Ashley and Douglas wished for a perfect mix of industrial architecture and soft, natural elements. Because of their love of art and the venue’s incredible space, the couple chose the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham, Massachusetts for their big day! Dressed in dusty yellow roses and woven branches, the brick building quickly became the natural, whimsical space the couple dreamed of. Capturing the sweetest moments, like when a bridesmaid sang to the newly married couple, Paul Robert Berman Photography expertly photographed this romantic wedding.
Ashley and Douglas
Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, Waltham, Massachusetts
We wanted to have softness and a retro-modern feel within a raw, industrial, historical context. The interior design and cuisine is designed to be raw, simple, and natural, akin to the industrial brick building context of the Charles River Museum. As such the floral design tended towards woven branches and earth tones rather than colorful flowers. We also strove for a loose unity rather than stringent uniformity, allowing variety in everything from the bridesmaids dresses to the bar selections while maintaining a consistent overall vision. Our color scheme was neutral earth tones with gold accents.
Our favorite aspect of the wedding – albeit more than a single moment – was spending meaningful time celebrating and reflecting with our loved ones. Family members and friends offered very touching, thoughtful performances during the ceremony and speeches during the reception, then we all danced the night away together in merriment. As we danced to the final slow song of the night we couldn’t help but feel a little bittersweet that this magnificent, one time gathering of close family and friends would splinter soon, and we felt incredibly grateful to have had them all there if only for one evening.
The Couple Recommends:
All vendors that we worked with were truly fantastic in the degree of skill, creativity, and commitment that they brought to the table to make our wedding possible. Chive and Foret especially were there from the beginning and worked with us ever-so-patiently to refine the vision then comb through all of the itty bitty details. Our photographer Paul Robert Berman captured the day and all of its nuances with true artistry, vision, and finesse. Our jeweler – Sophie Hughes – was remarkably easy to work with and creatively gifted.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Paul Robert Berman Photography
Event Planning – Chive Sustainable Event Design & Catering
Venue – Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation
Floral Design – Forêt Design Studio
Catering – Chive Sustainable Event Design & Catering
DJ – Greg Lanzillotta of Beat Train Productions
Makeup Artist – Amanda Bowen Comeau
Hair Styling – Christine Casale
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridal Accessories – Kate Spade
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – ASOS
Groom’s Apparel – H&M
Groomsmen’s Apparel – H&M
Rings – Sophie Hughes
Rentals – New England Country Rentals
Lighting Design – Party By Design
Transportation – JB Livery
Thanks to Paul Robert Berman Photography for sharing Ashley and Douglas’ natural and industrial wedding at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation! Like museum weddings? Check out this romantic wedding at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit!