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Wedding Ezine - The Online Magazine

Issue December 1-31, 2005,
Merry and Happy Everything! Dance Into Your New Year With Us!
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
Free "Wedding Ezine" Subscription








1) A Different Celebrity Wedding Photo from Past or Present!

This December Ezine features Celebrity May/December weddings! Going backward in time we have Michael Douglas & Catherine Zita Jones posing on the stairs, Phil Collins with his bride Orianne Cevey getting out of their limo, and Pia Zadora beaming next to her agent/husband Meshulam Riklis.

2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

"Releasing Doves"

Releasing Doves at weddings has been a popular tradition in the United States, Europe, South America and the Philippines for generations. Symbolically this is done for a couple of reasons. Doves mate for life, and represent the lifelong commitment the newly married couple has undertaken. They will always return to their home so most of the time the birds will take off and fly away together. Generally speaking only the white doves are used as white is traditionally the color of spiritual purity and is often the color of choice in most wedding decorations.

3) Kim's Wedding Tips!

Kim Bosch van Drakenstein, Owner/Founder of First Dance Impressions & Social Dance Instructor Please don't scare the birds! Doves are in fact semi-wild creatures. They are not dogs. I went to one wedding where the couple released two white doves and the bride was incessantly kissing and cooing at her dove's head, oblivious to the fact that the poor creature was terrified and desperately trying to get away. The groom's bird was much relaxed because he held his calmly. Doves are low on the food chain and do not want any creature's mouth next to their heads! Don't leave your guests with the image of a frightened struggle. Hold the doves gently and when it is time to release them slowly lift your arms up and away from your body, leaning back slightly as you let go to give them maximum space for their wings to open and gracefully take flight. This will also make for great pictures of your release.

4) Kim's Wedding Dance Tip "The Grand Entrance! How To Start The First Dance"

Matt leading Veronica onto the dance floor. Many couples start their first dance on the floor. This tends to add to the awkwardness of the moment. You will almost always have to wait at least 10 or 15 seconds for the music to start. Even from a professional's viewpoint, standing still with 200 eyes watching you can be nerve-wracking if you are doing nothing. When the music finally starts, couples begin dancing with a jerky start. We have all of our Grooms lead their Brides out onto the floor as the music starts, take dance hold and then start dancing. It is simple and elegant, shows off the bride more and leads to a sense of anticipation on the part of the guests. Additionally it can be hard for the groom to hear the beat and be on time during the musical introduction of a piece of music, which often can be very different rhythmically from the rest of the song. Having him escort you onto the dance floor will not only add a touch of confident and regal ambiance to the moment, but also make your Groom's life easier!

5) Group Classes

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

Sign up for our mini groups this Winter!
Get another couple together and warm up the winter blues with Swing, Salsa or even Argentine Tango! You and your fiance can be ready to have a great time dancing at all the holiday parties! 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 experience is necessary. Call us at (703) 868-0982 for more information.

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. Enjoy our Happy Holiday's Discount of 10% on any of our standard packages for people who book their lessons and send us a deposit before January 15, 2006! Dance lessons make a wonderful romantic gift and are the perfect way to work off the holiday bulge! Gift Certificates are available and can be sent to you in time for Christmas! This is one gift you know they don't have. Everyone 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. Let us show you how fun and easy dancing together can be!

Mention this ad when you book your lessons with First Dance Impressions by January 15th, 2006 and receive a 10% discount on any of our standard packages!

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.

"Never above you.
Never below you
Always beside you."

Walter Winchell

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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