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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. 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 Waterfront-Greenery-Iceland-Wedding-Virginia-Beach (20)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!

 

Above: Chelsie Darling Photography

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!

 

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  • 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!

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    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!

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    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!
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