June is not only the height of spring and the official beginning of summer, it also happens to be the most popular month for weddings. We have been very busy creating custom wedding ring designs for all the soon-to-be brides!
Although many people have different ideas about which month is best to have their wedding, the overall consensus seems to be June.
According to some stories, the popularity of June as a wedding month originated with a festival celebrated well over two thousand years ago. On June 1st, the Romans would celebrate a festival in honor of the deity Juno, wife of Jupiter and the goddess of marriage and childbirth.
Statue of Juno
They believed that the month of June would bring good luck and favorable omens for those who married during that time.
There is another historic legend suggesting that June was the best month to marry because it had to do with cleanliness and what was known as an annual bath. Bathing wasn’t considered a necessity back then, and people reserved their bathing to only once a year.
This annual bath was typically observed during the end of May and the beginning of June, when the weather became warmer after the end of a long winter.
People believed this was the best time to get married because they were at their most presentable, as opposed to the rest of the year when they weren’t as clean. That may or may not be true, but it does make some sense.
All I can say is, thank goodness times and traditions have changed since then!
Let’s face it, we all know that Portland gets a lot of rain! And that’s a good thing because without all that rain, we wouldn’t have the lush green plants, full foliage, and endless annual flower blossoms that make our town so beautiful year-round.Lush garden
However, June in Portland is a really exceptional month, especially for weddings!
With all of the perennial and annual gardens in full bloom, the sidewalk cafes and outdoor markets in full swing, and the sun shining brighter, longer, and more often, it is the destination for a beautiful ceremony.
But it’s not just the weather that makes June the best time of year to get married in Portland. The real highlight is the incredible and world-famous Portland Rose Festival, where we will be celebrating over 100 years of Portland’s unique culture this year!
Portland Rose Festival 2014
The 2014 Portland Rose Festival officially gets under way Memorial Day weekend and goes through the entire month of June.
If you have planned or are planning your wedding in Portland this June, you are guaranteed to keep everyone entertained before, during, and after your fabulous day.
There are so many things to do, places to see, and sights to savor. You can enjoy:
And so much more!
Everyone will leave with fun new memories to cherish and talk about for generations to come.
So, whether you’re planning your upcoming wedding, celebrating an anniversary, or just coming to enjoy all the fun festivities that Portland has to offer this June, be sure to include a visit to our store while you’re here.
We would love to send you home with a custom piece from our gallery to remember your special adventure.
~SlavaDedicated to be your jeweler
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