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!

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