to the june bride . . .

So excited to have some new inspiration around here!  Wedding season is in full swing, and we are hopeful that this may become a place of inspiration for brides everywhere . . . and so, in comes Emily.  She is a perfect blend of humor and emotion; writing to encourage, educate, and inspire brides in their wedding journeys . . .and maybe even share a few other thoughts on the randomness and beauty of life.

 

 

 

Ah, June. The most popular time of year for weddings. It’s not too hot, it’s just warm enough for a bare arms, and the earth is alive with color; flowers have blossomed and the slight whisper of emerald leaves in the breeze calms anxious souls. June is perfect, just as your wedding should be. Is it just the weather that makes June the wedding month or is it something else?

 

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Named after the Roman goddess of marriage, Juno, this month promised prosperity and happiness if a couple wed during this time. The gods would shower luck and good wishes upon those who honored Juno with their marriages. If you are picturing the pregnant Ellen Page spouting off obscure cultural references, you’re not alone. Then, in the Middle Ages, the Europeans customarily only bathed once a year, this happening in May. And thus the extinction of Neanderthals! June became the practical month to marry because people were still (somewhat) clean, and the flowers had bloomed and were plentiful enough to cover their bodily odors. Just think, with your personal hygiene, you are killing small floral business owners everywhere. Shame on you.

 

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Tradition has long been a part of marital bliss, and June is another factor of it. It is a beautiful month and it promises a wonderful ceremony for your loving union, assuming you don’t live in Alaska. But there is much much more to a wedding than the month it is set in. It isn’t about the flowers, the dress, the guests. It’s all about you and the love of your life. It is the special vowing to be together through every joyous moment and each hardship. Every awkward meeting with the in-laws and every clogged toilet. It is the love that encompasses all that you do, seeping into your every breath, filling your body with powerful affection.

 

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Every little girl dreams of their perfect wedding and plans out each detail of their ideal day, but nothing compares to the moment you decide that the person you are with is the only person you want to be with, for the rest of your life. The look in their eyes when watching you, the electricity between your fingertips, and the passion and laughter that colors your days together. You are joining your perfect mate in holy matrimony, announcing to the world that your love is unlike any other, and that you desire each other for all of time. Your wedding is only one day, but your love is eternal. It is time for all your dreams to come true.

 

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So whether you are getting married this June, or are still planning your wedding, or if you are simply still waiting impatiently for your soulmate, remember that your wedding is one of the most special occasions one can have in a lifetime, and it doesn’t matter how you celebrate, but that you make it your own. Your wedding shouldn’t be about tradition, it should be about love. Whether you get married in a church, in a luscious park, or in the courthouse, always cherish the love you have with your partner, letting it be the most important part of your life.

 

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To the June brides-to-be, congratulations on your momentous day. I wish you all the happiness and love that can be found between two people.

 

 

 

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