GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - Cynthia Lea Fogle found the perfect spot for her wedding -- the Grand Canyon -- but the government shutdown wreaked havoc on her plans.
Fogle and her fiancee' Jeff Callihan left Houston to embark on a road trip. They packed up, rented an RV and set off down the interstate to explore the country-side.
Fogle said she brought their wedding rings just in case -- and perhaps with a bit of luck -- they would find their wedding destination.
As they meandered alongside the Canyon's edge, Fogle knew it was where she wanted to exchange her "I dos".
So they ventured down to the licensing office in Williams, Ariz., only to find that the national park would be closed the day of the wedding due to the federal shutdown initiated Monday night after congressional leaders failed to reach an agreement on the budget.
This left her with a choice: Wait until the shutdown is lifted or find a new spot to get married.
The couple ultimately decided to look for a new spot to get married near Sedona, leaving their ideal spot behind.
Fogle told ABC15 she was disappointed the government's inaction could have such a huge, and saddening, effect on her dream wedding.
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