May I Have This Dance?
Some Advice For Your First Dance As A Married Couple, From Daniella & Pasha From "Dancing With The Stars"
"Dancing With The Stars" pros- and real life married couple- Daniella Karagach and Pasha Pashkov- grace the cover and main feature of the 2021 "Sophisticated Weddings". And- if you're like us- you're watching them each week dancing with Iman Shumpert- formerly of the New York Knicks- and "Bling Empire" star Christine Chiu respectively on DWTS's Season 30.
Daniella & Pasha's '21 feature is titled "Ain't Love GRANDE". Within the feature's Q&A we asked the dancing duo- and WeddingDance.School founders- if they had any advice for couples for their own first dance at their wedding. Here's what they said:
Pasha: Definitely try dancing in your [wedding] shoes at some point before the wedding day. You don’t want to slip around the floor like Chandler did during his first dance on “Friends”!
Daniella: We definitely recommend finding a similar silhouette skirt for the ladies so they can practice in something close to their style [wedding] dress. When walking in a dress always kick it a bit in front of yourself when you walk. It will help you stay off your dress.
Pasha: Start prepping in advance to reduce the stress, don’t leave it to the last minute. We suggest starting two to three months in advance. Edit your song so it’s three minutes tops, longer than that will feel like an eternity. Most importantly, have fun with the entire process. Light some candles, put your favorite tunes and treat each practice as a little date.
venue: The Château Grande Hotel
photography: Chris L. for Brett Matthews Gallery
dress: Pnina Tornai for Kleinfeld
tuxedo: Alton Lane
band: 45 Riots
cake: Vincenzo Salvatore Cakes
hair & makeup: BridalGal
backdrop: A Touch Of Elegance Floral & Event Design