Issue August 1-15, 2004
Wedding Ezine -The Online Magazine

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.

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Celebrity Wedding Photos Wedding Traditions 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 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.

2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

"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.

3) Kim's Wedding Tips!

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.

4) Wedding Dance Tip "Do not hold onto each other's hands when doing an underarm turn!"

Our students dancing their first dance. 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.

5) Group Classes

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

No Group Classes are currently being offered.

6) This issue's Featured Vendor!

Click on the logo above to visit the Best Wishes Floral Design web site
or call 703-203-2870 to contact Janet Carter of Best Wishes Floral Design.

Flowers for your Wedding Day!
In-Home Consultations
Creative Bouquets and Floral Design
& Bouquet Preservation

In addition to the standard wedding flower arrangements, such as Bouquets, centerpieces and boutonnieres, they are offering a totally new way to surprise your guests: Embossing on Live Flowers. . . Your Names, Wedding Date Or Any message you choose!

Mention First Dance Impressions when you order your complete floral design package from Best Wishes Floral Design and receive 36 cups of these Fresh Imprinted Rose Petals for your Wedding Day Free! A $72.00 value. Offer good with this ad and the purchase of a complete flower package.!

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.

"In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two."

Erich Fromm

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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