Chelsea and Trevor’s Mountain Resort Wedding

From Candice Howard, Floral Designer:

“Trevor and Chelsea are both sailors and met on a ship. He was an apprentice and she an officer onboard. After 3 months working together at sea, Chelsea realized how funny and absolutely handsome Trevor was. Upon learning that he was from New Jersey, very close to Chelsea’s home in Brooklyn, they began dating. Trevor proposed in Sacramento, CA as a surprise after she had just spent 100 days at sea!

Trevor and Chelsea both love the outdoors, travel, and adventure. Their wedding venue reflects their common interests with its natural outdoor setting surrounded by mountains. The reception was held under a gorgeous open-air pavilion at the Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, New Jersey. Their love of nature was evidenced by the beautiful vistas and the floral centerpieces designed in upcycled wood logs. Their color palette was bright stunning and included many unusual flowers that gave the entire wedding a very natural vibe.

One of the beautiful DIY touches they used was a fingerprint tree as a replacement for a sign-in book. Chelsea wanted something unique and when she showed an example to Trevor he was in total agreement. He told her that his late father (who had passed away very recently), had been working on his family’s tree and researching all of his past relatives. The artwork they used for their tree was designed by the Maid of Honor.

Trevor and Chelsea have traveled together to Sacramento, Chicago, New Orleans, Miami, Pittsburgh, Hawaii, Spain, and Ireland. Their tables were identified by these cities rather than by numbers. Their place card table identified each guest by whether they had chosen a shot or a plant as their favor. Chelsea wrote beautifully personalized notes on the back of each place card. The couple also had two cakes. Chelsea made sure that Trevor had a gluten-free cake so they would have a cake to cut together.

Not only were they extremely thoughtful about each other, but they made sure that their guests had a wonderful, personalized experience in a beautiful natural setting.”


Photographer: Mekina Saylor | Floral Designer: Duchess Florals | Makeup Artist: Jenielle Jenson | Hair Stylist: Boho Bridal Hair | Hair Stylist: Sarah Margarita | Venue: Minerals Resort and Spa | Wedding Dress Designer: Pnina Tornai | Bridal Salon: Kleinfield Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Shop Revelry | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmmy Choo and Kate Spade | Engagement Ring: Steven Singer Jewelers | Wedding Bands: HL Gross Jewelers | Videographer: Live Picture Studios | Stationary: Art Paper Scissor |