2023 seemed like the year of rain. All year I had been thinking about how this wedding in North Carolina in early August would likely be one of the most hot and humid weddings I would do all year. Then when the weekend arrived, the forecast for the wedding day was pouring rain and highs in the 40’s. Since some of their friends and family were leaving town the next day, Monica and Ross forged ahead with their original plan to hike up Carver’s Gap and get married on the mountaintop. We went back the next day when the sun was out to take more portraits.