Louise and Steve head back to school for Selwyn College wedding

Wedding: 10/10/2015

Posted by lucy | 4 December, 2015

The romance between Louise Fox and Steve Baird-Smith started in a location most can relate to.

“Like all great love stories, it started in a pub,” laughs 28-year-old Louise. After eight years together, Steve, 32, proposed on a deserted beach in Crete. “I looked quite scared, said yes, then cried a bit and thought I was going to be sick … a fairytale moment,” jokes the bride.

Their Selwyn College wedding in Cambridge was held before 130 guests on October 10, 2015. “We were lucky enough to get married in a Cambridge college as my dad is a fellow there,” explains Louise. “This meant we had a fabulous venue for both the ceremony and reception, and guests didn’t need to travel between the two.”

As well as being able to invite their loved ones to a venue most would have never been to before, Louise said they were able to organise most elements through the college. The bride’s advice for other newlyweds-to-be is to make sure you don’t miss out on the wonderful things you arrange. “Due to chatting and dancing too much I totally missed the cheese tower being brought out, and managed not to even see the magician or canapes!” she says.

Photos courtesy of LIghtworks Photography.







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Louise found her modest, stylish wedding gown at Anna Mcdonald.








Groom Steve was dressed smartly by Next.


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“It was great seeing photos of everyone chatting during the dinner — especially seeing those people we hoped would get along even though they’d never met before,” says Louise.


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The couple honeymooned in Vietnam.

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