They were married exactly one year after the US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. They’d been waiting so long for that moment: to be legally wed and to share that special occasion with all their friends and families. Everything turned out beautifully, and they couldn’t have been happier. Now they keep this framed picture hanging over the fireplace in their living room so they can always remember how wonderful they felt on that day and how very happy they are to be married every single day since.
These are the kinds of images I sometimes use to help create the right description and mood for the settings in my stories. I like to pull out one or two very specific details to really help the reader feel connected to that place and the characters who live there.