Frozen couple portraits on a wind swept Lake at sunset
In a few minutes between the ceremony and dinner back at their rental, the couple headed out onto a very frozen, and wind swept, Echo Lake for some sunset portraits.
Alexis and Max dreamt of a winter wedding and they certainly got that in abundance! Their wedding was scheduled for a day in February in Acadia National Park - what they didn't count on was two back to back snow storms that shut down the better half of the airlines in the country! They had planned a small elopement but it got even smaller than originally planned. Alexis and Max made the most of their day even when the wind chill had the temps in the 0 degree range!
The couple celebrated their nuptuals with a "First Sled" instead of a first dance and then invited all of their guests to join them on classic Maine LL. Bean tobbogans and flying saucer discs. Instead of a champagne toast they opted for hot cocoa with marshmallows Alexis made herself - shaped like snowflakes!
After their ceremony and sledding, the couple ventured out onto the frozen Echo Lake for a few portraits before heading back to the warmth of their rental and a personal chef catered dinner to celebrate.
Mount Desert Island, Maine Elopement pic of bride getting ready and into her wedding snow boots
The bride getting into her wedding attire in the bathroom stall of the camp after helping to set up the ceremony & hot cocoa bar. LL Bean boots are a must when getting married in the winter in Maine!
Maine outdoor winter wedding ceremony image from Camp Beech Cliff of MOB reading a passage
The bride's mom reads a passage during the ceremony.
Winter wedding image from a Camp Beech Cliff ceremony in the snow with cold children
With temps dipping into the 0 range, when you account for the wind chill, the flower girl needed some helping hands to keep her face warm.
Maine wedding photography from a winter Camp Beech Cliff winter snow ceremony image of Bride and groom sharing marriage vows
Alexis and Max shared their vows which had everyone smiling from ear to ear.
Maine Winter Elopement pic from outdoor ceremony during major snow storms
Alexis and Max thank their guests for braving the weather and making it for their day despite two back to back major snow storms shutting down a lot of airports.
Maine USA Elopement Photo of Bride and groom on classic LL Bean snow toboggan
The couple opted for a "First Sled" instead of a first dance. They hopped on a classic LL Bean toboggan and hit the hill! Their sled was even decked out with some soup cans tied to the back.
Mt Desert Maine Wedding image at Camp Beech Cliff of MOB and aunts on snow sled toboggan
The bride's mom and aunts jumped on the toboggan for their turn down the hill.
Echo Lake Wedding Photo of Bride and groom celebrating on winter lake with champagne popping
Alexis and Max celebrated with a champagne pop out on the ice.
Northeast Harbor Maine wedding picture at private rental home during chef catered dinner reception party
After their ceremony, Alexis and Max treated their immediate family and friends to a chef catered dinner at their rental. While there, a few good friends toasted the couple and shared sweet memories with everyone.