Since 1999, Lisa has planned and executed over 1,000 events and destination weddings that have taken place on sandy beaches, backyards, in barns, mansions, at zoos, in the woods, exotic wildlife conservations, in gardens, courtyards, ballrooms, on roof-tops, and even aboard boats.
Lisa is a professionally trained Wedding Consultant through ACPWC and is also an Ordained Minister, allowing her to perform wedding ceremonies as well. She has worked alongside award winning chefs to create the perfect menus, she has planned and executed Wine Pairing events with winemakers from all over the world. Lisa's extensive Food & Beverage background offers her the opportunity to share her expertise in these areas with her clients, setting her apart from others in her field.
Without giving her age away, "several" years ago, Lisa Presnell, Professional Wedding Planner and owner of Lisa Presnell Productions, coordinated her first wedding for a friend who planned to get married on her mother’s lawn.
Little did she know that just a few years later, she would leave her post as the Food and Beverage Training Manager at Amelia Island Plantation to assist in the execution of a wedding due to a colleagues family emergency, sparking a passion for designing beautiful and unique events. Since 1999, Lisa has planned and executed over 800 events and destination weddings that have taken place on sandy beaches, backyards, in barns, mansions, at zoos, exotic wildlife conservations, in gardens, courtyards, ballrooms, on roof-tops, and even aboard boats.
Prior to opening Lisa Presnell Productions, she organized Amelia Island weddings and social events for the prestigious resort, Amelia Island Plantation in addition to a private country club, the Golf Club of Amelia Island. Lisa also planned and managed conferences as an event planner assisting on high profile events such as Bausch & Lomb Tennis Tournament and Concours D’ Elegance.
In 2010, Lisa began Coastal Engagements, a side business as a wedding coordinator. She became highly regarded and quickly known locally, as the Fernandina Beach Wedding Planner or the Amelia Island wedding planner.
After leaving the “corporate world” and venturing into the "business owner world" in 2012. She recently changed the name of her company to encompass the variety of services that she offers. She is more than a wedding planner, she is a party planner, proposal planner, a seasoned meeting planner, experienced destination manager..... an all around expert event planner of all types.
For the past SEVEN consecutive years, Lisa Presnell Productions has been named one of the top wedding & event planning companies in Amelia Island in the WeddingWire network.
WeddingWire's Couple's Choice Awards recognizes us as amongst the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide for Excellence in Quality, Service, Responsiveness and Professionalism.
Lisa’s work has been described as “exceptional”, “creative”, and “detail oriented”. Her client’s say she is “calming”, “flexible” and “thoughtful” and "will do everything to make the planning process enjoyable". Lisa is Professionally Trained by the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants and offers over 18 years experience in the wedding and event planning industry.
Lisa is also active in community events while maintaining a full calendar of wedding, social and non-profit clients. Lisa Presnell Productions has been featured in numerous publications in print and online.
When not immersed in the world of event planning projects, Lisa enjoys broadening her skills by continuing her education online, manages her own website design and social media and marketing campaigns.
Lisa is happiest when she is working to create memories for others. It's her passion to bring a vision to life and family & friends together. From the most intimate elopement to the grandest affair, Lisa treats every event with the same devotion and she puts her heart into everything she touches.
She is the mom of an amazing young man and two fur babies including a mischievous calico cat and ridiculously adorable long hair chihuahua. Lisa loves to cook, loves to eat, loves to dance and although she doesn’t get to do it often enough, she enjoys camping, fishing, boating and traveling.
She likes everything from Tacos and Margaritas, Sushi and Saki, Burgers and Cold Beer, Dirty Martinis and Stinky Cheese, to Bonfires and S'mores. She loves spending time with friends & family. Lisa enjoys spa days and beach days. It doesn't matter if she is wearing a ballgown or pj's, she is easily adaptable and is just happy to live life to it's fullest. Lisa is a small town girl with a big heart, a social butterfly who can most likely tell you the local calendar of events like the best Happy Hour specials and where her favorite bands are playing at any given time.