Chris + Emily | Bar Harbor Inn Wedding | Acadia National Park Photographer

Laureh and I had the pleasure of spending a day with Chris and Emily a few weeks ago for their destination Bar Harbor wedding, and what a gorgeous day it was! We started the day at the Bar Harbor Inn where both Chris and Emily were getting ready. After a first look at the inn, we ventured into beautiful Acadia National Park for some pre-ceremony photos. It was certainly busy out there, but we found some great spots for photos before heading back for the ceremony. We had so much fun and I hope you enjoying reliving the day through the photos stories that follow. Thanks for coming!

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^Emily was quite impressed when her "Bride hair" was done! On of my favorite new phrases, haha!

Groom getting ready at the bar harbor inn

I love watching couples laugh and smile while reading reading the notes and letters they have written to each other. 

reading a letter from his bride before the first look
bride reading a wedding note from her groom
Something Borrowed
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That look when you are walking to your groom for the first look and people just start walking in the way haha!

getting ready for the first look
First look reactions ME weddings

Just checking to make sure Chris brushed his teeth! (I have have no idea what was going on here, but it was funny)

Black and white bridal portrait

For  being on a Friday early in the vacation season, the park was quite busy and we had to get a little adventurous to find spots without other people around!

helping his bride on the rocks
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Wedding photos by the ocean

It may or may not have been a bit windy on the cliffs at Sand Beach!

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Creative Off Camera Flash Wedding Photos
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The ocean view from the backyard ceremony site at the Bar Harbor Inn is amazing!

Bar Harbor Inn Outdoor Ceremony Site

Before the ceremony, Chris and Emily's wedding bands we there for family and friends as they walked in. This "Ring Warming"  is for people to offer prayers/blessings/well wishes for their marriage!

ring warming ceremony
dad walking his daughter down the aisle
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scottish hand fasting ceremony
first kiss
walking back down the aisle after the ceremony
Bar Harbor Inn Wedding Portrait
Bar harbor inn wedding arbor

Celebration Cakes by Janice Strout - photo by Flax Studios
group photo on the deck outside the porcupine room
margaret todd schooner bar harbor
intimate moment between mother and the bride
Bar Harbor Inn Upper deck porcupine room panorama by Flax Studios
Up close macro wedding ring shot
Wedding toasts

Emotional Father/Daughter dances are the best to capture! :) 

father daughter dance
emotional dance with dad
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The rest of the night was celebrated away in the Porcupine Room and outside deck . It also cooled off for a refreshing evening and coloful sunset. Perfect for some end of the day portraits! 

Bar Harbor Inn Wedding Sunset Photos Flax Studios
Dusk in Bar Harbor Frenchmans Bay

Thank you Chris and Emily!

- Vendors - 

Photographers: James & Laureh Flachsbart
Venue, Catering, & H/MU: Bar Harbor Inn

Cake: Celebration Cakes by Janice Strout
Flowers: Cottage Flowers
Dress: David’s Bridal
Suit: Men’s Warehouse

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