January 1-15, 2004
Happy New Year!
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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.
A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!
The First Kiss as Husband and Wife is
one of the moments we always remember from our wedding and can't wait
to see at other people's weddings. This issue we have the celebrities
kissing for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. We have Nanci Chambers smooching
with David James Elliot, and William Baldwin kissing his new wife Chynna
Poems, Prayers & Promises
A romantic quote to elevate your mood
or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden
when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved
brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring."
Kim's Wedding Tips!
Does your family have particular traditions?
Kim's Tip: The best thing to do is try
to make the site and staff aware. If you know that your family will
want to smash dishes have cheap ones available and a place where they
can do it. Incorporating family traditions allows you to add a touch
of originality. You may or may not want the whole wedding party dressed
in kilts. Slightly unusual things however, are always remembered. It
can be as simple as serving a certain kind of food or playing a specific
kind of music. I wore my grandmother's wedding dress and set up the
guest book table with a framed portrait of my grandmother on her wedding
day. Just look for something that is meaningful to you.
4A) Wedding Dance Tip
"Dancing in Unusual Clothes"
Some might argue that a tux and wedding gown are unusual garb. When
getting fitted for your wedding finery, both you and your fiance should
sit, stretch and walk around to make sure you can move with ease. Nothing
restrictive. If you have a train, bustle it!
Some things are more difficult. If either of you wear a Tiara or Crown,
it must either be permanently affixed to your head, or you must dance
less actively to keep it on. Our biggest tip here is to practice dancing
in something similar shape-wise to what you will be wearing. You or
a friend probably already have a huge bridesmaid or prom dress that
is about the size of your gown. This will show you if you have any limitations
in backward movement and get the man used to being next to you in a
huge skirt without stepping on you.
A Wedding Tradition Explained!
Do Some Wedding Inspire Breakage?
There is a long and varied history of different
cultures glass and pottery things at weddings. Here are a few our research
has turned up.
Once a Russian wedding reception celebration has begun, a relative or
close friend will make a wedding toast to the Bride and Groom. Russian
custom has everyone throw their champagne glasses on the floor after
drinking. It is considered good luck if the glasses break when they
hit the ground.
A Jewish Groom smashes the glass with his foot as an expression of sadness
at the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem and identifies the couple
with the spiritual and national destiny of the Jewish people. A Jew,
even at the moment of greatest rejoicing is always mindful of King David's
injunction to set Jerusalem above their highest joys.
At some Italian wedding receptions, the Bride and Groom also break a
glass. The number of shards of shattered glass symbolize the years the
happy couple will share together.
German wedding tradition says it is good luck for guests to bring old
dishes to break. The newlyweds sweep up the broken pieces together,
symbolizing that nothing will ever be broken in their house again.
The Greeks wildly smash dishes on the floor for good luck and throw
money at the musicians while they're at it.
At some Finnish weddings, the bride's mother-in-law or god mother puts
a china plate on top of the her head when the newlyweds begin their
first dance. After the plate falls, the pieces of broken china are said
to predict the number of children the couple will have.
This issue's Featured Vendor!
Call Julia Elena of Casa Mauricio
at (202) 966-6767
or Click on the banner above to visit the Casa Mauricio web site
Julia Elena of Casa Mauricio has been designing
elegant and stunning wedding gowns for years, and you can trust her to
help you create your dream dress. At Casa Mauricio all dresses are crafted
to the bride and therefore each is totally unique. Julia Elena is offering
a free personal design consultation by appointment. Each consultation
features attention to 5 salient points which you should consider when
purchasing a gown.:
1)THE EVENT - a dress for a garden wedding is not the
same as for a formal evening event. The dress sets the tone for the
2)THE PERSONALITY OF THE BRIDE - Who are you and what is your dream
vision of how you want to look?!
3)THE BODY TYPE - Since each gown is made to order it will be a perfect
fit, designed to highlight your best features.
4)BUDGET - Julia Elena is a designer, not a sales clerk working on a
commission. She is interested in creating the perfect dress for you
that you can afford.
5)PERSONALIZED COLOR ANALYSIS- an often overlooked yet crucial step
in the selection of your dress. There are many shades of white (diamond,
peachy, cream, yellow, blue...) and you want set off your skin tones
First Dance Impressions when you call Julia Elena of
Casa Mauricio to get this free one hour design consultation.
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