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.

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.

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 Wedding Details – have fun! On the set of CT STYLE with Teresa Dufour and Ryan Krisafer!

Check out some of the fun we had recently during wedding week on CT STYLE on WTNH, Thursday, April 7, 2016! We created an amazing amount of wedding details to share on air – we hope you enjoy! Remember CCBL offers A La Carte Services and can help you create one of a kind looks for you wedding or party.  Place Cards It is important to remember you don’t always have to have a folded piece of paper for your place card! There are some many fun ways to stay true to your theme! From plexi glass, and wooden tree branches

Categories: Chic, DIY Bride, Favors & Design, Outdoor Wedding, Rustic, Shoreline Wedding, Theme Wedding, and Wedding Planning.

Your 4th of July Wedding, with a twist!

When planning a 4th of July wedding, Laura and Jeremy wanted to create a special day to remember! With guests coming from far and wide, this couple truly gave them all a one of kind experience with their rehearsal dinner, accommodations, and brunch at the famous Griswold Inn in Essex, CT.  Their Wedding Ceremony was surrounded by historic steam trains at the Essex Steam Train, and then it was ALL ABOARD with a 45 minute trip up the shoreline to Deep River for their tangerine and chevron inspired wedding at the Lace Factory! The end of the night was capped off

Categories: DIY Bride, Favors & Design, Holiday Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Rustic, Shoreline Wedding, Theme Wedding, and Wedding Planning.

Your Tent Wedding

When couples consider a tent wedding, it is often with the thought that it is in an inexpensive way to go. What they tend to forget is the time and effort that goes into such an undertaking, and how it is critical to have a planner/designer lead the charge on this special day! With an incredible relationship with Chase Canopy Company I wanted to highlight just a few of our favorite looks. From the more simple to the more ornate, your wedding dreams can come true right in your backyard, when you have the right team to make it happen!

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

Flashback Friday Wedding – The Heritage Hotel

With one more opportunity to share a Heritage Hotel and Conference Center Wedding we are now going back to 2015 with Erin and Kris! This couple also wanted to put their DIY Country Chic Touches on their wedding! With the Bride, Groom and several friends and family jumping in on this special day, you can see the many personal touches that were fabulous accents to the Heritage Hotel’s space. I’m also excited to point out that the Heritage added Banquet Chivary Chairs to their overall look, which is fabulous in this space! Again, if you are looking for a country

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

Throw Back Thursday Blog, A Heritage Hotel Wedding

Did you know that you can have a farm or country-chic wedding with all the comforts of a hotel? Where can you find this you ask? How about The Heritage Hotel and Conference Center in Southbury, CT! I adore this location and all the fun features it holds, which include a barn style event space, a hotel, and staycation facility! Lizz and Todd spent time truly following their sense of style by adding many DIY touches to their wedding to ensure that their country-chic theme came through! The Heritage Hotel’s farm-board walls and rustic beams in the ceiling made this venue

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