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Issue November 16-30, 2002

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

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

Ever in search of interesting wedding photos, I found these, of two women who really wanted to make a statement on their wedding day. Wearing a hat instead of a veil is a great option which allows you to express your own personal style. I wanted to but didn't have the guts, even though I had found the perfect hat. The Gutsy hat wearing celebrities below are Paula Murad with husband James Coburn and Emma Thompson with her husband Kenneth Brannaugh.

3) Poems, Prayers & Promises

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

"Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious,
never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude.
Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy.
It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong.
It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out.
If you love someone you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost.
You will always believe in him, Always expect the best of him and always stand your ground in defending him.
All the special gifts and powers from God will someday come to an end,
but love goes on forever. "

       Living Bible, I Corinthians 13:4-8

4) Kim's Wedding Tips!

When selecting bridesmaids several factors are important to remember.

TIP #1: Try to select about the women who have been there for you in the past and who you believe will continue to be important to you for the rest of your life. Being a bridesmaid can be stressful, especially for the maid of honor and you wantlifelong friends who will have a sincere desire to make your day perfect.
TIP #2: Less is MORE really! You will have a hard time pleasing even three attendants (I did!) with your selection of style and color as you craft your perfect wedding day picture. Some of the brides I have taught, have told me horror stories of trying to get 8 different women of various ages and sizes to all wear the same outfit. The whole bridesmaids' dress thing can really put a damper on your happiness as you plan. Do you really want to deal with tears, resentment and threats of not being in the wedding?
TIP #3: Lastly, being a bridesmaid, while an honor, also costs a fair chunk of change. The hair, make-up, shoes and dress can easily add upwards of more than $300, which good friendsare often willing to put out. Put yourself in their place before you ask. Can they afford it? Think before you ask a good friend who is broke to lay out that kind of cash. She is then put in the embarrassing and unenviable position of insulting you by saying no or sucking up a bill she may not be comfortable with. My particular solution to this was to offer to pay for the dress of one of my bridesmaids. It was kept a secret between the two of us and she was then able to join me for my walk down the aisle.

4A)Wedding Dance Tip
If you have selected shoes which will not easily stay on your feet such as mules, you will have a problem dancing with them on. You can solve this problem one of two ways. 1) Have a second pair of shoes (which is a good idea in anycase as your feet will hurt in new shoes) which one of your bridesmaids brings and keep track of, or 2) Get or make two thin scrungies (you know, those covered elastics for your hair) in satin which matches your shoes. These are really easy to make. You can slip them right over your shoes, they will look like a strap and keep your shoes on your feet. No one will notice as most wedding dresses cover the feet entirely. Many ballroom dancers have used this trick for years, though we tend to go for nude colored elastic.

5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

This term has many origins from different cultures. In Anglo-Saxon times, the groom had the help of "bridesmen" (as explained last issue) to help him capture and/or escort his bride his bride to the alter. The women who accompanied and assisted the bride were called "bridesmaids". In other cultures the bridesmaids were considered to be very important to the welfare of the Bride! The Ancient Egyptians thought that when a couple got married evil spirits would come to ruin the good mood and atmosphere of the wedding celebration. The main function of having bridesmaids was to confuse the evil spirits by dressing them as extravagantly as the bride. In some parts of the world they would even dress identically. If the spirits could no longer distinguish whom to pick on, they would be thwarted! If you eliminate bridesmaids, then who would confuse the evil spirits?

6) This issue's Featured Vendor!

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7) Special Events!

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

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