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Wedding Ezine - The Online Magazine

Issue January 1-31, 2006,
Happy New Year! 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
Click on a topic or scroll down.

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 Ezine features Beautiful Platinum Blonde Celebrity Brides! Going for a royal ride we have
Grace Kelly with Prince Rainier of Monaco, Marilyn Monroe feeding wedding cake to Arthur Miller,
and Kenny Chesney Kissing Renee Zellweger's hand on the beach.

2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

"Platinum Wedding Bands"

Platinum found in very few places on earth and is one of the rarest precious metals. Platinum has been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians about 3,000 years ago. Eight hundred years later, the Incas of South America also worked with platinum. It wasn't seen in Europe until the late 1700's in the court of Louis XVI of France. It has only become popular for jewelry for the last 200 years. Platinum bands have a modern elegant look that continues to gain popularity for wedding bands for several reasons. It is arguably one of the the finest, purest and rarest precious metals on earth. In the U.S., platinum jewelry contains 90% or 95% pure platinum. 18 karat gold is only 75% pure gold and 14 karat gold is just 58% pure. Platinum is stronger and heavier than gold (it weighs 60% more!). Many jewelry makers feel platinum is better suited for diamond and colored stone settings because of its strength and durability. That's why the world's most famous diamonds, like the Hope, Jonker Diamond Number One, and the Koh-i-Noor have platinum settings. Faberge and Cartier both prized platinum for their diamond creations. Symbolically, it's purity, strength, luster, rarity and elegance epitomizes the long lasting nature of what true love and marriage should be!

3) Kim's Wedding Tips!

Kim Bosch van Drakenstein, Owner/Founder of First Dance Impressions & Social Dance Instructor Don't get your rings too small. A common thing for some jewelers to tell a groom is to get the ring a 1/4 size too small. That way the ring can't slide off and the the wife cannot lose it. This happened to me. As a result, I loved the look of my ring but was never comfortable with it on my hand. I was always messing with it. The worst was that when I became pregnant with my son, I had to wear my wedding ring on my pinky finger. Get the wedding rings the right size to start out with. They are symbols not shackles!

4) Kim's Wedding Dance Tip "The Bride Only Spins Once In A Row!"

Our student Jason spinning his wife Heidi on their first dance!
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.

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.

"This ring is round and hath no end
So is my love unto my friend."


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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