January 16-31, 2004
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A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!
If the Tiara fits, wear it! Our
Celebrity Brides sporting Tiaras Princess Anne & Mark Phillips and Judith
Nathan with her new Husband Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
A Wedding Tradition Explained!
Down through history, this dazzling
tiara has been used to enhance the dignity and beauty of women. At first
it was used as a symbol of power and then later as a symbol of timeless
elegance. Some stunningly delicate Tiaras have survived from the Egyptians,
but some say the Tiara or Diadem had it's origins in the laurel wreath
worn by the ancient Greeks and Romans. These sometimes were decorated
with gemstones, but the diamond-studded tiara as we know it did not
become popular until diamonds were discovered in South Africa in the
early 18th century
In the old Scandinavian tradition the Bride wears a "Vasa" jeweled crown to represent her purity.
Queens, Monarchs, and Princesses often wore quite large tiaras in the
19th century (before TV), because they had to be seen from a distance
by the crowds, and also because they went well with the extremely full,
flowing robes that were worn on formal occasions.
There are many religious traditions involving the crowning of the Bride
and Groom. Perhaps the Tiara is nothing more than the acknowledgement
that every Bride is a Queen on her wedding day!
Kim's Wedding Tips!
To Tiara or not To Tiara, that is the question.
Kim's Tip: I was one of those girls who thought I'd never wear a tiara
but I was wrong. I wore my grandmother's elegant victorian gown and
never expected to be able to match that exact shade of ivory, but I
did, and it was gorgeous. I saw one I liked in the wrong colors and
asked if they could make different colors. The Bridal Salon matched
the color of my antique dress perfectly! It didn't even cost me any
more to have the tiara custom made because they made it on site. Never
be afraid to ask for customization. I find that if you ask vendors for
their suggestions often times they can exceed your expectations! It
is also a good idea to shop a lot of places because the perfect tiara
is out there somewhere. Do not limit yourself to just one or two stores.
Don't forget to look on line. The internet has opened up a world of
"The Secret of a Flawless Underarm Turn."
Some women worry about dancing in their up do. If your groom or perhaps
another family member likes to spin you on the dance floor, try to stay
close to him and to turn underneath your own arm rather than his. Many
women make the mistake of trying to turn underneath the arm of the man
which forces them to duck. There is no elegant or graceful way to duck!
We find that women also try to put too much space between themselves
and the gentlemen they are dancing with. Notice our student on the left.
She doesn't have a big veil to worry about, but look at how much space
she has in her underarm turn. She has plenty of room for an up do as
well as a tiara! This is because she is close to her husband and is
turning under her own arm rather than his. Her head is up, which is
also key for looking wonderful on your wedding day.
Our teachers run events and perform locally
on a regular basis.
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Poems, Prayers & Promises
A romantic quote to simply to
elevate your mood or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows
"Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems,
to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize
it. But the functions of intellect
are insufficient without Courage,
Love, Friendship, Compassion and Empathy."
Dean Koontz, American Horror Author
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.
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