Connecticut Bride Magazine- Style Shoot Spring/Summer 2017

  In September of 2016 a group of FABULOUS vendors converged at the The Munger Barn at The Dudley Farm Museum, in Guilford CT  for a Western Wedding Themed Style Shoot for The Connecticut Bride Magazine! I was so honored to be planning and designing this super fun shoot, and was able to call on some of my favorite vendors to do so!  It is so important as a planner to have a fabulous pool of talented and amazing people to call upon for any Wedding or Event and this shoot was no different! So follow us on this journey

Categories: Black TIe, Chic, Connecticut Wedding, family, Farm Wedding, Favors & Design, Outdoor Wedding, Rustic, Style Shoot, Theme Wedding, Wedding Design, and Wedding Planning.

Your Perfect Ceremony

When I met for the very first time with Kelly and Justin their eyes lit up when they mentioned their Ceremony Location, Wickham Park, in Manchester, CT.   As we discussed the use of the English Garden and how the park itself presented a grand and stunning location we decided to add First Look and Family photos to this location, with the many gardens to choose from it was without a doubt the place to begin a day of celebration surrounded by family.  We also decided to keep the ceremony décor to a minimum.  The use of deep purple ribbon attached

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Your Summer Camp Wedding

A non traditional venue such as a Summer Camp can not only be the perfect place for your rustic chic wedding but also the perfect place to live out your childhood dream, marrying your first love. Erin and Chris met as children at the Silver Lake Conference Center during summer camp, they shared a first kiss and many life long friends, but it wasn’t until they were adults that they would re-connect and remember what is means to find your first love all over again. The venue provided one of kind rehearsal dinner location on the lake, a ceremony location

Categories: DIY Bride, Favors & Design, Outdoor Wedding, Rustic, Uncategorized, and Wedding Planning.

Why an Engagement Photo Session is So Important

Planning a wedding can be stressful. There are so many details to figure out in addition to going about your daily routine that you might think engagement photos will only add to your stress. However, we think that everyone should actually have an engagement shoot with the photographer they plan to use at their wedding, and here’s why! -Enjoy a fun day amidst your planning work Taking time out of your day to spend an hour or two with your fiancée and photographer in a enjoyable environment will have you forgetting everything except how much fun you’re having in the

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What Industry Professionals Say About Hiring A Wedding Planner

We are often asked how we can enhance your event experience, and one of the ways we do this is by bringing in the team that is best for your wedding.   To see how wedding planners can play a role not only in your experience, but the experience of everyone involved in your special day, we reached out to some of the best professionals in the industry to get their thoughts. Here is what they have to say about working with a wedding planner! ____ When we have a couple who has meticulous details, has little time for planning,

Categories: DIY Bride and Wedding Planning.

The Little Details Make the Difference!

Let’s face it: planning a wedding can be a lot of work, and it can be easy to lose sight of the finer details in exchange for a big-picture mindset.  While it is absolutely important to know what you want the end result to look like as a whole, at Creative Concepts by Lisa, we think it is equally as important to pay attention to the little details that will pull it all together.  Today, we are highlighting three major details that often get only a little attention, and ways you can highlight them at your event.   Favors –

Categories: Favors & Design and Wedding Planning.

The Outdoor Wedding, Rustic Chic or Not So Chic…

  Many brides and grooms these days are looking to bring elements of the outdoors into their weddings.  We like to use the term “rustic chic” to describe these weddings that incorporate things such as mason jars, burlap, and a barn-like feel.  In doing a “rustic chic”  or “country chic” wedding clients are looking for non – traditional venues, i.e. tents, barns, farms, camps, vineyards, etc.   Which leads us to think – what are some things to consider when deciding between a completely woodsy wedding versus a woodsy-feeling wedding?       1. Hiring the Best Vendors        For some

Categories: Chic, Outdoor Wedding, and Rustic.

JP Vs. Ordained Minister, what you need to know!

  Photo by http://www.happyhaha.com/ Many of my clients come to me to regarding their Wedding Ceremony and they very excitedly announce that “their cousin” or “their uncle” or their “college roommate” will be officiating over their wedding. It is certainly a trend to have somebody you know and love pronounce you “man and wife” on your wedding day.  However, it is very important to know the law in your particular state. In the State of CT it is very clear, if you are Ordained Online – you must be an actual practicing Ordained Minister for a wedding to recognized, in

Categories: Church Bells, Justice of the Peace, and Wedding Planning.

Should you select a holiday weekend for your wedding?

      2014 Fourth of July Wedding     When I first started in the Wedding Industry a Holiday Weekend Wedding as very rare, we didn’t have things like destination weddings, which require guests to take a long weekend. Perhaps the most we would see them would be with certain cultures/religions as they do have specific dates they seek for wedding dates, I have worked several Jewish Weddings where three day weekends work as they need to marry on a Sunday night and thus allowing their friends to not work the next day.  However times are changing and so

Categories: Holiday Wedding and Wedding Planning.

Wadsworth Mansion, and my DIY Bride!

Meet my Fabulous 2014 DIY Couple, Lisa and Greg. They were married in October of 2014 at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown CT. As their Month of Event Coordinator Lisa and Greg utilized my services to provide them with support in creating the final event timeline, the last minute event details, running the ceremony rehearsal at the rehearsal dinner, and of course being their on the day of their wedding to Set up and Break down all the fabulous DIY Projects, and run the ceremony and the day. Lisa and Greg were kind enough to review my services on WeddingWire

Categories: DIY Bride and Wedding Planning.