Ahhh…June! Summer Vacation, Warm Weather, and Wedding Season!
To be a “June Bride”, that’s the dream isn’t it?
June has been and still is the most popular month for weddings, but have you ever wondered where the June Bride thing started? Thought so! Research uprooted a few interesting facts:
The month of June derives its name from Juno, Roman mythology’s goddess of marriage. It was thought that couples who married in June would be blessed with prosperity and happiness.
In medieval times, a person’s annual bath (yes, annual!) usually fell in May or June, meaning that June brides would still be relatively fresh smelling. It is thought that brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide their body odor, just to be safe. Hence the custom of carrying a bouquet when walking down the aisle! (Hmmm, really?)
Others chose June in order to time conception so pregnancy, and births wouldn’t interfere with planting and harvest work. (Ah, life on the farm!) For most of us, gone are the days of planning one’s life and Wedding around harvest! Thank goodness for modern weddings (and indoor plumbing), am I right?
While June may celebrate the goddess of marriage (when in Rome), it celebrates some very special people in our lives as well, Fathers!
Pair that with June Bride thoughts and we’ve got a wonderful thing to celebrate indeed: Father of the Bride!
As a bride, they’re the man you loved first, they give you away to be a wife, and a Tim McGraw says, you’re always their little girl.
Wedding Day conjures up much emotion for everyone, but the Father of the Bride typically experiences more emotion than he bargained for! He’s the one that loved her first, after all!
We, at The Brooks at Weatherford, have loved being witness to the precious Dad/Daughter experiences of walking the bride path and, of course, ‘down the aisle’, the Dad/Daughter dance, and the Dad’s toast and charge to the couple! Yes, we’ve seen smiles, cheek kisses and tears, But, hey, to be a cherished daughter….. nothin’ better!
June Brides, we are so honored to be a part of your Dream Day; Wedding Day!
And, Fathers of the Brides, we appreciate you!
To Celebrate that Dad/Daughter connection, we’re sharing a few snapshots of Brides with their Dad’s at The Brooks!
Enjoy, and Happy Father’s Day!