Isn’t romance wonderful?

romantic weddingsLove is in the air!  Did you know June is one of the most popular months to get married?  I know, I know….. it’s July 1st and I’m posting about June weddings.  What can I say – I’ve been a busy gal.  So let’s talk about June weddings and why June is such a popular month to wed.

One popular myth; most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell …….

Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet of fresh flowers when getting Married.romantic themed weddings

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Or perhaps a nicer reason might have to do with an ancient Roman goddess named Juno. Juno was the Roman goddess of marriage. For this reason, many Romans chose to honor her by tying the knot in June. Like a lot of traditions, this one seemed to stick.

romantic outdoor weddingAnother possible reason couples often married in June; so they could time the conception of their first child. It was important that the wife wouldn’t be too far along in her pregnancy to perform the manual labor required during harvest time. Romantic, eh?

Hubby and I walked down the aisle in June over thirty years ago.  Yep, I was a June bride……. but I can assure you I bathed the day of the wedding and even bathed the day before.

Since I’m not a Roman, I didn’t feel a need to honor the Roman Goddess Juno.  AND since I was definitely a city gal at the time, agriculture and harvesting bore no scheduling in my reproductive endeavors.

MY reason for wanting to be a June bride was based strictly on weather.  Not that the weather in Chicago is ever predictable, but June seemed to put the odds in our favor for a successful outdoor wedding.  Yes sir-reeee, it was a perfect day and perfect wedding.

All of the above photos are of Al and me 31 years ago.  Where has the time gone?bride wears cowboy boots

It’s time for the next generation.  Time for the twenty something’s to plan their own perfect day.Colorado outdoor wedding

My daughter’s best friend chose to wed in June also and although I can’t attest to HER reasons for choosing to be a June bride, I’d venture a guess and say her decision was most likely based in regards to weather.  Hmm, she did carry a large, lovely bouquet of fresh flowers that smelled wonderful 😉

Even though the day proved to be overcast, it was non the less a perfect day, amongst perfect surroundings, and a perfectly beautiful wedding.Colorado outdoor weddingThe event took place in the brides parent’s backyard in Conifer, Colorado.  And in true Colorado form, the bride and her bridesmaids all wore cowboy boots.Colorado mountain themed weddingAl and I were thrilled to be included in the celebration.  It brought back such found memories.  Although we’re not ready to walk our lovely daughter down the aisle just yet, it was fun watching her in the role of bridesmaid.

We wish the happy couple many, many years of joy, love, and happiness!
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53 thoughts on “Isn’t romance wonderful?

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  2. Beautiful pictures and memories! Romance is wonderful any time! Although my favorite season is Autumn my favorite month is June. Strange, isn’t it? This is why the events like marriage in June is lovely. Long happy life to you!

  3. Happy Belated Anniversary, we picked June too because of the weather. Outdoor reception at my folks home, great weather a pig roast, family and friends made for a great day. Loved the cowboy boots.

    • Sounds like you had the perfect wedding as well. I loved my outdoor wedding and the one we recently attended was equally beautiful. They too had a pig roast which was very yummy 🙂

  4. What a nice story. My husband and I share our wedding month of June, 1983 with you and Al. And we met in 1980 too. We were high school sweethearts 🙂 Happy Anniversary to you both!

    • Small world sometimes isn’t it? Seems like the eighties were good to both of us. Thanks for stopping by and commenting and Happy Anniversary to you as well 🙂

  5. What a storybook wedding you had!!! Congratulations on 31 years together, with many continued adventures ahead! I loved the cowboy boots at the most recent wedding. So fun!!

    • Thank you Laurel. Sometimes I can’t figure out where the time as gone. Yes, those cowboy boots sure put the finishing touch on that fun Colorado wedding.

  6. Beauty in both….weddings are simply one of the best events ever. Digging those boots…the girls look so cute. A nice keepsake to have one of your signature pics. But mostly cheers to you two…many, many more!!!

  7. You are just as beautiful today as you were 31 years ago Ingrid, and that guy of yours is still quite the looker as well. Congratulations on 31 years of wedded bliss. We will be attending our niece’s wedding in late Sept in Colorado and we are still waiting to hear if cowboy boots are in order.

  8. You guys looked gorgeous 31 years ago as is now. Cheers to you, Ingrid and Al for another 31 years!
    The new generation of wedding entourage is charming with all their boots and black as color motif. My mom would have been mortified if I have chosen that color, but now that happens to be the “in” thing.

    • Aw, thank you ML. Yes, Black and White weddings have been popular for quite some time. The colorful ribbons around the gals waists added some colorful cheer and I adored the cowboy boots. It all seemed to fit perfectly with the venue.

  9. Love a Beautiful June Wedding and I am a June Bride too – recently celebrated 10 years of wedded bliss 🙂 Congrats to You and the Next Generation – Beautiful Captures!

    • Well, congrats to you too. I love spring but it can be a bit too rainy thus June seems the perfect time with flowers a plenty!

  10. It was October for us but many if my college friends were married in May or early June due to graduation and getting started with life. Great photos and beautiful bride – happy anniversary!

  11. I had to smile at all the ‘romantic’ reasons you listed for having a June wedding. 😀 You were a lovely bride. Thanks so much for sharing your wedding photos. Love the cowboy boots.

    • I just love the internet and all the interesting tidbits of information one can discover. The cowboy boots seemed to be the perfect touch to this outdoor wedding!

    • To think he and I met in 1980 when I was sporting big hair and big shoulder pads LOL. Until I started Goggling info on June weddings I had forgotten how ‘fashionable’ we were back then. Thank goodness hubby took a pass on the Don Johnson Miami Vice look 🙂

  12. I love the post…and you and Al’s wedding was very beautiful too! There is nothing like being married outdoors…Ours was a boring church wedding, but ALL of our 3 kids got married outdoors..Kelly and Cindy in Ireland, Terrie and Tim at Fisherman’s Inn, and Chris and John on Long Boat Key beach…What a fun “Western” theme for that wedding you attended..loved the bridesmaid’s outfits!!YEE HAW!!

    • That was the one think I insisted on – an outdoor wedding. The horse and carriage was Al’s idea. We had the Lutheran minister from Somonauk come to marry us. That made Ken happy. Those cowboy’s were the perfect finishing touch to the Colorado wedding 🙂

  13. Happy Anniversary, Ingrid:) Thanks for the June wedding background.

    We didn’t do the June thing. We are August folks. It will be 38 years this summer:)

  14. Love the post but it did remind me of those days I walked my daughters down the aisle…. tried to walk as slow as possible, giving them a chance to change their minds… neither did… I have never been able to describe that feeling when you hand your daughter over to another man… not sure if I growled like a lion or a Bulldog, or if I even said anything to the prospective SiL… it was just a time of deep feelings of what I don’t know…

    • I can’t say Al’s looking forward to walking daughter down the aisle. I’m sure it’s a father/daughter bond. Right now she doesn’t even have a boyfriend and dad’s happy with that. Since we’re hanging around her neighborhood, we’re enjoying as much time visiting with her because we know the day will come when she will have her own family and less time to spend with mom and dad 😉

      • Some how I’ve found that Sons remain closer to the family than daughters when they are married… I think the mother/son bond is stronger than the father/daughter… just my opinion…

        • Hmm, interesting. I do think a lot depends on the spouses and the locations they live. Distance can make things difficult……

  15. What a cute post. Your special day looks lovely. Your photographer took some gorgeous photos.

    Wishing you a very happy anniversary. My you two enjoy many many more years of living the good life!

    • Thank you Marsha. I can admit, I shopped more for a photographer than I did for my wedding dress. I’ve always had an interest in photography (thanks dad) and I knew once the wedding was over, what would remain of the day would be the photos. There’s no such thing as too many photos 🙂

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