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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Real Wedding Allison and Ryan May 2016

Kicking off the 2016 Wedding Season was Allison and Ryan! We started the day at the Ethan Allen Inn, moved to the Lover’s Leap Bridge in New Milford, and then off to the Fox Hill Inn in Brookfield for the Wedding Ceremony and Reception.  I loved working with this couple, as they gave me the honor of not only being their Justice of the Peace but also their Wedding Planner, which was super fun as they allowed their one of kind personalities to be reflected in their ceremony and party! I also adored the Bride’s Style, she looked amazing and

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Why to use a Travel Agent for your Honeymoon

We had the opportunity to sit down with Noël Zanvettor, Travel Consultant at Noël 4 Travel, LLC (an affiliate of The Travel Connection, LLC) to talk about utilizing a travel agent to book your honeymoon. Read below to see what she had to say! In March of 2016 I had the privilege to meet Noël for the first time. We started talking and I knew I had to ask her to share with my blog readers her advice for honeymoon planning so here we go… Why should you use a travel agent to book your honeymoon? Travel agents have connections at so many

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Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Wedding Insurance

  First of all, did you know such a thing even existed? Today you can not only get insurance on your wedding, but any type of event! The cost is truly nominal and there are great companies that you already know of and may work with for your home, auto, and business insurance that offer these packages as well! Wedding insurance can help you with a variety of potential complications- here are just a few:   Liability Insurance Liability insurance can be an optional coverage for property damage, or bodily injury, and personal injuries to third parties at the location of your event. Although it sounds

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My 5 Hottest Wedding Trends in Connecticut

  The wedding industry is constantly changing and it can appear hard to keep up. That’s why at Creative Concepts by Lisa, we explain to our clients that the best part of planning your wedding today is that there are no rules. Be yourself, celebrate your sense of style and have fun. Here are 5 of our favorite trends to share with you, that we were lucky enough to share with New Haven Register Lifestyle!   1. The First Look My biggest suggestion to all my clients today comes to the wedding photography, and is called the First Look! Gone are the

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Your Post-Destination Reception

The destination wedding has become a popular option for couples looking for the exotic, but as Danielle and Angelo realized, their family and friends that can’t attend truly want a chance to celebrate by your side! This event for Danielle and Angelo was a 5 hour cocktail celebration at Lounsbury House in Ridgefield, CT. The mansion is a perfect location for a cocktail party – with a grand staircase, oversized farmers porch, and stunning wood work throughout, we created a classic event for all to share! Photography Captured by Angela Maria Photography.               Event

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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.

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.

Throw Back Thursday Blog – A Wadsworth Mansion Wedding!

In anticipation of the upcoming Wadsworth Wedding Bridal Show, today we are featuring a Throw Back Thursday Blog, a Style Shoot Wadsworth Wedding! This elegant shoot was inspired by the Great Gatsby vibe so evident at the mansion. With a fabulous team to bring together the day, we focused on the bling on the table linens and accent pieces, with gold and light pink pops. A Bride adorned in golden accents and a jeweled bouquet brought together the total package! Creating the soft and elegant look was a pleasure. If you are looking for a fabulous team to create your wedding

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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.