A Glamorous Wedding at Stephens College Kimball Ballroom in Columbia, Missouri

Grace Miller, 24, a registered nurse in the emergency department, and Brandon Tucker, 24, a financial analyst for Caterpillar, met volunteering at an

Grace Miller, 24, a registered nurse in the emergency department, and Brandon Tucker, 24, a financial analyst for Caterpillar, met volunteering at an after school program for underprivileged children. The couple wanted their wedding to be ethereal in every way. Using a simple ivory and blush color palette, they added gold and glass accents to create a glamorous, sophisticated fairytale wedding.

One of the bridesmaids custom made the stationery for Grace and Brandon’s wedding. She used Grace’s wedding dress as inspiration to create the elegant ivory, blush and gold suite.
Brandon designed Grace’s engagement ring and wedding bands. He used the same man that made his mother’s rings. She wore a cushion square-cut diamond engagement ring. rn
All the bridesmaids wore matching pink floral robes as they got ready together. Before the wedding, the bride toasted with her bridesmaids
Grace wore a Ines Di Santo ball gown with a tulle skirt and crystal beading. She changed the neckline to a sweetheart and added a crystal belt to accentuate her waist. “I never envisioned myself in a ball gown until I saw this gown in a shop in St. Charles,” she says. She completed the look with a cathedral length tulle veil.
The bridesmaids wore strapless floor-length blush dresses from DHgate. “I wanted them to be comfortable, but still formal,” Grace says.
The bridesmaids carried classic, tight round pink and ivory roses, gardenias and stephanotis.
“We picked our ceremony site because it was where we went on our first date and was also the place where Brandon proposed to me,” Grace says. The aisle was decorated with a white aisle runner, which ran the entire length of the church up to the alter. White fabric was draped down the pews, also, and all the ceremony flowers were pink for a pop of color.
Pink and white flowers and candles framed the alter and added a romantic vibe to the church.
The newlyweds and their guests celebrated with pink champagne from Fresh Ideas catering.
“We were attempting to portray an ethereal glass palace,” Grace says. The couple had custom gold-scrolled, amber light-up glass tables in both round and square to add some dimension to the room.
Soft gold uplighting softened the room while candles added a romantic vibe. Large floral centerpieces and glass tables completed the couple’s ethereal glass palace vibe.
Tall glass garnier vases held orchids, roses, hydrangeas, willow branches, gold-dusted salal and lily grass. The vases were surrounded with candles for a romantic feel
Square floating candles were surrounded by wreaths of roses, hydrangeas, alstroemerias and stephanotis.
Grace and Brandon enjoyed a chocolate chip cake with white buttercream frosting. The cake was designed to look like a rose, with the frosting bent to look like petals, and was topped with fresh ivory and champagne roses.
The cake sat on top of a clear floating glass table top with fresh flowers below and a shimmering gold tablecloth covering the rest of the table.
Grace and Brandon danced to “Stay with You” by John Legend. “It was a very popular song when we first started dating,” Grace says. “We both loved this song so much! It was an easy choice for us both!”