As guests, we were early, but already the parking lot was nearly full. Families pushed strollers and held hands as they headed towards the orange and gray balloon arch where the guest registration await. Wristbands were distributed under the shade of the clearly marked tents.
The lovely ladies who helped us were well dressed in all black, like the backstage members of a stage production team. There was no wait, by the time we made it behind the person stepping up to be helped, another registration attendant stepped up to the table to help us. Just in time too, as we looked back to find a large group of guests who had made their way behind us. They were all smiles and filled with warm greetings, as the guests were guided towards their respective wishes.