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

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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.

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.

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.

Your Farm Wedding

Dudley Farm in Guilford, CT is a hidden gem just minutes away from down town New Haven, CT! For a smaller wedding or rehearsal dinner space, this is an adorable barn wedding location! Cyn and Dana were September 2015 hands on brides – designing their invitations, their signage, and using farm cut flowers for their bouquets and centerpieces. We all worked together the night before the wedding to bring all the elements to life in order to create a day that truly spoke to their bohemian rustic style! It was important to the brides that they celebrate culture with music,

Categories: Chic, DIY Bride, Farm Wedding, Favors & Design, LGBT Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Rustic, and Shoreline Wedding.

The Non Traditional Wedding Venue

The Lace Factory in Deep River CT, has become a location that exemplifies the non-traditional wedding location! With its original wood flooring and steel cross beams in the ceiling, distressed brick walls, and rustic feel, the Lace Factory is ready to become anything you like! From Rustic Chic, to Elegant and Traditional to Contemporary and Current, the Lace Factory is a fabulous place to bring in an Event Planner/Designer to create your one of kind event! Courtney and Mike did just that, with fabulous billowing fabrics and tall lush centerpieces and Up Lighting to warm up and enhance the brick surfaces,

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

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.