As they say, coming up at a venue near you——[and if it’s not, why not?]
Tomorrow Chris is excited to be with Leanna Lederer & Mark Ragan at the very beautiful Moulin!
And also tomorrow, the wonderful Ryan Taylor is celebrating with Nina Dooley & Chris Winn at the Contemporary Art Museum with Lacy Branch Events.
It seems that it is still true that JUNE is for weddings!Some fun June Wedding facts:
The wedding itself and the events leading up to the ceremony are steeped in ancient traditions still evident in Victorian customs. One of the first to influence a young girl is choosing the month and day of her wedding. June has always been the most popular month, for it is named after Juno, Roman goddess of marriage. She would bring prosperity and happiness to all who wed in her month. Practicality played a part in this logic also. If married in June, the bride was likely to birth her first child in Spring, allowing her enough time to recover before the fall harvest.
June also signified the end of Lent and the arrival of warmer weather. That meant it was time to remove winter clothing and partake in one’s annual bath. April, November and December were favored also, so as not to conflict with peak farm work months. October was an auspicious month, signifying a bountiful harvest. May, however, was considered unlucky. “Marry in May and rue the day,” an old proverb goes. But “Marry in September’s shine, your living will be rich and fine.”
In the Southern United Sates, April was favored, as it was less hot, and a bride’s favorite flowers were in bloom–jasmine and camellia.
Brides were just as superstitious about days of the week. A popular rhyme goes:
Marry on Monday for health,
Tuesday for wealth,
Wednesday the best day of all,
Thursday for crosses,
Friday for losses, and
Saturday for no luck at all.
The Sabbath day was out of the question.
Saturday for no luck at all??? That can’t be true at all, crazy Victorians!