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It’s not my hobby and it's not my job, it’s my passion to create an event experience that will give you memories that will last a lifetime.  Partnering with local hotels, florists, photographers, bakeries, DJ’s, entertainer’s, and more, I will form a team of top professionals to manage every detail.  I can assist you with as much or as little as you choose to help you plan the event you’ve always dreamed of.  

I have over 18 years of hands on wedding and event planning experience and 30 years in the hospitality industry.

​I am  active within our local community supporting several local charities such as Cedar Haven Transitional House for Homeless Women without Children, Coordinating the Annual Empty Bowls Event for The Barnabas Center, The Military Appreciation Gala for Gratitude America and more. Whether it be designing a website for a non-profit organization or coordinating a fundraiser, I am volunteering wherever I can. As I have been extremely blessed, it is my privilege to give back to those in need.

I am my own Sales & Marketing Team, my own Web Designer and my own Accountant.  I wear many hats and I wouldn't change a thing. I am so grateful to have chosen a career that I absolutely love. To be a part of the most special day in a couple's life is so very rewarding.

As I am not always personally available at every event, I also have a team of very capable and trustworthy professional staff to serve my clients.​


MY EXPERIENCE


  • In 1999 I began working at the Amelia Island Plantation as their Food & Beverage Training Manager.  I transferred into the Wedding and Special Events Department as an assistant in 2000.  By the end of the year I was promoted to management, servicing events such as assisting with the Bausch and Lomb Tennis Tournament.  I left in 2008 just before the Omni bought AIP. 
  • Since 2000, I have designed and executed more than 800 wedding and events, from small family affairs to 700-guest Galas.
  • In 2007 I earned the title, Professional Wedding Consultant from the Association of Certified Professional Wedding Consultants.
  • In 2008 I took the position as Catering Sales Manager at The Golf Club of Amelia Island handling ALL events including the Concours D’ Elegance.  I started Coastal Engagements (now known as Lisa Presnell Productions as a side job offering special services to our clients at the Club.  
  • In 2009, I was was named the AIFBY Chamber of Commerce Customer Service Representative of the Year.​
  • In 2012 The Golf Club of Amelia was sold and I decided to venture out on my own. Thus Coastal Engagements was born!  In efforts to assist a friend and stressed out bride who's wedding officiant was ill and unable to perform the ceremony, I became an Ordained Minister through the Universal Life Church. That's when I fell in love with performing ceremonies and began offering Officiate Services and Elopement Packages
  • In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 My Company has been awarded WeddingWire's Couple's Choice Award. ​Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Awards recognizes my business as amongst the top 5% of wedding professionals nationwide.
  • I have currently written over 15 wedding related articles that have been published locally and nationally.

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Lisa Presnell Productions is an Amelia Island based Florida Beach Wedding and Event Planning company. We provide all-inclusive beach wedding, Elopement, Same Sex Marriage and Vow Renewal packages, wedding and event planning services, marriage proposals, parties, corporate events and destination management along the coast of Amelia Island, St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, Vilano, Cumberland Island, Jekyll Island, and St. Simons.