Steampunk Wedding at Lawrys!

Today’s Blog Topic is a teaser on our very first Steampunk Wedding held at Lawry’s the Prime Rib Beverly Hills on Saturday, April 10, 2010.  Congratulations to both Stacy Horn and Eric Reardon on their nuptials, and special thanks for allowing us to share their wedding day event on our blog.  We have plans to interview Stacy (Bride) and Debbie Fields (Florist/Designer from Floral Fields) to get the inside scoop on creating their own Steampunk event!

So, what is Steampunk?  Perhaps some of you are already familiar with the history behind it.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that Steampunk originates from literature!  Steampunk, as defined by Wikipedia, is "a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s.  The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used- usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England."  These works of literature played with the world of imagination to create speculations based on current or future science and technology!
Since art does imitate life, it’s not surprising that this sub genre of science fiction is being brought to life not only in magazines, films ,but most imaginatively to weddings!  The first thing we noticed the day of the wedding was all of the cogs, gears, and springs incorporated in the decorations.  When I googled Steampunk Wedding I came up with the link to Offbeat Bride.  Turns out Steampunk is a very popular wedding theme! Rightly so, Steampunk provides the backdrop for a fun, creative, and unique wedding.

Look forward to our upcoming posts with interviews from Stacy and Eric as well as the wonderful Debbie Fields.  I’d like to end this post by answering a question raised by Elizabeth Oakes in her article Neo-Victorian Style and steampunk weddings.  Elizabeth asks, “Can steampunks re-engineer our stale array of Victorian wedding traditions and resurrect the Victorian spirit of exploration and innovation before we’re lost to commercialized cookie-cutter weddings forever?”  After experiencing Stacy and Eric’s wedding at Lawry’s, we would love to answer that question with a resounding YES!  Not to take away from traditional weddings and after, all at Lawry’s we love doing traditional.  It was such a fun, creative, and exciting event to be a part of.  I think it inspired so much energy and sheer inventiveness on the part of the vendors and guests.  It offers the wedding couple a chance to put their own stamp on their wedding and transport everyone to another era!

USC Tailgates Catered by Lawry's...Preparing for 2010

2009 was the first year that Lawry's Catering participated at the LA Coliseum for all six USC home games.  We tailgated three hours before each game and had a blast doing it.  While it involved much planning, scheduling, and executing for our team; it was well worth the results.  Each tailgate was a learning experience.  Most importantly was that I met some very wonderful people- some of whom came to every tailgate!

Our busiest tailgate was obviously USC vs. UCLA where we had over 200 guests attend.  Our two bartenders were busy bees the entire night, serving their famous Red and Gold Bear drinks and the signature Lawry's Breeze.  Of course, beer, beer, and more beer was the prime request. The line never ended for us!  A note for next year... more bartenders! 

Our Lawry's Carvers were also busy serving our hungry fans at all the tailgates. Each menu was slightly different, but always consisted of our Roasted Prime Rib Sandwiches garnished with horseradish, creamy blue cheese, and crispy onions.  Our Roasted Turkey Sandwiches were also a hit with our famous pesto mayo sauce and fresh cranberries. Another very popular event featured grilled sausages with Chef's fabulous German Potato Salad. 

This year, our wonderful Chef Walter is planning to create special food themes for each tailgate.  Maybe an Oktoberfest theme, Halloween  menu, and some tailgates with our opponent's favorite foods!  Any ideas you would like to give me?

I am happy to announce that our prices will remain reasonable.  Each tailgate will  cost $65 per entry.  If you purchase all six tailgates, we will lower the price to $55 each entry.  We will also have combos where you may purchase a tailgate entry with a game ticket. Game prices will vary.  I can provide all the information if you email me at

You are also welcome to join our Facebook group where I will be posting all the tailgate information. You can search for us by looking for Lawry's The Prime Rib Tailgate Party at the Coliseum. I hope to see you on Facebook!

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