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Issue July 1-15, 2003

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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!

My favorite wedding photos are always of couples being lost in the moment. The image of the un staged smile or irrepressible hug will always make a better memory of the joy a newly married share than a formal portrait. This issue our celebrity couples are Christopher Lambert & Jaime Haft and Princess Märtha Louise of Norway & Ari Behn.


3) Poems, Prayers & Promises

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

"Look, how this ring encompasseth your finger.
Even so thy breast encloseth my poor heart;
Wear both of them, for both of them are thine"

Richard III
Act One, scene 2

4) Kim's Wedding Tips!

The Garter Toss ...

Consider buying or making two garters for when you walk down the aisle. People will expect you to thrown one but having a second one makes a wonderful keepsake. There are many places on line where you can find a plethora of garter choices, but garters are very easy to make. There are patterns in most major craft and fabric stores.
One cute option with making your own garter or garters, is to cover the "Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" in one fell swoop. By virtue of your having made it, you can have both "new" and "blue" covered. I used lace from my grandmother's wedding dress to cover the "old" requirement and "borrowed" a pin from a good friend who was happily married, which I wore on the garter that I kept as a souvenir as opposed to the identical one that I threw to the crowd.

4A)Wedding Dance Tip
If your dress is too long and has a crinoline, you can often have someone who knows what they are doing cut an inch or two off the inside layer of the crinoline with no noticeable effect on the way the dress hangs over it. When trying on gowns make sure that you can walk around in them or you will be bothered by it not only during the first dance, but also throughout the reception as you spend your time trying not to rip your dress. At one wedding I attended, the bride's gorgeous dress was so long that every one who came up to hug her and wish her well was stepping on her dress. The bridal stores will often have really high heels (3 to 5 inch are not uncommon) for you to use while you look. Make sure the final hem is made so you can wear heels that you are comfortable with and can walk and dance in. For this reason, I always suggest that one get one's dress hemmed so that it is not all the way to the floor, especially in the front. Trains can and should be bustled during the reception if you are going to be moving around.


5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

Having a piece of the bride's clothing was thought to bring good luck, in parts of Europe during the 14th century. Guests would literally rip off pieces of fabric from the bride's dress, effectively destroying the dress leaving the bride a torn mess. In order to prevent this, brides began throwing various items to the guests - the garter belt being one of the items thrown to the men. Sometimes the men would become drunk and impatient during the wedding festivities, and try to remove the garter ahead of time. Therefore, as a protection for the bride, the custom evolved for the groom to remove and toss the garter to the waiting men.

6) This issue's Featured Vendor!

Click on the banner above to visit John Whitman's web site or
Click here to e-mail John Whitman.

John Whitman's style of wedding photography coverage is unobtrusive and candid. He is very easy to work with and is always catching people in the best light possible at all the events we do together. Below are some of his clients' personal comments on his work:

"The pictures are absolutely beautiful - everything I had hoped for and more."

"Thank you again for the absolutely wonderful job you did in photographing our wedding & rehearsal festivities (and the engagement photos for that matter). All our family members have commented on the outstanding picture quality. As you can tell by the quantity of photos we've ordered, we thought many of the pictures were fantastic."

"We will recommend you without any hesitation to any friends and family planning events in the future.".

Mention First Dance Impressions and get EITHER a free engagement portrait when you hire him to photograph your wedding OR 50% off the price of an engagement session to try him out.

7) Special Events!

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

The classes covered by the date this issue covered are not currently running. Check the latest issue of Wedding Ezine - The Online Magazine for more current listings!


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