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.

The Halloween wedding of Mother Nature and the Wolfman October 2013

It is a rare day when a wedding allows you to go so outside the box that it creates not just a wedding, but an event that no one will ever forget. It is one of the reasons why once a year I am so proud to flashback to October 2013. The extraordinary design of this event allowed me to use my theatrical background to create the wedding of my clients’ dreams. To me, they will forever be known as Mother Nature and the Wolfman. Enjoy this Halloween wedding flashback! -Lisa                      

Categories: Connecticut Wedding, Farm Wedding, Holiday Wedding, Outdoor Wedding, Theme Wedding, Uncategorized, Wedding Design, and Wedding Planning.

Creative Concepts by Lisa Turns 8!

  On October 14, 2016 Creative Concepts by Lisa turned 8 years old.  We are so proud of all the hard work of our team over the past 8 years, and thrilled to have worked with so many amazing clients. We have met so many talented event professionals, and traveled all over new England helping to create lasting memories, here are just a very few of our favorite moments, enjoy! -Lisa 8. Creating some of the happiest times in our clients lives           7. Watching local pastry chefs creating amazing and delicious art through Cakes and Cupcakes

Categories: bar mitzvah, 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.

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.