Kim & Casey’s Wedding at Melrose Knitting Mill

Kim and Casey chose downtown Raleigh’s very chic Melrose Knitting Mill for both their wedding ceremony and reception. It is such a beautiful room with brick walls, hardwood floor and large windows along both long walls.

The Wedding Ceremony

Their wedding ceremony was held on the second floor and had a wall and backdrop of white linens. Elegant Ensembles provided live music and I ran mics for Casey’s Father (who was also the minister) and for 2 readers. After the ceremony guests made their way downstairs for cocktails and the staff flipped the room. During the cocktail hour photographer Amy Allen and videographers Morgan Scott Films got some shots.

The Introductions

After the cocktail hour, the 130 guests made their way back upstairs for dinner and dancing with help from Chad from Chad Biggs Events. The room looked beautiful with floral arrangements by North Raleigh Florist. I introduced the wedding party to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and Kim & Casey to “You Make My Dreams Come True”. They came to the floor and had their first dance to “Tenerife Sea” by Ed Sheeran. We had the Parents dances after that and a welcome by Kim’s Father. The salads came out and the buffet opened shortly. During dinner I had a mix of jazz standards playing.

The Dancing

After dinner we had the toasts and Simply Cakes cutting including an awesome TMNT grooms cake! For the cake cutting I played “How Sweet It Is”. I opened the floor with some beach music and Motown that shortly filled it for the next 2 ½ hours. We paused briefly for the bouquet toss to “Wanna Be” by The Spice Girls and garter toss to “Sexyback”, then back to dancing. We ended with a packed floor to “Friends In Low Places” and “You Are The Best Thing”. They made their way back down stairs for the sparkler exit and lived happily ever after!

Thank you Kim, Casey and Chad and congratulations!

Photo courtesy of Amy Allen Photography


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