Fea­ture Guest: Stage Right Lighting

As we’ve men­tioned before, we love talk­ing all things wed­dings with our cou­ples and giv­ing our best insight, but some­times we love to have a guest on our blog to share other insight on their spe­cialty in the wed­ding indus­try as well. Stage Right Light­ing has been to Lesner Inn more times than we can count, and the way they can bring a room to life is beyond us, so we wanted to give you a chance to learn a lit­tle more about what they do and how you can use them at our venue!


What is one of the most excit­ing up and com­ing trends in light­ing?
One of the most excit­ing light­ing trends are twin­kle lights right now! There are so many dif­fer­ent ways to incor­po­rate these into our couple’s spe­cial day! We have been using them behind fab­ric for back­drops and lots of cus­tom drap­ing looks. Waterfront-Greenery-Iceland-Wedding-Virginia-Beach (20)We have also cre­ated designs with these lights drip­ping down for a mag­i­cal starry night feel­ing! What is really awe­some is that they actu­ally twin­kle and sparkle all night, unlike Christ­mas lights!

Do you have any favorite light­ing projects that you’ve done at Lesner Inn?
One of our favorite designs that we have done, and have also been doing for wed­dings at the Lesner Inn, is the full ceil­ing cus­tom twin­kle lights & drap­ing in the main ball­room. The design really com­pli­ments the space and adds a gor­geous focal point! The first time we did it for Open House took our breath away!

Right: Dustin Lewis Images

Of all of the options you have to rent, what light­ing options do you wish all cou­ples had for their wed­ding?
We wish every cou­ple would get uplight­ing! Uplight­ing is one of our main com­pany sta­ples, it really can trans­form any space and cre­ate a beau­ti­ful ambiance! Through­out the night, we can also have dif­fer­ent looks for din­ner, toasts and spe­cial dances with just the uplight­ing. It really gives a wow fac­tor for all of the guests!

What types of rentals do you offer to your clients?
We offer cus­tom design pack­ages for each of our clients. We like to sit down or do a site sur­vey with our clients and really get a feel for the look that they are going for and then cre­ate a cus­tom pack­age for each cou­ple or client! Some of our main rentals include high end up lights, pin spots, dance floor or stage wash’s & cus­tom mono­grams. More design details include crys­tal chan­de­liers, cus­tom drap­ing & back­drops. Really fun, we have also been doing col­ored fab­ric for drap­ing! Adding a twin­kle light pop, a beaded crys­tal sparkle or even Edi­son bulbs or string lights to any cus­tom design have all been very pop­u­lar as Weddings-on-the-Water-Virginia-Lesner-Inn (5)well! Give us all the design ideas!

What is your favorite thing about work­ing in the wed­ding indus­try?
Our favorite thing about work­ing in the wed­ding indus­try is bring­ing our clients visions & designs to life! We typ­i­cally meet with our clients any­where from 6 months to 12 months before their big day. We love hear­ing their ideas and help­ing them cre­ate a cus­tom design that is per­fect just for them. We also help each and every cou­ple design dif­fer­ent looks through­out their night with uplight­ing, which is so unique & fun! When the big day arrives, see­ing the couple’s reac­tion to our designs is so reward­ing, there’s no greater feel­ing than a happy cou­ple on one of their most spe­cial days!


This is SO true! We love see­ing the cou­ples’ reac­tion when they first walk into the room and see every­thing come to life. The cou­ples’ vision is one of the most impor­tant aspects to a wed­ding and Stage Right Light­ing helps makes that vision a real­ity. We love work­ing with them all through­out the year, so if you loved what you read about today, reach out to them directly or con­tact us and ask how to get in touch with them!

Left: Chelsie Dar­ling Pho­tog­ra­phy



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