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August 1-15, 2003
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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
2) A Different Celebrity
Wedding Photo from Past or Present!
The Celebrities below, smiling for the camera
and each other are Lisa Kudrow & Michel Stern and Jerry Seinfeld &
3) Poems, Prayers & Promises
A romantic quote to elevate your mood
or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.
"Time is too
slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity." "
Henry Van Dyke
4) Kim's Wedding
Bridesmaids Gifts ...
You don't have to break the bank with these but consider the fact that
these women will have stood up next to you on one of the most important
days of your life and between the travel, bridal shower, dress, shoes
and hair will have spent a lot of money doing it. Something nice is
in order. A spa treatment can be fun. Sometimes you can work out a bulk
deal and make it a girls day out together, along the lines getting a
manicure and pedicure together. If you do the day before the wedding
you can have all of the bridesmaids in coordinating nail polish for
the wedding (be sure you buy a bottle of the polish for touch-ups!)
Perfume works if you can find out the individual scents each woman prefers.
Jewelry is trickier because it is each woman will have a different personal
style. Or you can try for something unusual but meaningful. All the
gifts do not have to be the same but if they are not, try to spend about
the same amount on all of them. If you have artistic talent you can
make something but be sure you start that way in advance!!!! I bought
some 2000 year old roman coins off QVC (about $12 each) and had them
mounted as pendants and bought matching necklaces to hang them on. This
made for a gift I knew they didn't have and they turned out pretty cool
- I even had one made for myself.
"SMILE AND THE WHOLE WORLD SMILES WITH YOU"
For most couples the first dance can be a little intimidating. Whether
or not you have taken the time to take dance lessons, your first dance
is the first thing you will do as a couple. The only truly intimate
moment to be had a big reception is on the dance floor. Try not to think
about the fact that everyone is watching you. Smile up at your husband
and try to loosen him up. Most guys feel a little on edge, like they
are being judged. He will be nervous enough. Pretend the two of you
are alone, smile and say you love him. Not only will you and your husband
enjoy the dance more, but also people will remember how happy you looked
instead of how nervous or uncomfortable.
5) A Wedding Tradition
This tradition dates back to the Victorian Era. The Bride would place
or in some cases bake in charms of luck and good fortune into the layers
of her wedding cake. Each Bridesmaid would pull a ribbon from the cake
and discover the charm dangling from the other end, revealing her destiny.
Silver or lead free pewter are the more traditional materials. Nowadays
this can also be done at the bridal shower or at a bridesmaids' luncheon.
If you want to include this tradition into the Wedding Cake Cutting
Ceremony, tie the charms with white satin (or cake coordinating colored)
ribbons, and have the cake person place them under the icing around
the bottom tier of the cake (very near the edge so as to disturb the
least amount of decoration). The bridesmaids pull their fortunes and
then the couple cuts the cake. Be sure to have a list of the meanings
for the bridesmaids so they know what blessings are to come their way.
Some of the more standard charms are
1) a ring or marriage licence to symbolize the next to be married.
2) a pacifier, baby bottle or baby shoe representing children and fertility.
3) a coin or "money tree" for wealth.
4) a four leafed clover or horse shoe bearing the traditional meaning of good luck.
5) a boat, globe or airplane to indicate future travel.
6) a charm of a single woman to show that the unlucky recipient would
become an old maid. ( I suggest the elimination of this one based on
cruelty alone. The bridesmaid who receives it will rarely think it is
Since these women are your friends, try to come up with ideas for good
luck charms that anyone would appreciate. Look at the charms to be found
on line or in department stores like Hecht's or Macy's. A few cute modern
options are a briefcase (success in business), a genie's lamp (a wish
will come true), a heart (happy in love), a house (happy home life)
or whatever you come across which pleases you.
6) This issue's Featured Vendor!
AUNT JOANIE'S CHOCOLATE SHOPPE
Click on the logo above to visit the web
site of Aunt Joanie's Chocolates for contact information. In all honestly
you are better off calling the shop in Manassas, Virginia at (703)
393-7632. Not revealed on the
web site is a vast array of yummy chocolate favor possibilities. They
specialize in gourmet, custom molded chocolates both solid and filled
(even truffles). Since the chocolates are made to order, they are fresher
and you can have control over the shapes (swans, roses, daisies, tulips,
hearts, bells etc.) as well at the color of both the chocolate
and the foil wrapping! Homemade truffles in personalized boxes or chocolate
filled chocolate boxes are another tasty within
option. She even offers chocolate swan centerpieces! Call to make an
appointment at their store in Manassas, Virginia so that you can see
and taste how beautiful and delicious your wedding favors can be! Be
sure to print this page to receive a 10% discount on the purchase of
your wedding favors.
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