Carolyn (who’s from Philadelphia) + Trevor (who’s from the Big Island of Hawaii) met while studying abroad in Fukuoka, Japan. They exchanged their vows in a romantic, earthy celebration surrounded by nature in the beautiful Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania. The day was a seamless blend of woodsy, rustic + vintage details that perfectly reflected what these two are all about. They knew they wanted to create a relaxed setting where guests could linger and enjoy a nature-filled night under the stars. And everything came together in what proved to be a massive family effort. Carolyn shares, My uncle printed the invitations we made, my mom turned curtains I found at Ikea into tablecloths, and Trevor’s sister ensured that his traditional Hawaiian wedding lei arrived safely. Even when we found out Trevor’s ring would not be with us in time for the wedding, my dad helped by making him a temporary one out of wood. It felt like our wedding was truly a family effort which made it even more special for us.
A big thanks to Paper Heart Photography for the lovely photos + congratulations to the newlyweds on a beautiful day!
And lovin’ Trevor’s fall ensemble and that perfect little woodland bout!
Cute Minnetonka moccasins completed Carolyn’s look.
The ceremony was held in a tiny pavilion under a canopy of trees with rustic wooden benches for the guests. Such a gorgeous setting if you ask us!
And love the boho feel of the reception!
Start planning early. We couldn’t believe how quickly our wedding day approached! Plan as much as you possibly can beforehand so that you can enjoy the days before your wedding. Also, remember that this is your day, so don’t be afraid of what you want and don’t let others’ expectations stop you from making your wedding everything you want it to be. Lastly, pick a wedding venue and a photographer that you really trust. It made our wedding day a lot less stressful!
photography: Paper Heart Photography // venue name: Tall Timber Barn, Poconos Mountains, Pennsylvania // florals: Love N Fresh Flowers // wedding dress: Free People // bride's shoes: Minnetonka // bridesmaid dresses: Vintage and Modcloth // hair stylist: The Spa at Stroudsmoor by Shear Design // makeup artist: The Spa at Stroudsmoor by Shear Design // groom's shoes: J.Crew // music: Joe O'Malley // bride's floral crown: Love N Fresh Flowers