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Wedding Ezine - The Online Magazine

Issue December 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



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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 Celebrities are dancing into their new lives together. First we have Pierce Brosnan dancing in front of the castle with new bride Keely Shaye Smith. Next, we have Prince Joachim of Denmark waltzing with Alexandra Manley. Lastly, we have the first dance of Crown Prince Frederik with Crown Princess Mary. The First dance is no less magical for the rich and famous than it is for the rest of us!



2) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

"Why Is The Waltz The Traditional First Dance?"

Queen Victoria influenced politics, governments and fashion for over half a century. One could argue that her wedding was the blueprint for the "traditional" white wedding we are all familiar with today. Queen Victoria had had a very sheltered upbringing and when she became queen everyone was shocked at how forceful and daring she was. She adored the arts and music. One of her true passions was dancing. Back in the Victorian times dancing was considered quite riske and the fact that the young queen danced regularly was a testament to her strength of her character. However, dance she did, and she danced a waltz at her wedding reception with Prince Albert. Like the wearing of a white wedding gown (previous monarchs had traditionally married in silver or blue), having children in the wedding party and orange blossoms, the waltz has become the traditional dance for brides and grooms at their weddings. The floating dreamy quality of waltz music as well as the look of the dance lends itself to the "queen for a day" dream that we all have when we think of our perfect day. Even Disney has embraced the Romantic Royal Waltz idea and embedded it into our psyches. When we think of Cinderella floating around the floor to "Someday My Prince will come" with Prince Charming and when our daughters think of Belle dancing in "Beauty and the Beast", we all want to float around the floor like that with the man of our dreams. Thank you Queen Victoria!




3) Kim's Wedding Tips!

Kim Bosch van Drakenstein, Owner/Founder of First Dance Impressions & Social Dance Instructor Pack Up Early! Make a serious list of any and everything you can think of that you might need to have at your wedding, and then try to have everything going with you to the reception site ready and packed up a couple days ahead of time. I had to send my mom and aunt back to the house twice to get stuff we forgot in our hurry to get to the site. Luckily I lived very close to the Wedding / Reception site but most people do not. At the last wedding I attended, the ceremony started a half hour late because the groom had to go get the wedding rings out of his safety deposit box. If he had not invited staff from the bank to his wedding, I do not think he would have been able to get the rings at all before the ceremony!


4) Kim's Wedding Dance Tip "Laugh backward!"

Our students Tim and Rebecca dancing at their wedding.

Dancing is a lot of fun and people often laugh while they dance. There is a natural tendency when you laugh or are insecure to lean forward, drop your shoulders and bring your arms inward, melting into each other. In dancing, this can cause a world of problems, the most painful of which is that the woman will get stepped on. Leaning forward and allowing your arms to go slack or crunch inward will utterly destroy your frame. The frame is how you hold one another as in the photo of our students Tim and Rebecca. A firm frame is necessary in order to lead and follow; the woman's left arm on the man's right shoulder should maintain a consistent distance between their bodies and the man's right arm on the woman's back should keep her firmly in front of him. The hands you hold (woman's right in man's left) should push lightly into the other helping you stay straight and maintain the other contact points. When you laugh you want to keep your head up or throw it back and if anything push more firmly outward more keep the frame firm.





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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.

"You are my Husband, You are my Wife...

My Feet shall run because of you

My Eyes see because of you

My Feet dance because of you

My Mind thinks because of you

My Heart shall beat because of you

And I shall love because of you".


Eskimo Love Song


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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