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Full-Day Elopement Planning In Maine with Sample Timelines

Eloping in Maine lets adventurous, free-spirited couples exchange meaningful vows enveloped by pine forests, along rugged coastlines, and next to picturesque lighthouses. Rather than rushing through a quick ceremony, turn your elopement into a full celebration of your love across the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape.

Just because you've opted out of a big, traditional wedding, doesn't mean you need to go small for your elopement. Your marriage and your love deserve to be celebrated in a BIG way.

A full-day elopement allows you to shape an intimate wedding infused with personality, fun and connection—perfectly tailored to what makes your bond unique. Mark the occasion by incorporating activities you both love, whether that's riding bikes along the beach, stargazing by a bonfire, taking a scenic flight, or curling up after an incredible meal from your private chef. With relaxed time for candid photos that capture your joy and chemistry, you’ll treasure documentation of this milestone for a lifetime.

The beauty of an elopement is the freedom to leave tradition behind. This day is yours to mold into whatever dream adventure allows you to cherish Maine’s sweeping vistas as you start your marriage journey together. From coastal harbors to mountain trails, pristine lakes to island getaways, the options for stunning backdrops are endless.

To inspire you, here are a few sample full-day elopement itineraries showcasing ways to celebrate your enduring bond as you take in Maine's natural splendor...

6 Hour Timeline

9 AM - Enjoy a leisurely morning with your partner enjoying coffee while you prep for your special day.

10:30 AM - First Look: Meet for a first look along the coastline and delight in seeing your partner in their wedding day best.

12 PM - Head to your quiet, secluded location to share personal vows. Pop a bottle of champagne!

1:00 PM - Jump aboard your private harbor sail as you nibble on a spectacular picnic prepared just for you.

2:30 PM - Sendoff: Cap off your extended adventure with a sweet first dance and bio-degradable confetti send-off!

8 Hour Timeline

10 AM - Photographer arrives to capture a casual PJ and coffee morning together.

11 AM - Getting Ready: Separate to get ready and exchange sweet notes or gifts in anticipation of meeting back up.

12 PM - First Look & Ceremony: Have an intimate first look and ceremony along a secluded trail surrounded by fall foliage or pine trees followed by Champagne pop

2:00 PM - Grab bikes and cruise along the beach and splash in the water or take a SUP board ride

5:00 Dinner: Head Back to the Air BnB For a private meal prepared by private chef.

6:00 Cake and First Dance on the deck overlooking the ocean.

12 Hour Timeline

8 AM - Start the morning popping into a cozy breakfast cafe that the locals rave about before getting ready together

10 AM - Morning Session: meander through an enchanting forest or head out on a sailboat to soak up time together before the ceremony.

12 PM - Lakeside Ceremony: Read personally written vows next to a charming lake

2 PM - Afternoon Adventure: Spend more time adventuring across Maine’s varied terrain like beaches, farmland, bridges, and country roads stopping for photos along the way. Incorporate your favorite activities like sledding, hiking, or taking a seaplane for a view of the landscape. You'll look so cute in your matching headsets.

5 PM - Romantic Dinner: Treat yourselves to a delicious lobster bake or intimate dinner along the rocky shores as you recount your favorite moments so far.

8 PM - Head out to snuggle by the fire or soak in the hot tub under the stars.

Customizing your own full-day timeline allows you to tailor your elopement to fit your personality as a couple while showing you all of Maine’s beauty. This is just the start of a lifetime of adventure together! You'll never regret documenting the whole day. You'll be able to share the romance and excitement with family on your return home and you'll cherrish the ability to look back on the whole day together on your anniversaries. Reach out to discuss your Maine elopement dreams in more detail.

As a Maine Wedding Photographer specializing in weddings of under 100, intimate weddings, elopements, minamonies, and micro-weddings across the State of Maine, I'm here to document your wedding day in an unobtrusive, heartfelt way to maximize your ability to say present while capturing authentic, natural moments. Get in touch to discuss your plans!


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