Amanda & Dylan’s Acadia Elopement

Amanda and Dylan have always enjoyed exploring national parks together, and so it was a natural decision to get married in one of our nation's 61 parks. But which one? Although Zion is Amanda and Dylan's favorite (they opted to do their engagement portraits there), they wanted to choose a location that was close enough for their immediate families to easily attend, and so Acadia National Park, another favorite of theirs, seemed like the obvious choice. And on a beautiful day in September, Amanda put on her dress in the forest (still my beating heart) and walked down a set of stairs to Little Hunter's Beach, where Dylan was waiting for her, his smile as bright as the sunshine. After a short ceremony, the waves gently crashing on the pebbly beach, Amanda, Dylan, and I drove around the park, exploring Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain, and enjoying what felt like one of the last days of summer.

Amanda and Dylan both met at a wedding. Dylan was an usher at the wedding, noticed Amanda, and told his friend "I'm going to escort her," which he did. The pair eventually went on a date, hit it off, and over the next few years traveled to many national parks, falling deeper in love among America's best backdrops.

Here's a few of my favorite photos from Amanda and Dylan's Acadia elopement. That sunlight, am I right?

Sunset portraits taken at an elopement on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park
A bride gets dressed in Acadia National Park for her elopement
A bride walks with her father at Little Hunter's Beach in Acadia toward her wedding ceremony
The groom looks at his bride during their wedding ceremony at Little Hunter's Beach in Acadia
The groom looks at his bride during their wedding ceremony at Little Hunter's Beach in Acadia
The bride hugs her sister at her elopement at Little Hunter's Beach in Acadia
The groom hugs the bride's sister at her elopement at Little Hunter's Beach in Acadia
The groom hugs the bride on Little Hunter's Beach in Acadia National Park
The bride and groom get cozy during their portraits at Acadia in Maine
The bride and groom pose for unique portraits in Acadia National Park
The bride and groom get cozy during their portraits during sunset at Acadia in Maine
A beautiful wedding portrait taken at Jordan Pond during an elopement in Acadia
Sunset portraits taken at an elopement on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park
Beautiful sunset portraits taken at an elopement on Cadillac Mountain
Beautiful sunset portraits taken at an elopement on Cadillac Mountain
Beautiful sunset portraits taken at an elopement on Cadillac Mountain
Beautiful sunset portraits taken at an elopement on Cadillac Mountain

Vendors:

Photographer: Kate Crabtree
Officiant: Lynn Hunt, Vows by Lynn
Dress Shop: J&B Bridals
Dress: Mori Lee

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