Nonprofit Organization Celebrates the Wedding Month

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Pearls with Purpose calls for wedding photos to celebrate marriage this June.

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Whether you've been married twenty-two weeks or twenty-two years, we want to celebrate you. We want to see and hear your stories.

Do you know why June is considered wedding month? The tradition goes back thousands of years and spans across many cultures. In early Roman times, Juno was considered the goddess of marriage and childbirth. In the 1500’s most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled decent in June. The term “honeymoon” references the summer solstice, which occurs on June 21. There is also some evidence that weddings occurred in June to ensure that children would be born in spring when they had the greatest chance of survival, and the mother would be recovered enough from childbirth to help with the fall harvest.

Even though these are not reasons for June weddings today, June is still considered to be a lucky month for weddings.

Since Pearls are a favorite among brides, Pearls with Purpose, a nonprofit organization, is celebrating marriage and weddings this summer season. Pearls with Purpose sells genuine, handcrafted pearl jewelry that helps women in impoverished countries attain self-reliance.

Did you wear pearls on your wedding day? Regardless of the month you were married in, Pearls with Purpose is encouraging you to join them in the celebration by posting your wedding pictures in the month of June. They will then select from the pictures shared and feature some on their Facebook page, blog, and in their monthly newsletter. Kaylyn Laws, Pearls with Purpose’s Marketing Director, says, “Whether you’ve been married twenty-two weeks or twenty-two years, we want to celebrate you. We want to see and hear your stories.”

You can post your photos on Twitter and Instagram, using the hashtag #pearlwedding, and by tagging Pearls with Purpose. You can also post photos directly to the Pearls with Purpose Facebook page. Entrants are encouraged to share a short story about their marriage and to say how long they have been married.

Even though we don’t carry on many of the wedding traditions of past, pearls continue to be a classic choice among brides. Pearls with Purpose wants to celebrate these traditions, new and old, by encouraging everyone to share their wedding pictures.

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Julie Orrock
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