A Classic, Romantic Wedding at University Club of MU in Columbia, Missouri

The inspiration for Tricia LaRocca (30 and a neonatal nurse) and David Morris's (30 and a clinical psychology PhD student) wedding came easily—it was

The inspiration for Tricia LaRocca (30 and a neonatal nurse) and David Morris's (30 and a clinical psychology PhD student) wedding came easily—it was in the date. Tricia wanted to play up the springtime atmosphere of their late-May affair.  She combined a soft, romantic palette of blush pink, champagne and postal blue with peony, rose and hydrangea floral arrangements to help create a classically elegant feel for the day.  After marrying in a traditional Catholic wedding Mass, the couple whisked off in a vintage Rolls-Royce to a light-flooded reception at the University Club at MU, since both had attended the University of Missouri. The evening was dotted with thoughtful personal touches, including a cocktail hour that paid homage to David's Louisville, Kentucky, roots (hors d'oeuvres included mini hot browns and chicken and waffles) and a reception ice cream bar courtesy of Sparky's Ice Cream, where the couple had their first date. Favors of pink raspberry macarons ended the night on a sweet note.

Tricia's invitations and accessories kept to a soft, romantic palette of champagne and blush pink.
A champagne underlay gave a slight rose hue to the bride's strapless, trumpet-fit lace gown from Allure.
Tricia wore blush pink satin d'Orsay heels with a rhinestone toe detail from Badgley Mischka.
The sweetheart strapless lace gown was accessorized with a blush beaded sash, vintage-inspired jewelry and a romantic matilla-style veil.
Tricia and David's traditional Catholic wedding Mass was at the church they attended. "Our priest made the ceremony so personal," Tricia says.
After the church wedding, the couple and their guests moved to the reception at the University of  Missouri, where Tricia studied as an undergrad and where David is pursuing a graduate degree.
The bridesmaids wore marine blue strapless gowns.
The groom and groomsmen wore postal blue suits.
David and Tricia chose not to see each other before their ceremony.
The ivory bridal bouquet was made up of peonies, roses and hydrangeas.
The classically romantic feel was carried through in a palette of blush pink and postal blue.
White linens, gold chiavari chairs and blush accents kept the light-filled reception room feeling airy and elegant.
Instead of table numbers, each table had a bottle of wine and a gold pen for guests to leave messages. The couple plan to drink the corresponding wine bottle for each anniversary.
In keeping with the pale pink color scheme, guests took home little bags of raspberry macarons.
Gold chiavari chairs were accented with pale pink sashes for a romantic, elegant feel.
The four-tier blush and white wedding cake was decorated with a "Best Day Ever" topper that Tricia found on Etsy.
The groom is a die-hard Louisville Cardinals fan, so his groom's cake was decorated accordingly.