Welcome to Wedding Ezine -The Online Magazine
Issue December 16-31, 2002

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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!

This issue saluting the Winter brides contains two celebrity brides for whom there was only a snow date! They are are Christie Brinkley & Rick Taubman
and Kate Hudson & Chris Robinson.

3) Poems, Prayers & Promises

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

"Today I begin to understand what love is. . . . When we are parted,
we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves.
We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost.
That is what I know love to be: incompleteness in absence..."

       Alexandre Hazen Dornback

4) Kim's Wedding Tips!

A Few Winter Wedding Tips...

TIP #1: With a winter wedding be sure to offer the guests a warm drink option such as hot cider, hot chocolate and /or coffee to warm them up. Egg nog is always a festive seasonal option as well.
TIP #2: Many wedding and reception sites will have Christmas decorations up already for the season, and you can save some money on decorating if theirs is a motif that you can incorporate into your theme. If there is an option for those little white lights, I can personally attest to the magical quality they can lend to an evening reception. Granted my wedding was in July, but as a December bride you probably won't have to fight so hard to get them put up!
TIP #3: Personalized Christmas ornaments make an excellent wedding favor because you know that your guests will see your favor and use it at least once a year! With the internet in hand you can find them inexpensively and can make them for even less, but start well in advance if you intend to do them yourself! Barring that, Christmas cookies, gingerbread men or chocolates wrapped in red, green and gold will work as an inexpensive option as well.

4A)Wedding Dance Tip
One of the problems with inclement weather such as snow or rain, is the mess is can make of the floor. When dancing, it is important to make sure that the dance surface is not only swept but completely dry. It is utterly amazing how slippery a 2 inch square section of wet flooring can be, and on your wedding day you can be sure that you will not miss the slippery spot!

5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

"Winter Weddings"
Bad weather on the day of one's wedding was once considered a bad omen for the marriage. Thus tradition held that clouds, rain and wind on your wedding day would result in a stormy marriage. Conversely or perversely, snow on your wedding day was considered a sign of fertility and prosperity!
According to folklore, the month you marry in would dictate the fate or your marriage. The traditional poem starts out with "Married when the year is new, he'll be loving, kind and true" and ends with "When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last".

6) This issue's Featured Vendor!


The New Columbia Swing Orchestra is one of Washington's best bands. They play all the greats: Goodman, Miller, Sinatra, Porter, Gershwin, Ellington. Classic performances from the Golden Age of American popular music. Compelling swing, elegant ballroom, exotic Latin, hip-grinding blues and old-time rock and roll. They are an experienced wedding band who will makes sure that yours is an event to remember! Click on the logo to visit the web site for the New Columbia Swing Orchestra but be sure to print out this page and mention First Dance Impressions to get an hour of cocktail piano FREE ( regularly a $100 value). This is a great way to keep your guests entertained while you have your pictures taken!

7) Special Events!

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

Click to view the latest issue of our bridal newsletter: Wedding Ezine-The Online Magazine for our current listings!


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