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Issue September 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!

We all walk down the aisle to be joined with our "prince". The celebrity brides below, having completed the march to the alter, are Actress Grace Kelly with Prince Ranier of Monaco and Super Model Iman with Prince of Pop, David Bowie.


3) Poems, Prayers & Promises

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

"She's walking down the aisle
With a smile as pure as honey
A gust of wind as smooth as silk
A glimmer of hope A ray of light.

She's walking down the aisle
With lovely clothes of crimson red
A look of a saintly figure
A voice of an angel A silent whisper.

She's walking down the aisle
With eyes as deep as the sea
A song of the morning bird
A divine vision A picture of paradise.

She's walking down the aisle
Like clouds floating in the sky
Like an angel ascending from heaven
Like a drop of rain in the desert
Like a promise never broken."

Sikandar Razzaq Bughio


4) Kim's Wedding Tips!

Dealing With The Music ...

1) Check out their list of music to make sure it is what you want. Make a play list from what they have with as many of the songs you love as possible. Do you love the Electric Slide? Is the copy of your first dance song by the same artist you chose? If there are a few songs you must have let the DJ know so that he has them on hand.

2) Make a DO NOT play list if necessary. Do you hate the Chicken Dance? Do you want to make sure that they don't play a certain song for what ever reason? Let them know. Communication about what you don't want is equally important.

3) Call the References! About a year ago we had a DJ ask us to link with him but when Deborah called to check the references, all three said that he was the worst DJ in the world. Needless to say, he did not get the link from us and he shouldn't get your business either.

4) Define very clearly the amount of interaction you want. Do you want them to play the music only with minimal talking or do you want them to be the life of the party, leading your guests around in a conga line with a funny hat on? These kinds of choices are yours to make and most DJ's and Musicians want to make you happy. Tell them what you want so that they can help you create the Wedding of your dreams.

4A)Wedding Dance Tip
Walking down the aisle is a performance! Dancing is after all walking pretty to music! You want to move with it. Insist on playing the song during the rehearsal. If your father is giving you away you want to run through it once with him - to music. He may move faster or slower than you anticipated if he has not heard the music before.

If the bridesmaids, Flower girl and /or Ring Bearer are doing the "step, together, step ,together" thing down the aisle, the goal is not to stop dead in between each step! The look this footwork was inspired by was that of graceful, slow, smooth and fluid movement! "Princess-like", "Courtly" and "Elegant"
are the image you are trying to convey. All too often the bridesmaids look a little jerky doing this "step stop" thing. Additionally, everyone should walk tall with their shoulders back (even if they are shy in front of crowds), Head up, Knees bent (often people lock their legs when uncomfortable or nervous about being watched) and not fidget at all.

5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

The Wedding March

The origins of the wedding match are unclear. The wedding march that we're all familiar with - "tum tum ta tum" is officially known as the Wedding March Processional, or "Here Comes the Bride." Wagner wrote it as part of his opera, "Lohengren." Some say it was first used at a wedding during the Civil War. Others believe that it dates to the marriage of Queen Victoria and Prince Frederick William of Prussia in 1858. She enjoyed the music of Wagner and Mendelssohn. Since this one famous wedding set the standard for so many of our modern customs, I tend to believe this version. Many of today's brides still walk down the aisle to Wagner's version of the "Bridal Chorus" and exit to the upbeat Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March Recessional" from the play "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Since we only get to be queen for a day it is fun to think that queens have walked down the aisle to the same music we do.

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.

Check out the current Wedding Ezine for Group Lesson availability.


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