|WEDDING EZINE -THE ONLINE MAGAZINE|
August 1-15, 2004
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This issue's Celebrity Wedding photos feature celebrities couples sharing the moment with their little ones. They are Dudley Moore & Nicole Rothschild snuggling with the kids on the beach, and Lionel Richie forming an archway with new Bride Diane Alexander.
"The Ring Bearer"
Normally the Best Man holds onto the rings unless you have a young boy you wish to include in your ceremony. Young ring bearers usually walk down the aisle before the flower girl. Sometimes the flower girl and the ring bearer walk down the aisle together, your choice. Having children in the wedding party originated during Queen Victoria's reign. The victorians loved cherubic cuteness and pageantry. Her wedding actually inspired a great many of the extravagant wedding traditions we have today. Guests love seeing the angelic little ones coming down the aisle as much today as they did back then. One of the bridesmaids should be assigned to watch the ring bearer, make sure the rings are properly secured with ribbons, and hold on to the pillow until the second before he's "on".The Best Man takes the ring pillow from the ring bearer and unties the rings to present them at the appointed time. Most flower girls and ring bearers are too young to stand still through an entire ceremony, so their parents are generally seated in the front row so they can go straight to sit with Mom and Dad after their job is over.
Ring pillows are simple to make.
They consist of sewing 4 straight seams. Anyone can sew a straight line
with a sewing machine or even by hand. Check out pillows on the internet
for inspiration. Seeing the pillows in person at bridal shops allows
you to see exactly how they are made. Decide if you want to copy a specific
pillow, combine ideas or create a wholly new design. The most extravagant,
pricey ring pillows can be made very economically. Velvets and satins
work especially beautifully and while these fabrics tend to be expensive
- you don't need very much! Check out the remnant bins at upscale fabric
shops. Selections of silk flowers, lace, ribbons and trims abound at
the bigger stores. Again, you don't need very much. Be creative and
donít be afraid to mix and match. Small touches like these are what
make your wedding unique. The possibilities are endless. You can even
use a sheer fabric like lace or organza and use silk rose petals in
your wedding colors as stuffing. Decide what size you want your pillow
to be and cut two squares that size plus an inch to give yourself a
1/2 seam allowance. Sew on all beading, embroidery and other frills
before sewing the two squares together. Donít forget to sew two thin
ribbons to the top of the pillow for the rings! Pin the two squares
together with the right sides facing each other. Sew the sides together
by hand or machine in a matching thread. Leave a small opening on one
side to stuff your pillow, then turn the pillow right side out. Fill
your pillow with stuffing, using a knitting needle to fully fill in
the corners, and then finish it off by hand. You'll have a personal
and unique wedding accessory at a fraction of the cost and it may even
become a family heirloom.
Avoid grasping tightly to each other's hands when performing an underarm
turn. Both sexes are equally guilty of this. If you are holding on too
hard it is a case of "you only hurt the one you love"! If the man grasps
the Lady's hand it hurts her and visa versa. Additionally it is impossible
for the woman to turn around smoothly because if she turns all the way
around her hand has to as well. As the Gentleman lifts up his left arm
to lead the underarm turn his left hand should be rounded rather like
a cup holder. The lady should lower the thumb of her right hand and
keep the rest of her fingers relatively motionless as she turns. This
allows her hand to rotate all the way around perfectly as she turns
so that her hand returns to the exact same spot as she finishes the
turn. Look at the photo of our students. See how her hand is rotating
in his. When she is done with her turn their palms will again be pressed
together, creating a seamless transition from the underarm turn back
to the frame so that the lady is ready immediately for the next move.
Our teachers run events and perform locally on a regular basis.
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A romantic quote to simply to elevate your mood or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.
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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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