Did you know the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation was the first factory in the industrial revolution? The interior of the museum has a rustic factory look with lots of brick, really interesting machinery and exhibits. Natasha and Joe wanted a wedding venue that was close to Boston and reflected their story. The museum, with its ties to the industrial revolution, is a nod to Joe’s profession, a labor lawyer. All of this made the museum a perfect place for Natasha and Joe to tie the knot.
The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation is nestled on the edge of the Charles river. Theres a stone lined path that leads to Landry Park. Landry Park with it’s open field and views of the Moody street dam is the spot Natasha and Joe chose for their first look.
Arriving at the museum separately, with their immediate families, Natasha and Joe, full of anxious excitement prepared for the first look. The anticipation built as we walked Joe to the park and went to let Natasha know it was time for the big reveal. With each step Natasha took toward Joe her smile grew. The instant Joe laid eyes on Natasha was truly magical. The couple embraced and spoke softly to one another for a few moments. At one point, Natasha stepped back to proudly display the pockets in her custom made dress…an absolutely MUST!
With the first look behind them we jumped right into wedding party and family photographs. For Natasha and Joe it was important to spend as much time as possible with their guests. This priority meant we captured ALL of the wedding party and family photographs prior to the ceremony. We utilized Landry Park for wedding party photographs and the interior of the museum for family photographs.
The Jackson room at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation is an open space with exposed duct work and lots of beautiful brick. The details the couple chose complimented the rustic feel of the space. As a guests entered the ceremony space they treated themselves to sweet tea and strawberry basil lemonade in mason jar pitchers. Weathered wooden boxes, filled with florals, lined the aisle. The ceremony, officiated by Isaac, a college friend of the couple, weaved together Christian and Jewish traditions. Six of the couples close friends gave readings from . Natasha and Joe exchanged rings, vows, shared a kiss, broke the glass and just like that became husband and wife.
During cocktail hour Natasha and Joe mixed and mingled with guests as they sipped on signature drinks going along with the theme of “Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.” When guest found their seats, Natasha and Joe broke tradition with no formal announcement into the reception space, still the entrance drew raucous applause from the room. During the first dance they lovingly embraced as friends and family looked on. When the music faded guests joined on the dance floor for the Horah, hoisting the couple into the air exuberantly. Dinner, southern barbecue, and heartfelt yet hilarious toasts ensued. With the formal events finished the dance floor opened. At one point Joe was tossed into the air by a group of friends… it was almost as epic as grandma cutting rug on the dance floor.
As always HUGE thanks for honoring me as a witness to all the LOVE shared and to each person who worked hard to make the day come together. Take a peek below for more photographs from the day.
Events Manager: Jillian Doherty
2nd Photographer: Erin Bates – Erin O Photo
Videographer and DJ: TSG Weddings
Hair: James Joseph Salon
Makeup: Kerry Spindler
Flowers: Waltham Florist
Caterer: Tastings Caterers
Rentals: Be our Guest
Invitation Design: Minted.com
Wedding Bands: Brilliant Earth
Wedding Dress: https://dressanomalie.com/
Bridesmaids Dress: Azazie
Brides Shoes: Shoes of Prey
Grooms suit: Hart Schaffner and Marx (union made in Ohio)
Ties: Brooks Brothers