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BEST BALLROOM DANCES TO LEARN FOR A WEDDING
We all know the Cupid Shuffle and Electric Slide. There’s no doubt they’re good standbys for weddings. However, having more moves in your dancing arsenal is a dramatic confident boost for when you’re being called to that wedding dance floor (no alcohol required). Whether you’re a bride, groom, parent or wedding guest, you might be surprised how easy it is to learn even the most complicated-looking dances you’ve seen on Dancing with the Stars. From slow to upbeat, these are the five ballroom dance styles we recommend learning before the nuptials – even if it’s just the basics of them!
The foxtrot is one of your standby slow dances, but we use “slow” loosely here. Think “Moon Dance” by Michael Bublè as a good companion to it. It’s mellow, but yet still upbeat. This one is fun because you really travel the floor, and it pairs well with your first dance, father/daughter dance, or any of the showcase dance s at a wedding. That also means it’s not your first choice for when the dance floor is full, or be ready to run into everyone and their brother.
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The push-pull is the first of our fast dances. It’s great to have this one under your belt for weddings as it goes with virtually any pop song. There’s a multitude of cool turns to learn, such as “the cuddle,” and it looks fabulous even with just the basic steps. Plus, it is so easy to learn! No matter what move you do, you always follow the same “rock step, march, march.” So, once you have the basics down, you’ll be clambering to learn more.
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Now here’s a classic. Think back to Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty and you can imagine the waltz. It’s romantic, graceful, and regal, not to mention easily the best style for a first dance. When alone on the floor, the waltz is all about gliding with broad sweeping movements. Then when the dance floor is full, you can stay within your box and still look completely elegant. The waltz is an absolute must for a wedding.
YouTube – https://youtu.be/n8PIcO4_S5Q
The rumba is another dance that can be used for fast or slow songs as long as there are four beats. In some ways opposite to the waltz, the rumba is more intimate with quick, small steps – and lots of hip action! It’s a beautiful first dance style, especially when mixed with the waltz, but you will use it most in the all-group dances. Remember, the rumba has a flair for the dramatic, so don’t forget those hand twirls!
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Last but not least we have the liveliest of our ballroom dances, the effervescent salsa. The salsa will comprise all of your high-energy wedding dance songs. Your movements are rapid and small, so you can easily work off that second piece of cake! It’s the most spirited of your dances, and also the one easy enough to teach to anyone who wants to join you. It’s definitely the dance most likely to get the party started!
YouTube – https://youtu.be/MtVTsesQLw4
Cover Photography by DeGroot Film Co.
This post was written by Samantha Szapor
Top 5 Most Romantic Suites In The Caribbean
The top 5 most Romantic Suites in the Caribbean
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Tips to Bring the Beach Home
Vacations may have been pushed back, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the beach right now. We’ve found four ways for you to get tropical at home without the sand and surf. Your house might not be the same as an all-inclusive resort, but don’t let that stop you from having a little fun during this unknown season.
1. Get crafty in the kitchen
Whether you were craving piña coladas on the beach or desperately wanted authentic tacos in Mexico, don’t get down on yourself. Those things might seem like they’re solely reserved for the beach, but who says you can’t whip them up in your own kitchen? Make use of all your bar supplies and become your own personal bartender. From mojitos to margaritas, there are plenty of delicious cocktails you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
• 2 cups orange juice
• 2 cups pineapple juice
• 1/2 cup lime juice
• 1/2 cup dark rum
• 1 cup grenadine
• 1/2 cup coconut rum
• 1/2 cup light rum
2. Channel your creative side
Time to get crafty! As you might be dreaming of white sands and crystal-clear waters, you can spice up your own with beach-inspired crafts. You might not be picking up your own seashells, but you can always make a seashell wind-chime to feel like you’re in a beachy oasis in your front yard. Or, channel your inner Van Gogh and paint a beach scene. The options are endless!
3. Keep your beach bod in tip top shape
25 Minute Beach Bodyweight Workout--No Equipment needed!
The beach was calling and you answered by hitting the gym every day. Maybe you were even looking forward to joining the sunrise yoga sessions your resort offered. Whatever the case may be, don’t let having to stay at home stop you from enjoying a good workout. Get a yoga mat or pair of weights and turn your living room into your home gym. No one said your beach bod has to suffer because your vacation has been put on hold for a little bit.
4. Make a beachy playlist or two
Really, this should be the first thing you do because a good playlist always comes in handy. It can inspire you to make the best margarita of your life, relax you as you work on your arts and crafts, or push you into doing that extra set of crunches. Or maybe you just need something to remind you of your last beach vacation. No matter what vacation mood you’re in, there is a playlist waiting to be made. (Or you can find a pre-made one if you want to be a beach bum about it.)
The beach might be out of reach, but these simple things to do at home will make it seem like you’re almost there. Soon enough, there will be sunny days ahead.
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Get Married for Free on Mars
Chapel of the Flowers announces free weddings on Mars for couples unable to get married on planet Earth.
LAS VEGAS, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Couples unable to wed on Earth now have an option to elope to Mars. For anyone who has gazed up at the stars and dreamt of having a wedding that eclipses a Big Bang Theory ceremony at Comi-con, or perhaps has fantasized about an actual Star Wars wedding in outer space, the option to say "I do" on the Red Planet is now about to come true.
Famous Las Vegas wedding venue Chapel of the Flowers has acquired two acres of land on the planet Mars. In an effort to provide unique weddings for couples unable to get married on earth in upcoming months, CEO Donne Kerestic had the brilliant idea of taking the destination wedding business to new heights and finalized the two-acre purchase on Mars on March 31, 2020.
The Married on Mars Wedding Package includes:
• 18 rose freeze-dried bouquet
• Matching freeze-dried boutonniere
• Space suit rental for the wedding couple with optional veil helmet
• 14 candid ceremony photo prints
• Breathtaking 30-minute post ceremony photo session on Mars
• Mars sand ceremony
• Dinner-for-two with Astronaut Cuisine
This Martian wedding package doesn't include: Transportation to and from planet Mars for the wedding couple, wedding service staff, and guests (estimated transportation costs $500K per person); fees for a Martian marriage license and marriage recording fees; minister fee, and gratuities for wedding staff.
Earthlings have been designing space-themed weddings for years, and it was only a matter of time until a company took these ideas and made them a reality. Chapel of the Flowers will begin discussions with an earth-based architect to design an otherworldly venue. The Chapel plans to keep the design top secret until it is ready to be unveiled but promises that it will be as spectacular as the destination itself. With the lack of building permits needed on Mars, it is anticipated that construction will begin within months.
In case it is too expensive to fly all your guests to Mars, the chapel will be offering a live broadcasting option that any couple is welcome to add on to their package. This will allow your friends and family who may not be able to make the journey, whether due to finances or distance, to still partake in seeing your ceremony live as it happens.
In celebration of the recent purchase of land on Mars, Chapel of the Flowers will be conducting FREE ceremonies on Mars once the venue is completed. The "Married on Mars Wedding Package" will be FREE for a limited time only.
This package is the perfect opportunity for any adventurous couple who desires an out-of-this-world ceremony.
Chapel of the Flowers added that they are hoping to secure Elon Musk or Sir Richard Branson to provide transportation and officiate at the inaugural wedding ceremonies.
(This "Get Married for Free on Mars" Wedding Package, an April Fool's joke, is intended to bring a bit of joy to human beings. The CEO of Chapel of the Flowers did indeed purchase two acres on Mars, yet doesn't have any firm plans to host weddings in outer space. Chapel of the Flowers is booking weddings at their one acre venue in Las Vegas and encourages couples to visit http://www.littlechapel.com to see photos of their elegant indoor chapels and outdoor gardens.)
For media inquiries please contact Chapel of the Flowers Marketing Manager Michelle Goldberg at 702-735-4331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.