June 16-30, 2004
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A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!
This issue's Celebrity Brides
and Grooms are the Dutch Royals Princess Irene with Carlos Hugo and
Crown PrinceWillem-Alexander Kissing his new Bride Maxima.
A Wedding Tradition Explained!
Your Way To Wedded Bliss"
There is a charming tradition surrounding
planting Lilies of the Valley in Holland. After a Dutch wedding, the
newlyweds plant lilies of the valley around their new home. This tradition
symbolizes "the return of happiness". Every year as the lilies bloom
the happy couple is reminded to celebrate and renew their love.
A similar tradition exists in Switzerland. After the Swiss couple come
back from their honeymoon and are living in their new home, they plant
a pine tree in their yard to represent fertility.
An old Czech tradition also involves planting. Friends of the Bride
would plant a tree in her yard, decorating it with brightly colored
ribbons and painted eggshells. Legend held the Bride would live as long
as the tree. The night before her wedding day, her friends would also
give her a crown made of rosemary representing wisdom, love and loyalty.
3) Wedding Tips!
We have tied those knots ourselves
and have tips, tricks and trials to share:
Blooming bulbs can be made into
lovely simple table centerpieces. They can be "forced" and
ordered from florists at most times of year. The pots can be wrapped
in either foil or fabric to match your wedding colors. Provided that
you have someone who will water them on your honeymoon, you can easily
plant them after you get back. While the tradition above stipulates
lilies of the valley, any hardy perennial flower bulb would work and
dramatically increase your color selections. Other good options include
Hyacinths, daffodils, tulips ( not quite as hardy as the others) or
Wedding Dance Tip "Laugh
Dancing is a lot of fun and people often laugh while they dance. There
is a natural tendency when you laugh or are insecure to lean forward,
drop your shoulders and bring your arms inward, melting into each other.
In dancing, this can cause a world of problems, the most painful of
which is that the woman will get stepped on. Leaning forward and allowing
your arms to go slack or crunch inward will utterly destroy your frame.
The frame is how you hold one another as in the photo of our students
Tim and Rebecca. A firm frame is necessary in order to lead and follow;
the woman's left arm on the man's right shoulder should maintain a consistent
distance between their bodies and the man's right arm on the woman's
back should keep her firmly in front of him. The hands you hold (woman's
right in man's left) should push lightly into the other helping you
stay straight and maintain the other contact points. When you laugh
you want to keep your head up or throw it back and if anything push
more firmly outward more keep the frame firm.
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
"If love were what the rose is,
And I were like the leaf,
Our lives would grow together
In sad or singing weather,
Blown fields or flowerful closes,
Green pleasure or gray grief.
A. C. Swinburne: A Match, 1866
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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