I’m going to start of by saying that this elopement in Acadia National Park truly made me fall head over heels in love with the place. Tucked away in the north of Maine, the park allows itself for stunning views for all your elopement needs and that adventurous feel without actually having to hike a great deal (which if you’re me, you appreciate greatly).
Allie and Jeremy were absolute stunners and total pros, withstanding the chilly winds of Northern Maine in early May. Allie’s golden Leanne Marshall dress was a show stopper that whipped in the wind and just created the most perfect effects. As we started our journey at Sand Beach near the entrance of the park we emerged from the woods to a wide open sandy beach surrounded by cliffs and rocky edges. The wind was strong but the moody skies really made it everything.
We continued adventuring and exploring around the park with a trip to the hilariously named Thunder Hole (if you don’t make a joke about this sounding like an X Rated film, I will. Try and stop me!). As the waves clapped in the caves underneath the cliffs, Allie and Jeremy shared vows as they looked out over the water. With custom vow books from Black Tulip photography that perfectly fit with their golden, almost astro themed elopement as they declared each other their sun and moon. We also added a golden crown touch because go big or go home, am I right?
As the sun started to set we decided to head over to Otter Cliffs and set up a small, intimate moment for them to share champagne and enjoy the end of the afternoon as the sun set behind us. With simple, almost mediterranean inspired details, they sat and watched the sunset, taking a moment to truly breathe in all that we saw, experienced and laughed about throughout the day. And to finish it off? Champagne. A necessary ending to a perfect day in a new place.
A Wrap Up
What this elopement taught me was how much I love spending time with just the two people I’m photographing and hearing their stories, sharing their laughter and experiencing their love. At its essence that’s truly what photographing elopements is all about. It removes the chaos of the wedding day from the situation and just makes it about love. Are you planning an elopement in Acadia National Park? Let me help, let me capture it and let’s experience how your day comes together by getting in touch!