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Issue February 16-28, 2005
Salute to President'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.

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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!

This President's Day Issue of Wedding Ezine features presidential bridegrooms Ronald Reagan cutting the cake with wife Nancy and Dwight Eisenhower posing with Mamie Doud on their wedding day.



2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

"What Color To Wear?"


Before the 1900's Brides rarely bought a special dress just to get married in. Usually their "Wedding Dress" was simply their best outfit. My great grandmother actually got married in purple! Green was generally avoided (implied loose morals). Royals before Queen Victoria traditionally married in Silver. She started the white wedding dress trend that still goes on today. White is supposed to ward off evil spirits and symbolize purity and virginity. In the Orient, Red is color most associated with weddings because it is thought to be lucky. There is an old children's rhyme that highlights many of the bridal attire superstitions regarding color:

Married in White, you have chosen right
Married in Grey, you will go far away,
Married in Black, you will wish yourself back,
Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead,
Married in Green, ashamed to be seen,
Married in Blue, you will always be true,
Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl,
Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow,
Married in Brown, you will live in the town,
Married in Pink, you spirit will sink.


3) Kim's Wedding Tips!

Kim Bosch van Drakenstein, Owner/Founder of First Dance Impressions & Social Dance Instructor Wedding dresses with color are becoming more popular. Try them on! Pale golds, silvers and pinks are quite striking. Often times women are afraid to try on some of these dresses thinking that they are "too much". In the long run they may be, but you will never know unless you try! I am a firm believer that you should try on lots and lots of dresses. If you try on enough you will find the perfect dress. In fact, try on everything that the sales clerk suggests that are within your price range. They are familiar with the wedding gowns and will often know which dresses are cut to flatter your figure. Bring a good friend with you as a reality check and plan out a lot of time so you can enjoy the experience.


4) Kim's Wedding Dance Tip "Up Tempo Music Is Easier To Dance To!"

Foxtrot First Dance by Molly and Tim
In previous generations people often went dancing together. It was one of the common ways to meet prospective partners. As a result many of them had a "song". Today many couples do not have their own "special song" and must pick one. Pick a song that you love wherein the lyrics sound like you. If you are picking a song to dance to, Up Tempo is always better! Dancing slowly requires more control than moving at a faster pace. Foxtrot songs tend to be easy to hear the beat in, and have an easy walking, strolling kind of gait. If you really love the slow ballads like "At Last" by Etta James or True Companion by Marc Cohen then you should dance to it. On the other hand, if you don't have a song you're in love with, pick one that will be easy on your man! Check out Foxtrots on our Song Suggestion list page!



5) Group Classes

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

Argentine Tango Classes and Practice Parties,
Friday, February 18th, 2005


Kim and Fabio performing Argentine TangoCatch the Passion of Tango! The 1st & 3rd Friday of every month. The international competitor and performer Fabio Bonini will be teaching the sexy Argentine Tango with a practice party "Milonga" afterwards. The "total beginner" lesson is 7:30-8:15pm 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 Fabio Bonini at (703) 200-4520. 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, March 4th, 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

First Dance Impressions, Wedding Dance Lessons For Your First Dance

Click on the logo above to visit our Home Page
or call 703-868-0982 for more info.

That's right! It's us! Click on the banner above to go to our home page. Inspired by President's Day and in support of all of the Armed Forces we are offering a 10% discount to all active military couples in 2005, simply show your military ID on your first lesson! Have you got two or even four left feet? Are you dreading that first dance where everybody will be staring at you? YOU CAN DANCE and we will prove it to you. You will not only enjoy dancing with each other but you will also impress your family and friends. Years later the guests may not remember what kind of flowers you had or which sauce was on the chicken but they will mention to everybody how great your first dance was if you take lessons with us! We make dancing fun and easy.


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.


"The door was marked, "You."
I walked through it and
found the better part of myself."

Mary Anne Radmacher

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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