A Sophisticated Wedding at Lawry’s the Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, California

Jon Rodriguez (26 and a commercial insurance account executive) and Andrew Allen (28 and a musical theater performer) have a sweet love story. “Our fi

Jon Rodriguez (26 and a commercial insurance account executive) and Andrew Allen (28 and a musical theater performer) have a sweet love story. “Our first date was on a sunny day in downtown LA,” Jon says. “We split a Sprinkles cupcake and instantly bonded.” Fittingly, when Andrew proposed, he offered Jon a Sprinkles cupcake topped with a sugar ring before presenting the real rock. For their intimate ceremony and reception, Jon and Allen chose a classic Los Angeles restaurant—Lawry’s the Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, California. The Oak Room provided a sophisticated setting that transitioned easily from ceremony to dinner. Jon chose a subtle palette of ivory with silver accents. “The space was decorated with white rose petals along the aisle and white pillar candles on the hearth of the fireplace.” After enjoying Lawry’s famous prime rib and cutting into a chic three-layer ivory cake accented with edible silver-leaf and fresh white blossoms, all 50 guests took home packets of planting seeds. “We did ‘Let love grow’ wildflower seed packets—they were in the form of plantable paper hearts,” Jon says. —Carolyn Meers

Jon and Andrew exchanged vows in a short ceremony held in front of the Oak Room's fireplace. "The space was decorated with white rose petals along the aisle and white pillar candles on the hearth of the fireplace," Jon says.
At their ceremony, Jon and Andrew walked down the white rose-petal-strewn aisle to Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose" and Adele's "Make You Feel My Love," respectively.
Elegantly scrawled table assignments directed Jon and Andrew's 50 guests to their seats at Lawry’s the Prime Rib in Beverly Hills, California.
"Since we wanted a simple reception, great food was the perfect thing to emphasize and Lawry's is known for their amazing prime rib," Jon says.
Tables were topped with calligraphed numbers and simple glass vases filled with ranunculus. "I did my own flowers to save on the budget and went to the LA Flower Market downtown the morning before," Jon says. "I chose white hydrangeas and white ranunculus with accents of baby eucalyptus."
Local baker Sheila Mae designed Jon and Andrew's three-layer wedding cake with a cascade of edible silver leaf.
"The guests raved about how delicious the alternating tiers of white rose and chocolate cake were," Jon says. "Our cake designer and baker, Sheila Mae, used some of our flowers to accent the cake as well."