Wedding of: James & Sarah
Vermont Wedding Venue: The Basin Harbor Club
Sarah and James started dating in the eighth grade and have been together ever since. They grew up together in Chester, Vermont so they were close with each other’s families and had a lot of the same friends. They both love Vermont and are excited to start their new family in their home state. James proposed to Sarah at the Burlington waterfront on the docks. She was obviously thrilled, but also concerned that he was going to drop the ring into the lake through the slots in the dock.
The couple wanted the focus of the wedding to be on their friends and family because those people have been with them for so many years and are such an important part of their lives. It’s always cool to photograph a wedding where the wedding party all knows each other and are lifelong friends because the group photos are so much more intimate instead of being awkwardly posed for the sake of the couple.
Sarah and James themselves were best friends. The speeches at the reception were largely about the strength of their relationship and how important it has been in both of their lives as a constant loving force for so many years. This was one of Amy’s favorite weddings to shoot of 2017. They didn’t do anything really quirky or non-traditional at their wedding, but it was gorgeous and special because of the apparent love between the bride and groom.
Sarah and James were married at Basin Harbor in Vergennes, Vermont. It was the first venue the couple toured and they fell in love with it instantly. They loved the idea of having a place that their family and friends could stay before the wedding and Basin Harbor has dozens of cottages for accommodating wedding parties and wedding guests. They described it as “a destination wedding without leaving Vermont.”
Amy loved the getting ready space at Basin Harbor. And, even though she’s a big fan of doing a “first look” before the ceremony, she loved seeing James react to seeing Sarah for the first time on their wedding day as she was walking down the aisle.