Issue January 1-15, 2004
Happy New Year!

Our Brides and Grooms have danced the night away at their fairytale weddings! Let us help you plan Your 1st Dance and MORE!

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!

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 Phillips


3) 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."

Oscar Wilde


4) 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.

5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

Why 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.


6) 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 whole wedding.
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 to advantage.

Mention First Dance Impressions when you call Julia Elena of
Casa Mauricio to get this free one hour design consultation.

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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