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Wedding Ezine - The Online Magazine

Issue August 1-31, 2006
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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

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
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Our students Tim and Molly dancing the Foxtrot for their first dance.

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

This month's Celebrity Wedding Themed Photos feature our favorite topic: Dancing! Dressed in Bridal Finery we have Lorenzo Lamas & Shauna Sand, Audrey Hepburn Dancing with Fred Astaire from the movie Funny Face, and Reigning Crown Prince Frederik dancing with Crown Princess Mary.

2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

"The Finnish Weaning Waltz"

At the end of some wedding receptions in Finland, the last dance is the the weaning-waltz. An instrumental waltz is played. The women start dancing with the Bride and men with the Groom. Both adults and children take part. Everybody dances briefly with the Bride or Groom. The idea is to test how quickly the Bride and Groom will forget each other. Of course, at the end of the weaning-waltz, the two of them dance together again to show that they never will.

3) Kim's Wedding Tips!

Kim Bosch van Drakenstein, Owner/Founder of First Dance Impressions & Social Dance Instructor Picking The Song You Dance To At Your Wedding
The Most Important thing about the song you dance to is that YOU love it. Pick a song that both of your really like, especially if it reminds you of each other or holds some special memories for you. Keep in mind that if you choose a really upbeat song it may be a swing which can add a fun element to your wedding but will not give you the formal, gliding around the floor look. Never let anyone tell you not to dance to a specific song. I have had several students come to me from traditional studios where they were told they couldn't dance to the song they had chosen because it was too fast or too slow. They were right to leave. A dance teacher can tell you if your song is easy or hard to dance to (that is part of their job), but YOU pay dance instructors to teach you how to dance. Period. You can have your friends and family listen to the words of your song to tell you if they think it is appropriate if you are unsure. BUT, go out and choose precisely the song you want regardless of what anyone says! Your only First Dance together as Husband and Wife is your moment in your wedding and your memories! Let them reflect your personalities.

4) Kim's Wedding Dance Tip "An Egg Shaped Frame"

First Dance by Our Students! In Ballroom Dancing the frame is the way we communicate; it is the foundation of Lead and Follow in Partner Dancing. Avoid crushing into each other. One way to think of the positioning is like you are holding up a very large egg between you. You want to have good posture so your chests are up, The Man's right hand under the woman's left shoulder blade with her left hand maintaining the frame by connecting with his shoulder. The Man's left hand gently clasps the Lady's right hand. Both should maintain the position at about jaw level for the woman, halfway between you and out so that the Man and the Woman can have their arms gently curved. Ideally our heads are slightly back, so that the back of our heads are over our heels. Our students are forgivably staring into each other's eyes, while dancing their first dance! Check out the frame. This is a comfortable position but it looks deceptively soft. In reality, Leading and Following in Ballroom Dancing very much a joint effort. Just like they said in Dirty Dancing: This is your space, and this is my space". This shape allows the man to guide the woman anywhere he likes, and allows the woman to sense the man's intentions and move effortlessly with him!

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6) 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.

"To be in LOVE is to surpass oneself."

       Oscar Wilde

7) 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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