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destination wedding in Acadia National Park

we're eloping in Acadia National Park this summer. Neither of us have ever been to Maine. We'd love suggestions as to great locations for our ceremony, and for photos afterwards. I'm also in need of a good recommendation for a hair salon to help me on our big day. Please share your experiences!

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1. Re: destination wedding in Acadia National Park

There are endless possibilities for beautiful spots for your big day. I would find your justice of the peace and ask them. They probably know some out of the way spots so your ceremony can be more private.

Roberto Hostins salon is great for wedding day hair.

Try looking at www.sleepbarharbor.com for B&B's in Bar Harbor. Some of them have water views or beautiful gardens that would make great elopement spots!

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2. Re: destination wedding in Acadia National Park

If you plan to hire a photographer, this is part of what you are paying the photographer to do for you. A photographer who is familiar with Acadia can tell you what spots are photogenic at certain times of the day. Something that might be gorgeous at sunset might be just so-so in the middle of the day. The photographer can also help you figure out the logistics if you want to visit several spots for photos.

It also depends on when you plan to get married. If you're looking at a date in July or August, you'll likely want to find someplace a little more secluded.

If you aren't planing to hire a photographer, go to this website http://acadiamagic.com/ and look at the pictures and find a couple of spots that appeal to you. Then, plan to arrive a couple of days before your ceremony and scope them out in person and see what moves you.

Other places for wedding day hair if you're staying in Bar Harbor: New Image Salon, 59 Cottage Street http://newimagebarharbor.com and the Spa at the Bar Harbor Inn, http://www.barharborinn.com/spa.html (they can do your makeup too) If you're staying in Northeast Harbor, http://www.bellaskinandbody.com for hair and makeup (they can do really natural makeup).

You didn't ask about flowers for a bouquet. If you are interested, look up Cottage Flowers. Laurie is a sweetheart and can do whatever you want. http://downeasthost.com/cottageflowers/

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