Happy Father’s Day

At the Lesner Inn we watch many a bride take the trip down the aisle accom­pa­nied by none other than her father. So on this spe­cial day, we want to make a shout-​out to the man in our lives who has always been there and always will be. Watch­ing your daugh­ter grow into a woman and build a life of her own might be dif­fi­cult at times, but hey– you wouldn’t have raised her any other way. On this spe­cial day in a woman’s life, you (dad) have a huge role to play. Be there for her, tell her she’s beau­ti­ful, and get her down that aisle. She might be start­ing a new life with a new man, but you’ll always be her rock. Thank Dads for all that you do– we couldn’t make it with­out you!

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Fri­day the 13th: Top 5 Wed­ding Super­sti­tions

Some would say that today is full of back luck and super­sti­tion, but here at the Lesner Inn all we can see is blue skies and gor­geous wed­dings. To set­tle your nerves, we’ve picked the top 5 wed­ding super­sti­tions to put their ori­gins to rest.

5. Wear­ing a Veil

Nowa­days, not all Brides choose to wear a veil, but for those who do… it comes from Roman tra­di­tion. It was thought that by wear­ing a veil, the bride would be guarded from evil spirits.

4. Cry­ing on your Wed­ding Day

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6 Gifts for Your Girls

Let’s face it ladies, your big day would be noth­ing with­out your girls beside you. Brides­maids do so much to help a bride pre­pare for their wed­ding day. They help you pick out the dress, plan all of your wed­ding show­ers, your bach­e­lorette party, and keep you sane on the big day. So when it comes time to say ‘thank you’ for all that they’ve done, you want to pick the per­fect gift. We’ve selected our top 6 ‘thank yous’ for those spe­cial ladies in your life.

1. Wed­ding Jewelry

By the time your wed­ding day arrives, your brides­maids will have already spent a lot of money on your occa­sion. Part of that expense is spent on coor­di­nat­ing looks for your girls on the big day. To save them some money and say thank you, gift­ing the wed­ding jew­elry can be very thought­ful. Sites like etsy​.com have tons of shops where you can pur­chase match­ing, per­son­al­ized jew­elry for each girl.

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Happy National Dough­nut Day!

In honor of National Dough­nut Day we want to cel­e­brate the non­tra­di­tional Dough­nut Cake! Although most cou­ples tend to choose a tra­di­tional wed­ding cake, a dough­nut cake may be a fun way to get cre­ative and save some dough (haha)! The cake can be com­prised of as many dough­nuts as you would need for your guest count or more if you have some sweet tooths in the crowd. They’re also great for wed­dings with a lot of chil­dren or picky eaters. You may choose to have one pre-​assembled, but it may not be a bad idea to have the grooms­men put it together– it’ll keep them out of your hair and busy until they are needed!

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Now Trend­ing: Groom’s Cakes!

Here at Lesner Inn we most often meet with Brides to make all of their wed­ding dreams come true. They make most of the deci­sions and then gar­ner most of the atten­tion on the big day. But what about the Groom? While he may get the ball rolling with an extrav­a­gant pro­posal, most mis­ters are just along for the ride in the wed­ding plan­ning process.

To com­bat this though, many of our Brides have found the per­fect way to give a lit­tle of that atten­tion back to the man with a Groom’s Cake! This cake is sep­a­rate from the tra­di­tional Wed­ding Cake, and cre­ates the per­fect oppor­tu­nity to show off what the Groom loves (besides the Bride of course!). Our favorite ideas can be seen below:

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Lyndy and Kenny’s Spe­cial Day!

We are so thrilled to share this beau­ti­ful video by The Girl Tyler! Lyndy and Kenny were mar­ried inside our Lesner Hall and Sun Deck space on a gor­geous Feb­ru­ary day. We love how The Girl Tyler cap­tured our venue, as well as the hap­pi­ness that the day was filled with. It was our plea­sure to work with so many of Hamp­ton Road’s top ven­dors, and we hope you enjoy the video as much as we did!

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St. Patrick’s Day — Emer­ald Color Com­bi­na­tions

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, we found some beau­ti­ful ways to incor­po­rate the name­sake color of the “Emer­ald Isle,” into your event! Emer­ald was the pan­tone color of 2013, and this color still inspires beau­ti­ful events in 2014!

[ Emer­ald & Gold ] — Fes­tive and Fun

emerald and gold

[ Emer­ald & Mid­night Blue ] — Tra­di­tional and Classy

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Oscar’s 2014 — Best (Wed­ding) Dressed!

Last night’s 2014 Acad­emy Awards brought beau­ti­ful fash­ion moments on the Red Car­pet. We noticed a cham­pagne and white trend this year, and thought how many of the night’s best dressed looks could dou­ble as chic wed­ding dresses. From glam­orous, to fairy tale, to bohemian, here are some of our favorite Red Car­pet looks we would love to see com­ing down the wed­ding aisle!

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Tis’ The Sea­son!

Hol­i­day sea­son is already in full swing, and this time of year is all about cel­e­brat­ing! Decem­ber at Lesner Inn is filled with Hol­i­day events, and Wed­dings that are embrac­ing Win­ter time and Christ­mas decor. There are so many ways to make your event fes­tive and chic, while keep­ing with the theme of the sea­son. Check out our Win­ter Won­der­land Wed­ding board on Pin­ter­est for some great ideas!!

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