Jenna

August 27, 2019

Laura & Reid • Wedding

Photographer: Jenna, Weddings

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Minted invitation suite with light blue watercolor greenery photo

You might remember Laura & Reid from their Wake Forest engagement session that we shared on the blog not too long ago. I loved doing engagement portraits with them. Now I’m so excited to share photos from their wedding day! Laura & Reid’s day was a really beautiful one, and I can’t wait for you to see their Melrose Knitting Mill wedding! These two had amazing style on their wedding day. Reid looked very dapper in his grey suit and Laura’s dress was absolute perfection on her. They make a beautiful couple together!

Not only did these two have amazing wedding day style, but their taste in wedding day decor was so lovely. Melrose Knitting Mill is a beautiful industrial venue in downtown Raleigh and it was the perfect space for Laura & Reid to host all their friends and family to celebrate their new marriage. Laura & Reid chose amazing linens — a beautiful muted turquoise — that really popped in the brick atmosphere of Melrose! And their flowers! Kelly Odom did an out-of-this-world job with their florals.

My jaw dropped when I walked into the venue after the space had been flipped for the reception! With gorgeous tall floral pieces on the tables and a hanging floral installation over the head table, the space felt bright, lush, and romantic. After a tear-filled and heartfelt ceremony, Laura & Reid danced the night away with their friends and family. We felt so honored to be a part of their day. Going through their photos again makes me smile all over again! When I think back on their Melrose Knitting Mill wedding, the thing that sticks out most in my mind is the community that surrounded them on their day. One of the biggest things that Laura & Reid wanted was to be able to join cocktail hour with their guests. We made sure to make this happen for them, and it’s easy to see why they wanted this. Their community meant everything to them, and this was such a joy to witness!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Melrose Knitting Mill
Photographer: A.J. Dunlap Photography
Coordinator: Southern Oaks Events
Videographer: Twenty One Films
Florist: Kelly Odom Flowers
Band: The Shakedown
Caterer: Mulino Italian Kitchen
Cake Artist: Publix
Hair Stylist: Douglas Carroll
Makeup Artist: Douglas Carroll
Rentals: CE rentals
Bridal Gown Shop: Alexia’s
Gown Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Bridal Accessories: Veil and Earrings- Paris by Debra Moreland
Wedding Stationery Designer: Minted
Musicians: Triangle String Quartet
Transportation: Raleigh Rickshaw

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