Weddings, regardless of culture, are built on valuable traditions which convey important meanings and messages to the married couple, their families and their community. The most enduring wedding tradition is the use of fresh flowers in the wedding ceremony. The use of flowers in weddings predates recorded history and is found in nearly all cultures of the world. Flowers are a powerful symbol of fertility and were used to assure that a newly wedded couple would produce children.
Do you know why a majority of weddings have traditionally been held in June?
It turns out that there is a more practical reason for this ancient tradition. Historically, the labor of women was critical for the autumn harvest and a June wedding would result in a conception early enough that the new bride would not be too full with a child to help with the following year’s harvest.