We went to sleep with the forecast predicting a sunny summer morning. We woke up with thunder and lighting scattering the sky. The drive up the parkway was difficult with dense fog obscuring the road. Needless to say, the weather was not what we had hoped for.
Guarded by the rhododendron bushes, Ali and Terry exchanged vows while the wind whipped viciously over the mountaintop. As the rain started again, we decided to make the most of it. It was their wedding day, after all.
We hiked even while the rain and wind broke through the forest of trees. We decided to drive down the parkway a little ways, in hopes that we would have a view and better weather. Thankfully, the rain let up at a nearby overlook, and we were able to take in the beauty of a foggy Appalachian morning.
The morning was not at all what we expected, but I truly believe the rain and fog made for a more magical story (and photos).