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Making Your Own Centerpieces

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Here at the Lesner Inn, we sFeatured imageee centerpieces made at home that can bring the whole look of a wedding together. Things that you would never have expected to work well together can make your tables look welcoming, and create the flow of your reception hall. If you’re making your own centerpieces for your wedding day, then you’re probably wondering where to start. Here are some of our best tips while creating the perfect look for your guest tables:

Make your colors flow together.

  • If you’re using a bright table linen, go with a subtle centerpiece that incorporates different tints and colors that work well with your linens. If you’re using more neutral linens then you have more room to incorporate whatever colors you want with your centerpieces. The main goal is to make sure you aren’t using colors that clash.

Keep your guests in mind.

  • Even if your centerpieces look great, it is important to think about how it will affect your guests throughout the reception. You wouldn’t want your guests yelling through a forest of hydrangeas or sifting through a pile of glitter.

Simplicity is beautiful.

  • Doing the minimum can still wow your guests. Flowers never go out of style, and who doesn’t love sand and seashells? Put these in a nice vase or mason jar, and your centerpieces are ready to go.

Candles make everything better.

  • The natural lighting of a simple tea light candle can make your centerpieces stand out and set a romantic tone for your reception.

Don’t be afraid to experiment.

  • We all know Pinterest to be the home of crafty ideas. Try breaking apart the ideas you find on Pinterest and mixing them together. You never know what you could come up with.

The main goal to making your centerpieces is to have fun while doing it. Invite your friends over and see what you can come up with together over some wine and cheese.

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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 !!

  • 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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