WEDDING EZINE -THE ONLINE MAGAZINE

Welcome to Wedding Ezine -The Online Magazine!

Issue May 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!

Ever wish a prince would sweep you off your feet and carry you away to his castle? The fairytale came true for the ladies below. They are Marie-Chantal Miller with Prince Pavlos of Greece and our "American Prince" John Kennedy Jr. with Carolyn Bessette.

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 alone is capable of uniting living beings
in such a way as to complete and fulfill them,
for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves."

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French Jesuit Priest

4) Kim's Wedding Tips!

We recently tied those knots and have tips, tricks and to be avoided stories to share:

The Wedding Registry...


Kim's Tip: I got married later in life (thirty something...) and my husband had been married before. We already had two sets of formal dishes and more than one of the more traditional wedding gifts (I still haven't used the blender I had before I met him). We decided to get a really fabulous set of everyday dishes by registering at an art gallery! I collect masks and sculpture as well, so this left the guests with a selection starting at $8 dollars for a hand thrown cup all the way up to $300 for the Raku torsos that the owner of the gallery ended up giving me because he made so much money from sales to my family and friends. Everyone felt that they were giving something personal and special because everything was hand made. If you do decide to go with an unconventional registry such as I did make sure you allow a great deal of flexibility in selection, pricing and also make sure that the owner of the gallery knows your taste. In my case Peter knew my taste so well that he was suggesting all the cool stuff I had been lusting after for months. This made decorating our new home together a lot of fun and I have the most beautiful everyday dishes I have ever seen and still get compliments on them now, almost 6 years later.



4A)Wedding Dance Tip
PRACTICING AT HOME
Despite your best intentions to practice at home, the likelihood is that your hectic wedding planning schedule will take up most of your free time. Rest assured, as long as you consistently attend classes you will make progress toward your goals. For the most part we only recommend practicing for 5 minutes at a time. Longer than that, it becomes a chore, something you feel obligated to do rather than an activity you enjoy. Fun is the name of the game with dancing. Additionally, practicing good "technique" will give you a polished and confident look, require only a couple of minutes a day and doesn't require a partner. Such exercises include walking around with proper posture, practicing your basic footwork and walking - be sure not to look at your feet!. After the wedding,when you have time to relax in your new home you may enjoy practicing at home for the sheer romance of it! So light some candles, put on slow music that you love and push the coffee table aside to make room. Dancing and Romancing shouldn't stop after the honeymoon!

5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

WHERE DOES THE TERM "WEDDING" COME FROM?
Although some brides in the olden days were kidnapped, marriage by purchase was the preferred method of obtaining a wife. The "bride price" could be land, social status, political alliances, or cold hard cash. The Anglo-Saxon word "wed" had a double meaning, one that the groom vowed to marry the woman, and secondly it referred to the bride price (money or barter) to be paid by the groom to the bride's father. The root of the word "wedding" literally means to wager or gamble!

6) This issue's Featured Vendor!

This issue's vendor offer has expired. Check out the current Wedding Ezine!

7) Special Events!

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

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