With a stylish coastal setting, this chic navy and gold wedding took our breath away. Set at Lester Inn in Virginia beach, the combination of a stunning color scheme and the personal details made this wedding a stunner. Natasha shined in an ivory mermaid gown with lace appliqué and a full skirt of ruffled organza, and Dwayne wore a navy suit, custom made for this special day. The bride wore a vintage art deco ring, with the groom in a smart pale blue paisley tie. For the décor, the couple wanted a simple and elegant coastal look with touches of gold, such as the XOXO sign on the cake table and the gold starfish napkin rings at the sweetheart table. Every fantastic detail was captured by Caitlin Gerres Photography. The entire day these two could not keep the smiles off their faces, and we just love seeing the connection between a bride and groom!
What was the inspiration for your wedding details?
The inspiration for our wedding was “Coastal Glam”. We love the beach and vacationing in tropical places however we both have a glamorous side to our personalities. We choose Lesner Inn to appeal to our love of the water and choose lots of gold and glitzy decor for our big day. The bridesmaid’s Adrianna Papell beaded gowns were a huge hit and we are still receiving compliments about them. We also decorated with beautiful big white hydrangeas for the bouquets, centerpieces and miscellaneous flowers throughout Lesner Hall.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
Although it was an extremely hot day everyone seemed to have a wonderful time. DJ Rodney Charles from AstroDJs played an eclectic mix of hits to keep everyone entertained.
What is your best piece of advice for other local brides?
This is a very special day for your and your fiancee. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Do what makes you happy and have fun!
Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography // Wedding Coordinator: Amanda Bryer // Venue: The Lesner Inn // Bridal Gown: Allure at Studio I Do // Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Adrianna Papell // Cake: Custom Cake Shoppe // DJ/Band: Rodney at Astro Entertainment // Floral Design: Unique Baskets by Mary // Groom’s Tuxedo/Suit: Dan Ryan’s for Men // Groomsmen’s Tuxedos/Suits: Miguel’s Formalwear // Limo/Transportation: HC Limo // Makeup: Sarah Rillon MUA // Officiant: Pastor Anthony Brown