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Wedding Wednesday: Kaylie & Derek 05.01.2021


Originally planning a wedding of about 100 guests, Kaylie and Derek didn’t let COVID-19 get in the way of their big day. Surrounded by close family and friends, Kaylie and Derek kissed their way into forever at the Lesner Inn on May 1 2021 overlooking the Lynnhaven River.

Details & Décor

We were so excited to be their Day of Coordinators! Every meeting together was filled with laughter and we just couldn’t wait to see everything come together! As part of being their day of coordinators, we get to set up all the décor and details and man oh man were we excited for this spring look! Every time we opened a box we couldn’t wait to show everyone else in the office! I mean just look how AMAZING it looks! Plus, who doesn’t love donuts for an afternoon wedding or a photo booth by Astro Entertainment?

First Look – The Norfolk Pagoda

First look or not? I don’t know about you but I love a good first look! Not only can you get all those bridal photos out of the way but you also get to capture this intimate moment of just you and your loved one. You get to just stay in the moment and really be with each other because it’s just you and your significant other. No one else is around……well except your photographer.


One of my favorite first looks is the father-daughter first look! It’s so sweet and beautiful. Remember, it’s a big day for parents too. The day where they see their little one, who used to waddle in diapers or who they cheered for at a sports game or theater performance in high school now in a bridal dress about to walk down an aisle to start their journey with someone else. It’s a lot to process and it’s emotional but they’re happy tears always.

Bridal Party Look

Give me all the spring colors! I’m telling you this was such a GOOD color palette! I mean look how STUNNING this bridal party looks. Also, how cute is the bride and groom!!

The Ceremony

Because of COVID 19 restrictions, Kaylie & Derek opted to do a live feed for guests who couldn’t attend. After they walked the aisle as the new Mr & Mrs Kaylie & Derek Davis, they were able to speak to those far away loved ones!

Wedding Vendors

Venue: The Lesner Inn

Donuts & Desserts: O’Doodle Doos 

DJ: Astro Entertainment – Nick Gaylord 

Photographer: David Champagne

Florist: Studio Posy Florals 

Day of Coordination: The Lesner Inn

Transportation: Coastal Limo & Dominion Limo 

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What People are Saying

  • Mr. & Mrs. Horne

    SEPTEMBER 12, 2020

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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