Jenna & Jordan’s Beehive Acadia Elopement

The weather this year in Maine has been nothing short of unpredictable. While most bad weather in Maine is fleeting (I've very rarely had rain last throughout an entire wedding day in my 10+ years as a wedding photographer), this year it poured, especially on weekends. Some weddings (none of mine, fortunately) even had to reschedule due to high wind speeds and potential flooding! All of that to say, after several rainy wedding this season, I was EVER so thankful that Jenna and Jordan were served up some temperate weather and stunning skies. Just wait until you see what I'm talking about below!

We started coverage at a pond on MDI that always has stunning foliage, and since Jenna and Jordan's elopement was taking place in mid October, we had to make sure to include it in photos! Jenna and Jordan shared a first look at the pond, then shared private vows with one another, and I gave them their space to simply be with one another until they were ready to explore and take some portraits. We then met their families on the cliffs in Acadia, where they had their ceremony. Millie, their adorable dog, watched everyone attentively, and was such a good girl during portraits afterwards. Once Jenna and Jordan had spent some time hugging their loved ones and taking family portraits, we opted to go for a hike. Many locations had been discussed- in fact, I had recommended a few that I know to be beautiful at sunset and tend to be quieter and off the beaten path, but Jenna and Jordan finally opted for Beehive mountain, as it was the very spot where they were engaged. We did not go up the Beehive Trail- while it is technically possible to go up it with a dress, it is not the easiest due to the rungs and ladders and narrow walkways (although it IS a fun trail!), so we took the Bowl trail up to the summit. We summited at just the right time; the sun had peeped out of the clouds and we were given a stunning sunset that just kept intensifying as we explored the summit. I kept exclaiming to Jenna, Jordan, and their wonderful videographer team, Verterra Films, how lucky we were to experience this amazing evening.

As we hiked down at twilight, we shared a quiet moment with a deer, who just so happened to be feet away from our trail, and felt like the punctuation to Jenna and Jordan's elopement story.

If you're wondering how Jenna managed to hike up a mountain in a dress, she found the perfect solution by wearing flesh colored tights under her dress! She tucked part of the hem of her dress into the waistband, which kept her dress from dragging and also helped to keep her warm.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from our time together. Enjoy!

Jenna & Jordan's Beehive Acadia Elopement
An Acadia elopement where the couple reads their vows to one another
An Acadia elopement where the couple reads their vows to one another
Jenna and Jordan walk around a pond in Acadia National Park during their elopement
Jenna and Jordan hug during their Acadia elopement in the fall
Jenna and Jordan walk around a pond in Acadia National Park during their elopement
A cliffside elopement with a view of the ocean in Acadia National Park
A cliffside elopement with a view of the ocean in Acadia National Park
A cliffside elopement with a view of the ocean in Acadia National Park
A cliffside elopement with a view of the ocean in Acadia National Park
Candid photos of hugs after an elopement in Acadia National Park
Candid photos of hugs after an elopement in Acadia National Park
Candid photos of hugs after an elopement in Acadia National Park
A portrait of Jenna, Jordan, and their pup on the cliffs in Acadia National Park at their elopement
A groom fiddles with his ring at his elopement in Acadia
A bride and groom hike up Beehive Mountain in Acadia National Park
Elopement portraits on Beehive Mountain in Acadia National Park
Elopement portraits on Beehive Mountain in Acadia National Park
Elopement portraits on Beehive Mountain in Acadia National Park
Elopement portraits on Beehive Mountain in Acadia National Park
Elopement portraits on Beehive Mountain in Acadia National Park
Elopement portraits on Beehive Mountain in Acadia National Park
Hiking down Beehive at twilight during Jenna and Jordan's Acadia elopement
Hiking down Beehive at twilight during Jenna and Jordan's Acadia elopement

Vendors:

Photographer: Kate Crabtree Photography
Videographer: Verterra Films
Officiant: Hailey Brown (Jordan's sister)
Jenna's Dress: David's Bridal
Florist: Floret
Hair/makeup: Bangor Hair Co

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