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.

Real Wedding: Dana and Brennan June 2016

  All Creative Concepts by Lisa Clients are special and we are so honored to be a part of their wedding day! However, there is something so incredibly special about working with Military Couples and their families, they have tradition, they have commitment of love to friends and family, and they have an incredible ability to trust, they bring together a team of people to do their jobs and they trust their team. Dana and Brennan were extraordinary from the beginning, coming to me with concerns and questions, and trusting me and the process to take them on a special

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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.