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Issue September 16-30, 2002

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Celebrity Wedding Photos Wedding Traditions Wedding Tips
Poems, Prayers & Promises Bridal Themed"Wallpaper" Wedding Ezine Archive
Wedding Song Suggestion List Dance Lesson Information Bridal Vendor Special Offers
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1) 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.

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

The beautiful bride walking down an aisle generously strewn with rose petals is one of the most romantic of our ideal wedding images. It also lends the promise of spring to any wedding celebration no matter what time of year the nuptials are held. The petal trampling celebrities below are Anne Heche & Coley Laffoon, Charlie Sheen & Denise Richards and Christine Taylor & Ben Stiller.

3) Poems, Prayers & Promises

A romantic quote to elevate your mood or to help you find the right sentiment for your vows or ceremony.

"As we grow older together,
As we continue to change with age,
There is one thing that will never change...
I will always keep falling in love with you."

       Karen Clodfelder

4) Kim's Wedding Tips!

A Word Or Two About Throwing Rose Petals...

If you want rose petals, or any kind of petals, you should have them! Many places will not allow them indoors because they are "messy" and stain but there are ways around this. The best way from my point of view is to rent a runner the full length of the aisle and to assign several petal cleaners prior to the day. If the wedding site will not agree to this try with silk flower petals. In many cases only the throwers will be aware that they are not the real thing. If you do not have a single color for your wedding flowers I would also suggest that the petals be in several complimentary shades. This shows them off more and hides the inevitable browning that will occur especially with the very pale roses such as white and pink. I did not have a flower girl so I had my bride's maids throw a mix of colored rose petals as they danced down the hill. This gave me a sense of an aisle as I walked down the hill which would have otherwise felt like walking along a golf course; the colored petals really set off my gown. My bouquet by contrast was all white. Trust me it was wonderful! I also feel that it gave my outdoor wedding more romantic mood and really dressed up the site where we said our vows. (I bought the baskets on sale for two bucks each, spray painted them white and gave them to the florist to decorate and fill. The cost for that service was actually significantly less that the cost of individual bouquets for each of them.)
TIP #2: I was too much of a control freak to trust my luck with a flower girl. Children can add a sweet touch and if you want to include them be aware that the pictures will be fabulous but you have to be prepared for anything. If you want to have a very young child participate, have the mother walk down the aisle with her to help her throw the petals. Many children are afraid of large groups and may cry and refuse to go alone and perform as expected. Be sure a seat is left in the front row for mother and flower girl to sit down. Most services are way longer than a young child will be willing to stay put and stay quiet. If the child is old enough to be bribed, the best tip I heard was to tape a silver dollar to the place where the child was to stand and tell them is they were very good during the ceremony, that they could have the dollar. Good luck!

4A)Wedding Dance Tip Keep anything that gets thrown well clear of the dance floor. Petals, rice, bird seed or beads can become unbelievably slippery when you try to dance on them. You do not want to have a nasty fall on your wedding day especially when there will undoubtedly be plenty of shutterbugs there to capture the moment!

5) A Wedding Tradition Explained!

The familiar tradition of the little flower girl throwing rose petals to prepare the aisle for the bride goes back to the olden days when the bride walked to the church with her bridesmaids or "maids in waiting". A young girl always lead the procession, throwing flower petals along the lane, so the bride's path through life would be happy and full of flowers. In the Indian weddings, there is a tradition of the brother of the groom sprinkling flower petals over the heads of the happy couple following the wedding vows and at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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7) Special Events!

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