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A Stunning Cross Cultural Wedding at Melrose Knitting Mill

Laura & Mo’s Raleigh Wedding at Melrose Knitting Mill – a Union of Cultures

You might know of Melrose Knitting Mill if you have been to the Raleigh Food and Wine Festival. This urban warehouse venue in downtown Raleigh is upstairs of the former Babylon restaurant, which has recently transitioned to Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar. Today we are sharing a beautiful cross cultural wedding at Melrose Knitting Mill.

With a mixture of peaches and navy as their wedding color palette, this stunning cross cultural Raleigh wedding was absolutely breathtaking in its personal touches. Every detail of Laura and Mo’s special day was planned to incorporate the celebration of their uniting cultures. From their beautiful outdoor ceremony on the gorgeous signature outdoor fountain that is in the courtyard of Mulino, to their romantic indoor reception at Melrose Knitting Mill, this wedding was definitely one for the ages!

Bride and Groom embrace Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn DuffieldWedding Invitation with Henna Tattoos Minted Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn DuffieldA little background on our Melrose Knitting Mill couple – Laura and Mo met online five years ago. After a week of exchanging emails they met up and have been together ever since that day. Mo planned a special romantic getaway to the Florida Keys for Laura and himself to warm up from the cold February. Mo surprised her by having someone take their photo by the palm trees near the water and then got down on one knee!

The wedding was a cross cultural celebration for Laura, Mo and their families. They used their rehearsal dinner at Renaissance Raleigh North Hills to highlight Mo’s Indian heritage with a Mehndi party. The dinner, Indian dancing and henna artist were all incorporated to celebrate!

Cross Cultural Wedding Celebration at Melrose Knitting Mill Raleigh

Henna Wedding Tattoos on Bride Hands Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn Duffield
Henna Wedding Tattoo on Bride Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn Duffield

Laura wore a strapless Stella York lace gown that was stunningly classic and paired the look with a beautiful veil. The pairing of this classic gown and veil and traditional henna art from the Indian culture was the perfect look for this couple’s special day. The beautiful exposed brick of Mulino Italian Kitchen and Melrose Knitting Mill made a perfect urban backdrop for this cross-cultural wedding.
Bride getting ready in Stella York Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn Duffield

The bridal bouquet was a beautiful waterfall of peach and creme blooms and greenery. To represent the bride’s family and her Christian faith, she had her late grandmother’s Bible crafted into her cascading bridal bouquet. Laura shared, “It was very special to have something so meaningful incorporated into my day.”

Bridal Bouquet with Blush and Cream by North Raleigh Florist Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn Duffield
Bride outdoors with strapless Stella York Dress Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn Duffield
First Look at Babylon Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn Duffield
Laura and Mo’s venue choice of Babylon, now Mulino Italian Kitchen for their ceremony, and Melrose Knitting Mill for their reception was the perfect fit for them as a couple. Laura said that the venue provided the “perfect place for an intercultural and interfaith wedding.” This warehouse atmosphere provided a setting and atmosphere that perfectly fit the couple.

Outdoor Wedding at Babylon Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn Duffield
First Kiss for Bride and Groom in Grey Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn Duffield

Bride with Henna Tattoo with groom Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn Duffield
Bride and Groom holding one another at Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn Duffield
To go along with their colors of peach and navy, the bridesmaids worse mismatched short navy dresses and the groomsmen wore matching navy ties with their grey suits. The bride’s favorite way of incorporating the color scheme was in Mo’s navy tie with bulldogs that represented one of their furbabies!
Bride with bridesmaids in navy mismatched short dresses Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn Duffield

Wedding Reception at Melrose Knitting Mill

The couple moved upstairs to the Melrose Knitting Mill for their stunning wedding reception celebration. Elegant chandeliers hung from the ceiling, navy linens adorned tables, and delicious catering from Babylon was served to their guests.
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Passed Appetizers of Curry at Raleigh Wedding Venue Babylon Bronwyn Duffield

Simple place setting with Navy Accent Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn Duffield
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Bride and Groom First Dance at Raleigh Wedding Venue Melrose Knitting Mill Bronwyn Duffield

The couple had a Dohl drum player, Jeetu Singh, who helped them incorporate Indian culture into their wedding day. “Everyone was up on their feet dancing to the music and having a great time,” shared Laura.

Indian Drummer at Raleigh Wedding Bronwyn Duffield
Multiple Cake at Dessert Table by Hayes Barton Cafe Raleigh Wedding Venue Melrose Knitting Mill Bronwyn Duffield
Grand Exit with Sparkles Raleigh Wedding Venue Melrose Knitting Mill Bronwyn Duffield

SB&G Preferred Vendors

Day of Coordinator: Chad Biggs |  Rehearsal Dinner & Accommodations: Renaissance Raleigh North Hills | Ceremony Venue & Caterer: Babylon | Reception Venue: Melrose Knitting Mill | Photographer: Bronwyn Duffield Photography 

Other Vendors

Minister: Rev. Ingrid Sagula | Bridal Gown: Stella York from Wedding Inspirations | Shoes: Jack Rogers | Florist: North Raleigh Florist | Cake: Hayes Barton Cafe | Stationary: Minted | Musicians: DJ Ru and Jatinderjit Singh | Rentals: CE Rentals | Hair & Makeup: Manuel Eason | Registry: Bed Bath & Beyond and Amazon


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