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Issue January 1-15, 2005
Happy New Year!!!

We hope you enjoy our Wedding newsletter and find it both a fun and useful tool in the wedding planning process. Don't forget to book your Wedding Dance lessons with First Dance Impressions!
Our students Tim and Molly dancing the Foxtrot for their first dance.

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

Our celebrity newlyweds are Kevin Costner with his new Bride Christine
and Jimmy and Gloria Stewart.



2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

"Mexican Wedding Cookies"

In the Mexican state of Oaxaca, these round white cookies are wrapped in fringed white tissue paper and given as wedding favors. "Mexican" Wedding Cookies are actually known to and claimed by everyone from the Austrians to the Greeks. Traditionally they are served at weddings, christenings, Christmas, and other festive occasions inspiring cookies. Other names for these cookies include Russian Tea Cakes, Italian Butter Nuts, Southern Pecan Butterballs or Viennese Sugar Ball. They are short bread like with ground nuts. The still warm cookies are rolled in powdered sugar giving them yet another name of "snowballs". Mexican recipes tend to use pecans, but other nuts, including walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and pistachios, also taste good.


3) Kim's Wedding Tips!

Kim Bosch van Drakenstein, Owner/Founder of First Dance Impressions & Social Dance Instructor
I am all for edible favors. It is my firm conviction that they are the only ones that get used. Any recipe you are considering using for your wedding should be tried out at least 6 months prior to the wedding. When my family makes rolled in powdered sugar cookies for gifts, we freshen up the powdered sugar right before we package them. Packaging the cookies will have to be cost effective. Tissue paper is a great idea as it is inexpensive and easy to make pretty but the cookies will dry out if left packaged that way for too long.


4) Kim's Wedding Dance Tip "Whatever you say Honey!"

Chris and Cate Sia Dancing at their wedding. Practice these words if you want to have fun dancing with your husband. Let me say them again: "Whatever you say Honey!" Men cannot follow and tend to get frustrated when they are first learning to dance. One of the most important things you can do to help is to move with him no matter where he goes. Yes, even if he is wrong. I frequently harp on the necessity of following the man versus doing the step correctly. If you are right and he is wrong it hurts! Additionally your beloved will be even more frustrated that he couldn't get you to do what he wanted. If he is frustrated he will only get worse. Laugh, smile and get out of his way. Work the male ego. Don't even mention that he did a step wrong! This giving up being right is hard for most modern women. The ERA does not exist on the dance floor. And it shouldn't -- If you can lead a man around the dance floor then you will be utterly dissatisfied with his lead. Not politically correct, but true. So, practice fluttering the eyelashes, smile and say "Whatever you say Honey" whenever he tries to lead you. When your fiance becomes more confident he will be a joy to dance with and he will also enjoy dancing with you!

5) Group Classes

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

Argentine Tango Classes and Practice Parties,
Friday, January 7th, 2005


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 "beginnersí 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.

Argentine Tango Classes and Practice Parties,
Friday, January 21st, 2005


Argentine Tango performance with Kim and Fabio 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. The "total beginner" lesson is 7:30-8:15pm and the "beginnersí 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!


6) This issue's Featured Vendor

Click on the banner above to visit John Whitman's web site or
Click here to e-mail John Whitman.


John Whitman's style in covering weddings is unobtrusive and candid. He is very easy to work with and is always catching people in the best light possible at all the events we do together. Below are some of his clients' personal comments on his work:

"The pictures are absolutely beautiful - everything I had hoped for and more."

"Thank you again for the absolutely wonderful job you did in photographing our wedding & rehearsal festivities (and the engagement photos for that matter). All our family members have commented on the outstanding picture quality. As you can tell by the quantity of photos we've ordered, we thought many of the pictures were fantastic."

"We will recommend you without any hesitation to any friends and family planning events in the future."


Mention First Dance Impressions and get EITHER a free engagement portrait when you hire him to photograph your wedding OR 50% off the price of an engagement session to try him out.

2005 Brides!!!

Back By Popular Demand We Are Extending Our New Year's Resolution Special until January 15th! Have you always wanted to dance? 2005 Brides and Grooms who pre-book their lessons with First Dance Impressions and send in a deposit before January 15th, 2005 will receive a 10% discount on our current prices!



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.


"A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship,
all the enjoyments of sense and reason,
and indeed, all the sweets of life."

Addison

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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