April 16-30, 2005
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 celebrity weddings are have a very crimson theme. The newlyweds
featured are Bollywood's Namrata Baruwa & Vikram Shroff and Hollywood's
Anne Heche & Coley Laffoon.
A Wedding Tradition Explained!
"Red - The Color Of Love"
Throughout Asia the color red symbolizes prosperity, love, joy and good
luck and therefore is often featured heavily in the wedding themes of
Chinese and Japanese weddings and receptions. The traditional Chinese
bridal gown is often red. The red theme can be carried over to the wedding
invitations and wedding favor gift boxes or envelopes for cash gifts.
Sometimes even the bridal couple's homes are decorated in red on the
wedding day. In more traditional Japanese weddings the bride-to-be wears
a white kimono but for the wedding reception, she changes into a red
kimono and again later into a western-style gown. Symbolic of wealth
and happiness in Japan, red and gold are prefered colors. The invitations
sent to the guest are frequently wrapped in red gift-wrap. Any gifts
of money to the newlyweds in both cultures are presented in red envelopes
for the same reason. Even in the western world red remains the color
of passion and true love since Victorian times.
Kim's Wedding Tips!
1) Red is a color that makes a big statement. At the last Asian wedding
I went to, the flowers were red as were the napkins which were adorned
with black laquered chopsticks which did double duty as ornamentation
and wedding favors. The mixing of white, black and red gave the whole
atmosphere a very clean lovely zen feeling which was tradition and modern
at the same time.
2) With any theme it is better to have artful touches than to go whole
hog! To much of anything is not a good thing. All colors stand out against
white so it is a good Idea to use that as a back drop. This will allow
you to use the standard white linens (saving money in the process)and
people will notice the special touches more easily.
Kim's Wedding Dance Tip "The Secret of a Flawless Underarm Turn!"
Some women worry about dancing in their up do. If your groom or perhaps
another family member likes to spin you on the dance floor, try to stay
close to him and to turn underneath your own arm rather than his. Many
women make the mistake of trying to turn underneath the arm of the man
which forces them to duck. There is no elegant or graceful way to duck!
We find that women also try to put too much space between themselves
and the gentlemen they are dancing with. These two actions will not
only make the turns ugly but will also make you more likely to damage
your updo. Notice our student on the left. She doesn't have a big veil
to worry about, but look at how much space she has in her underarm turn.
She has plenty of room for an updo as well as a tiara! This is because
she is close to her husband and is turning under her own arm rather
than under his. Her head is also up, which is crucial for looking wonderful
dancing on your wedding day.
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 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.
First Dance Impressions when consulting or ordering your cake and
get 5% off the cost of your personally designed wedding confection!
Poems, Prayers & Promises
romantic quote to simply to elevate your mood or to help you find the
right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.
"In our life there is a single color,
as on an artist's palette,
which provides the meaning of life and art.
It is the color of love."
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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