The gardens were gleaming with new buds, the skies opened with gleams of hope, the lawn games were set ready for eager young ones, the dance floor was placed so we could get crazy after the sun checked out, the bright string lights twinkled into the eyes of loved ones, friendships were renewed with laughter from memories past, sweet treats were passed around + all were merry. We met at the towering trees, went down the red carpet to the alter, through grape vines at the base of the mountain. The tents were raised to cover the heads of dear ones,  the flowers and leaves adorned the tables for feasting, the tunes kept us spinning into the arms of each other. Smiles were in high supply, tears of happy flowed without care, hugs were endless and delight was overflowing.

The day was ripe with anticipation + rich in love.