Carrie & Charlie | The Fells Garden Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer

Micro Wedding Ceremony |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography

Carrie and Charlie are the only couple who ended up staying on my calendar for 2020. While their Plan A didn’t happen, these two were determined to get married despite the daunting task of planning a wedding in the middle of a pandemic. It made me so happy to be able to photograph their wedding because I have missed documenting weddings so much. And, it was clear to me at the end of the day that these two pressed on because they do not let much get in their way of accomplishing something once they have their mind set on doing it. They are adventure seekers, smart, thoughtful and head over heels in love. I don’t normally share insights that couples share with me before their wedding day but I asked their permission to share the below bit. It touched me so much and made me even more excited for their day to arrive and I thought by sharing it might help other couples planning a wedding during this pandemic. It is truly inspirational but then again, so is this couple. Congrats Carrie and Charlie! May the best be yet to come!

“Planning a COVID wedding has meant that our vision for our day has been constantly evolving. Within the space of a few short months, we had to scrap our original wedding Plan A almost entirely and rebuild a wedding Plan B that felt safe and responsible for us and our loved ones. This process, as challenging as it was, compelled us to focus on what we truly prioritized. To us, a wedding isn’t about a big party, a packed dance floor, or a full weekend of festivities. As nice as those elements would have been, it was surprisingly easy to let them go. Rather, what we cared about most was accommodating as many of our friends and family as safely possible to witness the ceremony of our commitment to each other, as we step through the threshold into a new phase of our lives. When we daydream about our upcoming wedding, we imagine hugging our families after a grueling few months of social distancing, having food and music that we love, walking down the aisle hand in hand together, and feeling the support of our close community– even if they are wearing masks. Furthermore, having a COVID wedding is in many ways fitting with our views of marriage. These last few months have required flexibility, surmounting challenges as a team, making personal sacrifices in order to reach a compromise, having tough conversations and communicating respectfully and honestly, plodding forward when we felt stuck, and maintaining a positive attitude. While we dearly miss our friends and family members who cannot attend, a more intimate gathering suits our natures. We were always determined to create a wedding that was authentic to us, our interests, and our values, and COVID has brought these to the fore even more strongly.” C + C

Wedding Rings | The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Wedding Details | The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Getting Ready Details |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Getting Ready Details |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Getting Ready Details |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Getting Ready Details |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Getting Ready Details |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Bride and Groom Portraits |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Bride and Groom Portraits |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Bride and Groom Portraits |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Bride and Groom Portraits |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Valley Flower Co. Florals |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Bride and Groom Portraits |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Bride and Groom Portraits |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Bride and Groom Portraits |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Valley Flower Co. Florals|The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Micro Wedding Ceremony |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Micro Wedding Ceremony |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Micro Wedding Ceremony |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Micro Wedding Ceremony |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Micro Wedding Ceremony |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Micro Wedding Ceremony |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Micro Wedding Ceremony |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Micro Wedding Ceremony |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Micro Wedding Ceremony |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Valley Flower Co. Florals|The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Bride and Groom Golden Hour |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Bride and Groom Golden Hour Photos |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography
Bride and Groom Golden Hour Photos |The Fells Estate | New Hampshire Wedding Photographer | © Amy Donohue Photography

Venue | The Fells Historic Estate Garden

Tent & Table Rentals | Rain or Shine

Florals | Valley Flower Company

Catering | Christophe Catering

Bar Service | Bloods Catering

Hair | Scout Hair Design

Music | Green Heron

Makeup | Be Pretty

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  1. Delia Gutkin says:

    Your wedding pictures are beautiful. So glad you were able to keep your original date. Hope your hand is better Charlie. Enjoy your Honeymoon. Love, Delia

    • Richard says:

      Congrats Charlie and Carrie!
      Your wedding pictures are beautiful ! We are both happy your plan”B” worked out. Enjoy your honeymoon.
      Love, Dick and Beth

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