February 16-29, 2004
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Table of Contents
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A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!
The celebrities smiling for the
camera are Jean-Claude Van Damme &
Gladys Portugues and Paul Hogan &
A Wedding Tradition Explained!
One origin of wedding purses is
the Italian custom of "Buste". The Bride carries"la Borsa", a satin
bag into which guests place envelopes of money to help pay for the customarily
lavish Italian weddings. Sometimes the bag is guarded by the bride's
grandmother during the reception. Otherwise The Bride could also wear
it and allow male guests to put money in it in exchange for a dance
In England and Scotland similar purses ar referred to as "Dolly Bags"
or "Dorothy Bags" were carried by the bridesmaids to carry the confetti
in. The modern use of the dolly bag or wedding purse in the USA, is
primarily as a convenience wedding accessory for carrying the Bride's
or bridesmaids personal effects.
Kim's Wedding Tips!
We recently tied those knots and
have tips, tricks and trials to share:
Carrying stuff around...
Kim's Tip: If you decide to go
with a wedding purse then make it light weight as you are supposed to
carry it around all day. Do not go hauling around a bunch of stuff you
don't need. Other than your lipstick and tissues, you really don't need
much else on your person. If you are planning on doing the dollar dance
then a bridal purse is a must, as the alternate tradition has the men
pinning money to your dress! When picking a wedding purse for such a
purpose make sure that in addition to matching your dress, it opens
and closes easily!
"Gentlemen, Step Directly Into
When trying to dance with the woman he loves, many untrained men will
do one of two things: either shuffle from side to side in a circular
manner or try sneaking the foot underneath the woman trying to avoid
For Grooms: You must move forward decisively. To the woman, following
you means being PUSHED backwards. One of the biggest truths in dancing
is that you are ten times more likely to step on a woman's foot if you
try to avoid her. When moving forward, take your normal size stride
straight forward. Yes, her foot is there now but it won't be because
you will have moved her out of the way. Look at the groom in the picture.
See how he is confidently stepping into the bride. This makes him very
easy to follow.
For Brides: In Wedding Ezine Feb 1-15,
we talked about how frame and posture help you follow your groom's lead.
In addition, as your groom moves decisively forward into you, you must
move straight back. When dancing. brides often tend to move slightly
to the side in a misguided attempt not to get stepped on by the groom.
The farthest distance between his feet and yours will always be achieved
by going straight back.
Our teachers run events and perform locally
on a regular basis.
Check out the
current Wedding Ezine for Group Lesson availability
This issue's Featured Vendor!
Click on the banner above to visit
Wanda's web site or
Click here to e-mail Wanda J. Lord-Steele.
Wanda has been specializing in wedding cakes for 27
years. She creates unique personalized cakes that delight both the palette
and the eye and are as individual as the Bride's own personal style. All
of Wanda's wedding cakes are artistically created using award winning
designs. In addition to wedding cakes she also designs specialty and novelty
cakes for the groom, birthdays or corporate functions.
Wanda's services include:
Artistically Custom Designed Cakes
A Variety of Cake Flavors and Fillings
Delivery and Set-up
Available Complimentary Anniversary Cake
First Dance Impressions when consulting or ordering your cake and
get 5% off the cost of your personally designed wedding confection!
Poems, Prayers & Promises
A romantic quote to simply to
elevate your mood or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows
"Love is a language spoken by everyone, but understood only by a heart."
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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