Posted 11.05.2015 By Elizabeth

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When a couple is welcomed onto the dance floor for their “first dance” at a wedding reception, all eyes are on them for sure. We always recommend to the engaged couple that they take at least a few dance lessons prior to the wedding day. Lessons are available in a group or individually at most dance studios in the area. Dance lessons are a great diversion from the everyday task of wedding planning.

Need some suggestions for a “first dance” song? Here are some favorites:

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

In My Life- The Beatles

The Luckiest – Ben Folds

Forever – Ben Harper

Crazy Love- Van Morrison

At Last – Etta James

Got to Get You Into My Life- The Beatles

All I Want Is You – U2

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Like Crazy

Into The Mystic – Van Morrison

LOVE – Michael Buble

That’s How Strong My Love Is – Otis Redding

You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne

Dance Studios:

Towson Dance Studio 9486 Deereco Road in Timonium (410) 828-6116 

Arthur Murray Dance Center 6800 York Road in Baltimore (410) 417-6216

Beginning Ballroom 412 Evesham Avenue in Baltimore (410) 231-3262

Have Fun! 

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Looking for a little extra help with the food for your holiday parties? There is no shame in calling in the professionals. Here are some of our favorite catering sources for all kinds of social events. Be sure to call early before all the good ones are taken:

Classic Catering – Classic offers full service catering as well as their very popular “Classic-to-Go” pick up and delivery service. Their menu is many pages long, but just a heads-up that their Boneless Short Ribs are a sure winner with any gathering. Terri Young

Linwood’s– Not only do they offer full service catering directly to your home, but they also have a party room right at the restaurant. The restaurant is the “go to” place for special occasions, but if you want to party at home, call Tali We are loving their Lobster Tempura, Shrimp & Grits and Grilled Tenderloin Salad with Crispy Onions.

Sascha’s – Another wonderful source for delicious, creative party food. Available as drop off or full service catering. Everyone knows Sascha prepares amazing food. Just think how your guests will react when they see the custom Risotto Station — yeah, pretty cool. Reach out to Jane Pruitt

Rouge Catering – We love their variety of food and the convenience of picking up directly from their Hunt Valley commissary. Maybe you’re in the mood for a “comfort foods” party? Don’t miss the Bacon Deviled Eggs, Burger and Fry Slider, and Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles. Hungry yet? Emily Albert

Putting on the Ritz – Owner Bobby Mitchell prepares wonderful entrees and sides at a reasonable price. We especially love the friendly and hard working staff. Try some cold weather cocktail nibbles like Ritz Reubens, Petite Beef Wellingtons and Melted Brie Cups with Pears.

Cristi Barry Cuisine – The queen of house parties makes the most delicious crab dip we have ever tasted. She makes all the favorites like grilled tenderloin and tomato/mozzarella salad too. Be sure to get your order in early and don’t forget the homemade decadent chocolate cake.

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Recently, we started carrying a new retail line of wedding accessories and gifts at the office from our friends at Zoey & Finn. The items include hostess gifts, amazing candles, imprinted cocktail napkins and party décor. One of our very favorite items is the adorable purse pictured here. This totally custom clutch is personalized with the bride’s monogram on the front of the beaded bag, and when opened, a wonderful surprise of her wedding date. The purse comes in a fabulous choice of colors. It is of course meant to be carried on the wedding day, and also is a timeless accessory to use forever. To order, email Price $195.00. Allow 4 weeks from order date for your gift to arrive.

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