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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