Becca and Dan’s Lake Sunapee wedding at The Fells in New Hampshire seemed like a dream. The historic estate sits on over 80 acres of forest land surrounding Lake Sunapee and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Lake Sunapee is the fifth largest lake in New Hampshire and was known for its steamboats in the late 19th century.
The overall vibe is very much New England Summer camp. It’s magical. New Hampshire weddings remind me of Maine with a bit of Catskills vibe mixed in, and Lake Sunapee quickly became one of my favorite places.
The day started in true microclimate New Hampshire fashion – with a raging rainstorm blowing through! It was wild and totally unexpected. Luckily, it died down after half an hour and just as Dan arrived on the property for the first look.
The sun was fully out over Lake Sunapee for the rest of the day and the garden ceremony at the Fells was intimate and beautiful. Cocktail hour continued on the deck of the estate with local craft beer being served as the sun began to set of Lake Sunapee.
Right at sunset, I stole Becca and Dan for a few more portraits around the property and we made our way through the fields of tall grass and into the edge of the forest.
The wedding reception continued in a tent on the property and the night sky was crystal clear, allowing all the stars in the galaxy to shine through. Truly an unforgettable day.
Here’s a bit of what I captured…