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October 4, 2022

October Wedding at Historic Raleigh Venue

Golden Hour wedding portrait at Historic Raleigh venue | photos by Kivus & Camera

October wedding at Melrose, a historic Raleigh venue

What do you get when you add the first glances of fall with a historic Raleigh venue? A stunning October wedding like Amanda & Chris had!

You may remember these two from their awesome skating rink engagement photos, but they met while they were both working for the Hurricanes hockey team. And then a hurricane tried to crash their wedding, but we won’t dwell on that, since Saturday’s weather wound up overcast but enjoyable. Chris’ blue suit with oxblood details and Amanda’s long sleeved wedding gown were the perfect match for the day.

And here’s the proof:

Wedding details | photos by Kivus & Camera

Amanda got ready at the couple’s home in downtown Raleigh, and her pup Bailey (who of course loves Chris too) got ready with the rest of the crew.

bride getting her hair done | photos by Kivus & Camera dog of honor getting her floral collar - wedding dog | photos by Kivus & Camera wedding rings with the groom's instruction manual | photos by Kivus & Camera

Chris & co were getting ready at the new AC Hotel on Glenwood South, so John hung out with them there.

groom's wedding day details | photos by Kivus & Camera groom ties his tie on his wedding day | photos by Kivus & Camera

Time for Amanda to get dressed and head to the venue. Of course, Bailey had to be right by Amanda’s side as often as possible!

mother of the bride looks lovingly at her daughter | photos by Kivus & Camera bride in long sleeved wedding dress looks at herself in the mirror | photos by Kivus & Camera bride and her dog head downstairs to head to the historic Raleigh venue | photos by Kivus & Camera

Chris’ first look at Amanda’s stunning long-sleeved wedding gown!

First look at historic Raleigh venue Melrose Knitting Mill | photos by Kivus & Camera

First look at Historic Raleigh venue Melrose Knitting Mill | photos by Kivus & Camera Wedding portrait at Melrose Knitting Mill, a historic Raleigh venue | photos by Kivus & Camera Bride & groom with their dog in downtown Raleigh | photos by Kivus & Camera

Some wedding party drama for ya. I loved the mix of the three different dress colors tie-ing into the suits. See what I did there?

dramatic wedding party portrait at Melrose Knitting Mill | photos by Kivus & Camera

Upstairs, Color Fields Farm and Steph from Southern Oak Events had the space looking gorgeous for the ceremony.

Historic Raleigh Venue Melrose Knitting Mill set up for a wedding ceremony | photos by Kivus & Camera

Amanda was all giggles (I think in an effort to keep from crying) as she made her way down the aisle. I loved how she hid her face for a moment or two and her dad’s reaction to that was positively adorable.

bride hides her face behind her bouquet as she laughs and cries walking down the aisle | photos by Kivus & Camera bride and groom laugh during their wedding ceremony at a historic raleigh venue | photos by Kivus & Camera

Chris is the new success baby dot gif.

groom celebrates during wedding ceremony | photos by Kivus & Camera newlyweds share their first kiss at Melrose Knitting Mill, a historic Raleigh venue | photos by Kivus & Camera newlywed couple celebrates as they leave their wedding ceremony | photos by Kivus & Camera

Those gorgeous ceremony florals got repurposed to this perfect sweetheart table setup.

sweetheart table florals and decor by Color Fields Farm at Melrose Knitting Mill | photos by Kivus & Camera

Couple's first dance at Melrose Knitting Mill | photos by Kivus & Camera Couple's first dance at Melrose Knitting Mill in Raleigh, NC | photos by Kivus & Camera Black and White portrait of a newlywed couple at a historic Raleigh wedding venue | photos by Kivus & Camera

We snuck outside for some portraits before the daylight was gone. We didn’t have any real sunset, but heavy clouds can make for some great portraits too.

Blue hour portraits for drama in downtown Raleigh | photos by Kivus & Camera

Time for toasts & cake & a PARTY!

newlyweds react to a friend's toast at their historic Raleigh venue wedding | photos by Kivus & Camera cake cutting at Melrose Knitting Mill | photos by Kivus & Camera Fun dance floor wedding reception photos | photos by Kivus & Camera Fun dance floor wedding reception photos | photos by Kivus & Camera Wedding sparkler exit at Melrose Knitting Mill, a historic Raleigh venue | photos by Kivus & Camera

And with a sparkler exit, these two headed across the street to the Longleaf Hotel to keep their party going.

The team for this wedding at historic Raleigh venue Melrose Knitting Mill:
Venue: Melrose Knitting Mill
Coordinator: Steph with Southern Oak Events
Photography: that would be us, Kivus & Camera!
Hair & Makeup: Perfection by Patricia
Florals: Color Fields Farm
Officiant: Emily Wade with Oak City Ceremonies
DJ: Tribal Touch DJ
Cake: Publix
Photo booth: Taco Photo Booth
Transportation: White Horse Transportation
Rentals: Curated Events Raleigh


We believe that love is fun and colorful, and your wedding photographs should be too.

Kivus & Camera are Raleigh Wedding photographers who create bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. Your unique love story deserves to be told through unforgettable, breath-taking photographs that stand out from the crowd. Kivus & Camera love creating that magic. After all, as past bride Courtney says, we are photography sorcerers.

And though we call ourselves Raleigh wedding photographers, we definitely photograph Durham weddings, Chapel Hill weddings, Cary weddings, etc. We’re all over the Triangle area, and we’re happy to head to the beach or mountains and even to places outside of North Carolina! Just let us know where your love story is headed.

Want to know more? Check out more of our images or learn more about our nerdy selves or just send us a note! Can’t wait to hear from you.

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