Wed­ding High­lights: Becca & Billy 12.2.2017

Becca & Billy tied the knot on Decem­ber 2, 2017 on Lesner Inn’s famous Sun­set Deck, while over­look­ing the Lynnhaven River. They were a DREAM cou­ple! We loved get­ting to know them dur­ing the plan­ning process & espe­cially loved how per­fect for each other they are. Not only were they so sweet, but the love from their friends & fam­ily sur­round­ing them was so evi­dent through­out the entire cel­e­bra­tion as well. We know you’ll smile as big as we did while read­ing Becca & Billy’s responses about their Lesner Inn wed­ding!

Waterfront-Wedding-Ceremony-Lesner-Inn-Virginia-Beach-Stellar-Exposures-Photography.jpgHow & when did you meet?

We met dur­ing grad school at Stony Brook Uni­ver­sity about 5 12 years ago now. He was in PT school, and I was in PA school but we had an over­lap­ping anatomy class the first sum­mer of school and started hang­ing out and the rest is his­tory!

We love a good story! How did you get engaged? (This is so thought­ful & well planned, great job Billy!)

We had a week­end planned to stay out in the east­ern part of Long Island near the winer­ies (we had done the same thing the year prior as it’s one of our favorite places), but this year he drove us back through Stony Brook (which is on the way) where we first met and pro­posed on the beach out­side of his old house where we used to spend a lot of time together. Then, he sur­prised me by hav­ing my par­ents come into town from Vir­ginia Beach, so we spent the week­end with both of our fam­i­lies cel­e­brat­ing our engage­ment!

Why did you pick Lesner Inn for your venue?

My cousins got mar­ried at the Lesner Inn about 7 years ago, and I fell in love with the venue at their wed­ding. After we got engaged, I knew that I wanted to get mar­ried there as well. I’m a huge beach/​water lover and the set­ting and view that the Lesner Inn offers is just incred­i­ble! One of my favorite parts of the venue is that you can have your cer­e­mony out­side on the water, and then walk inside for the recep­tion rather than hav­ing your guests have to travel!

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What out­side ven­dors did you use & why did you choose them?

I LOVED all of our ven­dors! We used a lot of the Lesner Inn pre­ferred ven­dors who I was extremely happy with but then our DJ, Tay­lor Hay­cox and video­g­ra­pher, DSP, were out­side ven­dors. Tay­lor was actu­ally rec­om­mended to us by our cousin’s friend, and I am so grate­ful for that because he was absolutely per­fect and all of our guests were rav­ing about him after. We found our video­g­ra­pher on Wed­ding­Wire, and his reviews were all great as well as his pric­ing. He did an amaz­ing job and again we are so pleased with how it all turned out.

Virginia-Beach-Winter-Budget-Wedding-Lesner-Inn-Greenery-Bouquet-Stellar-Exposures-Photography.jpgWhat was your vision for your wed­ding day & did it change through­out the process? If so, how?

Billy and I both wanted our wed­ding day to be fairly sim­ple. I wanted the color scheme and decor to be very neu­tral with lots of white flow­ers and green­ery. We went with a dusty blue for the brides­maid dresses which I thought went well with hav­ing our wed­ding in Decem­ber. It also fit into the water­front venue vibe. We pretty much stayed with our vision the entire time with only a few minor changes as we got fur­ther into plan­ning. The nice thing about the Lesner Inn (par­tic­u­larly the Sun­set Deck) is that the scenery is already so nat­u­rally pretty that we didn’t worry about doing much else for our decor. Look­ing back on the pho­tos, we are so happy with how it all turned out!

We always love dif­fer­ent dessert bars. What made you choose to do a donut bar?

Billy was actu­ally the mas­ter­mind behind the donut bar! He loves donuts and wanted to do some­thing dif­fer­ent for our desserts! We still had the tra­di­tional cake, but I think all of our guests loved the donuts the most!





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How did you pick your first dance song & why did you pick it?

We both love Ed Sheeran (espe­cially me) and the first time we heard Per­fect together we knew that we wanted to do that for our song. We really didn’t even debate about any other songs because we felt that one describes us so well and the music is so beau­ti­ful.

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Are there any funny or silly moments from your wed­ding day or the plan­ning process that stand out to you?

I remem­ber at the end of the night walk­ing through the sparklers and it dawn­ing on me how flam­ma­ble my hair was after all of the hair spray, and then Billy went to dip me and acci­den­tally almost dropped me back­wards into the flames. Luck­ily we recov­ered well and my hair didn’t catch on fire haha.

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What advice do you have for other cou­ples plan­ning their wed­ding?

I would say to just keep things sim­ple, go with your gut and don’t stress over the small details! The day goes by so quickly and you really have to soak in every moment because it’s gone in a sec­ond!

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We are SO glad that Becca’s hair didn’t catch on fire haha, that def­i­nitely would have been a first! Becca & Billy really did give the best advice for other cou­ples to take in. Try­ing not to stress is much eas­ier said than done for the biggest day of your life, but the details that seem so big dur­ing the plan­ning process won’t be the things that you really cher­ish after it’s all said & done. So, try not to worry, take in every sec­ond, & enjoy your big day!

If you are inter­ested in hav­ing a wed­ding like Becca & Billy’s at Lesner Inn, con­tact us at This email address is being pro­tected from spam­bots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give us a call at 7574811122.

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