When I was at the garden this afternoon a couple who are getting married in a couple weeks were there to take photos. The groom was in his Navy whites and the bride was wearing a lace wedding gown and heels, walking through the muddy paths. A number of visitors who were at the garden to photograph the lotuses kindly offered to photograph the couple. It was a special moment for the couple and sweet to witness the excitement and generosity of complete strangers.
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