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Wedding Highlights: Becca & Billy 12/2/2017

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Becca & Billy tied the knot on December 2, 2017 on Lesner Inn‘s famous Sunset Deck, while overlooking the Lynnhaven River. They were a DREAM couple! We loved getting to know them during the planning process & especially loved how perfect for each other they are. Not only were they so sweet, but the love from their friends & family surrounding them was so evident throughout the entire celebration as well. We know you’ll smile as big as we did while reading Becca & Billy’s responses about their Lesner Inn wedding!

Waterfront-Wedding-Ceremony-Lesner-Inn-Virginia-Beach-Stellar-Exposures-Photography.jpgHow & when did you meet?

We met during grad school at Stony Brook University about 5 1/2 years ago now.  He was in PT school, and I was in PA school but we had an overlapping anatomy class the first summer of school and started hanging out and the rest is history!

We love a good story! How did you get engaged? (This is so thoughtful & well planned, great job Billy!)

We had a weekend planned to stay out in the eastern part of Long Island near the wineries (we had done the same thing the year prior as it’s one of our favorite places), but this year he drove us back through Stony Brook (which is on the way) where we first met and proposed on the beach outside of his old house where we used to spend a lot of time together. Then, he surprised me by having my parents come into town from Virginia Beach, so we spent the weekend with both of our families celebrating our engagement!

Why did you pick Lesner Inn for your venue?

My cousins got married at the Lesner Inn about 7 years ago, and I fell in love with the venue at their wedding.  After we got engaged, I knew that I wanted to get married there as well. I’m a huge beach/water lover and the setting and view that the Lesner Inn offers is just incredible! One of my favorite parts of the venue is that you can have your ceremony outside on the water, and then walk inside for the reception rather than having your guests have to travel!

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What outside vendors did you use & why did you choose them?

I LOVED all of our vendors!  We used a lot of the Lesner Inn preferred vendors who I was extremely happy with but then our DJ, Taylor Haycox and videographer, DSP, were outside vendors.  Taylor was actually recommended to us by our cousin’s friend, and I am so grateful for that because he was absolutely perfect and all of our guests were raving about him after.  We found our videographer on WeddingWire, and his reviews were all great as well as his pricing.  He did an amazing job and again we are so pleased with how it all turned out.

Virginia-Beach-Winter-Budget-Wedding-Lesner-Inn-Greenery-Bouquet-Stellar-Exposures-Photography.jpgWhat was your vision for your wedding day & did it change throughout the process? If so, how?

Billy and I both wanted our wedding day to be fairly simple.  I wanted the color scheme and decor to be very neutral with lots of white flowers and greenery.  We went with a dusty blue for the bridesmaid dresses which I thought went well with having our wedding in December. It also fit into the waterfront venue vibe. We pretty much stayed with our vision the entire time with only a few minor changes as we got further into planning. The nice thing about the Lesner Inn (particularly the Sunset Deck) is that the scenery is already so naturally pretty that we didn’t worry about doing much else for our decor. Looking back on the photos, we are so happy with how it all turned out!

We always love different dessert bars. What made you choose to do a donut bar?

Billy was actually the mastermind behind the donut bar! He loves donuts and wanted to do something different for our desserts! We still had the traditional cake, but I think all of our guests loved the donuts the most!

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How did you pick your first dance song & why did you pick it?

We both love Ed Sheeran (especially me) and the first time we heard Perfect together we knew that we wanted to do that for our song.  We really didn’t even debate about any other songs because we felt that one describes us so well and the music is so beautiful.

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Are there any funny or silly moments from your wedding day or the planning process that stand out to you?

I remember at the end of the night walking through the sparklers and it dawning on me how flammable my hair was after all of the hair spray, and then Billy went to dip me and accidentally almost dropped me backwards into the flames. Luckily we recovered well and my hair didn’t catch on fire haha.

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What advice do you have for other couples planning their wedding?

I would say to just keep things simple, go with your gut and don’t stress over the small details!  The day goes by so quickly and you really have to soak in every moment because it’s gone in a second!

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We are SO glad that Becca’s hair didn’t catch on fire haha, that definitely would have been a first! Becca & Billy really did give the best advice for other couples to take in. Trying not to stress is much easier said than done for the biggest day of your life, but the details that seem so big during the planning process won’t be the things that you really cherish after it’s all said & done.  So, try not to worry, take in every second, & enjoy your big day!

If you are interested in having a wedding like Becca & Billy’s at Lesner Inn, contact us at info@lesnerinn.com or give us a call at 757-481-1122.

Photos by Stellar Exposures Photography!

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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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