|WEDDING EZINE -THE ONLINE MAGAZINE|
October 1-15, 2004
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This issue's beautiful celebrity
brides decided to get married with a more natural backdrop, the ocean.
They are Solange Knowles with new husband Daniel Smith and model
"The Ritual Bridal Bath"
There are many Bridal Bath traditions
all over the world. Navaho tradition has the women of the tribe preparing
a ritual bath for the Bride and helping her dress. An ancient Jewish
tradition called a "Mikvah" also involves the participation of older
women of the community. The Bride is immersed several times in a pool
or body of water and then speaks a special blessing for spiritual purification.
She is symbolically "born anew" as she emerges from the waters and ready
to cross the sacred threshold into marriage. Chinese tradition has the
Bride take her purifying bath the day before her wedding. The ritual
herbs used include bamboo, pine and artemisia which promise her married
life to be long, prosperous and strong.
Some flowers, such as roses, float and can be used as decorations in ponds at your site or in glass bowls as part of your centerpieces. My florist floated white roses in the reflecting pool next to the alter at my outdoor wedding site. The cost for this was practically nothing because she was able to use some of the less perfect roses. She simply peeled back and outward the petals from the rose. Play with this yourself is you want to use the idea. Also ask your florist about other possibilities, they will know which flowers float and which don't. Recently there have been a lot of florists at wedding expos showing huge clear glass vases where the submerged flowers are the display -- you have to see it to appreciate it, but this is a good way to extend the the life of the more heat affected blossoms which tend to wilt as the reception goes into the night.
In past issues I've talked a lot about how you should pick you song
based on how much you love it and /or because it epitomizes your relationship.
Additionally you can further customize your dance. Most couples traditionally
dance immediately following their entrance, when they are announced
to the reception guests as "Mr. & Mrs." You can dance any time you want
in the reception. I had one Bride who had their wedding favors - bubbles
handed out before the first dance so the guests could blow bubbles on
them as they danced. This made for really fun photos but if the song
is a long one be careful not to slip! Our students Allen and Alicia
had the lady on the left signing the words of their 1st dance song for
those guests who could not hear. Personal touches such as these make
your wedding even more special and uniquely memorable.
Our teachers run events and perform locally on a regular basis.
Classes and Practice Parties,
Class, Practice Parties and Performance,
Society Ball celebrating
the American-Austrian 50th Anniversary,
Sign up for our mini groups in the winter! Have you and your friends always wanted to learn Swing, Salsa or even the sexy Argentine Tango? Dancing is a great stress reliever and wonderful social activity which can give you one of the best aerobic workouts possible. We will tailor a group class for 4, 6, 12 or even 50 people. No no experience is necessary. Call us at (703) 868-0982 for more information.
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Wishes Floral Design web site
A romantic quote to simply to elevate your mood or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.
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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