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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Rainy Day Wed­dings

While we all hope for the best weather when it comes to our spe­cial events, Mother Nature can some­times cre­ate a change of plans.

This week’s weather has been wet and dreary, but it made us think of all the great ways to incor­po­rate the rain into your spe­cial day!

  • Have umbrel­las avail­able for your guests at the cer­e­mony, per­son­al­ized or color coded add an even more detailed touch!
  • Wear­ing Rain­boots, or using them for other dec­o­ra­tive accents.
  • Col­lect­ing rain from your wed­ding day in a spe­cial jar and sav­ing it as a keep­sake from your event.
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Enjoy­ing the Moments and Tak­ing in the View

We love Pin­ter­est for all of its great dec­o­ra­tive and event ideas, but this pin we found today really inspired us. Your wed­ding day is one of the most joy­ful and spe­cial days of your life. Mak­ing sure that all of your hard work and plan­ning is hap­pen­ing as smoothly as you hoped, can some­times cause stress to over­ride the hap­pi­ness that the day should bring. Take faith in know­ing that your wed­ding ven­dors are there to make sure that all of your event details go off with­out a hitch. Don’t get lost in the small details, and let go of the things you can’t con­tol! Keep your focus on the true mean­ing of the day, and the real impor­tance of the moment that you and your love are shar­ing together.

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Labor Day Week­end and Whole Venue Events

This Labor Day week­end, we will cel­e­brate with a packed cal­en­dar of five events! Four out of the five events will be wed­dings, with one cou­ple end­ing the hol­i­day week­end by rent­ing our entire venue for their Cer­e­mony and Reception!

Rent­ing the entire Lesner Inn for your event is a great way to ensure max­i­mum use of both of our event spaces, while enjoy­ing the free­dom to move through­out the build­ing with your fam­ily and friends. In our peak event sea­son, past clients have held their cer­e­mony on our upstairs Sun Deck, moved to our lower Water­side Deck for cock­tail hour, and then had their guests return back upstairs to our Lesner Hall for the recep­tion. The use of our sep­a­rate spaces allows for dif­fer­ent event floor plans, as well as dec­o­ra­tive ideas that can be dif­fer­ent, while main­tain­ing a cohe­sive theme.

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Sum­mer Sip­pers and Sig­na­ture Drinks!

signature drink pic

In con­tin­u­a­tion with our last post­ing about Cater­ing, we wanted to take the time this week to talk about sum­mer cock­tails! Over here at the Lesner, we love sum­mer­time. We day­dream of sum­mer and all of the sea­sonal good­ness it brings… bright sun­shine, warm breezes, beach tans, fresh ingre­di­ents & refresh­ing libations!

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Cater­ing to Your Spe­cial Event

Since we are always hun­gry over here at Lesner Inn, we decided this week we would high­light how your event Cater­ing can enhance and help to truly per­son­al­ize your spe­cial day.

Over this past sea­son, we have noticed that many cou­ples are shy­ing away from the tra­di­tional sit down din­ners and going towards more inter­ac­tive per­son­al­ized sta­tions for their guests to enjoy.

Top wed­ding food trends: Themed sta­tions, fun key ingre­di­ents, and com­fort foods (our Mar­tini Mashed Potato Bar is always a hit!). Chef atten­dants mak­ing food to order, and cus­tomized items to play into a theme of your event or cul­tural background.

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