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Issue August 16-31, 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!

Nothing says "wedding" and "celebration" like flowers,especially roses! Whether you pile them, sprinkle them or put them on a cake they make any occasion more festive. The Celebrities celebrating with flowers below are Kelsey Grammer & Camille Donatacci,
Dony & Gary Oldman and Katie Harmon & Tim Ebner.

3) Poems, Prayers & Promises

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

"In our life there is a single color,
as on an artist`s palette,
which provides the meaning of life and art.
It is the color of love."

Marc Chagall

4) Kim's Wedding Tips!

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

Selecting Your Flowers ...

When thinking about your ideal flowers for your wedding, make a list of what you want in the order of how important each thing is to you. That way it will be easier for you to make decisions about making your flower budget work for you. It is easier to compromise if you have your priorities set ahead of time. If you want orchids on each table, you might not have enough to have a full bouquet for each bridesmaid, or if you want garlands down the aisles, you might have to stint on arrangements for the alter. Get a clear vision in your head and be sure to ask the florist to suggest some flowers for arrangements that are in season and will compliment your wedding colors and theme. By using less expensive filler flowers mixed in with your signature flowers on arrangements it will cost you less and give you more bang for your buck. Some obvious considerations are:

1) Your bouquet, which comes first on this list. Come with pictures of bouquets that you like, being specific about your desires makes it much easier for the florist to understand and fulfill your needs.
2) Bridesmaids' bouquets - You can have them carry a bouquet or choose one flower complimenting your own.
3) Boutonnieres for the Groom, Groomsmen and Fathers of the Wedding Couple.
4) Corsages for Mothers of the Bridal couple and other important women in the family.
5) Arrangements for the church and or reception site - These can do double duty if you have a member of the wedding party transport these arrangements from one local to another.
6) Center pieces for the tables.
7) Cake Flowers.
8) Flower girl flowers, petals and headgear.

4A)Wedding Dance Tip
Don't do it! I know in a lot of the magazines, they show pictures of a bride and groom dancing together with a bouquet in her hand but these people are not really dancing. It is staged. The last thing you need is something to take care of while you dance. The first dance is a moment dedicated to showing the wedding couple moving together as one, a symbol and celebration of how the newly married will dance through the rest of their lives as man and wife. Do not complicate this by adding in something you have to take care of and will probably block the photographer from getting a good shot of the two of you enjoying the moment!

5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

The Meaning of Roses

The Victorians had many interesting traditions for conveying meaning from the way one placed a stamp on an envelope to the type of food served. Among the many unspoken social communications, there developed an entire language surrounding flowers. They were given at many occasions and for various reasons. Flowers are still given to show thoughtfulness and love or to express feelings which words are unable to convey. We can thank the Victorians for the bridal obsession with roses which continues to make them the flower of choice for most weddings. The Bride carrying roses meant "Happiness in love". The Victorians also popularized the Red Rose as the emblem for Passionate True Love. Even today, a Single Red Rose still bears that meaning. The meanings for some other colors and types are as follows:

Pink - Perfect Happiness, Please Believe Me
White - Innocence and Purity, I am Worthy of You, You're Heavenly, Secrecy and Silence
White and Red Mixed - Unity of passion and purity, Flower Emblem of England
Yellow - Decrease of Love or Jealousy and ironically Friendship
Coral/Orange - Enthusiasm, Desire
Tea - I'll Remember Always
Thornless - Love at First Sight
Rosebud - Beauty and Youth, A Heart Innocent of Love, purity and girlhood

6) This issue's Featured Vendor!

Click on the logo above to visit the Best Wishes Floral Design web site
or call 703-203-2870 to contact Janet Carter of Best Wishes Floral Design.

Flowers for your Wedding Day!
In-Home Consultations
Creative Bouquets and Floral Design
& Bouquet Preservation

In addition to the standard wedding flower arrangements, such as Bouquets, centerpieces and boutonnieres, they are offering a totally new way to surprise your guests: Embossing on Live Flowers. . . Your Names, Wedding Date Or Any message you choose!

Mention First Dance Impressions when you order your complete floral design package from Best Wishes Floral Design and receive 36 cups of these Fresh Imprinted Rose Petals for your Wedding Day Free! A $72.00 value. Offer good with this ad and the purchase of a complete flower package.

7) Special Events!

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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