April 1-15, 2005
Happy April Fool'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!
A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!
issue's celebrities are presidential hopefuls John F Kennedy with Jacqueline
Lee Bouvier and Al Gore with his Bride Tipper.
A Wedding Tradition Explained!
"Sugar In The Glove"
One Greek wedding custom is for the bride to put a sugar cube into one
of the fingers of her glove before the ceremony to bring sweetness to
Gloves in of themselves add to the formality of an occasion. They were
all the rage in Victorian times. The length for ladies was also dictated
by the time of day and the dress code. During the daytime or for less
formal affairs shorter gloves would be worn. They were actually de rigueur
in dancing as it would have been considered shocking to allow one's
hands to come in contact with the skin of one's dance partner. Check
out the inset photo of Daniel Day Lewis and Winona Rider Waltzing in
The Age Of Innocence.
Kim's Wedding Tips!
Thinking about gloves...
1) Make sure they fit. Having on gloves that don't fit right is like
having a pebble in your shoe. If the fingers are too long you will look
funny and have a hard time picking things up. If the fingers are too
short then it will give you a bit of a webbed look and make your fingers
look shorter. The worst from my perspective is when there is not enough
stretch through the thumb which will makes me feel constricted. If you
are ordering on line be sure to give yourself enough time to return
them and get another size.
2) Pick a color and a length that compliments your gown. There are many
shades of white and you want the gloves to be the same shade as your
dress. As mentioned above, traditionally the shorter gloves are for
daytime and less formal weddings, however looks wise: the longer the
sleeve the shorter the glove and visa versa. An opera length glove works
beautifully with a sleeveless gown and shorter kit style gloves work
better with a long sleeved gown. In this modern world feel free to wear
whichever you like the best. It is your day.
3) Buy two pairs at least. You will get smudges on them. I have
never made it through a night in gloves without getting something on
Kim's Wedding Dance Tip "The
Bride Only Spins Once In A Row!"
Occasionally for less formal weddings women wear a small dress but most
of us get married in a skirt that is way bigger than anything we have
worn before or will ever wear again. An average to small skirt has at
least 40 yards of fabric in it. This means that the dress spins much
slower than the woman. Check out the inset of our students Jason and
Heidi for corroboration. If the Groom spins the Bride once and keeps
dancing the skirt will work it's way around but if he spins her twice
in a row the dress will wrap twice around her legs and she will become
a very beautiful mermaid and the couple will be able to to little else
but sway side to side. This does not mean that the groom shouldn't spin
the bride! I give my guys a minimum quota of 5 spins per dance. Just
make sure the groom doesn't do it twice in a row. If your groom gets
carried away and does it accidentally then tell him to spin you once
in the opposite direction to untangle you.
Our teachers run events and perform locally
on a regular basis.
up for our mini groups in the spring!
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.
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
romantic quote to simply to elevate your mood or to help you find the
right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.
"The best way to hold a man is in your arms."
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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