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Issue March 1-15, 2003

Our Brides and Grooms have danced the night away at their fairytale weddings! Let us help you plan Your 1st Dance and MORE!

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

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Bridal "Wallpaper" Celebrity Weddings Poems, Prayers & Promises
Kim's Wedding Tips Wedding Traditions Featured Bridal Vendor
Wedding Dance Tips! Special Events! Wedding Ezine Archive
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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!

And the groom wore white...Just for fun let's look at some of the men who have chosen to wear the traditional color of the bride. It certainly makes the grrom stand out forom the crowd. This issue's Men In White include Will Smith & Jada Pinkett, David Beckham & Victoria Adams and Bobby Brown & Whitney Houston.


3) Poems, Prayers & Promises

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

"I thought love was just a mirage of the mind,
it's an illusion, it's fake, impossible to find.
But the day I met you, I began to see,
that love is real, and exists in me."

       Chris Farmer

4) Kim's Wedding Tips!

Picking a Wedding / Reception Site ...

1)Think creatively about your wedding and reception site. There are many interesting places to tie the knot. Some museums, arboretums, national parks can make unusual and memorable sites. Also, remember the less people you have at your wedding the more places you will have available to you.
2) Be flexible with your wedding date until you have selected your site. Most of the more popular wedding sites are booked a year in advance. If you allow for several weekends you will have a much better chance of getting the site you want.
3) Consider the possibility of a Friday or Sunday wedding. Not only are they more likely to be available than the coveted Saturday slot. Also many places will have two weddings on Saturday so you are more likely to be rushed out. Sometimes it even costs you less to have your reception on that day.
4)Find out what is included and if there is a list of vendors that you must use. Some sites have lists of vendors that you must use if you wish to use their site. Generally these vendors will work well at that site but may limit you in your search for the best price, quality and individuality. In my case I had the opposite problem of vendors who had blackballed my site.

4A)Wedding Dance Tip
If you want to dance you should talk about the dance floor. Some sites have wooden floors which are lovely for dancing but will not tend to prioritize dancing very highly. Setting aside a 10 x 10 foot square is common. Whether or not you are a ballroom dancer this is often insufficient if your family and friends like to dance. If the reception site is carpeted often they will have a portable floor which you can rent - put that into your budget early as it is not cheap.

5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

Rings were used as currency in the Middle East prior to the advent of coinage and were an outward sign of a person's wealth. In the event of the marriage not turning out okay a woman might have been forced to leave with nothing but the jewelry she wore. This lends a whole new dimension to the saying "Diamonds are a girl's best friend!" In ancient times the wedding ring was thought to protect the bride from "evil spirits". Ancient Roman wedding rings were originally made of iron, but later a gold band came to symbolize everlasting love and commitment in marriage. Roman wedding rings were carved with two clasped hands. Very early rings had a carved key through which a woman was thought to be able to open her husband's heart.

6) This issue's Featured Vendor!

Click on the logo above to visit The Grey Horse Inn website
or call 540-253-7000 to speak with Innkeepers John and Ellen Hearty

Located in the heart of Hunt Country, The Plains, Virginia, The Grey Horse Inn is an exclusive bed and breakfast nestled between Middleburg and Warrenton, near Upperville, Marshall and Manassas. It is a beautiful spot for having a small wedding or for housing your guests if you are having a wedding in the Hunt Country Area. Their six guest rooms are luxuriously appointed with antique furniture from the ante-bellum era and sumptuous linens, perfect for the romantic holiday, getaway weekend or Honeymoon night. Each guest room has a king or queen size bed and a private bath. A gourmet breakfast and home-baked goodies are provided along with many unique amenities that add a personal touch to your stay.

Mention that First Dance Impressions referred you and receive 10% off the price of your rooms and a free bottle of wine for all couples celebrating an anniversary!

7) Special Events!

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

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