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Issue October 16-31, 2003

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First Dance Impressions
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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
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!

Our bridal tradition this issue deals with the Groom giving the Bride money. As a counter point we have two Celebrity Brides whose worldly goods far exceeded their Grooms'. In other words, they married for love! They are the incomparable Gladys Knight with William McDowell and Princess Stephanie of Monaco with Daniel Ducruet.

3) Poems, Prayers & Promises

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

"You are my Husband, You are my Wife...

My Feet shall run because of you

My Eyes see because of you

My Feet dance because of you

My Mind thinks because of you

My Heart shall beat because of you

And I shall love because of you".

Eskimo Love Song

4) Kim's Wedding Tips!

About Getting Ready ...

Make a serious list and try to have everything you need to take with you to the reception site ready and packed up a couple days ahead of time. I had to send my mom and aunt back to the house twice to get stuff we forgot in our hurry to get to the site. Luckily I lived very close to the Wedding / Reception site but most people do not. At the last wedding I attended, the ceremony started a half hour late because the groom had to go get the wedding rings out of his safety deposit box. If he had not invited staff from the bank to his wedding, I do not think he would have been able to get the rings at all before the ceremony!

4A)Wedding Dance Tip
"Can I Dance In This Dress?"
If you cannot step backwards in your dress you will have a hard time dancing in it. If it pools beautifully at your feet, not only will your new husband step on it while dancing but most of your loved ones will step on it when they hug you. Be sure when you are being fitted to take a couple of large steps in every direction and to raise your arms over your head. Insist that they make the dress fit so that you have some freedom of movement. This will be one of the best parties of your life and you want to be able to move around, dance and hug people with wild abandon.

5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

Why Do Some Grooms Give The Bride 13 Gold Coins?

The custom of giving Thirteen gold coins (or "arras") appears to have originated in Spain. This gift is a symbol of the Groom's commitment to support the Bride and of his unquestionable trust and confidence. He pledges to place all of his goods into her care and safekeeping. Acceptance by the bride means taking that trust and confidence unconditionally with total dedication and prudence. Often presented in ornate boxes or gift trays, these coins can also represent the Bride's dowry and hold good wishes for prosperity. They frequently become a family heirloom. A friend or relative (usually the purchaser) gives the coins to the priest who blesses them at the beginning of the ceremony. The madrina (attendant) de arras holds them until needed. Near the end of the ceremony the box and coins are given back to the priest who places the coins in the box and hands them to the groom. The groom will then pour the coins into the bride's cupped hands and places the box on top. This represent his giving her control as his mistress of all his worldly goods.

6) This issue's Featured Vendor!

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Christine's Bakery, L.L.C.
4515 Daly Drive, Suite I
Chantilly, Virginia 20151

Business Hours: Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST
Office: (703) 263-2323
Fax: (703) 263-0393

Christine’s is an artisan style bakery serving desserts to the hotel, restaurant, and food service industry throughout Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland and The District of Columbia. Every delicious dessert is hand crafted by skilled bakers. They are a scratch bakery using whole foods such as eggs, milk, and butter. You will not find any manufactured fillings, mixes, or artificial preservatives in any of their cakes. They bake the way you would at home, given the time and inclination and talent. The results are evident in the quality of their products. Our waistlines had the misfortune of being next to her at a bridal show. Her cakes are not only beautiful but are totally scrumptious! They are very moist and entirely too tasty!

Mention First Dance Impressions when ordering your wedding cake from Christine's Bakery and receive a 10% discount!

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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