Mike wore a puffy jacket over his business-casual attire because it was early and the sun hadn’t yet warmed things up. He wore shorts with a light wind shirt on the way up, but he was now waiting and no longer generating his own heat by hiking, so without the puffy he would have gotten cold while waiting. Fortunately he hikes prepared. He knows how predictably unpredictable mountain weather can be.
The bride and groom showed up, half dressed for the occasion. Literally in the groom’s case. He hiked up in his suit and was starting to sweat so he took everything above the waist off and carried it. It was abundantly clear to Mike, however, that this was the same couple he had a video conference with mere weeks ago. The bride was looking radiant, with flowers in her hair, and the shirtless groom, handsome, a big smile on his face. With them a photographer and the couple’s adorable flowered-up dog.
Congratulations Kurt and Casey — We hope all your days are perfect!