The short answer to the Halloween Puzzle is.... after 8 years together, G. and I got married.
The long answer is: The 2 gold circlets were our rings. The braided cord was for the handfasting part of the ceremony. Each of the colors of the braided cord stand for something: Red is for passion/love, white for purity, and green for prosperity. I braided the cord myself. The broom was for jumping over at the end of the ceremony. The chocolates and strawberries for our first 'meal' as a married couple.
The ceremony was held at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens under a beautiful oak tree. The tree is even called "The Wedding Oak" and it's the reason we chose to be married there. The day was beautiful. Sunshiny, low 70's, and just enough puffy clouds in the sky to make it pretty.
There are no pictures since it was just us, the Reverend, and 2 witnesses... and I was participating in the ceremony and too busy to take pictures <g>. However, we do plan to go back and have some nice pictures taken at some point. Many of the flower pictures you see here, including today's, are from the gardens. It is a favorite destination of ours... especially since they are very dog friendly and Morgan loves to accompany us there.