The idea of becoming a “June bride” is a dream to many single women. I guess in my teen life, I also dreamt of becoming one. The fairytale magic of getting married in June came from honoring Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage.
Sounds fair but if we’ll look at history, seem the idea actually came from women in the olden times who actually take a bath only once a year and that falls on the month of June. Since they only smell good (or just better) once a year, they take advantage of this day to get married so they would at least smell nice for their husbands.
The dreaminess of a June wedding sticked anyway with the help of some Hollywood movie with the theme song “June Bride” with lyrics:
“Oh, they say when you marry in June, you’re a bride all your life. And the bridegroom who marries in June gets a sweetheart for a wife.”
This weekend, I attended a June wedding with a starry-eyed June bride who soon after became an official member of my husband’s ever-growing family. We were part of the wedding ceremonies where I did the “first reading” and my son serving as a the “coin bearer.” It was lovely as expected since the wedding and reception details were planned and organized.
The bride was glowing with happiness as she just realized both dreams –marrying our dear Pao, and becoming a June bride.
Like in many weddings I attended, the bride is the center of attention and activities. I reflected this to my sister-in-law saying: “Weddings is really more for the bride than for the groom.”
Witnessing another wedding ceremony makes you go back to your own. At one point during the mass, I looked at my husband and he said: “I’ll marry you again after 10 or 15 years.” Maybe this time, he will make me happier with a Semi mount diamond ring, first class. A truly grand dream and maybe, we’ll do the ceremony in June!
Await the invite! :D…
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