Jon & Andrew - Beverly Hills, CA - Lawry's The Prime Rib Wedding - California Wedding Day

October 11, 2016

Jon & Andrew

Lawry’s The Prime Rib - Beverly Hills, CA

Cake: Sheila Mae

Photography: Derek Chad Photography



From the couple: 

  • How did you two meet?  We met in the most conventional, millennial way, online. Andrew messaged me right as I was moving back to LA for the second time. At first, I didn't know what to think of this guy who was both highly into musical theater and sports. I am somewhere in the middle of that spectrum, and still can't fully relate to those passions. However, on our first date, we clicked instantly, learning many things that we did have in common, like a desire to travel and see the world. We ended up going on four dates that week, as Andrew was leaving to perform for a whole summer in Utah. We video chatted every single day that summer and when he returned, well... the rest is history! - Jon

  • Who proposed? What was your proposal like?  Andrew proposed to Jonathan on New Year's Eve, at 12am on January 1st, 2015. Andrew worked until 7pm, so we rushed to our dinner reservation. Afterwards, we went home to watch the ball drop on tv. When the clock struck midnight, Andrew gave Jonathan a cupcake from Sprinkles. When Jonathan opened the box, there was a sugar ring on top instead of the normal sugar button. Jonathan realized there was something different going on, at this same time, Andrew got down on one knee and pulled the real ring out. Andrew was so nervous and excited that after saying a bunch of sweet things that one says during a proposal, he stopped talking. Jonathan then asked, "Don't you have something to ask me?" haha! Andrew then laughed and said "Of course! Will you marry me???" :) Jonathan then of course said "Yes!" with a huge smile on his face! :) - Andrew's adorable 3rd person writing. 
  • Why did you choose your venue(s)? We wanted something easy but elegant and Lawry's fit the bill. The ability to use their "Oak Room" for the ceremony and have the reception in the adjacent main dinning room was highly appealing. The food is also super delicious and a really great value for L.A./Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills has also been a favorite spot of mine when he first moved to L.A. at 18 for school, so that sweetened the deal! - Jon
  • Are any of the details particularly special to you and why?  So many! I am a detail oriented person, so the prospect of planning my wedding was a little overwhelming since Andrew is less of the creative/planning type. In order to limit the details that I had to "perfect", we decided to keep the wedding small, and simple. A few of the superficial details that are special to me include: My Tom Ford bow tie, that is my one indulgence for my attire, since I have a love of fashion, but not enough money for one of his tuxes! I've mentioned before that I am a photographer so, of course, the photos will be very special to me, and I am definitely looking forward to prioritizing them during the day and capturing the atmosphere of Beverly Hills outside. Other details are present, but less special, and the most import to me is the moment when we say "I do"! - Jon ….. I am going to wear my Cleveland Sports Team's socks underneath the tux pants! :p My close friend is also singing at our wedding and one of the two songs that will be sung makes me get emotional and cry after like 10 seconds..every time! That will be a special moment for me because the words are so beautiful thinking of them being sung to Jon. - Andrew
  • What are you looking forward to the most about your wedding day? Celebrating the beginning of this amazing next chapter in our lives together with our close friends and family! My family lives in Ohio, so the fact that many of them are traveling here for the big day is very exciting. - Andrew (And cake!! - Jon

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