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Having Your Furry Friend Part of Your Big Day

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Having all of your friends there to support you on your wedding day is something that is so important to couples, so why leave out your best friend – your dog?  We have seen numerous adorable ways to incorporate your furry pup into your special day that we love! Having your dog as a part of your wedding will not only be a memory for you and your guests, but your dog will be so happy to be with you and a part of the action!

  1. Save The Date

Having your dog as an extra model in your save the date announcements is a sweet way to include them for everyone to see.  This is a great idea for the couples that do not necessarily want their pet at the venue during the wedding or for the furry friends that might not have the best manners in public.

  1. Flower Girl

This is the most common way we see couples including their pet but also one of the cutest! Having your dog walk down the aisle instead of a typical flower girl is something that makes your wedding stand out. But if you already have a flower girl in mind your dog could always be a flower girl escort and have the flower girl walk them down the aisle. Make sure to have your dog dressed for the part with extra flowers from the bouquets!

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  1. Ring Bearer

If you have a male dog and don’t want to make them the flower dog this is another great way to have your dog play an important role in your wedding. For this you can also have the flower girl walk them down the aisle, just make sure the rings are tied tight to the dog’s collar!

  1. From Our Pup to Yours

Having dog biscuits as extra wedding favors for guests that also have a furry friend at home is a cute detail for your fellow dog lovers. It is also super easy to either make the dog treats or just buy treats and wrap them up for guests to take home with them.

However you decide to make your furry friend part of your big day make sure to have a trusted friend in charge of your pup and to take home at a certain time in the night to make sure you and your new spouse can focus on all the fun!

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  • Mr. & Mrs. Horne

    SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
    ENTIRE VENUE

    We had such an amazing wedding at the Lesner this past weekend. With all of the hurdles we had to go through with COVID protocols, Alexis, Kim, and Lindsey went above and beyond to make our day feel normal- and it was PERFECT! They were so attentive to detail and helpful with things I had not thought of during the planning process. They took care of every detail and we had nothing to worry about on the day of Our wedding except showing up. I even had some last minute changes to decor that they were able to help with. The food was amazing and the view is seriously one you can’t beat. The sunset deck is Covered, so some rain is not a total game changer- but it also gives the guests a nice break from the reception hall (which is inside), which made our guests comfortable with spacing out during these times. Luckily our weather was perfect and the photos are literally amazing- there is no better view in Virginia Beach. I would highly recommend the Lesner for a wedding !!

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    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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