The perfect romance story
When Louise Murray first met Keith Miranda at work in 2014, she wasn’t his biggest fan. “We were always friendly to each other, but I initially had such a strong reaction to Keith that I thought I just really didn’t like him,” she says.
It’s how every good romance story begins, and their story follows the script perfectly. “One afternoon we had a business update followed by work drinks and Keith dragged me to the bar to buy me a drink,” she says.
“After a little while I realised that I actually had much stronger feelings for him than I originally thought.”
Cue the romantic office shenanigans.
“From that night, we were inseparable,” Louise says. “We often would put fake meetings in our diaries so that we could see each other during work, or sometimes I would ride the elevator with him so we could see each other between floors.”
A few years later the pair spent a night out at Bondi Icebergs and returned home for a quiet night.
Things turned serious when Keith started talking about life and their time together, sending Louise into a bit of a panic. “I was worried that something may have been wrong,” she says. “I remember looking down and being nervous and when I looked up Keith was on one knee and holding a little green box. My breath was taken away.”
Louise and Keith tied the knot in a ceremony in the historic St Mary’s Cathedral Crypt, where the service was presided over by Bishop Terry Brady, a friend of Louise’s family who had also married her older sister. Afterwards, 130 family and friends helped celebrate at a reception held in the Foundation Hall at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
“We loved that we had a beautiful space with a view of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge,” Louise says. “We wanted our guests to have an amazing view wherever they stood.” The couple, who live in Paddington, jetted off on a “minimoon” to Queenstown, but are planning a bigger trip soon. PHOTOS: INLIGHTEN PHOTOGRAPHY