Weddings in the Cathedral: Katie & Greg

The month of June has long been known for its brides, but why, we wondered, were “June brides” so popular?

Well, it turns out that the tradition of “June Brides” dates back to Roman times when Juno and her husband Jupiter were celebrated on the first day of June. Juno was the goddess of marriage and childbirth.

Continuing on to Victorian times the availability of fresh flowers made June a good month to wed. And since baths tended to be taken in the warmer months of May and June in medieval times, those sweet smelling bouquets came in handy!

The Celtics also had a hand in promoting June! Young couples would be paired on Cross-Quarter Day or May 1st. They would then be expected to date until the next Cross-Quarter Day on August 1st. But alas, impatience led to more and more June weddings!

Finally, a June wedding in farming communities was a good thing. If the bride fell pregnant, she would still be in good shape to work the fall harvest!

All of this information got us to thinking about all the weddings that have been celebrated in Christ Church Cathedral! We are looking back and sharing some of those weddings and special memories from the bride and groom! Read all of the wedding reflections, and stay tuned for more!

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Were you married in the Cathedral? Or do you have a story of relatives who were? We would love to hear your story and see a photo! If you are willing to chat with a member of the Communications Committee and be included in an upcoming series of articles, please contact the Cathedral Office. Phone (506) 450-8500 or email <office at>.

Katie & Greg

December 29, 2010

Katie (Catherine) and Greg Young Morris were married by The Very Reverend Keith Joyce almost 13 years ago. They shared these memories:

"Our wedding day fell right between heavy snow storms, and we were fortunate not to have to cancel. The actual day, however, was beautiful and sunny. Katie sported her winter boots in many of the outdoor wedding photos.

We enjoyed music by organist Dr. Willis Noble, and Katie's brother and sister-in-law Neil Young and Talia Profit performed a breathtaking version of Mount Eerie's 'Oh My Heart'. In the provided photo, the happy couple is exiting to the "Prince of Denmark's March" by J.A. Clarke.

Our wedding bulletin featured the following bible quotation:

I went to my garden, dear friend, best lover!
breathed the sweet fragrance.
I ate the fruit and honey,
I drank the nectar and wine.
Celebrate with me, friends!
Raise your glasses—"To life! To love!
-- Song of Solomon 5:1 (The Message translation)

Katie and Greg's three young children can often be seen playing instruments and dancing on Sunday mornings during Come Worship services!


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