Issue September 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.

Table of Contents

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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 old: Archduke Karl Franz Josef & Archduchess Zita and celebrities new: Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston.

2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

"Why Do Most People Wear Their Wedding Rings On Their
Third Finger On The Left Hand?"

This tradition of wearing your wedding ring on the third finger of your left hand dates back to the ancient Romans. They believed that the vein in the third finger ran directly to the heart, so wearing the ring on that finger joined the both the couple's hearts and destiny. Before that, in 3rd. century Greece the wedding ring was worn on the index finger and in India it was the thumb!

3) Wedding Tips!

Discuss ahead of time how you feel about taking off your rings for whatever reason. There are those who feel that the rings should never come off. Others prefer to take them off when they could become damaged. Having this discussion will save hurt feelings later if you hold opposing views on this matter. One cute tradition I heard of was that if one of you has to take your ring off for any reason, you must keep it off until the other spouse puts it back on for you. This is done along with a kiss. .

4) Wedding Dance Tip "Ladies -- Hold On To Your Groom When He Dips You!"

Mike and Diana's First Dance Dip In the case of our students the dip is planned and executed in a safe manner. Sadly most Brides are shocked when the dip comes and tend to flail their arms in a vain attempt at balancing themselves which results in unbalancing the Grooms and making the Brides even harder to hold up! Another knee jerk reaction is to grab the him around the neck. This also tends to unbalance the Grooms and is not effective as the Bride is trying to use the muscles in her forearms to hold herself up. Unless you are shaped like Popeye these muscles are not as strong as your biceps! The best thing to do is to reach around the Groom's arm and hold on near the shoulder blade. Look at my students Mike and Diana. In the middle of the dip she had her arm around him. In this position she could have held herself up with her biceps even were he to have let go of her -- Not that there was even the remotest chance of that! This greatly improved her own sense of security about not being dropped while increasing the ease with which Mike dipped her and allowed Mike to improvise and kiss her soundly in one of the most romantic moments of their reception!

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 web site of Aunt Joanie's Chocolates for contact information. In all honestly you are better off calling the shop in Manassas, Virginia at (703) 393-7632. Not revealed on the web site is a vast array of yummy chocolate favor possibilities. They specialize in gourmet, custom molded chocolates both solid and filled (even truffles). Since the chocolates are made to order, they are fresher and you can have control over the shapes (swans, roses, daisies, tulips, hearts, bells etc.) as well at the color of both the chocolate and the foil wrapping! Homemade truffles in personalized boxes or chocolate filled chocolate boxes are another tasty within tasty option. She even offers chocolate swan centerpieces! Call to make an appointment at their store in Manassas, Virginia so that you can see and taste how beautiful and delicious your wedding favors can be!

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.

"There is only one happiness in life,
to love and be loved."

George Sand

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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