Abbey and Alex first met online before setting up a coffee date. They spent hours talking and laughing together at the coffee shop, and when it was time to go, they decided to make the date last a bit longer by grabbing some ice cream. They couldn't stop laughing together, and thirty minutes after they had finally gone their separate ways, Alex called Abbey and asked her for a second date.
Soon after, Alex introduced Abbey to his family's hobby of rockhounding. She joined them on family trips to search and collect rocks, minerals, and more and realized she loved it too. Years later, Abbey and Alex journeyed to Lubec one weekend for a little rockhounding getaway, and Alex popped the question. They knew they wanted to keep their wedding small so that it could be more of an adventure. Though they considered returning to Lubec to exchange vows, Acadia National Park and the variety of delicious food options in Bar Harbor won them over.
I met up with them on a Tuesday evening that was a bit windy and chilly. We didn't know it then, but we were lucky to have the sun as most of the summer has been rainy. Their ceremony occurred at Otter Point, where they popped a small bottle of champagne to celebrate. From there, it was essential to hit up a rocky beach so that I could create some photos of them doing what they love most: rockhounding. Finally, we headed to Seal Harbor, where the wind had completely died down, and we had the most beautiful sunset glow. We parted ways, with Abbey and Alex headed to an incredible dinner.
Abbey and Alex, thank you for being such an excellent start to my wedding season. I hope you had a fantastic time rockhounding in Canada!
Here are some favorites from their Otter Point Acadia Elopement!
Otter Point Acadia Elopement Vendors:
Photographer: Hailey Crabtree
Officiant: Adam Babbitt of MDI Weddings
Flowers: Queen Anne's Flower Shop
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