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We're Pat & Mahlia, a husband & wife Wedding, Engagement, Anniversary Photography & Videography team. We're based outside Nashville TN but we absolutely love to travel! We have captured weddings throughout Tennessee as well as in Montana, Florida, & Oregon! We are blessed to be a part of our couples' lives and have fun with them during their wedding adventures!

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A Rainy Wedding with Stunning Views at Standing Stone

January 15, 2016

JUSTIN + KC | married
Standing Stone State Park Knoxville Tennessee

We first met with KC & Justin through the wonderful world of technology. Since they live out near Knoxville and we’re in Murfreesboro it was much easier to chat with them via Skype. We all immediately got along and knew we would have a ton of fun on the wedding day. A few month before the wedding we made a trip out to Standing Stone to take their engagement photos and see what they had planned for their special day.
IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC_0001bIvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0617Just as the ceremony was about to begin the skies opened and it began to pour. Like torrential down-pouring, flood warnings pour. But that wasn’t about to stop them. They love the outdoors and were happy to embrace the weather. It was actually magical. It rained from the start of the ceremony until the end. IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0524They said if it rains on your wedding day it is good luck. We’ll these two are extremely lucky. IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0481IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0467KC & Justin created this super cute ceremony programs in lieu of a traditional one. They doubled as fans too! And the Wedding Bingo is such a fun idea.IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0465IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0464KC was absolutely gorgeous. Her dress was perfect for her. It was simple and elegant, just like she is. We couldn’t have thought of a more fitting and complimenting dress for her to have worn. It accentuated her natural beauty & didn’t distract from the beautiful Tennessee outdoors of Standing Stone.IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0428IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0401IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0388KC made these awesome paintings as a gift for her fiance. The paintings are of her & Justin’s voiced saying ‘I Love You’. How incredibly sweet is this?!IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0384IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0365IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0355And as if KC being crafty wasn’t enough, Justin is equally so! He made this sweet little box with an etching of her initials & inside was jewelry.
TIvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0334KC was absolutely shocked by what he had created for her! IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0332IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0324IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0320 If this isn’t reason enough to have a first look, we don’t know what is. Justin’s reaction to KC was priceless. He was blown away by his soon-to-be-wife. It was a great choice to do a first look too since it rained during the ceremony they have plenty of photos of the two of them all dolled up before the rain hit.IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0314Along with the sweet box he made his fiance, Justin also created this gift boxes for his groomsmen and filled them with special little gifts unique to each of his guys.IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0046IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0926IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0894Ok, if you are considering having lawn games at your reception & cocktail hour we wholeheartedly say DO IT!! Standing Stone actually had this lifesize Jenga there for guests to use. And they definitely had fun playing. All of the guests gathered around to watch the epic Jenga game that lasted about 45 minutes! IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0845IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0814Their cake was delicious!! All of the fresh berries were divine. We love the new naked cake look! And with how much KC & Justin adore the natural simplistic look it was the perfect choice cake for their Standing Stone wedding.IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0630IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC_0011IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC_0009KC & Justin honeymooned in the Dominican RepublicIvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0926IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0894And you can’t miss KC’s wedding shoes. Purple Converse with her new last name. A sweet and personal little touch.IvoryDoorStudio_StandingStoneStatePark_Justin+KC-0616






WEDDING VENDORS: Bridal Dress – David’s Bridal | Caterer – Whitts BBQ | DJ & Photobooth – 5 Diamond Productions |  Cake – The Sweet Shop | Venue – Standing Stone State Park

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  1. Amber

    February 15th, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Beautiful images!!

  2. Mahlia Dooley

    February 16th, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Thank you Amber! Standing Stone was a beautiful venue– even in the rain!

  3. Molly

    February 15th, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    WOW GOOD FOR THEM! I love the shot of them kissing in the rain! Amazing attitude and fantastic photos!

  4. Mahlia Dooley

    February 16th, 2016 at 2:15 am

    They were SO excited and just embraced the rain :)!Thanks Molly

  5. Stephanie Sutherlin

    February 15th, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    What a beautiful wedding! And I love the paintings of their voices. That is so cute!

  6. Mahlia Dooley

    February 16th, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Aren’t those awesome? The bride made them herself!

  7. Emily

    February 15th, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Oh those shoes! How gorgeous is that setting, too!

  8. Mahlia Dooley

    February 16th, 2016 at 2:15 am

    Standing Stone State Park is a total hidden gem for a wedding venue!

  9. Michele

    February 15th, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    What a wonderful day- rain and all!

  10. Mahlia Dooley

    February 16th, 2016 at 2:16 am

    We definitely had fun in the rain!

  11. Lori Stead

    February 15th, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Stunning images!

  12. Mahlia Dooley

    February 16th, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Thank you Lori!

  13. christina

    February 15th, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    the backdrop for this wedding was amazing! I loved all the unique and personal wedding details!

  14. Mahlia Dooley

    February 16th, 2016 at 2:16 am

    This was a state park in Tennessee and had so many gorgeous spots.

  15. Valerie

    February 16th, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Stunning images!!!

  16. Mahlia Dooley

    February 16th, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Thank you Valerie!

  17. Jill

    February 16th, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Gorgeous- i particularly love the portrait location! Looks like a stunning day 🙂

  18. Mahlia Dooley

    February 16th, 2016 at 2:17 am

    Thank you Jill! We found a couple perfect locations for the bride and groom portraits!

  19. Candi

    February 16th, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Beautiful! Love her chucks!!

  20. Mahlia Dooley

    February 16th, 2016 at 2:17 am

    Aren’t they awesome Candi?!

  21. Urška Majer

    February 16th, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Gorgeous wedding!

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