Creative Concepts by Lisa Turns 8!

  On October 14, 2016 Creative Concepts by Lisa turned 8 years old.  We are so proud of all the hard work of our team over the past 8 years, and thrilled to have worked with so many amazing clients. We have met so many talented event professionals, and traveled all over new England helping to create lasting memories, here are just a very few of our favorite moments, enjoy! -Lisa 8. Creating some of the happiest times in our clients lives           7. Watching local pastry chefs creating amazing and delicious art through Cakes and Cupcakes

Categories: bar mitzvah, Wedding Design, and Wedding Planning.

Real Wedding of Aimee and Steve September 2016

It was a true pleasure working with Aimee and Steve on their September 2016 wedding. We started the process by discussing their sense of style and desire to have a day that their friends and family would truly enjoy. We created a five hour cocktail reception by starting with the creation of a special menu featuring new food and food stations every hour of the reception. No sit down dinner, a true cocktail party. With over 200 guests surrounding them this couple allowed Creative Concepts by Lisa the ability to to take their sense of style from beginning to end,

Categories: Chic, Church Bells, Connecticut Wedding, Favors & Design, Justice of the Peace, Shoreline Wedding, Wedding Design, and Wedding Planning.

Real Shoreline Wedding: Val and Dom August 2016

This real life shoreline wedding took place at the Madison Beach Hotel in August 2016. The Bride and Groom are a fun and fabulous couple who celebrate life every chance they can. I loved helping them to create the design and decor that fit their personalities. The use of fuchsia, cobalt blue, vibrant yellow and fun beach accents help to create a one-of-a-kind day that highlighted their sense of style in every way.  This wedding truly represented the couple: who they are, what they love, and how they love. Enjoy! Lisa                  

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Fundraising Event- Regional Hospice Monte Carlo Night June 2016

We were beyond proud to assist the Regional Hospice and Home Care of Danbury CT with their 2016 Monte Carlo Night Gala! With a wonderful Management Team and Highly Committed Volunteer and Design staff we were able to assist the planning and execution of this amazing night. From hanging all the amazing signs and banners created by Typographic Services, to being the event manager on behalf of the Hospice team CCBL really reached amazing heights in helping to execute this special night.  The timing of this event had an incredible amount of moving parts, entertainment, open dinner seating, auction, casino,

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Real Shoreline Wedding: Mary-Beth and Jeff June 2016

  One of my favorite hidden gems in Connecticut is the Owenego in Branford.  With a rustic shoreline feel, this family owned and operated venue is a true summer wedding find, a perfect home is waiting for you at the “O”. The gorgeous views of the Thimble Islands, the rustic wood bar, and ceiling beams, and fantastic lawn for your ceremony, is one of a kind! There are also on-site sleeping quarters where you enjoy a breeze right off the Long Island Sound. Thank you to Stilwell Photography for sharing these stunning pictures, and a congratulations to Mary-Beth and Jeff on an amazing wedding surrounded by

Categories: Connecticut Wedding, DIY Bride, Favors & Design, Justice of the Peace, Outdoor Wedding, Rustic, Shoreline Wedding, Uncategorized, Wedding Design, and Wedding Planning.

Thank you for making us a winner of the 2016 New Haven Living Readers Poll!

On behalf of myself and my entire CCBL Team we wish to thank our friends and fans for voting for us in the 2016 NEW HAVEN LIVING POLL.  We are honored to be awarded best of Event Planning and Best of Wedding Planning and we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you to all the fabulous clients and photographers for making this blog possible! ENJOY! Lisa 🙂                               We would like to thank the following photographers: Eric Foley Photography, Angela Maria Photography, Vicki + Erik

Categories: bar mitzvah, Beach Wedding, Black TIe, Black Tie Wedding, Chic, Connecticut Wedding, Cultural Wedding, DIY Bride, Farm Wedding, Favors & Design, Holiday Wedding, Justice of the Peace, LGBT Wedding, Mansion Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Rustic, Shoreline Wedding, State Park Wedding, Tent Wedding, Theme Wedding, Uncategorized, Wedding Design, and Wedding Planning.

Real Wedding: Dana and Brennan June 2016

  All Creative Concepts by Lisa Clients are special and we are so honored to be a part of their wedding day! However, there is something so incredibly special about working with Military Couples and their families, they have tradition, they have commitment of love to friends and family, and they have an incredible ability to trust, they bring together a team of people to do their jobs and they trust their team. Dana and Brennan were extraordinary from the beginning, coming to me with concerns and questions, and trusting me and the process to take them on a special

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Flashback Friday the Wedding of Nikki and Peter

When I first met Nikki and Peter, I was taken by their team-work attitude.  They had an amazing way of planning their event together, and Peter’s admiration and love for Nikki was beyond evident.  He complimented her, her hard work, and her ability to bring in family from over-seas. They had a very interesting pre and post wedding as Nikki’s family were long term house guests while they finalized and executed their plans. They also understood and even enabled my Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee Addiction! I wanted to share this flashback as it has been two years since this special day

Categories: Connecticut Wedding, family, Favors & Design, Outdoor Wedding, Rustic, Shoreline Wedding, Wedding Design, and Wedding Planning.

Flash Back Friday – Sam’s Bar Mitzvah

We congratulate Sam for his May 2016 Bar Mitzvah! We had a blast helping to make his “Oscar” worthy dreams come true, from creating Signage, and Place Cards, and the Young Adult Centerpieces, and more we loved his Red, Gold and Black Color Scheme and truly helping to make the day SAM’S!  Our favorite creation was Sam’s one of a kind Candle Lighting, adding his personal touch to help us create a memorable and different moment was truly awesome! Another element we loved and appreciated was the parents desire to make this a KID FRIENDLY EVENT, it was a luncheon

Categories: bar mitzvah and family.

Celebrate your July 4th, Summer BBQ!

We recently had a blast with Stephanie Simoni on WTNH Weekend News discussing last minute 4th of July Party Ideas, but know you can take these ideas and put them to use for your summer BBQ so we wanted to share! When doing a 4th of July celebration, any any summer BBQ, consider your food presentation, and how that may change if you are inside or outside… The party trends today are simple when it comes to food, miniature versions of your favorite foods are a huge hit! So instead of Hamburgers and Hotdogs, sliders and mini hot dogs, or

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