Issue December 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
Offers the most full service Bridal Dance Packages. We hope you enjoy our Wedding newsletter, full of fun and useful information to help with your wedding day planning. Don't forget to book your wedding dance lessons!
Our students Tim and Molly dancing the Foxtrot for their first dance.

Table of Contents

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Celebrity Wedding Photos Wedding Traditions Kim's Wedding Tips
Wedding Dance Tips! Special Events Bridal Vendor Special Offers
Poems, Prayers & Promises Bridal Themed"Wallpaper" Wedding Ezine Archive
Wedding Song
Suggestion List
Information on Dance Lessons Free Subscription to
"Wedding Ezine"

1) A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!

This issue's Celebrity Wedding Cake Cutters are Natalie Wood with Robert Wagner and
Elvis with Priscilla Presley.

2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

"What is a Cornucopia Cake?"

Cornucopia CakeDanish Wedding CakeThe customary wedding cake in Denmark is a tall circular cone shaped cake based on almond paste. This Danish marzipan ring cake is also called the cornucopia cake (overflødighedshorn) or a "circular cake" (kransekage), it is made with almonds, pasturage and marzipan. The cornucopia shape symbolizes the The Horn Of Plenty, promising happiness and a good financial future of the married couple. On the outside, the cake is decorated with favors or sugar work depicting flowers and birds. Inside it is filled with fresh fruit, candy and almond paste. As always the danish newlyweds then cut the cake together, before serving it to the guests. Everyone must eat a part of it, otherwise it is said to bring bad luck to the marriage.

3) Kim's Wedding Tips!

Kim Bosch van Drakenstein, Owner/Founder of First Dance Impressions & Social Dance Instructor I had one couple who used these cakes as the centerpieces for their table decorations. If you don't have any danish relatives but would like to try this cake out there is a great recipe on this site: as with anything you might like to try for your wedding, you should plan to bake a trial run cake months before hand. That way you can see if you like it. I personally love any and all forms of marzipan cakes. If you decide to incorporate one of these cakes as a groom's cake or as table decorations you will not need as much of the regular wedding cake, so plan accordingly.

4) Kim's Wedding Dance Tip "Wear Slippery Shoes That Stay On Your Feet!"

Natalya and Carl's 1st dance wearing the suggested footwear. Whenever couples ask me what they should wear for dance classes, I always tell them to be "comfortable from the ankles up and to wear Slippery Shoes That Stay On Your Feet!" True Ballroom aficionados wear suede bottomed shoes which slide easily but give enough traction to avoid slipping. Leather soles are excellent as well for social situations where you might have to go outside. Many men will try to show up for dance classes in big clunky work boots with huge rubber soles. If your shoes stick to the floor you will feel clumsy. If you are not comfortable dancing, the last thing you need is your shoes working against you. Brides often wear shoes such as mules which come off the feet too easily. If you are going backwards this means that you will have to clench your toes in order to keep the shoes on your feet, often causing you to get you stepped on as you will be spending too much time thinking about your shoes instead of the man's lead! Also, if you do not find a way to affix your shoes to your feet you may make clopping sounds as your walk down the aisle! I suggest finding a pair of shoes that comes over your heel or has a strap over the top of the foot. Barring that, try out the fashion tape available at many bridal shops (this is the stuff that kept Jennifer Lopez in that now infamous open green "dress").

5) Group Classes

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

Argentine Tango Classes and Practice Parties,
Friday, December 3rd, 2004

Kim and Fabio performing Argentine Tango1st & 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. The "total beginner" lesson is 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! BYOB; soft drinks and snacks provided. For more details call Fabio Bonini at (703) 200-4520. All First Dance Impressions Students get a $2 discount at the door!

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.

6) This issue's Featured Vendor!

Click on the banner above to visit Wanda's web site or
Click here to e-mail Wanda J. Lord-Steele.

Wanda has been specializing in wedding cakes for 27 years. She creates unique personalized cakes that delight both the palette and the eye and are as individual as the Bride's own personal style. All of Wanda's wedding cakes are artistically created using award winning designs. In addition to wedding cakes she also designs specialty and novelty cakes for the groom, birthdays or corporate functions.

Wanda's services include:
Consultation Services, Artistically Custom Designed Cakes, A Variety of Cake Flavors and Fillings, Delivery and Set-up, Available Complimentary Anniversary Cake & Groom's Cakes.

Mention First Dance Impressions when consulting or ordering your cake and get 5% off the cost of your personally designed wedding confection!

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.

"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads,
hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.
That is what makes a marriage last."

Simone Signoret

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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