Featured: Charlotte Wedding Magazine's Bride+Groom

Featured: Charlotte Wedding Magazine's Bride+Groom

My article, Wedding dance lessons: boom or bust?, on the top 10 reasons why Charlotte brides and grooms should take wedding first dance lessons, was recently published on Charlotte Wedding magazine's Bride+Groom blog! Obviously, I think they are a boom, but check it out for yourself by clicking on the link above or the image below. Cheers!

5 Tips for Practicing Your Wedding First Dance

5 Tips for Practicing Your Wedding First Dance

Preparing for your first dance can be one of the most fun parts of the wedding planning process. During lessons, you get to spend uninterrupted time focusing on your partner, and during practice, you get to work through the challenges of learning something new together. It's not always easy to fit it in to your busy schedule, but practicing, when done intentionally and with a positive attitude, can result in major progress. 

Here are a few tips for practicing at home in between wedding dance lessons.

Five First Dance Songs for Laid-Back Outdoor Summer Weddings

Five First Dance Songs for Laid-Back Outdoor Summer Weddings

Hot and sultry summer weddings deserve first dance songs that fit the weather and the mood of summer love. The following are some of my favorite first dance songs for a laid-back summer wedding, preferably outside near a beautiful body of water.

Lauren & Stephen | Ritchie Valens First Dance Song

Lauren & Stephen | Ritchie Valens First Dance Song

"Practice makes permanence." Lauren, a former ice skater, spoke these words during our first wedding dance lesson last summer. I realized how very true these words are when applied both to learning how to dance and to the marriage that comes after the wedding.

The Importance of Talking with Your Wedding Photographer about Your First Dance

If you choose to take wedding dance lessons in preparation for your first dance, you will want to make sure your photographer captures each moment. Here are three tips to ensure your wedding photographer is ready to capture each dip, spin, twirl and lift during your wedding first dance.

First Dance Song Review: By The Way They Dance by Jump, Little Children

First Dance Song Review: By The Way They Dance by Jump, Little Children

You know those bands that you love at one point in your life and then completely forget ever existed 10 years later? Enter Jump, Little Children. I had almost forgotten about this band until I ran across their song, "By The Way They Dance."

Testimonial: Christen & Ben

Testimonial: Christen & Ben

Alex met with my husband and me for two lessons about a month before our wedding day. Going into the first lesson, I felt OK with our dance skills and didn’t think we would need much direction. I was almost right. Alex told us that we had the skills we needed for the dance we wanted but we just needed a little direction and practice.

Top 10 Benefits of Taking Wedding Dance Lessons

Worrying about what you are going to do during your first dance can add a layer of stress to an already stressful wedding planning process. Taking lessons allows you and your significant other to spend time connecting without distractions or to-do lists, and eases the tension surrounding the first dance on your wedding day.