Having grown up nearly 10,000 miles apart, it’s entirely possible that Ellie and Luke may have never met one another. Being that Ellie was from the UK and Luke grew up in Australia, their paths may have never crossed had it not been for their shared sense of adventure and the fact that they happened to pursue the same career. They met when they were both far from home, working for the same company in Moscow. They remember the first night they got to know each other outside of work, spending time with co-workers a particularly rowdy Moscow bar where Ellie impressed Luke with her sense of humor and lust for life. He, of course, had caught her eye already and as she got to know him she was thrilled to discover he was every bit as wonderful as she hoped he would be.
They found that in addition to work they had quite a bit in common - fierce loyalty to their friends and family, dedication to their careers and a desire to see as much of the world as possible. From the moment they became a couple, they were like a force of nature - driven in work, spirited in play - the people that you couldn’t help but want to be around. When Luke got a job opportunity in Hong Kong, it wasn’t long before Ellie joined him there. A proposal followed not long after to which Ellie enthusiastically said yes.
As the started to plan their wedding they knew they wanted it to take place in their favorite city in the world: New York. This fall, nearly 5,000 miles from where this Aussie groom met his British wife in Moscow, Ellie and Luke said I do with their closest friends and family standing around them, surrounded by the cityscape of Manhattan.