Love Runs Through Boston
Locally owned boutique wedding planning firm, Gracie Lou Events announced that they have partnered up with some of Boston's premier wedding vendors to donate an all expenses paid wedding to a deserving couple that was affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy. According to Gracie Lou Events Owners Adrienne Duys Mendonca and Elizabeth Dunderdale, "It is our hope that spreading love during this time of healing, we can strengthen the camaraderie that ties our great city together."
An all expenses paid wedding, valued at over $40,000 will be awarded to one lucky couple to be chosen later this year. Official entry forms can be found on the Gracie Lou Events website. Entries will be accepted until January 20th, 2014.
Gracie Lou Events has assembled an all-star team to provide vendor services for this event. The Hotel Commonwealth, a luxury Boston Back Bay boutique hotel near Fenway Park has graciously donated the use of their luxurious ballroom for this event including their creative culinary artistry and exemplary service. Additional contributions come from: Nicole Chan Photography, Promessa Films, Persona Jewelry, Bella Bridesmaids, Rentals Unlimited, Dj Raffi music production, Megan Chapin Calligraphy, Mimosa Fresh Floral Design, Demiche Beaute, and Cookie Creatives by Jennifer.
We are still looking for donations of a bridal gown, tuxedo rental, invitation suite and wedding day transportation. Interested parties should contact Gracie Lou Events Owner and Lead Event Planner, Adrienne Duys Mendonca at 617-365-6438.
About Gracie Lou Events
Gracie Lou Events is a fresh, contemporary, boutique event planning and consulting firm that was born out of Elizabeth & Adrienne's love of organization, personalization and all things beautiful. The two share a fierce passion for all stages of the event planning process - from event design and conceptualization through watching a great event unfold.
Our thoughts are with the victims, families and friends of victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013. Click here for more info and how to donate.
AT&T has set up a text to donate line to support The One Fund. Customers who want to support The One Fund can text BOSTON to 80108 to give $10 (standard message and data rates may apply).
Helping Children Cope in Unsettling Times
Current world events are very unsettling. The war, economic difficulties, and the nation's heightened state of alert can cause justifiable anxiety. The uncertainty of terrorist warnings can be especially unnerving. Children may be confused or fearful that they or their loved ones are at risk. Adults need to help children feel safe, even if they themselves feel vulnerable. Parents and teachers can help children understand what is happening factually, how events do or do not impact their lives, and how to cope with their reactions.
Schools and parents need to assess what level of support children in their care need, but following suggestions may help children cope.
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