Welcome to Wedding Ezine -The Online Magazine
Issue November 1-15, 2002

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First Dance Impressions
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Our students Tim and Molly dancing the Foxtrot for their first dance.

Table of Contents

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Celebrity Wedding Photos Wedding Traditions Wedding Tips
Poems, Prayers & Promises Bridal Themed"Wallpaper" Wedding Ezine Archive
Wedding Song Suggestion List Dance Lesson Information Bridal Vendor Special Offers
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1) A New Bridal Themed Wallpaper for your computer desktop!

Now your computer screen can be dressed up too! Simply right click your mouse on our background and tell your computer to save ("set") as wall paper, BUT be sure you have saved the current background on you computer desktop first, if you want to get it back! If the background does not show up immediately, right click on your desktop background and click on refresh.

2) A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!

Some of the most memorable pictures from your wedding are not always found in the formal shots. The candid shots of these celebrities shows the joy they are feeling. Our smiling and laughing selection of celebrities includes Christina Applegate & Johnathon Schaech and Paul McCartney & Heather Mills.

3) Poems, Prayers & Promises

A romantic quote to elevate your mood or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.

"As I stand here today with the world as my witness,
I pledge to you my undying and everlasting love.
I will stand beside you as your partner,
I will stand before you as your protector,
And I will stand behind you as your solace.
Please spend and end your life with me."


4) Kim's Wedding Tips!

A Word Or Two About The Best Man...

TIP #1: If you are having a buffet dinner, the Best Man and Maid of Honor are excellent people to whom you can delegate the duty of making sure you get fed. There are many Brides and Grooms who leave their receptions hungry because they were too busy talking to everyone to go to the buffet table. It is easy enough for your attendants to bring you a plate or two of food provided you ask them in advance so they know that you would like this done.
TIP #2: My advise is to have the groom ask the Best Man what he intends to say at the toast. Sometimes the Best Man's toast is a wonderful and spontaneous statement that chokes you up. Other times these men can come out with "jokes" which would be more appropriate for a Don Rickels Celebrity Roast.

4A)Wedding Dance Tip
If your Best Man is a trustworthy type. You can have him bring the extra copy of your wedding song on CD to give to the DJ. Make sure you have clearly labeled the song - I put a piece of paper inside the front cover with something obvious like "FIRST DANCE # 8" so that there is no confusion. Having the original CD is a good idea because the DJ may have a different version of the same song and not realized it. All renditions are not created equal, and a number of Brides and Grooms have danced to versions considerably different from those which they had selected.

5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

Many modern wedding traditions stem from the barbaric "marriage by capture" method, popular at many points in history. Among the Germanic Goths around 200 A.D., a man usually married a woman from within his own town or community. However, when there were fewer women, the prospective bridegroom would capture his bride from a neighboring village. The bridegroom was accompanied by his strongest friend (or best friend), who helped him capture his bride and or fight off angry relatives. In Anglo-Saxon times, the groom had the help of "bridesmen" or "brideknights" to help him capture and/or escort his bride, make sure that the Bride got to the church and then to the Groom's home afterwards Even as recently as a few hundred years ago, if a man saw a woman of whom he fancied for his bride, he simply kidnapped her from her village. Once captured, the bride would stand (or be held) on his left side because most men are right handed; during the ceremony, the groom's right hand had therefore to be free (if not already be wielding some sort of weapon) in order to be prepared for possible attacks from his bride's family and friends. This is the reason why the Bride often stands on the left and the groom on the right. That we still have the groom's "protector" is an ironic twist given that most women go quite willingly to the alter these days.

6) This issue's Featured Vendor!

Click on the banner above to visit Frame your Day or
Click here to e-mail Dana Dwyer, Owner of Frame Your Day

Frame your day offers you a great way to make beautiful keepsakes with your wedding invitations and photos. You select the pictures and /or images and provide one of your invitations. Dana Dwyer will discuss flowers and your wedding colors to make a completely original display. This also makes a lovely gift for the bridal couple (Mom's!) While we mainly deal with weddings with our Ezine vendors, Keep in mind that birth certificates, diplomas or other important sentimental documents could be substituted to celebrate big moments in your lives together. Mention First Dance Impressions and get 10% off all framing from Frame Your Day.


7) Special Events!

Our teachers run events and perform locally on a regular basis.

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