Tale Weaver #123 08.06.17: The June Bride

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There is the tradition of the June Bride. The Goddess Juno was the protector of women – especially in matters of marriage and childbearing, hence the June bride in Juno’s month. Within the Celtic tradition, courting couples were to be wed in early August (by their calendar), but young love be as it is, the date was eventually moved forward to what corresponds with June.

Wedding stories abound in literature, the stage and cinema. Everyone seems to have at least one wedding story be it the fairy tale or the fail. Ugly bridesmaid dresses, strange happenings at receptions, getting to and from a destination wedding. Wedding stories can be humourous; tragic, elaborate or simple.

I was married by a judge in open court. We had to wait for her to finish sentencing several felons. Next in line was an entire wedding party – bride in traditional white lacy dress with…

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