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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Getting Your Dance Groove On!


 The First Dance...

Like so many aspects that are incorporated into a wedding, more specifically the "First Dance" has become a long lasting tradition.  The "First Dance," dates back centuries when a couple, typically of high social standing would signify the opening of a ball by performing the "First Dance."  Today, the first dance still signifies the beginning of festivities but is also an intimate moment between a couple, symbolizing the beginning of their new life together as husband and wife.

Dance in all its forms, from contemporary to modern, from jazz to hip-hop has become an important part of ceremonies, rituals, and celebrations across the globe and it has certainly left its mark in becoming the main element at a variety of celebrations including your typical wedding reception.  Here are some helpful tips for making your "First Dance," a huge success.

Choosing your Music
Choose a song that has special meaning for the both of you.  For example, the song that you both first danced to, or the song that was playing as you shared your first kiss.  If you don't have one then we suggest that you spend some time searching for one another.

Take Dance Lessons
Don't be afraid to splurge on private dance lessons or even go as far as to have something choreographed for your special day.  This adds character and personality to your wedding day making it a truly personalized affair.

Cut down on the Dance Time
If being in the spotlight is your biggest fear, arrange for the musicians to make an announcement 30 seconds into the song for all married couples or guests to join you on the dance floor.
Use Humor
Start off your dance with a classic sappy song then part-way through cut into an upbeat routine like hip-hop or salsa.

Practice
Prior to your wedding, set aside one night a week to go out as a couple and get your groove on at your favorite dance club.  After all, practice does make perfect!

Finally, have fun!  The "First Dance," is your dance, an opportunity to show the love and connection you have for one another so take it and make it your own!

Contributing Writer: Sarah Makua

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What products are you using for your eyes?

Eye Power!

Every bride knows that looking their best on their wedding day is priority number one. A good eye remedy can not only help maintain a brides youthful appearance, it can literally hold back the signs of time.  

First Class Weddings has tried nearly every eye cream under the sun over the last few decades yet these are the ones that currently warrant a "side-by-side" challenge.
$8.99
Let's take Vitamin E Oil 40,000 I.U. (or more) for example. The benefits of using this pure oil around the eye area before you go to bed provides concentrated skin healing and preservation. It also provides the skin with the necessary moisture and antioxidants necessary to intensely heal the skin. Vitamin E oil also goes beneath the skin surface (blocking free radicals), it aids in collagen production and gives skin it's elasticity, making it a wonder treatment for scars, brown spots, sleepy eyes and other troubled skin issues.
$190.00
Then we have Nutura Bisse Diamond Eye Cream. This is one of the most expensive eye creams available on the market today. It contains a high concentration of active ingredients to brighten, and lift the area around the eyes. It also claims to reduce the appearance of dark circles & puffiness, provides hydration, firmness and creates a natural barrier that renews the skin. Sounds too good to be true doesn't it? 

Let's Compare Ingredients. 
  1. Vitamin E oil contains only pure Vitamin E. 
  2. Nutura Bisse contains Artemia Selena Extract, Ursolic Acid, Lipoaminoacids, Epidermal Lipid Supplement with Amaranth, Mango and Shea butters, Botanical Gotu-Kola with Callendual & Horse Chestnut, Edelweiss Extract, White Water Lily Extract, and Light Interfering Pigments.
Applications: Softly pat around eye area (even over your lid) until nearly dissolved (even over the lips), the Vitamin E Oil is very thick and sticky whereas the Nutra Bisse is a white medium weight cream. Both of these products claim to have the results we all are looking for, yet if the Vitamin E Oil offers the same results (or better) at a fraction of the price then we want to know about it.

In order to find out the "truth" about these two eye therapy products First Class Weddings is putting them to the test. In the mean time, we would love to hear what you are using or what your personal experiences are with your eye products.  

Until then, follow us on www.twitter.com/FCWeddings to find out the results of our test.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The most luxurious Hawaiian Resorts!

The Top Hawaiian Resort - on 5 Islands

Oahu – Halekulani Resort
Surrounded by a city culturally rich and architecturally dramatic, overlooking the famous Waikiki beach, the Halekulani is recognized as one of the world’s most romantic wedding sites. Offering an oasis of seclusion and tranquility amongst the typical hustle and bustle of the Waikiki area here, couples can choose from a lush garden courtyard or a luxurious tropical lanai for their wedding location set in paradise. Enriching everyday life with its timeless elegance, the Halekulani offers an experience like no other. With world class cuisine and an endless commitment to excellence, the Halekulani remains faithful to ensuring a seamless occasion for both you and your guests. 
 
Kauai – Princeville Resort
With a level of sophistication and elegance unlike anything else found on Kauai, the Princeville Resort is undoubtedly a truly remarkable destination location. Engulfed in the fragrance of exotic flowers mixed with pure romance, the Princeville Resort sits gracefully on Pu’u Poa Ridge, terraced along the bluff facing the picturesque Hanalei Bay. Nestled amongst waterfall laced mountains with plantation-style wood furniture, original oil prints, and Juliet balconies luxury isn’t an indulgence, it’s a necessity. Offering a number of stunning outdoor settings for your wedding and reception, let your pleasantly sun-drenched days turn into soft candlelit nights as the Princeville Resort makes your wedding dreams a delightful reality with the attentive, friendly service that can only be found in Hawai’i.

Lanai – Four Seasons Resort Manele Bay
With tasteful Hawaiian themed d├ęcor, luxurious open spaces, fine dining, a world famous spa, and incredible views of the Pacific spilling onto white sandy beaches, the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay is a secluded piece of heaven. Here you can choose from a selection of eight elegant garden settings, including one with a koi pond, blushing lotus flowers, and gentle waterfalls washing over black lava rock. Ideal for smaller weddings, because of the remoteness of this location, with meticulous attention to detail and flawless customer service there will be no question as to why the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay is ranked amongst the best that Hawaii has to offer. Rest assured having your wedding in this unspoiled wonderland will create memories that will last a lifetime.

Maui – Four Seasons Resort Wailea
If it’s possible to improve on perfection, the Four Seasons Resort Maui is it. With distant views of Wailea Beach, tasteful architecture, low lighting, and fine art enhancing the lobby, the Four Seasons is as close to a Hawaiian palace as you can get, and can accommodate the most refined and sophisticated clientele. Offering three separate outdoor ceremony locations, this resort does only one wedding or event on any given day making you feel as though you are the prince and princess of paradise. Known for their world class cuisine and impeccable service offering all the amenities of home, the Four Seasons can accommodate any group for both their wedding and reception. Whether big or small the Four Seasons Resort Wailea has it all.

Big Island – Hilton Waikoloa Village
Set in the heart of Hawaii, the Hilton Waikoloa is known as a once in a lifetime island getaway you won’t soon forget. Located on the Kohala Coast, this extraordinary location offers what some might say is the definition of paradise with tropical gardens, rich wildlife and sun drenched beaches that make the days simply fade away. Here couples have a number of locations to choose from for both their ceremony and reception. From a beautiful oceanfront chapel to an elegant garden setting, choosing the perfect setting whether indoor or outdoor is as easy as saying, “I DO.” With award winning cuisine and an array of activities including an interactive dolphin program, make memories that will last a lifetime and let the Hilton Waikoloa be the place where you explore the true spirit of Aloha.

Article written by: Sarah Makua

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Deodorant News!

 
$17 at Neiman Marcus

Kiehl's has been around since 1851 so it's funny that First Class Weddings is just now going crazy after some of their products. Take this one for example. Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant Cream. It's supposed to be better than every brand currently on the shelf (even Mitchum, which we are a huge fan of). 

So...First Class Weddings is taking the Kiehl's challenge! We are following the directions in pursuit to find out if it "really works". We have some pretty strong smelling armpits around here (including my own) so watch for our follow up on this product and testimonials from the First Class Weddings team. If it works then it surely will be the "secret" little product that every "bride to be" has got to get.

If you are a fan of Kiehl's we would like to hear from you! Please email us your experiences and what you like best (or worst) about this product line at info@firstclassweddings.com

Real Product Reviews can be found at twitter.com/FCWeddings and facebook.com/firstclassweddings

Thursday, August 12, 2010

 First Class Weddings, Denver

Here we are, in Colorado and we are continuing our search for a Social Media Manager. If you think you have the necessary skills to join our team please feel free to email us your resume at info@firstclassweddings.com. This position is a home based job with benefits so don't miss your opportunity to apply today.

For more hot leads, follow us on twitter.com/FCWeddings

Thursday, August 5, 2010

First Class Weddings in L.A.

First Class Weddings L.A...

 First Class Weddings is checking out L.A. and looking to hire some great people.  What are we looking for? Talented, modern and edgy business type wanting to make their statement in the world.  Departments include: Sales, Writing, Social Networking and Web Management.

If you are looking for a change in career or in joining an amazing wedding company we invite you to send us your resume at info@firstclassweddings.com. Live applicants can be interviewed in L.A. till August 6th at 5pm or you may request to schedule a Skype interview (at the time you submit your app).

We look forward to meeting you!