Guest Blogger: Jenn McJunkins
Did you know the name for the month of June stems from the Latin name Junius “of Juno,” the Roman goddess of marriage? Juno also represents the wellbeing of women. In the flower industry we see June as the thick of wedding season. I had always thought that was because June is when summer officially starts. The weather is better in June and schedules are more flexible in the summer time… However, it seems there is a much deeper meaning to all things “June wedding.”
The flower for the month of June is the rose. Again, I thought people just really liked roses! I mean let’s face it, what’s not to love? They are beautiful (stunning really), they come in hundreds of colors, their scent can be out of this world, and you know they will last in wedding work. It’s no secret that roses are very symbolic flowers. When we think of romance we often think of Valentine’s Day and the ever so popular dozen red roses, but they symbolize so much more! Along with romance and passion, roses also symbolize love, honor, faith, beauty, devotion, sensuality, intrigue, wisdom and timelessness. I don’t know about you but that sounds like a recipe for marriage to me!
The symbolism continues. Moonstone, opal and pearl are some of the stones of the month of June. Pearl is amongst the most popular to wear on your wedding day…aside from diamonds. Usually they are pearls that have been passed down from generation to generation, which makes complete sense because pearls symbolize wisdom, wisdom that has been acquired through experience. They are also known for their calming effect and have been said to balance karma, keep children safe and strengthen relationships. Again, all great ingredients for a happy marriage!
So I ask this, is June one of the most popular wedding months because of the symbolism or is this all just a weird cosmic coincidence?
Here is a Pinterest board to inspire all summer time weddings!
Rose pictured at top: Garden Rose Romantic Antike