“For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ" (II Corinthians 11:2)
In the Jewish marriage contract there were promises the bridegroom would make to his future bride.
So what does a wedding have to do with you and me?
We are the Bride of Christ - the Church. Individually we are to make ourselves ready for the Bridegroom. We shall be holy and blameless when we stand before Him. We will not have spot or wrinkle. Pray that God will prepare us for that day and bring conviction upon His Church for our spirit of indifference and apathy. Lord Jesus, make us a bride ready for her grand entrance...
It seems in days past that getting married in the late spring had more to do with a bride being "fresh" while the temperatures had not yet reached their summer peak. Prior to the nineteenth century, daily or weekly bathing was not the norm. Carrying flowers added a colorful burst and a welcome fragrance for the groom. Additionally, since April frequently brought much precipitation, May and June were dryer months and much cooler than July or August. Thus began the trend of nuptials being held during May and June.