Written by Katie Stevenson, Photography by Two & Quarter.
James Baker and Kerry Mahoney were set up by James’ sister Beth back in 2011, and the pair never looked back. Three years after their first date, the happy couple got engaged to be married. When he proposed, James told Kerry that he had planned a special day for her just outside of New York City, where they met and live, to celebrate her up-coming birthday. The surprised was taking her Skydiving, knowing she had always wanted to do it since her first time in Interlaken, Switzerland. Minutes before they arrived at the skydiving destination, Kerry found out what they were doing and was incredibly excited, but James seemed rather nervous. She assumed it was because it was his first time jumping out of a plane—who wouldn’t be anxious? Little did she know what he was about to do. James was first to take the plunge, and Kerry shortly after. When Kerry landed, James walked up to her, got down on one knee and proposed. Kerry, who says she had never had so much adrenaline running through her at once, said yes!
The couple flew to Bermuda for their early November destination wedding, along with 96 friends and family members. The group spent five days in Bermuda and were lucky enough to have experienced spectacular weather each day. The ceremony took place at St. Michael’s Church in Paget, where James and Kerry exchanged traditional vows. After the ceremony, the wedding group moved to the Coral Beach and Tennis Club for the reception on the Longtail Terrace. The marble dance floor and spectacular oceanfront views were a perfect backdrop to the wedding reception’s light pink and grey accents. The wedding party and guests celebrated throughout the evening, dancing under the stars, enjoying lively conversation, the ocean views and of course, lots of Swizzles!
For brides also getting married in Bermuda, Kerry says her number one tip is to let the picturesque surroundings do the talking, “It will be beautiful no matter what you do!”