Grace & Ben Derby Themed Glenview Mansion Wedding

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In my experience, there are many types of love. There is the warm, comforting type love of two people who care for each other and seem more normal together than apart.

There is the "heart skips a beat", smile so big your face hurts, high on each others presence type of love.

Then there is Grace and Ben, who somehow seem to be a blend of both of those types of love all at once. 

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Grace and Ben had a Kentucky-derby themed, bourbon soaked wedding equipped with derby hats, bourbon themed tables and classic and classy attire and decor. 

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Ben gifted his groomsmen personalized leather flasks and they enjoyed a morning of sipping Blanton's, laughing and prepping for the big day from the grooms cottage. 

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One of my favorite things about Grace and Bens wedding was the nod to the movie "Up". When Ben proposed to Grace, he took her to her favorite childhood sledding spot and proposed with their very own personalized Adventure book just like the movie! One of the best proposals ever?

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Grace was absolutely stunning in her Vera Wang gown which warranted the following response from her bridal attendants upon their first look!

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Speaking of first looks, I know some couples decide to keep it old school and not see each other until the ceremony but if you're on the fence, these pictures of Grace and Ben during their first look might change your mind! 

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The cutest moment was Grace coming down the stairs shouting, "Ben! Look! Bens here!!!" and Ben excitedly turned around to see her coming down the stone steps towards him! 

After their first look, the ceremony was a wonderful, warm, relaxed affair even with the presence of a little drizzle! 

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If you needed more photographic evidence of how lovable these two are please see below:

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Grace & Ben, you smart, talented, beautiful, fun and funny couple. I am so so so happy to have been a part of your big day and I hope you never go away, your vivacious love for life is contagious and your stylish, smart and funny personalities are unparalleled. You two are a perfect match and I am just so thankful to know you! 

Vendors 

Photography - Bethanne Arthur 

Venue - Glenview Mansion

Catering - Main Event Catering 

Cake - Buttercream Bakeshop 

Ceremony Music - Perfect Harmony 

Dj/lighting/photobooth- Bialeks 

Wedding Gown - Vera Wang

Rental Items - Allied Party Rentals