Shoreline Charm: Felicia and Gerard

This September 2016 shoreline wedding for Felicia and Gerard at one of our favorite New England locations; The Owenego Inn beach and tennis club in Branford, Connecticut. When looking for a location that is 100% family owned showcasing nothing but shoreline charm, this is the place to be. Felicia and Gerard are a couple that gives back; Felicia being a nurse and Gerard being a member of our Armed Forces, this couple spend their days giving back to community. And at the wedding it was obvious that their friends and family love and support them for all that they do

Categories: Beach Wedding, Chic, Connecticut Wedding, DIY Bride, Justice of the Peace, Outdoor Wedding, Shoreline Wedding, Uncategorized, Wedding Design, and Wedding Planning.

Real Wedding- CT Shoreline August 2016, Marnie and Steve

Marnie and Steve came to me to be their Justice of the Peace, and in minutes we were laughing and planning the big day. I am beyond thrilled to say I became part of the team as their planner/designer and as their Justice of the Peace.  I can honestly say we had a blast working together, so much laughter at our meetings and trust in the planning process. I was able to provide the couple with all the elements they desired to create their vision, which was incredibly important to them both (and to me too)! From their perfect beach

Categories: Beach Wedding, Chic, Connecticut Wedding, DIY Bride, family, Favors & Design, Justice of the Peace, 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.

Why to Hire a Wedding Planner – straight from a 2016 Bride

As a wedding and event planner I am often asked- “Why should I hire you, my venue has a planner!” or “Why should I hire you I am great at DIY projects and plan great parties all the time.”  I have my opinion on this subject but I thought I would share with you some thoughts from a current client. We are in the process of planning her 2016 September Wedding and here is what she had to say about working with a planner/designer. I am a 2016 bride-to-be and the best decision I have made is hiring a wedding planner/designer. I wanted to

Categories: Beach Wedding, Black Tie Wedding, Chic, Connecticut Wedding, DIY Bride, Favors & Design, Justice of the Peace, Wedding Design, and Wedding Planning.

Your Shoreline Wedding

The quintessential shoreline photo is at the Madison Beach hotel on West Wharf Rock.  Overlooking Long Island Sound this little patch of heaven is the crown jewel of the Wedding experience at the Madison Beach Hotel! Lauren and Billy enjoyed their shoreline reception in July 2015 where they had a golden day at the Hotel. Complete with gold charger plates, napkin rings, golden bling, gold dusted roses and of course a golden candy bar! Gold was the color of the day, with only one exception, the passion filled pink shoes the ladies slipped into! Love was in the air at

Categories: Beach Wedding, DIY Bride, Favors & Design, Shoreline Wedding, and Wedding Planning.