June 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!
celebrity newlyweds chose to forgo the pomp and circumstance of a traditional
church wedding for a civil service. They are Marilyn Monroe exiting
the courthouse with Joe Dimaggio, Lauren Bacall feeding wedding cake
to Humphrey Bogart and Diane Von Furstenberg with new hubby Barry Diller.
A Wedding Tradition Explained!
"Signing The Wedding Certificate"
For many couples. the signing of the marriage certificate is more of
a civil matter than part of the wedding celebration. For others it is
part of the ritual. For instance, since Quaker tradition have traditional
clergy, the wedding certificate is signed by the Bride, Groom, the best
man and the maid of honor. Additionally all the wedding guests also
promise to help the newlyweds in their new life together and sign as
witnesses. The wedding certificate is then hung in a prominent place
in the new household.
The Ketubah is a marriage contract which specifies the vows and responsibilities
of the bridal couple and has been an integral part of traditional Jewish
marriages. The Ketubah is signed before the wedding ceremony. The signing
of the Ketubah ensures that the bride and groom see marriage as not
only a physical and emotional union, but also as a legal and moral commitment
with clearly defined human and financial obligations for both the Bride
and Groom according to Jewish law and customs. According to Jewish Law,
two witnesses, knowledgeable and observant Jews, not relatives of the
bridal couple, must also sign the Ketubah.
Kim's Wedding Tips!
1) If a Certificate is to play a part in your ceremony and or reception,
get the calligraphy done by a professional unless you have beautiful
handwriting. Beautiful certificates are available online and can be
customized to fit any theme.
2) If you want the person performing your cerimony to sign your certificate
you should discuss it with them. Civil justice of the peaces see this
as part of their job. Some ministers see the civil and religious unions
as separate things and do not sign marriage certificates. It always
pays to discuss everything you plan to do so that the service can flow
Kim's Wedding Dance Tip "Wear
Slippery Shoes That Stay On Your Feet!"
Whenever couples ask me what they should wear for dance classes, I always
tell them to be "comfortable from the ankles up and to wear Slippery
Shoes That Stay On Your Feet!" True Ballroom aficionados wear suede
bottomed shoes which slide easily but give enough traction to avoid
slipping. Leather soles are excellent as well for social situations
where you might have to go outside. Many men will try to show up for
dance classes in big clunky work boots with huge rubber soles. If your
shoes stick to the floor you will feel clumsy. If you are not comfortable
dancing, the last thing you need is your shoes working against you.
Brides often wear shoes such as mules which come off the feet too easily.
If you are going backwards this means that you will have to clench your
toes in order to keep the shoes on your feet, often causing you to get
you stepped on as you will be spending too much time thinking about
your shoes instead of the man's lead! Also, if you do not find a way
to affix your shoes to your feet you may make clopping sounds as your
walk down the aisle! I suggest finding a pair of shoes that comes over
your heel or has a strap over the top of the foot. Barring that, try
out the fashion tape available at many bridal shops (this is the stuff
that kept Jennifer Lopez in that now infamous open green "dress").
Our teachers run events and perform locally
on a regular basis.
up for our mini groups in the summer!
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 logo above to visit the web site of Aunt Joanie's Chocolates
for contact information.
or call 703-393-7639 for more info.
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
Poems, Prayers & Promises
romantic quote to simply to elevate your mood or to help you find the
right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.
"Love is not to be reason'd down,
Or lost in high ambition, and a thirst of greatness;
'Tis a second life, it grows into the soul,
Warms every vein, and beats in every pulse."
Joseph Addison: Cato, I, 1713.
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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