Rose and Jessie planned a gigantic three day wedding weekend bash at Camp Cody at Lake Ossippee, NH for 250 of their friends and family. It was going to be EPIC – until COVID-19 came along. With their date scheduled for the end of May, they knew it wouldn’t be possible to have a wedding and keep their loved ones safe, so they postponed to the winter and because of the nature of their outdoor camp wedding, had to change venues as well.
Like many couples, Rose and Jessie still wanted to keep their original date and celebrate with a low-key backyard wedding, and so they did, at Rose’s parents home outside of Boston. After their first look, Jessie walked down the aisle with a photograph of her parents who couldn’t travel due to the pandemic. Their guests dressed up and tuned into the ceremony via Zoom, and both their parents in person and online performed readings for the couple. Rose and Jessie both smashed the glass together, a modern twist on a Jewish tradition, and sealed their love with a kiss!
Rose’s parents planned some big surprises – after the ceremony, dozens of friends and family members drove by the house for a loud and joyous car parade complete with balloons, champagne, and honks. Then, they turned the backyard into Camp Cody! There was archery, a tent, a campfire, a beer canoe, pretty much everything but the lake! What a sweet way to incorporate their original venue and the great outdoors into their smaller celebration. Even their rescue pup Rocket got dolled up and enjoyed the wedding day with her moms.
Looking forward to hugs and no distancing in December!!! CONGRATS!!! xoxo
THANK YOU TO THE AMAZING VENDOR TEAM!
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