“What made me realize that Krishna was a true gem was the way he explained cloud computing services without ever talking down to me when I did not understand something,” Ms. Kim said. “A gentle nature paired with a sharp mind is downright seductive.”
Ms. Kim, the daughter of Helen Kim of Los Angeles, where Ms. Kim was born and raised, and Hanacan Kim, who is deceased, was soon involved in a long-distance relationship with Mr. Kant. He still lived in Washington and moved to Los Angeles in November 2018; he is the son of Nageshwari Kant of Eden Prairie, Minn., and the late Raj Kant.
On one of Mr. Kant’s early trips to Los Angeles, on a Fourth of July weekend in 2017, involved him flying from Washington to the Bay Area, borrowing a telescope from a friend there, then driving to Los Angeles to pick up Ms. Kim, and taking her to the dark skies of the desert to show her the stars.
“It was just so romantic,” Ms. Kim said. “I just knew this was the man I was going to marry.”
They were married Oct. 20 at the groom’s Los Angeles apartment before nine virtual guests, including George Angulo, a deputy commissioner of civil marriages for Los Angeles County, and the couple’s five-year-old niece, Riya, and two-year-old nephew, Leo, who served as both flower children and ring bearers and who pretended to pass along virtual rose petals and ring pops to the couple during the ceremony.
The couple originally planned to marry at the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder/county clerk’s LAX Courthouse, before the same nine guests, albeit in-person, but the coronavirus changed those plans.
“We have so many beloved friends from so many chapters of our lives,” the bride said. “We would have loved for all of them to be there, but we didn’t want to put anyone at risk.”