8 Rea­sons You Should Have a Day­time Wed­ding

Lesner Inn is proud to offer day­time wed­dings which can begin at any time, and con­clude by 3pm. Many brides are skep­ti­cal of such an early start time, but we’ve com­piled the top 8 rea­sons why day­time wed­dings rock.

1. Day­time wed­dings are cheaper. This day is going to be expen­sive enough, why not save some dough and have an awe­some day­time event?

2. Day­time events can begin at ANY­time. That’s right, we could even do sun­rise. And how roman­tic would that be?! The sun rises in the per­fect spot from the deck at Lesner Inn, mak­ing for a beau­ti­ful ceremony.

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Wed­ding Favor Woes

Don’t fret! We’ve already picked out the 10 coolest wed­ding favors for right now. Take your pick!

10. DIY Candy/​Cookie Bar

Let your guests make their own favor with the addi­tion of a candy or cookie bar! This inter­ac­tive favor gives your guests some­thing to do and a vari­ety of options that will please every­one. Plus who wouldn’t want a lit­tle mid­night snack for the after-​party?

9. Mason Jars with Moxie

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Now Trend­ing: Trash the dress?

How long did it take you to pick out the per­fect dress for your big day? Prob­a­bly a few vis­its to the local bridal bou­tiques and a few hours con­vinc­ing your­self to write the check. You’ll only wear it once, but it has to be the per­fect one (just like your man ;)).

But despite all the time and money that goes into this dress, we’ve noticed that a lot of our brides are choos­ing to “trash” their dresses. Usu­ally this involves some activ­ity that will essen­tially ruin your dress, but makes for some pretty spec­tac­u­lar pho­tos. Most of our brides take advan­tage of the Lynnhaven River or the Chesa­peake Bay near-​by to trash their dresses after the big day, but there are plenty of cre­ative ways to make it happen.

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Buz­zfeed Bride

Buz­zfeed Bride

The ladies at Lesner Inn love brows­ing buz­zfeed, and when we find posts focused on the big day, we can’t help but to share them with you! This post has a ton of great ways to make your wed­ding day unique. Click on the link above, and let us know if you’ll be try­ing any of them!

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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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