First, let’s just all agree that Grass Room in DTLA is one of the coolest wedding venues on the planet. The 1920’s building has been home to a variety of eras — from an oyster company, and ice cream factory and even a marujuana cultivation plant — hence the name, Grass Room. If you’re looking for a sort of kooky, offbeat and colorful backdrop for your wedding, Grass Room could be your spot. Or you can check out Marvimon’s sister venues — Valentine, Millwick, SmogShoppe and Flora Chang.
The Wedding Story
In my first meeting with Raven & Christian, I knew they’d be a perfect fit for Cheers Babe. They described their wedding day vision as extremely colorful, generally non-traditional (or in Raven’s words, irreverent) with a nod to Raven’s Sri Lankan heritage and a party their guests would never forget — from a choreographed first dance to a tarot and tea leaves reader to a family style meal fit for the gods.
For the ceremony, Raven stunned in her fuchsia sari and Christian turned heads with his dapper Emerald suit custom cut by Klein Epstein & Parker. Speaking of fashion moments at this wedding … you know that feeling when you get right before you’re going to surprise someone you love?
Raven was feeling alllllllll the feels as she changed into her custom ivory suit and bustier. She had Christian convinced that her reception look was a dress. She’d been calling it her “second dress” that she’d change into after her more traditional ceremony sari.
Her sneaky rouse made for such a satisfying surprise for her groom — Christian was floored. I think he fell in love with her EVEN MORE in that moment.
Since she had embroidered a few personal touches on the jacket, seeing those pulled on his heartstrings and moved him to tears. It’s a moment that lives rent free in my mind!
Beyond memorable surprises, these two created a one-of-a-kind day for their guests with the help of planner prince, Priyan of Alfred House Productions. They also worked with my favorite florist in LA, Inessa Nichols (I’m biased — she did my wedding too)! You can hear all about their planning process from Raven herself in their feature on Rock N Roll Bride Magazine.
Grass Room DTLA Wedding Photos
Venue | Grass Room — Los Angeles, CA
Getting Ready Venue | Ace Hotel DTLA
Planning | Alfred House Productions
Photography | Cheers Babe Photo
Florist | Inessa Nichols Design
Hair | Bonnie
Makeup | Kelly Zhang Studio
Video | Light Up Videos
Rentals | Bright Event Rentals
Cake | Danielle Keene
Photo Booth | Brass Streetbooth
Bar | The Whaling Club
Coffee Bar | Blank Beverage
Catering | Fundamental Events
Signage | Raven Juergensen
Sari | Buddhi Batiks
Bride’s Suit | Klein Epstein & Parker
Bride’s Bustier | Manshaa Obsession
Shoes | Kat Maconie
Groom’s Attire | Klein Epstein & Parker
Rings | Automic Gold