Loved-up teachers tie the knot

IPSWICH: A pair of loved-up headteachers were still on cloud nine today after getting married over the Valentine's weekend.

IPSWICH: A pair of loved-up headteachers were still on cloud nine today after getting married over the Valentine's weekend.

Steve Wood, head at Clifford Road Primary, in Ipswich, married Sarah Rogers, head at Waldringfield Primary, at St Margaret's Church, Ipswich, on Saturday.

Although a few umbrellas were needed while outside the church, nothing could dampen their special day, and their celebrations continued yesterday as they met up with friends and relived their perfect memories.

The newly-wed Mrs Wood said: “It was a lovely day. It went by in such a whizz. It was very purple!

“Everyone had a lovely time. We carried it on the next day by visiting some friends.”

They now have a week off to enjoy the start of their married life and then, like all the other teachers, will return to their schools after the half term break.

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The couple, who live in Cemetery Road, in Ipswich, first met when they were teaching at St John's Primary School in the town but lost contact after moving onto new jobs.

Five years ago, their paths crossed once more when Sarah was deputy head at Melton Primary and Steve, 40, was headteacher at Earl Soham.

Mrs Wood said she had enjoyed the anticipation and build up to her purple-themed big day, admitting getting married on such a romantic weekend was a lovely start to married life.

The 33-year-old said she and her husband-to-be were walking along Regent Street, in London, just before Christmas a year ago when they decided on the spur of the moment to buy an engagement ring.

But they managed to keep their impending engagement a secret until Christmas Day 2008 when Steve officially popped the question.

Their reception was attended by more than 200 guests at Greshams. Live music was provided by a band of teachers from Clifford Road Primary School.

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