October 16-31, 2004
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A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!
This issue's celebrities are
waving to the crowd. Coming down the stairs we have Alec Baldwin & Kim
Basinger and from the balcony Prince Philippe Belgium & Mathilde dŽUdekem
A Wedding Tradition Explained!
do friends of the Bride and the Groom sit on opposite sides of the church?"
When you arrive to attend a wedding
the usher will ask "Bride or Groom?" Friends of the Bride are seated
on the left and friends of the Groom are seated on the right. This tradition
dates way back to the time when marriages were used to heal and cement
relations between hostile tribes. Highly placed fathers would offer
their daughters' hand as peace offerings to the noble sons of warring
tribes. Because of the innate hostility, the families were placed on
opposite sides of the church so the ceremony could be performed without
bloodshed. The ceremony united the two warring factions into one family,
hopefully resolving the danger of war.
Kim's Wedding Tips!
Often it is more cost effective to have the groomsmen act as ushers
as well. General rule of thumb is one usher for 50 guests, but if you
have more ushers/groomsmen the whole process will flow more smoothly.
They should be told to help the elderly guests to their seats. If the
mothers of the Bride and Groom are not in the ceremony itself then they
are normally escorted down the aisle on the arm of an usher. If one
of the couple has a much larger family than the other, ushers should
lead people who are friends of both to sit on the side of the smaller
family to even things out and avoid having things looking lopsided.
Kim's Wedding Dance Tip "Spin
It is my belief that all women love to spin in a big dress and our wedding
gown generally will have a bigger, more swirly skirt than anything else
in our wardrobe. When we spin around and the skirt flares out suddenly
the woman feels beautiful. It takes us back to age 5 twirling in our
mother's dress and we smile like a happy child. Additionally we stop
thinking and leading. I give the guys I teach marching orders to spin
the girl at least 5 times over the course of the song. This is a minimum
quota! When in doubt, spin her again! The only warning I would give
is that since the skirt will turn more slowly that the Bride, be sure
to take several steps before spinning her again. If the gown is very
big a double spin will result in having the dress wrapped around her
legs too tightly.
Our teachers run events and perform locally
on a regular basis.
Sign up for our
mini groups in the winter! Holiday parties and New Year's Eve are just
around the corner! 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.
Class, Practice Parties and Performance,
Friday, October 15th, 2004
1st & 3rd Friday of every month at Generations Dance Studio in Alexandria.
The fabulous Fabio Bonini will be teaching the sexy Argentine Tango
with a practice party "Milonga" afterwards.
Kim Bosch van Drakenstein
will be performing a tango exhibition with Fabio Bonini during the Milonga.
The "total beginner" lesson is still 7:30-8:15pm and the "beginners
challenge" lesson runs 8:15-9pm. From 9pm-midnight dance at the MILONGA
(Argentine Tango Dance). Only $12! Mention First
Dance Impressions and get $2 off! BYOB; soft drinks and snacks
provided. For more details call Fabio Bonini at (703) 200-4520.
Society Ball celebrating
the American-Austrian 50th Anniversary,
Saturday, October 16, 2004
The American-Austrian Society will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of
its founding with an elegant white-tie Ball at the Embassy of Austria.
The wonderful 14-piece Con Brio Orchestra will sweep you off your feet
with the music of Strauss, Waldteufel, and Lehar. A traditional Austrian
dessert buffet will be served, accompanied by Austrian wines and champagnes.
There will also be dance and vocal performances and door prizes! The
doors of the Austrian Embassy open at 8:00 PM and dancing goes until
1:00 AM. Valet parking available. Capacity is limited. Tickets for members
are $90 per person, for guests $120 per person. The invitation and response
card are available on the web site: http://www.geocities.com/americanaustriansociety/documents/invitepdf.pdf
This issue's Featured Vendor!
Click the logo above to go to the web site or call
(202) 966-6767 to talk with Julia Elena, owner of the Casa Mauricio
Your dream dress may well be out on
a rack somewhere but how many will you have to try on? How many anxious
sales people will you have to talk to who are more interested in getting
rid of last year's fashion than in creating your dream? At Casa Mauricio
it all starts with you. Julia Elena of Casa Mauricio has been designing
elegant and stunning wedding gowns for years, and you can trust her
to help you create your dream dress. At Casa Mauricio all dresses are
crafted to the bride. Each gown Julia Elena creates is totally unique.
Julia Elena is offering a free personal design
consultation to those Brides who mention First Dance Impressions.
She is available by appointment only. Each consultation feature attention
to 5 salient points.
1) THE EVENT - a dress for a garden wedding is not the same as for a
formal evening event. The dress sets the tone for the whole wedding.
2) THE PERSONALITY OF THE BRIDE - Who are you and what is your dream
vision of how you want to look?!
3) THE BODY TYPE - Since each gown is made to order it will be a perfect
fit, designed to highlight your best features.
4) BUDGET - Julia Elena is a designer, not a sales clerk working on
a commission. She is interested in creating the perfect dress for you
that you can afford.
5) PERSONALIZED COLOR ANALYSIS- an often overlooked yet crucial step
in the selection of your dress. Julia Elena is highly experienced in
ascertaining which shades of white (and there are many - diamond, peachy,
cream, yellow, blue...) will set off your skin tones to advantage.
Poems, Prayers & Promises
A romantic quote to simply to
elevate your mood or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even
touched. They must be felt with the heart."
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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