Theres always… ALWAYS something magic about Acadia, and when you add a freaking wedding to the mix, its downright perfection. I honestly dont know how Acadia and Elopements never get old for me but the God’s honest truth is that I love it. I ADORE Acadia Elopements. There. Its been said.
Ryan and Devin stole my heart a little with their general easy-going vibe. I was also partial to her bold lipstick choice and the never-ending smiles these two humans brought to the party. Pair that with one of our absolute favorite officiants, Erika, and you have a wedding that makes my heart sing. Enjoy yall…
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Elopements you guys…. SO GOOD!
Michelle and Skyler decided to have a private ceremony, as they termed it, “a wedding for two.” As they mentioned in their “Meet Our Couples” blog post, “Bar Harbor seemed like the perfect spot, since Sky grew up near and loves the Ocean, and Michelle has fallen in love with the rocky coast/scenic views. It is far enough from home that it makes a nice getaway trip for an elopement/honeymoon, but close enough that we could revisit it and relive our wedding for years to come.” I mean… you can’t argue with that logic. I love that they are already planning on revisits to celebrate again and again.
They had their ceremony on the lawn of the Bar Harbor Inn and Spa, with us and the officiant as the only witnesses. After making things official, we piled into the car and headed into Acadia for portraits of the two of them. It was their first time seeing the National Park so it was so fun to show it off to new eyes! Every single place we were, Michelle heard compliments on her dress, which was fun. I think it might just be the most complimented dress we have ever photographed. #winning
We love the laid back feel that elopements provide and Michelle and Skyler’s wedding was just that… relaxed, romantic, and all about love.
Venue: Bar Harbor Inn and Spa | Officiant: All in One Weddings
They called it a “Planned Elopement,” and that’s just what it was. They fell in love, built a life together, and decided they wanted to get married. The catch was they didn’t want to have a huge wedding. After talking it over and letting thier families know, they moved forward with a teeny tiny wedding with just them,Â theirÂ little dog Harley, the Justice of the Peace, and us.
It’s funny how much you can grow to care about a couple in spending only 3 hours with them… but Dan and I were all in with this one. They charmed us withÂ theirÂ banter andÂ theirÂ laid back attitude towards the details: iPhone music coming from my camera bag, a locked dock that was supposed to be the ceremony location, and who was going to keep an eye on Harley, (he wandered around the whole time free as a bird). What they weren’t laid back about was just how much they loved one another. It was electric. You could feel it. You could see it. It was evident in each and every moment of the time we spent with them.
TheyÂ exchangedÂ vows on the dock, spent a few hours with us taking photographs to share withÂ theirÂ loved ones, and then… we all sat together and shared a bottle of wine, all having taken part in a romantic evening marked by a wedding and photos to go with it.
Justice of the Peace:Â Mary Carey Foley Â | Â Ceremony Location: Wentworth by the Sea