September 29, 2021

Jill & Rob’s Foggy Elopement in Acadia

A foggy elopement in Acadia National Park wasn’t our first concern when we discussed the weather leading up to Jill and Rob’s wedding day. We had originally planned a time in the evening, but after seeing rain in the forecast, we moved things up to earlier in the day. As Joel and I got closer to MDI on their wedding day, we hit a wall of thick fog surrounding the island. Hmm… We thought. This could be fun to work with.

We met up with Jill and Rob at the Ivy Manor Inn, and one of the first things Jill said to us was, “maybe we should’ve stuck with the original plan.” It was cold and drizzling in downtown Bar Harbor, but when we arrived at Otter Point for their ceremony, the rain had stopped and the temperature had warmed up. The fog was magical! We all felt a bit like we were in dreamland.

The ceremony at the point was officiated by Adam Babbitt of MDI weddings. As soon as Jill entered on her father’s arm, Rob went in for a kiss. They were so excited to get married that they just couldn’t wait! Her two daughters stood by her side and cheered as they were pronounced husband and wife.

After some portraits at the point, we headed to nearby Otter Cliff. Jill and Rob are avid rock climbers and made it very clear that they had no problem scaling some cliffs for their portraits. I had to assure a few concerned bystanders that these two are extremely well-practiced and knew what they were doing (kids, don’t try this at home!) as they scurried easily across cliff faces that were not for the faint of heart. As we traveled between locations, they told us of the many places they’ve climbed—including a few other national parks. Jill pointed to a cliff and said, “I’ll be climbing that one in my dress tomorrow.” It was to be her own version of a trash-the-dress session. I made them promise to send me photos afterward (they did and it was very cool).

Here are some of our favorite photos from our time with Jill and Rob.

couple standing on cliff during foggy elopement in Acadia National Park

Vendors for Jill and Rob’s foggy elopement in Acadia National Park:

Getting Ready Location: Ivy Manor Inn

Officiant: Adam Babbitt of MDI Weddings

Photographers: Hailey & Joel Crabtree

Flowers: Mother of the Bride