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Wedding Ezine - The Online Magazine

Issue August 1-31, 2005,
Wedding Ezine -The Online Magazine

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!

This issues celebrities have been caught cutting their wedding cakes. They are Crown Prince Haakon with his Princess Mette-Marit of Norway cutting a 6 tiered marvel, and spoon bender extraordinaire Uri Geller cutting his own unique wedding cake wife his new wife Hanna.

2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

"The Christening Cake"

These days in the U.S. the tradition states that the couple should save the top tier of their wedding cake for their first anniversary (don't do this unless your top tier is a fruit cake -- it tastes terrible). The original English wedding cakes however were in fact fruitcakes. These English fruitcakes are very different from the wretched bricks that get "re gifted" every year in this country. They are more tasty but they have unbelievable amounts of alcohol in them, believe me when I say they they may be preserved indefinitely! In England this top tier is referred to as a "Christening Cake" and it is meant to be eaten after the baptism of the couple's first child. The other cake ingredients typically include raisins, ground almonds and cherries and can be topped with special marzipan candies.

3) Kim's Wedding Tips!

Kim Bosch van Drakenstein, Owner/Founder of First Dance Impressions & Social Dance Instructor If You are in love with a frilly looking cake and your groom would like a more unusual one the Groom's cake is a good place to let him express himself. It is traditionally a much smaller cake and thus allows one to play with less formal themes and less traditional flavors with far less consequences. He can play up a love for golf or fishing, whatever! My husband had a chocolate groom's cake decorated like the helmet of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I did make them put the cakes on opposite ends of the table for presentational purposes. I got my elegant white calla lily amaretto tiered cake and he got to have his beloved chocolate and put his own little stamp on the wedding which his football buddies enjoyed.

4) Kim's Wedding Dance Tip "Dance Like A Shark!"

Our students dancing foxtrot at their wedding with big smiles on their faces! In many weddings today the Bride and Groom have not had the advantage of taking dance lessons and feel a little awkward dancing in front of the crowd. It is usually obvious to the guests that you would rather not be there. Dance lessons will of course fix this problem but even if you never learn to dance, smiling while you dance is absolutely necessary. I am always saying "More Teeth!" to the couples I teach. If you are dancing beautifully, it still will not look right unless you smile. The converse is true as well -- even if you have no clue about dancing, the two of you smiling and enjoying the moment will make for a better show. Dancing is like a shark, it has to keep moving and always shows lots of teeth! A big mistake means even bigger teeth! Look at my students smiling broadly as they foxtrot around the floor. It is obvious that they are having a great time, and guests will always feel more like joining in the party if the Bride and Groom are truly enjoying themselves.

5) Group Classes

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

Sign 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.

6) 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

Mention First Dance Impressions when consulting or ordering your cake and get 5% off the cost of your personally designed wedding confection!

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.

"... He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.... If all else perished and he remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a might stranger... He's always, always in my mind; not as a pleasure to myself, but as my own being."

Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

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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