Taylor Sterling’s Wedding Details

Written by on October 31, 2012 in Sparkles, Trends - 24 Comments
Taylor Sterling's Wedding Details

Hi Glitter Girls! Taylor Sterling here! We don’t typically feature wedding stories on Glitter Guide, but how could I resist sharing my own very special day with all of you?! My wedding was featured yesterday on the fabulous 100 Layer Cake (thank you for all your sweet tweets!). I’ve always loved 100 Layer Cake; it’s a great online resource for everything you need to plan your wedding! I know when I was in the planning stages, I wanted to see as many beautiful photos of weddings as possible—and I always wanted to see more of each one! So, I decided I would just put it all out there and show you tons of photos from my day.

In the early stages of planning, I knew right away I wanted to stick to a color scheme of soft pink, white, and gold. I eventually added peach to the list. These colors have always resonated with me, and I was convinced that I would still appreciate them when I look back at my wedding years from now. I also knew I wanted to incorporate pops of sparkle without it becoming too cheesy. My husband and I both knew we wanted an outdoor ceremony and reception. We also wanted it to be a fun juxtaposition of glamorous and laid-back—which we like to think is the kind of lifestyle we lead! (For example, we served a messy BBQ dinner on fancy gold-rimmed plates.)

One thing I struggled with during the planning phase was keeping to one idea. I would constantly see ideas and want to find a way to incorporate every single one. I also struggled when it came to doing things I’d seen and loved, as I also wanted to be original! Luckily, I decided to work with Jacin Fitzgerald of lovely little details. It was truly one of the best decisions I made. I thought I had the time and skills to pull this off myself, but I had too much going on and not enough knowledge to achieve what I wanted. Jacin immediately understood my vision—she helped keep my ideas on track and came up with amazing new ones!. She also gave me excellent advice. She told my husband and me to do whatever makes us happy, and not to worry about the rest. We followed this advice and couldn’t have been happier with how the day turned out!

Our wedding day was seriously the best day of our lives! We were both beaming the entire day. I married my best friend in front of all the people we love the most!

For a more detailed breakdown of DIYs and behind the scene photos head to lovely little details.

Photography: Edyta Szyszlo
Photobooth: Tomfoolery
Design, Planning, Flowers: Jacin olovely little details
Videography: Ashley Batz
Bride’s Dress: WTOO by Waters “Jemma” gown (straps removed and sash altered) via Bridal Galleria
Sash: Custom by Haute Bride
Veil: Bridal Galeria
Bride’s Earrings: c/o BHLDN
Reception Dress: Parker Knot Front Beaded Dress
Reception Clutch: Oatmeal and Lace
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bari Jay 227 in “Petal Pink”
Venue: Ainsley House garden in Campbell, CA
Paper: Southern Fried Paper
Bride’s makeup: Priscilla Francine
Bride’s hair: Natalia of Atlier Aveda Salon
Cake: Made by my sister Jodi of TreaturSweet
Gelato Cart: Dolce Spazio
Balloons: My Big Ballon

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  • “I wanted a dress that felt light, romantic, and ethereal. Originally I wanted a dress with a 3/4 lace sleeve, but when I couldn’t find  one in my budget (and I realized it would make me too warm), I opted for a sweetheart strapless lace dress. This dress actually came with straps that I had removed.”

     

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  • Southern Fried Paper created elegant and fun invitations that matched our pink and gold color scheme.” 

  • “I really struggled to find the right shoes for my wedding. I wanted to wear the heel version of this wedge, but my dress length would only allow for a 2-3 inch heel, and our wedding was on grass. So, I went for the wedges—and it was a great decision. They matched my wedding colors, were kind of funky, and were comfortable!”

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  • “We decided to plan a sweet moment together before our ceremony so that we could take photos early.”

  • “I was so nervous and excited walking up to him. I didn’t even realize ’til I saw the photos that I had my fists clenched in sheer excitement to tap his shoulder! I just wanted to be with him and share all my day’s experiences with him, so finally getting to see him and share the rest of the day together was pure joy!”

    I fell in love with this veil (purchased at Bridal Galleria). It was so gorgeous. It has crystals all along the inside and outside of the trim, and it reflected light beautifully. My sash was custom made by Haute Bride. I didn’t like the original sash and so she changed the ribbon and added new flowers, beautiful Swarovski crystals, feathers, and pearls to make it more glamorous.”

  • “I immediately started to cry. I was so overwhelmed with emotion. I wanted to hold it together before we took photos, but that all went out the window when I saw him.”

  • “I adore my wedding bouquet. Jacin captured the entire look and feel of the wedding in this one arrangement.”

  • “Our wedding was in a garden with a beautiful arbor. Jacin created a stunning ribbon curtain to match our peach and white paper lanterns.”

  • “We bought pink parasols to shade our older guests during the ceremony.”

  • “Jacin and my mom surprised me with these fun sequin ribbon wands for guests to twirl when we walked  down the aisle as husband and wife for the first time! Southern Fried Paper created the paper design.”

  • “I was so emotional walking arm-in-arm with my dad down the aisle. It was such a sweet moment. One I will never forget.”

  • “Let the party begin! After we said ‘I do,’ the song ‘You’re The Best Thing’ by Ray LaMontagne played. It’s a song that always reminds us of each other.” 

  • “We  decorated our cocktail area with balloons from My Big Balloon. Not only were they bold and fun, but our guests also loved pulling them into the photo booth with them!”

  • “The Ainsley House was a great venue for us! We were on the hunt for a beautiful garden where we could hold both our ceremony and reception. It really had a whimsical feel to it.” 

  • “I wanted to give my bridesmaids something unusual for their bridesmaid’s gifts. These ‘love’ rings from Street Bauble were perfect and a huge hit! Also, Sorrelli sent them these pretty earrings.”

  • “My sister (next to me on your right) was my matron of honor. Her support through all the planning and on the big day meant so much to me!”

  • “The bridesmaids dresses were by Bari Jay (style 227 in Petal Pink) and matched the ethereal, romantic feel of our wedding. They were a little unusual, but that’s what attracted me. We kept the hair in low messy buns to show off the back of their dresses.”

  • “Since I wore studs on my shoes, I thought it was appropriate to have my girls wear them too. I found these pale pink studded gladiator sandals at Zara.”

  • “The flower girls wore different style dresses in white and pink, matching flower crowns (made by Jacin), and gold glitter ballet flats from J. Crew Outlet.”

  • “Jacin designed and printed our seating chart and framed it in a  frame that she spray-painted gold. I love how she added the My Big Balloon for some sparkle and flair.”

  • “Our cocktail area had gold frames scattered throughout with movie love quotes that my husband and I love.” 

  • “I simply adore my cake! My sister loves to bake and took on the enormous challenge of baking the cake from scratch. She spent hours practicing and taste-testing the recipe. It means so much to me that my cake was made with so much love! She and Jacin used real flowers to decorate the cake and the table.”

  • “My sister also baked all the cupcakes from scratch. She stayed up late the night before the wedding and frosted them all. (Ya, she’s a rockstar.) My mom found this tiered cupcake stand at T.J. Maxx. It was originally silver, so she spray-painted it gold and added crystals to the center of the flowers.”

  • “Jacin spray-painted plastic bowls gold for our flower displays. She also spray-painted small wicker baskets to match.  They had BBQ wipes and bibs for guests to keep clean at dinner.”

  • “Our favors were these wild safari animals that were spray-painted gold (we love gold spray paint!). Southern Fried Paper printed out little tags that said, ‘Hope you have a wild time.’ They were super cute and I saved some that I’ve displayed on my desk.” 

  • “We also had gold glitter-dipped wooden spoons at each place setting that came with a card that said, ‘Save for a sweet surprise.’ We surprised our guests with a gelato cart. My husband and I are gelato fanatics and decided it was a must-have addition.”

  • “The seating chart in the cocktail area had numbers for each table to keep things easy for guests—but once they got inside, we took the numbers off the table and replaced them with different gelato flavors from our favorite Gelateria (that also was served at the wedding).”

  • “I found this vintage gold chevron clutch on Etsy.”

  • “This guest matched the décor perfectly.”

  • “I had so many details in this wedding. I just didn’t hold back. I’ve had a love affair with Sofia sparkling wine for years and had to have their darling little cans at my wedding.” 

  • My mom had the idea to hang these ethereal lanterns (from T.J. Maxx) under the tree that hung over the bride and groom table.”

  • “Our first dance as husband and wife was to Brad Paisley’s ‘Then.’ The song has a lot of meaning to both of us.”

  • “We knew we had planned a very ethereal feel for our wedding, but didn’t really know how it would look when it all came together. Many people said it looked and felt like they were in a ‘Midsummer’s Night Dream’—and while we never thought of that in our planning, we were very happy with that result!”

  • “I love how the girl serving the gelato had a ‘Glitter Girl’ manicure!” 

  • “The gold glitter-dipped spoon (one of Jacin’s many DIYs for the wedding).” 

  • “I made an outfit change once it was time to eat cake and boogie down on the dance floor. This sparkly Parker dress had a ’20s feel that complemented the Ainsley House (where the garden was located).”

  • “I’m obsessed with the pink ombré cake that my sister made. It was truly made with love. Plus, it looked great on our gold-rimmed plates from Williams Rental“ 

  • “Jacin surprised me with this gold glitter clutch made by Oatmeal and Lace. The lining is pink silk. It embodies the look of the wedding so well!”

  • “Of course we had to exit with sparklers!”

  • “My mother- and father-in-law rented us a fancy vintage car to drive us to our hotel. It was so cool!”

  • “My photographer recently launched a photo booth business, tomfoolery sf, and we were lucky to be her first customers. I got to tell her my vision for the backdrop and she custom made it! I LOVE a photo booth, and this was a great way to see all our guests let loose and have a good time!

    Here a few of my favorite pictures from the booth!”

  • Tomfoolery SF photo booth 

  • Tomfoolery SF photo booth 

  • Tomfoolery SF photo booth 

  • Tomfoolery SF photo booth 

  • “Major thank you to Edyta and Jacin for making my day a dream come true!”

    Tomfoolery SF photo booth 

  • The End!

    Tomfoolery SF photo booth 

  • http://agirlastyle.com/ A Girl, A Style

    Oh Taylor, how magical this all looks. Every last details looks ever so beautiful, and so so you. Thank you for sharing!

    Briony xx

    • Taylor

      Thank you so much, B!

  • http://www.thesparkle.net/ erin

    seriously, this was one of the most beautiful weddings closest to my own tastes i’ve seen! gorgeous and totally full of love – as i said on twitter, the video brought tears to my eyes!

  • Lindsay

    Beautiful! You look absolutely radiant. Congratulations on beginning your new lives together!

  • Molly

    Gorgeous photos, Taylor! Wishing you an incredibly happy marriage.

  • http://www.sweetandspark.com/ sweet & spark

    Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Taylor. All of the special touches are so incredibly cohesive :)

  • molly_maureen

    I love these pictures so much I want to cry. This literally makes me so happy! I can only hope that my big day is as successful, lovely, and special as yours. Congratulations!! Thank your for sharing such an intimate day with your readers!

  • Ana Carla McCarthy

    I’m so in love with the whole vibe!! I was watching and seeing myself married again! Thanks for sharing!
    Carla xoxo

  • Lauren W

    this came out so amazing! Every little detail is perfection. Congrats again, Taylor!

  • Ashley Lovett

    Gorgeous, girl!

    xo,
    Ashley

  • Holly

    You’re a beautiful bride!! I’m in love with it all. Congratulations! xoxo!

  • http://twitter.com/michelletwEATS Michelle Levine

    Awesome pics and video ;-) congrats!

  • http://www.stylenik.com kp

    Omg, I love those safari animals! I used to collect those when I was little. What a genius way to use them! You were a beautiful bride, congrats!

  • Melanie

    Taylor, what a perfectly beautiful wedding day you had! I absolutely love all of the details that you included in your special day- and Jacin is way talented! I wish all the best to you and Joey in your marriage together, and thank you for sharing so many of your special pictures!

    ~Melanie

    ParticularlyPracticallyPretty(dot)blogspot(dot)com

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  • Uzezi Ellams

    Beautiful

  • eterlak

    I’m just seeing this for the first time…. WOW! I can’t believe how many of our wedding details are so similar! My colors are almost identical and we’re even doing little animals! They’re going to be glittery gold. So cool!

    xoxo
    Emily
    emilyannestyle.com

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  • Anna

    Congrats! I love the gold animal place cards! Do you remember where you bought them? I can’t find any that small.

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  • glitter & garland

    this wedding is just too sweet, all of the little details are perfect!

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