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Wedding Ezine - The Online Magazine

Issue February 1-15, 2005
Happy Valentine's Day!

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.

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

Dressed in lovely lace are the brides of our celebrity grooms. Standing with Charlie Sheen at the alter is Denise Richards and Russell Crowe walking down the aisle with new Bride Danielle Spencer.

2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

"Why Is White Lace So Popular In Bridal Attire?"

The wearing of bridal veils goes all the way back to Roman times. White lace veils actually came into vogue in the United States in the late 1700s. Nelly Curtis was engaged to Major Lawrence Lewis, an aid to George Washington's. The story goes that Major Lewis was on his way to see Nelly. He happened to look up at her house and caught a glimpse of his bride to be standing at the window, behind the lace curtains. Major Lewis commented to her how beautiful she had appeared behind the filmy drapes. She then and there decided to wear a lace veil for their ceremony! Royal and High Society weddings have always set the fashion for weddings for the rest of us. After their White House wedding, white lace veils became a fashion trend and over time a tradition in the U.S.

3) Kim's Wedding Tips!

Kim Bosch van Drakenstein, Owner/Founder of First Dance Impressions & Social Dance Instructor
When selecting your veil and dress try to buy them at the same place if possible. If you do not, get a fabric swatch of whichever you buy first. I have been told there are about 16 shades of white. You don't want a white white dress with an off white veil. I was unable to find an exact match to my dress in the off the rack veils because I wore my grandmother's wedding gown. The solution for me was to have the veil made to order from the shop that did my alterations. Many bridal shops make their own head pieces and veils. I found that it only cost about $10 more to have it customized exactly how I wanted it.

4) Kim's Wedding Dance Tip "Shorter Veils Are Easier On The Groom!"

Foxtrot First Dance by Molly and Tim If your Bridal Veil trails behind you on the floor you will have to hold it or risk both of you stepping on it. Grooms also need to be able to get their right hands onto the Brides' backs in order to lead properly. When you are wearing a long full length veil this can be a challenge. I suggest either removing the veil for the First Dance or wearing a detachable veil. Many veils today have the 2 length option - the long veil which will look so beautiful flowing behind you as you walk down the aisle and add drama to the formal pictures can be made detachable with a shorter veil underneath giving you more freedom of movement during the reception. Check out the photo of our students to the left. See how easy it is for Tim to get his hand on Molly's back with the shorter veil. It allows him to move confidently from move into another, easily repositioning his hand after the underarm spins and removes any worry about pulling on her veil.

5) Group Classes

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

Argentine Tango Classes and Practice Parties,
Friday, February 4th, 2005

Kim and Fabio performing Argentine TangoCatch the Passion of Tango! This Friday Kim Bosch van Drakenstein will be teaching two Argentine Tango classes 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. Generations Dance Studio in Alexandria. For more details call Kim at (703) 868-0982. Mention First Dance Impressions and you get your 1st Group class Free!

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, February 18th, 2005

Argentine Tango performance with Kim and Fabio Learn The Dance Of Passion: Tango! The 1st & 3rd Friday of every month. International competitor and performer Fabio Bonini will be teaching the sexy Argentine Tango with a practice party "Milonga" afterwards. The "total beginner" lesson is 7:30-8:15 pm 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. Generations Dance Studio in Alexandria. For more details call Fabio Bonini at (703) 200-4520. Mention First Dance Impressions and you get your 1st Group class Free!

6) This issue's Featured Vendor

Click on the logo above to visit the web site of Aunt Joanie's Chocolates for contact information.
or call 703-393-7639 for more info.

Aunt Joanie's Chocolates in shop in Manassas, Virginia specializes in gourmet, custom molded chocolates both solid and filled (even truffles). Revealed on the web site is a vast array of yummy chocolate favor possibilities. 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 and chocolate cake toppers! 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.

"To Be In Love Is To Surpass Oneself."

Oscar Wilde

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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