You’d think that after seeing and being a part of so many beautiful local weddings, we’d start to get used to all the raw love and emotion in the air around here. But, nope! Emily + Luke’s gorgeous wedding at Casas de Suenos brought happy tears to our eyes, even after all these years. It’s couples like these, Emily and Luke, that remind us of why we do what we do.
Captured by the always incredible Kayla Kitts Photography, it was the little details of this celebration that really plucked away at our heart strings. From the bride’s wide-as-the-Sandias grin, to the flowing, happy tears from the groom, every sentimental and exciting moment of this magnificent day was captured by Kayla’s lens and unique talent.
Blue hues, reminiscent of New Mexico‘s wide open skies, swirled around Emily and Luke’s ceremony, offering guests a hopeful sort of joy as they celebrated man and wife. Also present was their love for travel and adventure — which is almost as deep as their love for each other. From the little flags made of maps, to the suitcases full of goodies for attendees, the couple’s personality truly encompassed the day.
Scroll on to hear the couple’s love story, read a note from our darling Kayla Kitts, and to see for yourself just how inspiring this moment in time was.
To say Emily + Luke’s wedding day was an epic celebration…well that would be putting it lightly. You see, Emily and Luke are teachers that live in the Philippines. But, it hasn’t always been that way – they met in Egypt, when Luke landed a job where Emily’s parents were his bosses! He says he was excited about the new job, but even more excited about Emily. If you ask him – he knew he’d marry her the moment he saw her. He was head over heels for her, and I’d say that hasn’t changed a bit. As time passed, they fell in love, and since then have continued their exploration of the world – but now, as they begin the school year in Manila, they’re officially Mr + Mrs!
Kayla, Kayla Kitts Photography
A big thank you to the talented vendors who made this day possible for Emily + Luke.
Photography | Kayla Kitts Photography
Venue | Casas de Suenos
Dress | Ann Cuantico
Shoes | Ecco
Hair | Kayla Chory with Heart + Soul
Makeup | Nina Simbana
Florist | Ansely
Rings | Tiffanys + Jared Jewlers
Suit | Ann Cuantico
Officiant | Hany Salam
Cake | Laura Keen
DJ | TJ