Issue June 1-15, 2004

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.

Table of Contents

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Celebrity Wedding Photos Wedding Traditions Kim's Wedding Tips
Wedding Dance Tips! Group Classes Bridal Vendor Special Offers
Poems, Prayers & Promises Bridal Themed"Wallpaper" Wedding Ezine Archive
Wedding Song Suggestion List Dance Lesson Information Free Wedding Ezine Subscription


1) A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!

This issue's Celebrity newlyweds are football star Deion Sanders with new Bride Pilar Biggers,
and the notorious Carmen Electra cutting a bejeweled cake with Husband Dave Navarro.

2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

"Why Are Candied Almonds Associated With Weddings?"

In ancient Rome, almonds were an exotic and highly perishable item. Serving almonds to your guests developed as a great way to display your wealth. In the 17th century, French confectioners covered the almonds in hard sugar coatings for the royal court. This royal treatment also preserved them and invented Jordan Almonds as we know them today. The combination being at once sweet and bitter, became a metaphor for life which is filled with both tears and joy. Traditionally 5 white confetti candies fill the tulle sachets for an Italian "Bomboniere" wedding favor. Five almonds signify five wishes for the bride and groom: Health, Wealth, Happiness, Fertility and Longevity.

Other variants on this tradition include giving as a favor the same number of pink and blue Jordon Almond candies as the number of children that the couple wishes to have.

3) Kim's Wedding Tips!

We recently tied those knots and have tips, tricks and trials to share:

Shop around to get the best price on whatever favor you select. Simply typing in "Jordon Almonds" into a google search will give you an unexpected wealth of options. The edible gold and silver ones are particularly stunning, but you can easily coordinate with any color scheme. It's more fun for the guests if you have printed the tradition surrounding the almonds on labels with the favors or in your program. If you have selected candy of any nature and are going to be having children at your wedding, plan for a few extra to be needed. Don't forget to calculate wedding favors for those who will NOT be attending your wedding day, but will have sent you a lovely wedding gift.

4) Wedding Dance Tip "Grooms Ignore The Dress While Dancing!"

Our students Jen and Paul Duncan's 1st dance. Many Grooms are afraid of stepping into their Brides while dancing for fear of ripping the bridal gown. This causes them to lean their heads forward and look down at the skirt. This posture will not only look strange but also make it very hard to enjoy moving together to the music. The Groom should pay absolutely no attention to the dress at all, other than how gorgeous it makes you look. Leading is hard enough! He should be dancing with an upright, confident posture, looking around to navigate or staring lovingly into the Bride's eyes. Ironically, when dancing together at any wedding the Groom is far less likely to step on the dress than the Bride is. Provided that the hem of your wedding dress is at least a half an inch off the floor it will move out of the way when your Groom steps towards you. Be sure when you are fitted for your gown that you can easily move in all directions (especially going backwards!!!) while wearing your wedding shoes, ensuring that your high heels will not get caught as you move and dance throughout the day.

5) Group Classes

Our teachers run events and perform locally on a regular basis.

Check out the current Wedding Ezine for Group Lesson availability

6) This issue's Featured Vendor!

Absolutely Elegant Invitations
Click on the banner above to visit or
Click here to e-mail Annette Armstrong, owner of Absolutely Elegant Invitations

Absolutely Elegant Invitations has a beautiful array of traditional and contemporary wedding invitations, reception accessories and gift items with a personal touch. The bride and groom may also select guest books, ring bearer pillows, garters, flower baskets, toasting glasses, gifts for the bridal party, and bells to assist in ringing in joy for the new husband and wife, plus candy wrap place cards by Wrapper Works. There is a large variety of gifts and accessories available, many of which may be personalized.

Mention First Dance Impressions when ordering and you will receive a 10% discount on your Absolutely Elegant Wedding Invitations.

7) Poems, Prayers & Promises

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

"Don't find love, let love find you. That's why it's called falling in love,
because you don't force yourself to fall, you just fall."


8) 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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