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2 6 S p r i n g | S u m m e r B R I D E Elizabeth Betts Brandon Harder & UP ON THE ROOF 4.30.2016 Ages: He's 35; she's 27. Occupations: He's the associate preparator at 21C Museum Hotels; she's the development director at the Alzheimer's Association. How they met: At breakfast at Highland Morning before heading to the LaGrange Quarry with friends. "We ended up riding in the same car out to the Quarry," says Elizabeth, "and while going up the brick road on Peterson Avenue toward Frankfort Avenue we both threw our hands up in the air at the same time as though we were riding a roller-coaster, making for an instant connection." Engagement story: They were in New York visiting Elizabeth's brother and went to see Hand to God on Broadway. They went backstage after the show and while taking a photo with the cast, Brandon got down on one knee and asked Elizabeth to marry him. There were tears, laughter and lots of hugs. Then they got stuck in the vestibule leaving the theater and had to wait for security to let them out. Number of wedding guests: 120. Ceremony and reception: Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery. Wedding theme: Classic, clean and modern. Entertainment: iPod on speakers with a playlist created by the couple. Personal touches: "The music and the readings during the ceremony were all very personal to both of us. Brandon built the arch we got married under." Elizabeth's mom made the sash she wore with her dress. "Our goal was to have people leave the wedding thinking 'that was so them' and I think we accomplished that." First-dance song: "Come Rain or Come Shine" by James Brown. The day in three words: "Personal, beautiful and magical." Favorite part of the day: "Standing on the rooftop once everyone was seated for dinner, taking it all in and seeing all of our family and friends together in one space." One disagreement: "We both had really similar ideas for what we wanted and how we wanted the day to go. But as with any wedding, disagreements over cost did arise here and there." Really glad they: "Took about 10 minutes between pictures and the reception to be together, just the two of us, and take it all in." Wish they would have: "Stopped watching the weather a lot earlier in the week because it wasn't looking great, but there was nothing to do about it and it added unnecessary stress." Advice: "Wait until Monday to leave for your honeymoon. Gives you a chance to catch up on a little sleep."

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