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What is A Gracious Event? More than your average wedding and event planner, A Gracious Event is an all-inclusive special occasion service, fulfilling all of your wedding and event needs, including design, planning, and orchestrating. Garden wedding guidance and destination weddings are my passions. I invite you to visit our unique wedding center where you can relax and seek inspiration in the bridal library, try on a beautiful selection of garden wedding gowns and attendant dresses by Dessy, and even browse an array of elegant invitations for the perfect introduction to your wedding experience. We will help you plan your dream wedding whether it’s around the corner or around the globe.

Why did you start A Gracious Event? After 30 years of hosting weddings at the Appel Inn, I realized that professional guidance should be available to all. Couples can benefit from guidance at every level – whether it’s coming in and brainstorming with me for an hour or having my team help with all of the details from beginning to end. We added the Sandals luxury Inclusive resorts to our services, as we believe that everyone should have an amazing honeymoon. Visiting Sandals, I was impressed by their amazing value, attention to detail, and their philanthropic philosophy. They were the perfect partner for A Gracious Event – also a fabulous destination for renewal of vows, family vacations and destination weddings.

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What does a wedding planner actually do? Whether it’s a consultation, full planning, or just day of coordination, we give couples the resources, knowledge, and help they need to plan their dream wedding. We can and will do anything and everything to make sure their time of engagement and their wedding day are enjoyable and stress ¬free. We make sure that the couple really feels like a VIP guest at their own wedding. We will help plan out their budget, find the perfect venue for them, help them take their vision to reality, orchestrate their day, take care of any problems and much, much more.

How does a wedding planner add to the budget? Wedding planners can actually save you money – and certainly save you time and stress. We have the experience to rapidly help guide you to the best professionals for your budget. The more experienced the planner, the more contacts and knowledge to turn your vision into a reality. Time after time you hear about someone who thought he or she could do it alone or with the help of a friend or family member. And then after the wedding you hear how the couple wished they had used a professional planner.


Do you support local charities? I believe very strongly in giving back. For years at The Appel Inn we have been supporting the YMCA and various other charities. With A Gracious Event we will be continuing that practice. Right now we have a fabulous search on for a couple getting married June 9th of this year in need of a day of coordination. The fee will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity.

What do you love most about the business? It’s hard to pick just one thing. I love to create amazing memories for the couple and their guests – it makes me happy to see the genuine smiles we helped put on their faces. It’s always great when I trip over a couple whose wedding I helped with 20 years ago and still see them happily married. I feel privileged to know that I got to be a part of making someone’s special day even better than imagined.

Is there education or certification available to event planners? Yes, I have attained Master Wedding Vendor accreditation through the Association of Bridal Consultants of which there are only 10 in the country, as well as Accredited Bridal Consultant. I am one of a very few members to have dual accreditation out of the 5000 members of ABC. I also require that my assistants be members of Association of Bridal Consultants and continually take part in continuing education. I believe their favorite parts are the Sandals Familiarization trips. I do not believe in representing anything I have not seen. Therefore, I have just finished visiting all 17 Sandals resorts and 4 islands so that I can offer the best guidance to my clients. I am Sandals Certified as well as one of the few in the Albany area that are certified Sandals Weddingmoon specialist.

Are you known for anything special? We have always been known for service at The Appel Inn and that is what we are taking to A Gracious Event.

What do you think is your greatest challenge with the business? The greatest challenge will be educating couples on how event planners really help keep the wedding planning a fun and enjoyable experience as well as keeping them on budget not adding to it. And no matter how great the plans are, the day of the wedding couples, family and friends should be enjoying and creating amazing memories letting a professional worry about the details and orchestration.

What do you want the community to know about you? Weddings and Events have been my full time passion for over 30 years, not a part time effort. We have experience, accreditation, and reputation. If you see our Sandals car out front please feel free to just stop in and see what we are about. Otherwise please call (518)608-4644 or email me at laurie@agraciousevent. com for an appointment to have undivided attention to chat about your visions for weddings, events, honeymoons or just fabulous Sandals & Beaches escapes.

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Master Rice owns Guilderland Martial Arts and holds a 5th degree Black Belt in Taekwondo. Master Rice is also a Math teacher at Guilderland High School. Guilderland Martial Arts offers classes starting at age 4 as well as an afterschool program and summer camps. For more information please call 690-1269.

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5. Then known as the Knowersville Enterprise, the first edition of the Altamont Enterprise was in _____________. a. 1884 b. 1902 c. 1925 d. 1947 6. The hamlet of Hamilton, now Guilderland, was the first village named after Alexander Hamilton who was ______________. a. United States President b. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court c. United States Senator d. Secretary of the Treasury

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Roman - ~2yr old, small, gentle, neutered male; VERY affectionate; favorite thing is to be held and have his head rubbed; Roman gets along w/ the other cats and loves to play, look out windows, and sleep w/ you at night. He is a very interactive cat an will make a great addition to your family! Call Laurie at 518-461-0251 or brightsky@nycap.rr com

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SAVE THE DATE! May 12, 2012 and May 13, 2012 - Guilderhaven, inc.’s Enormous Yard-Garage-Everything Sale! Saturday, May 12th 9am–3pm and Sunday, May 13 from 10am-2pm at 1097 Manas Drive in Rotterdam, NY (follow signs from Curry Road, near Mohonason School). Artwork, collectibles, jewelry (including Lia Sophia pieces), toys (Barbie, Bionicles, games, etc.), electronics (in working condition, i.e. CD player), movies and music, furniture, children’s clothing, adult clothing, Christmas items, & additional miscellaneous items in good condition. Everything is priced to sell. We will be also selling fresh baked goods! Please contact Sue at 861-6861 or guilderhaven@mac.com June 9, 2012 – Guilderhaven, inc.’s annual Bake, Book, BBQ sale! 10am – 2pm at the Altamont Orsini Park located on Main Street in Altamont. We will be selling books, fresh baked goods, plants, and toys. We will also be holding a BBQ starting at 11:30 am as long as we have good weather. Please contact Sue at 861-6861 or Georgia at 439-9264. We are in need of volunteers to help set up or take down for the day. Starting April 1, 2012, Liberteks, a Guilderland-based technology provider, will institute a new recycling program of CDs, DVDs, VCR tapes, computers, and other technology items, to benefit Guilderhaven, inc. Many thanks to Liberteks President, Larry Zimbler for instituting this program to help support our mission of helping the animal community! For more information, contact Larry Zimbler at 452-0550 x1, or visit www.liberteks.com, or contact Sue Green with Guilderhaven, inc. at 861-6861, or guilderhaven@mac.com.

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