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Wedding Ezine - The Online Magazine

Issue October / November, 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
First Dance Impressions!
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 movie weddings we have Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan from an American Wedding, Angela Bassett and Denzel Washington from Malcolm X, and Nia Vardalos with John Corbett from My Big Fat Greek Wedding.



2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

"An Early American Superstition"

People carry all sorts of superstitious tokens with them as they go down the aisle. Most of us are familiar with the something old, new, borrowed and blue tradition, but there are many others. One early American custom was for the bride to pin a small bag or sachet into the petticoat or crinoline of the skirt of her wedding dress. This little bag contained a small piece of bread, cloth, wood and a single one-dollar bill. The tradition goes that the bride was making sure that there would always be enough food, clothing, shelter and money for the wedding couple in the future.


3) Kim's Wedding Tips!

Kim Bosch van Drakenstein, Owner/Founder of First Dance Impressions & Social Dance Instructor I am in love with Blinc! This is the newest mascara on the market. It will not smudge! You can cry all you want and it will not smear. Being a dancer I have always had a problem with mascara running because of the sweat factor and am always checking the mirror to make sure that I have not metamorphosed into a raccoon. This problem is history. The only problem is that it is removed with water and pressure so you can't touch your lashes. Buy some on ebay to get the best price and see for yourself! It's great!


4) Kim's Wedding Dance Tip

"Let Your Dad pick out the song for the Daddy-Daughter Dance!"

Mr. Mandeville dancing with his daughter at her wedding
"I just wanted to say we did
awesome because of you!
Thanks again, Jen Duncan"



Bride's Father's often have a lot handed to them during the planning of the wedding, but once it starts they have to take a back seat to the new man in your life. It is fine to make suggestions as to which song you would like to dance to and he may be touched by your choices, but remember that your father might have a song in mind. Since it is his big moment at the wedding, you should let your dad have some say in the matter. So what if he wants old time Rock and Roll, the "Lion King" Song or an old Frank Sinatra tune from his youth, it doesn't matter. Let him pick the song. He will move better to music he knows well and likes, and will be much less nervous about dancing in front of the crowd. Look at my students smiling and laughing as Jen comes out of a spin her dad led. They did not have as many lessons together as the Bride and the Groom did but her dad felt great dancing to a song that he loved and could really get into!.





5) This issue's Featured Vendor

Click on the logo above to visit The Grey Horse Inn web site
or call (540) 253-7000 to speak with Innkeepers John and Ellen Hearty

Located in the heart of Hunt Country, The Plains, Virginia, The Grey Horse Inn is an exclusive bed and breakfast nestled between Middleburg and Warrenton, near Upperville, Marshall and Manassas. It is a beautiful spot for having a small wedding or for housing your guests if you are having a wedding in the Hunt Country Area. Their six guest rooms are luxuriously appointed with antique furniture from the ante-bellum era and sumptuous linens. It's a perfect place for a romantic holiday, a getaway weekend or a Honeymoon night. Each guest room has a king or queen size bed and a private bath. A gourmet breakfast and home-baked goodies are provided along with many unique amenities that will add a personal touch to your stay.


Mention that First Dance Impressions referred you and receive 10% off the price of your rooms and a free bottle of wine for all couples celebrating an anniversary!




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.

"Chains do not hold a marriage together.
It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads
which sew people together through the years.
That is what makes a marriage last."

Simone Signoret


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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