An Eclectic Boho Wedding at Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham, Massachusetts

Rya Conrad-Bradshaw (33 and works in business and education) and Andrew Magliozzi (31 and an entrepreneur) really wanted their wedding to be completely and uniquely them. “The things we cared about were the ceremony (written by us and under a chuppah made by me, my cousin and my mom), a good band, plenty of booze and a time to really celebrate with the most important people in our lives,” Rya says. “Everything else we just worked to fit into the budget while being as beautiful and colorful as possible.” Choosing a venue that was equally as funky and fun as their personalities and style was no easy feat, but Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham, Massachusetts, made the cut with its outdoor ceremony space and eclectic, industrial ballroom. Rya and Andrew worked with Kim Bakarian-Gaynor from Illumination Designs to make the space feel a little more intimate, and ensure the wedding went off without a hitch. One of our favorite parts was Rya’s BHLDN lace wedding dress and bold accessories! “To go along with the fun, I wore red Chie Mihara shoes (so comfortable) and big turquoise earrings,” she says. “Turquoise is my mother’s favorite stone (and her birth stone), so even though they weren’t very traditional, they still felt connected to family.” See all our favorite details beautifully captured by Mark Davidson Photography below. A tip from the bride: “I hired a day of planner, which was really great, and she was incredible. However, I really wish I'd also hired a wedding planner! Planning a wedding is a lot of work and there are a lot of details and when you have a busy job, it becomes a lot. I had a crisis moment standing Cost Plus World Market in suburban Virginia stressing about napkins—the very thing I always said I didn't care about. Also, in the end, all anyway remembers is how it felt—not how it looked.”