June is a popular time for weddings, for many reasons: nice weather, vacation destinations,combining with other holidays, such as Fathers Day, as in my own wedding. An additional reason, dating from antiquity, is that the name June comes from the fertility goddess, Juno, and therefore bestowed blessings on the couple nine months later :)
Marrying in the Jewish month of Elul was also considered lucky, but for different reasons.The one I find most meaningful is that Elul is an acrostic for the Hebrew phrase,
" Ani l'dodi v'dodi li",
"I am to my beloved and my beloved is to me", and comes from the Song of Songs. which Rabbi Akiva saw as a metaphor for the love between people and God.
Wouldn't it be nice to feel like a bride again?
To see more of my kippot that would be great as a wedding headpiece, or to wear for Rosh Hashanah, visit www.renaissancewomankippot.org