The per­fect ro­mance story

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

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

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