Tuesday, June 1, 2010
June & Romance & Weddings..."I DO!"
It seems that in earlier centuries, people didn't bathe frequently...so smelled more. May became "bath month" for most people, and by June they still didn't smell too awful. But, since flowers typically would be in full bloom by June, people decided to wed then and hoped the wonderful aroma of wedding bouquets and flowers strewn around their ceremonies would blanket any body odors.
Nice visual, but that's what I found!
In October of '70, my then roommate decided to run off and follow her married boyfriend...and his family...to Hawaii. I thought she was crazy to date him in the first place, and even more loony to up and move to be near him. AND, that left me with a dilemma to solve.
I couldn't afford our rent by myself. So my choices were:
1. Find a new roommate knowing I'd be getting married in June.
2. Have my fiance help pay my rent.
3. Have my fiance move in (and back then that would have given my family members heart attacks).
4. Move up the wedding date.
After ruling out the first three choices, I zeroed in on number four. My warm, springy, pastel wedding became a cold, winter, burgundy-coordinated color scheme wedding as we got married in December 1970 amid snowflakes.
I remember going to three June weddings...I'm sure there were more but these stand out in my mind. One lasted a month. One turned out not to be "real" as the bride hadn't gotten her divorce yet. And the other marriage is still intact...possibly because the couple waited almost six years before getting married.
Anyone have a June bride story?
Romance book idea: June brides that have HEA endings...after the usual "bumps in the rocky road" to love. Hmm. I'll have to think about that!
Photos: Flickr: Sabrina Campagna, acjetter's photostream. And one of my own!