the proposal just before we were about to travel to Dallas for Christmas. I took Roshni to Lawrence under the pretense that we would be looking at Christmas lights. We got outside the restaurant where we had our first date, and I had hired a mariachi singer to serenade her when we walked by. After he had been singing to her for a little while, I got down on one knee and gave the question. She said yes and our parents came outside from the restaurant.
Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.
Roshni: I love how thoughtful and kind Kevin is, even to people he doesn’t know. He has a heart for serving people and helping people, and I’ve always admired that.
Kevin: I love the way that Roshni cares for others so much.
If you feel comfortable, share with us something silly or quirky the other person does
Roshni: Kevin is the clumsiest person I’ve ever met. No joke. He gets startled super easily, and that often causes him to trip or spill things. It’s adorable and endearing.
Kevin: I think it is funny that she snorts when she laughs.
Besides getting married – what’s the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?
Roshni: Getting to see all of our friends and family. It’s really humbling how many people are coming just for our wedding, and how much love we’ve already felt from our communities. So, I’m guessing that will just blow us away on the wedding day.
Kevin: I’m looking forward to see so many people who will have traveled to be at our wedding.
What’s your favorite trend for weddings right now?
Roshni: I really like that it was in my realm to let each bridesmaid accessorize as she pleases. I think it used to be much more common to have each bridesmaid be completely uniform, but I like the fact that each of the girls is able to choose what hairstyle and accessories she wants to incorporate.
Kevin: I don’t feel equipped to answer that question.
What inspired your décor or theme?
Roshni: nothing. I wish I had a more creative answer. We are pretty theme-less people in our lives, so I just chose stuff that we liked.
Kevin: Roshni’s taste.
What’s one thing you wish you would have known earlier in regards to planning?
Roshni: Your wedding just isn’t about you. It’s about your lives, your families, and your worlds merging as one. It’s not just the couple who will be reflected or honored in the ceremony, but the families of the couple are too. At first, this was a little hard to understand, but then I realized that it’s important and special to take in your family’s considerations and desires for the wedding. It’s a good way to honor and incorporate them.
Kevin: I wish that I would have known sooner that the bride ends up having a ton of work regardless of how things are delegated out.