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#FeatureFriday: Inphinity Fitness

Have fitness and health goals but not sure where to start? Well, let Inphinity Fitness help guide you! Not only do they know about nutrition and fitness but they’re also a September 2020 Lesner Inn couple who know the stress of planning a wedding but putting their health and goals first! What made you want to start your own fitness/nutritional practice? I played sports my entire...

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Feature Friday: The Hair Days

Meet Victoria! One of our favorite Hampton Road vendors and creator of The Hair Days with some tips and tricks about finding your hair stylist for your big day! How did The Hair Days begin? What inspired you to create your company? Photo: Courtney Timms Photography Ever since high school, I would style my friends’ hair for homecoming, prom or special occasions – it was just something...

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Feature Friday: Gigi’s Cupcakes – Virginia Beach

Need some inspiration and information when it comes to Cake and desserts for your wedding day? Who better to ask than the decorators of Gigi’s cupcakes! Tell us a bit about you and Gigi’s Cupcakes Virginia Beach. How did you get started and why? I grew up baking with my family and have always had a passion for it. When I started studying cake decorating, I was really drawn to...

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Finding Your Wedding Bakery

Wondering where to begin when it comes to finding your wedding baker? Here’s a quick overview to get you thinking! Photo: Cynthia Tenney Photography Budget First things first, set a budget. You want to be sure of how much you are wanting to spend on your cake or desserts. Not only will your overall wedding budget thank you but you’ll be able to narrow down bakeries based...

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Feature Friday: DJ West Entertainment

Trying to figure out how to make the best playlist? Well, look no further as DJ West Entertainment gives us some insight on how to create the perfect playlist! Who is DJ West Entertainment? How did you begin and why? We are a husband and wife wedding DJ team dedicated to serving Hampton Roads’ most fun loving couples. Not only do we provide our clients with LITERALLY the best...

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Feature Friday: Married by Evan – Officiant

With more than 100 ceremonies in his pocket, Evan from Married by Evan shares his advice on all things officiant! Who and what is Married By Evan? How did you get started and why? Married by Evan is a business providing wedding officiant services for couples across Hampton Roads. I started this business in 2019 because after years of officiating a few weddings a year, I had really...

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Creating Your Wedding Vows

One of the most memorable moments a couple can create on their wedding day is the moment they turn to face each other to share all the promises and love they have in front of their friends and family. However, it’s the part leading up to this moment that has brides and grooms everywhere getting on their computer and googling some inspiration for creating their wedding vows. If...

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Feature Friday: PaperDolls

When it comes to wedding stationary, invitations and designs who better to ask than our friend April from PaperDolls! No detail is too small for PaperDolls when it comes to creating your dream wedding suite so read below to learn more! Photo: Sarah Vanderford Photography When did you launch PaperDolls and why? I launched PaperDolls right after I got married in 2011 because I had so...

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Creating Your Wedding Invitation Suite

Instead of ordering a set from a retail store why not read on to find out how you can create your wedding invitation suite with a bit more customization! Photo: Mallorie Danielle Photography Wedding Style Before anything else, you must define your wedding style. Is it classy, casual, glam, modern, traditional, rustic or do you just not have one? If you do, then try to stay within the...

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Lesner Hall & Sunset Deck

Our Lesner Hall and Sunset Deck is equipped for all your dream wedding desires! Photo: Ryann Winn Photography When it comes to your ceremony, our gorgeous sunset deck can fit up to 200 seats, where your guests will not only have a perfect view of the Lynnhaven inlet but also the perfect view as you say I do! A perfect spot to grab a breath of fresh air and take pictures throughout the...

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The Waterside Deck

Planning a small wedding but want a waterfront view or a big wedding with the desire for a more intimate feel to your cocktail hour? Look no further than our Waterside Deck! Our enclosed white-wooded Waterside Deck lined with windows facing the Lynnhaven River allows our couples to enjoy a gorgeous water backdrop while giving guests the immersive feeling that they’re at the beach! Photo:...

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Self-Care & You

Weddings. If you’re lucky you may be flying through all the planning, meetings, and tastings without feeling any stress or worries about deadlines, payments, and timelines. However, we at Lesner Inn understand that sometimes you may just feel overwhelmed, stressed and confused about the whole thing, which is why we’d like to share some of our favorite wedding de-stress tips...

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The Great Gatsby Wedding

Inspired by the beauty and elegance that is the roaring 20s, the Lesner Inn wanted to showcase all of the wonderful out of the box ideas, styles and concepts a couple could do for their wedding day! Creating this Gatsby inspired shoot captured by Echard Wheeler Photography was one of our favorite designs and we’re excited to share it all with you! Wanting to incorporate the popularity...

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A Couple’s Advice: Mr. & Mrs. Wolf

Who better to give advice and share their experience than a real life Daissy Torres and Lesner Inn couple! Not only did Mr & Mrs Wolf say I do at Lesner Inn, but they were also Daissy Torres 100th Wedding couple at the Lesner Inn! Keep reading to find out why they said “I do” to Daissy Torres and the Lesner Inn! Why did you chose Lesner Inn as your wedding venue? I went...

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Lesner Inn Best Of 2019

Just like that, another unforgettable year has completely flown by, which is why we’d like to share with you Lesner Inn’s Best of Weddings to reflect and re-live some of our favorite moments working with all of our wonderful couples, who we wish nothing but love and happiness in their future!  So, let’s begin…   Best Cake Photo: Daissy Torres Photography Mayumi and Stephen’s...

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Couple Spotlight: Jessica & Adam 10.05.2019

Mauve, burgundy and white collided to create the perfect color scheme for their wedding as Jessica and Adam said “I do” on October 5, 2019. After a night filled with dancing, laughter, cake, and love, Jessica and Adam shared their love story – take a look below! Where did you both grow up? Adam was born and raised here in Virginia Beach. I moved around a lot since...

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Feature Friday: Echard Wheeler Photography

How long have you been a photographer? I started way back in 1998, where I was originally a film photographer! It’s crazy to have seen all the changes and trends throughout the years but it also hits home the importance of not allowing them to influence your work too much. From day one, it’s always been about documentary wedding photography, shooting those real moments to guarantee...

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Let’s Talk About Naked Cakes

When you think wedding cake what comes to mind? Is it the colorful petals added on as decoration? Is it the shape of a three tiered cake ready to be consumed? Or is it the thick, creamy frosting that you really aren’t a fan of? Well, if it’s the last one then keep on reading for more information on naked cakes! Photo by: Chelsie Darling Photography If you’re not...

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Fall Wedding Spotlight: Cameron & Chris 10.26.2019

Apple picking, pumpkin patches, haunted houses and more! Not only is there so many activities to do but it’s also one of our favorite seasons to plan a wedding around! The endless amounts of deep orange, reds, and greens make the perfect color palette to create your fall wedding dream come true, so keep reading to find out how a real wedding at Lesner Inn said “I do” to...

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Winter Wedding Favors

From traditional chocolates to customized ideas there are so many ways to winterize your favors and have your guests take away a piece of the night! Photo: Alex McClelland Keep it simple and put some of your favorite chocolates in a small bag that goes with your wedding colors or theme. You can winterize it by dressing it up to look like a present and attach a little ribbon with a...

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Touchdown! A Sport’s Fans Wedding

Touchdown! Goal! Safe! No matter the time of year there’s always a sport which means there’s always the potential of trying to schedule or design your wedding around it. However, there is also the potential of adding in your favorite sports team or colors in your wedding design or ceremony itself, so for all you sports fans, keep on reading to find out how you can say “ I Do” feeling...

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A Blended Family

Sometimes you not only get married to the love of your life but you also are blessed to welcome in your new blended family. There are many ways to incorporate this new or already growing relationship onto your wedding day! Photo: Leah Ariel Photography Family Vows During the ceremony, you would not only express the love and happiness you feel to say “I Do” but you would then turn and...

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How To Pick Your Wedding Date

There are many things to take into account when choosing your wedding date. Perhaps you want it to be on the day you had your first kiss under the stars, the day you first met on the beach, your favorite season, or the availability of your dream venue. With so many dates in mind, there’s a chance you may get flustered but before you throw your hands in the air and go out for a coffee...

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Planning a Military Wedding – “Roger That!”

From creating your guest list to picking out the perfect centerpiece, planning a wedding is hard but planning a military wedding may be even more work. Keeping in mind the rules, regulations, and respect that come with planning a military wedding may have you wanting to go to the courtroom instead, but don’t lose your hair just yet, as we’ll break down how to properly plan a military...

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2019 Fall Wedding Trends

Goodbye summer nights and hello cardigans, boots, and everything fall! Not only is the season changing but so are the wedding trends! Goodbye beach themes, pale pinks and say hello to oranges, greens, and harvest themes! Keep reading if you’re ready for fall trends and how you can incorporate them into your wedding! No more are the pale palettes, pinks and light color schemes. Midnight...

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Couple Spotlight: Julia & Jake 5.25.2019

Julia and Jake kissed their way into forever at Lesner Inn on May 25, 2019 overlooking the Lynnhaven River. The day was perfected with light blues, cake to feed the guests as they danced the night away, and love that filled Lesner Hall to the brim. After their big day was over, we asked Julia and Jake to take a second a reminisce on their relationship and their wedding day – take...

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What People are Saying

  • Mr. & Mrs. John­son

    MARCH 10, 2018
    ENTIRE VENUE

    Working with Lindsey and the Lesner Inn was great! I planned the majority of my wedding from out of town and Lindsey could not have been more patient with my constant emails. The venue looked beautiful at the reception and my guests loved the views and the food. The crab cakes were everyone’s favorite. Thank you so much to the Lesner Inn team and & Lindsey for such a beautiful wedding!

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jurko

    JUNE 22, 2018
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    I could NOT be happier with the service from Lesner Inn. Our coordinator Liz was SO helpful each time we met with her and had questions. The ceremony and receptions spaces were absolutely beautiful. If I had to do it all over again I wouldn’t change a thing and I would recommend this venue to anyone!

  • The Bells

    SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    Alexis, We just wanted to say thank you for all that you did Saturday & all the planning leading up to our wedding day. We had such an amazing day! And we really appreciated you making sure we were taken care of throughout the night. You’re amazing at what you do & helped our wedding day turn out to be perfect! Thank you again!

  • Jon & Brit­tany Wil­son

    JULY 15, 2017
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    Girls at the Lesner Inn, Wow! I can’t believe it’s been just about a year since Jon and I came through the doors and knew that this would be the place we say “I do”. You guys are awesome and made planning a breeze even for this bride who didn’t have it all together. Thank you guys so much for everything, our day was perfect!

  • Kyle & Elise Miller

    APRIL 8, 2018
    LESNER HALL & SUNSET DECK

    Lindsey!
    I am speechless! Friday was truly amazing. You went above and beyond to make our day so special! We loved every second of the night. Thank you also for the champagne glasses and kitchen towel. You are so sweet! Everyone raved about the night. You and Lesner Inn are AMAZING!
    Love you
    Kyle & Elise Miller

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