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.

Aimee and Steve

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: 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.

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.

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 Cultural Affair

When working with Mehreen and Jonathan, they wanted to celebrate both their families and their cultural upbringings. Mehreen, the bride, was born and raised by a Pakistani Family here in the United States, and Jonathan, the groom, was raised on Long Island, NY by a Jewish Family. They were able to provide an amazing weekend of events full of love, culture, music and food, and of course, the bringing together of two families.  Friday evening the families were treated to a traditional Pakistani Wedding Ceremony, and then the weekend continued on Sunday where Creative Concepts was lucky enough to be their planner

Categories: Cultural Wedding, Favors & Design, Justice of the Peace, Outdoor 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.