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Issue September 16-30, 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!

Most of us dream of walking down the aisle in a long flowing, all white dress. The Brides marrying these celebrities decided to put a serious twist on their white gowns. They are Rita Wilson hand in hand with new hubby Tom Hanks, and Trudi Styler posing for her formal portrait with husband Sting.


3) Poems, Prayers & Promises

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

"I love you not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you.

I love you not only for what you have made of yourself,
but for what you are making of me.

I love you for the part of me that your bring out.

I love your for putting your hand into my heaped-up heart and passing over all the foolish and frivolous and weak things that you can't help dimly seeing there,
and for drawing out into the light all of the beautiful radiant belongings that no one else had looked quite far enough to find."



4) Kim's Wedding Tips!

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

Dealing With The Heat ...

As the bride you will probably be wearing one of the hottest and heaviest dresses of your life. You want however to look as fresh as possible. Here are a couple of suggestions.

1) Make sure that your deodorant is also an antiperspirant. In addition to keeping you from having unsightly underarm stains during the wedding and reception, these sweat stains often significantly discolor dress when the cleaners do not take care of it (be sure to ask them when prepping for the dress for storage).

2) Baby Powder - few of us use it regularly nowadays but believe me that it will help you feel cooler when you are under 10 to 40 pounds of lace and crinoline. Powder yourself like a donut!

3) Do not put on your dress long before the ceremony unless there is a good reason to do so. The less time you are in it before the wedding, the fresher you will feel!

4) Stay indoors in the air conditioning as long as possible before going outside if you are having an outdoor wedding.

4A)Wedding Dance Tip
We find that a lot of couples are nervous about the first dance. I find the best way to get over the jitters is to go through all your dance moves once, in your wedding finery. Many couples these days are choosing to have their formal pictures done before the wedding so as to be able to maximize their time at the reception. Doing the photos before allows you the time to take a moment to dance together. The photographers go nuts over the dip in particular. If you plan a more traditional approach where you will not be seeing each other before the nuptials, then immediately after the ceremony will serve as the best time. Normally they hide the bride and groom immediately after the wedding to encourage the guests to leave the church and go to the reception. Since they have you off in a vestibule somewhere anyway, this presents a perfect opportunity to do a minute of dancing to prep for the First Dance.

5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

Why Do So Many People Get Married On Saturday?

During the early days of Christianity, Sunday was the preferred day to get married because it was not a work day. In the 17th century, the Puritan revolution in England changed all that because the Puritans thought it improper to hold festivities on the Sabbath. As a direct consequence, in both England and the USA, Saturday is now the most popular day for weddings.


6) This issue's Featured Vendor!

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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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