Well, June, you held on to the title as long as you possibly could.
For centuries it seems, you’ve been heralded as the “Most Popular Month for Weddings™,” based largely on the fact that you’re named after Juno, the goddess of marriage, which somehow meant that couples would find favor, and fertility, in their married lives when they wed under your summer moon.
All of this seemed a little sketchy, since Juno married her own brother, Jupiter, but whatever. We overlooked it. Because June is just that fetching, with its warm breezes and fireflies and longest day of the year.
Plus for a long time a June wedding made good business sense. Back when weddings were more focused on the practical and less on the pretty, a wedding was more of a transaction – dowry paid, bride delivered – than a celebration. And getting married in June meant the new wife could (Juno willing) get pregnant right out of the gate and still be healthy enough to help harvest the crops that fall. Then, after a brief pause from farming to have the baby, she’d be back in shape to help with the next year’s harvest as well.