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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 Winter Wedding at Rippavilla Plantation

november 7, 2016

A Beautiful Belize Oceanside Engagement

march 8, 2017

Photography Bucket List

1. colored wedding dress

2. chapel in the woods

3. Winter Snow Wedding

4. zoo wedding

5. emerald lake

6. cheekwood botanical

7. engagement at a carnival

8. traditional tea ceremony

9. paris wedding

10. the biltmore estate, nc

11. museum wedding

12. lost river cave, ky

A Sage Green Spring Wedding at Travellers Rest

June 30, 2016

ELI + ANNA KATE
TRAVELLERS REST PLANTATION | FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE

This wedding. Y’all. Their first look. You absolutely can not miss this first look. It had us in tears too!!  Not only is this wedding filled with the sweetest emotion but also an incredibly fun wedding party! With 36 people in their wedding party, how could it not be… well, a party?! And if you add Ajax, their adorable dog, that makes 37 for the wedding party! We have truly loved getting to know Eli & Anna Kate over the months of their engagement and could not possibly be more thrilled to have seen them officially become husband and wife.

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When we first walked into the grooms room at Travellers Rest, Eli immediately let us know how anxious and excited he was to see his bride. He knew that he was going to absolutely breakdown when he saw her. Not only did he show so much emotion during the first look but he also teared up a ton during the ceremony. We absolutely love this. Many grooms believe that if they see their fiance before the ceremony it will somehow ruin the moment of her walking down the aisle. In fact, that’s not the case at all. We’ve found that our couples who decide to have a first look are so thankful that they did because it allows them to have a personal moment between the two of them without hundreds of eyes on them. They can express their emotions however they seem fit; and it often allows them to feel more relaxed and less anxious during the ceremony and soak it all in.

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Canoes are a major part of their love story. When Anna Kate first saw Eli he was sitting beside a stack of canoes. When he proposed, he told her they were going to go buy a canoe, and instead he popped the question riverside. They used a canoe oar for their engagement photos & had boating details throughout their reception.

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Anna Kate is originally from Mississippi and attended Ole Miss where she was a member of Delta Gamma. We love the way that she made her sorority sisters a part of the wedding day! So sweet & thoughtful. Eli attended Middle Tennessee State University and had loads of his college friends at the wedding as well.

 

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The Company Band absolutely rocked the roof off of Travellers Rest! Everyone had such a fantastic time dancing, singing, & grooving to their sweet jams. Eli and his father even jumped in and took over for the band for a few songs. These two can rock like no one else! They have been jamming together since Eli was a small child. Seriously, Anna Kate is one lucky wife because her husband is an incredible drummer! Their friends and family (& us!) loved his performance with his father.

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If you adored their gorgeous southern wedding, you’ll definitely fall in love with Eli & Anna Kate’s Franklin Engagement Session!

WEDDING VENDORS:  | Venue – Travellers Rest Plantation | Wedding Dress Designer – Maggie Sottero Designs “Hannah” | Dresses – Glitz Nashville | Catering – Savor the Flavor Catering | Rentals – Liberty Party Rentals | Planner – A&M Events | Cupcakes – GiGi’s Cupcakes Nashville | Lighting – Bright Events Productions, Inc. | Band – The Company Band | Florist – Branching Out Floral & Event Design | Mens Formalwear – Street Tuxedo | Hair Artist – Brides by Mary | Makeup Artist – Brides by Lisa | Honeymoon – Walt Disney World | Bride – Delta Gamma Fraternity | 2nd Photographer – Liz Courtney Photography | Photography, Videography, & Photobooth – Ivory Door Studio

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  1. Erika

    June 30th, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Love this wedding at Travellers Rest Plantation! Beautiful photos!

  2. Kathryn layne

    July 7th, 2016 at 11:33 pm

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  3. Teresa Goodwin

    June 30th, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    This r sooo amazing!!! I’ m crying remembering that wonderful day!!! Thank yall so much !!!!!!

  4. Caroline Goodwin

    June 30th, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!

  5. Madeline

    June 30th, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Prettiest bride I have ever seen!!!!! Amazing photos!!!! Who’s the cute guy doing the high kick?

  6. Katherine

    June 30th, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Beautiful couple. Thank you for capturing such breathtaking photos!

  7. Allie

    June 30th, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Such a great time celebrating these two at a beautiful place!!!!

  8. Andrea Blakeslee

    June 30th, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Oh my gosh these are absolute perfection!!!!! What a wonderful beautiful day it was for an amazing couple! You captured it perfectly!!!

  9. Liz Phillips

    June 30th, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Absolutely stunning!!!!

  10. Kelli Coggin

    June 30th, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Stunning! Everything looked beautiful and perfect. So sad I couldn’t be there!

  11. Lori Beth

    June 30th, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Love it!! Such a fun wedding and beautiful pictures!

  12. Chelsea

    June 30th, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    These pictures capture the day in the most perfect way. What a magical celebration!!!

  13. Anna Kate Stone

    June 30th, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Couldn’t have asked for more amazing people to capture our day!!!! We LOVE them!!!!!!!

  14. Leslie

    June 30th, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    LOVE!! Everything was beautiful!!!

  15. Morgan Blythe

    June 30th, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Serious wedding goals!!!!!

  16. Natalie Newsom

    June 30th, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    These are absolutely stunning! Perfection!!

  17. LuAnne

    June 30th, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. So happy for this wonderful couple

  18. Erin Goodwin

    June 30th, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Beautiful wedding! We love you both so much!

  19. Morgan

    June 30th, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    These pictures turned out so beautifully! Such a wonderful day for a wonderful couple! ????

  20. Diane Guin

    June 30th, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!! Looked like a story book wedding!

  21. Eli

    July 1st, 2016 at 12:02 am

    Thank you ivory door for taking me back to the best day of my life. These pictures do just that.

  22. Diddy

    July 1st, 2016 at 12:28 am

    What a beautiful day, sweet to see every little moment!! Thanks!!!

  23. Jesse

    July 1st, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Great shots!

  24. Susan Jones

    July 1st, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Absolutely beautiful!

  25. Kathryn Layne

    July 1st, 2016 at 1:40 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Best wedding ever!

  26. Janice Stone

    July 1st, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Love was in the air! Beautiful day!

  27. Doc Stone

    July 1st, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Great pictures!

  28. Brittney moore

    July 1st, 2016 at 2:07 am

    Love love love this.

  29. Amanda

    July 1st, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Beautiful!!!

  30. Cindy Cave

    July 1st, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Absolutely beautifully stunning wedding photos that left no stone ( no pun intended) unturned. Amazing photo work on a gorgeous wedding.

  31. Kristen Hall

    July 1st, 2016 at 2:47 am

    Y’all looked amazing. So thankful to see you all on your big day! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

  32. Kaylee Davis

    July 1st, 2016 at 3:26 am

    Lovely!!!!!

  33. Chaya Ethridge

    July 1st, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Beautiful wedding!

  34. Charla Duggins

    July 1st, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Beautiful,absolutely beautiful.

  35. Steffi

    July 1st, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple! I wish you both a lifetime of laughter and happiness! 🙂

  36. Tashena Shaw

    July 1st, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Oh, my you just kill me every time with these weddings… You have such an eye for detail. <3

  37. Connie Thurman

    July 1st, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    OMG! Photographers did an amazing job capturing the entire event! So beautiful and what wonderful memories in the years ahead . . . remembering so vividly a day you will never forget! Love, Aunt C

  38. shanna renfrow

    July 1st, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Beautiful couple, beautiful wedding and beautiful pictures!!

  39. cheryl morgan

    July 1st, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Gorgeous wedding!!! Much happiness to the Stones!!!

  40. Whitley

    July 1st, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Absolutely beautiful couple and wedding! Had such a wonderful time celebrating with y’all and these pictures capture it perfectly!!

  41. Alysia newsom

    July 1st, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Beautiful wedding. Love the colors. Photos really captured the days moments.

  42. Ashley Eiban

    July 1st, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    WOW! This is such a gorgeous wedding! And oh my goodness!! That first look!!! LOVE!! Great job!! 🙂

  43. Sara

    July 1st, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    What a sweet couple and beautiful wedding!! The emotion in the first look is perfect!!

  44. Jill

    July 1st, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Absolutely lovely- this is so full of such joy!!!

  45. Alyssa

    July 1st, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    This was so beautiful! How much fun it is to relive this day through this amazing recap! Love you guys

  46. Liz

    July 1st, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Gorgeous! Congratulations!

  47. Mary Y

    July 2nd, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Beautiful!!

  48. Taylor T

    July 2nd, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Such a beautiful wedding!!!!

  49. Skyylar

    July 2nd, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    This is beautiful!!!! So happy for you both!

  50. Hayes

    July 2nd, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Congrats!! Such a beautiful wedding!!

  51. Summer

    July 2nd, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    So happy I could witness this day! Love this couple and these photos!

  52. Beverly

    July 2nd, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I luv these so much!!!!!!! What a perfect day!

  53. Kay

    July 4th, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Love you all so much!!!

  54. Whitley

    July 5th, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Still obsessing over how amazing this weekend was!

  55. Chelsey

    July 5th, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Looks beautiful!

  56. Jacqueline

    July 5th, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Such a fun and beautiful wedding!!

  57. Erin Goodwin

    July 5th, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Beautiful pictures! We love you!

  58. Alex Klein

    July 6th, 2016 at 12:27 am

    So beautiful!!!!! Anna Kate, you were the prettiest bride. Love all the pictures!

  59. Mary Cameron

    July 6th, 2016 at 4:12 am

    So much love! What a beautiful day, captured perfectly!

  60. Brandon

    July 6th, 2016 at 4:18 am

    Great pictures <3 great couple

  61. Vaughn

    July 6th, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Beautiful pictures and bride! Congratulations!!

  62. Sally

    July 6th, 2016 at 9:53 am

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  63. Mary Love

    July 6th, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Such beautiful pictures for a perfect day!

  64. Anna Kate Stone

    July 7th, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Y’all are so awesome for leaving such sweet comments!!!! We love y’all!

  65. Stacey Rose

    July 7th, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    So beautiful!!!!! Congratulations!

  66. Kathryn

    July 7th, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    What a beautiful day! Wish we could have been there to celebrate with you both.

  67. Lauren Early

    July 7th, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    This is so pretty! I am so sad I couldn’t be there with you guys to celebrate, you were a beautiful bride!!

  68. Kellie

    July 7th, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Beautiful wedding. Love how the father of the bride was smiling! Congratulations!

  69. Alyssa Early

    July 7th, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Beautiful day! Beautiful people! Love y’all!

  70. Brenda

    July 7th, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    You were a beautiful bride!!! What a special day for everyone!

  71. Caroline

    July 7th, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Gorgeous photos and one beautiful couple!

  72. Mary Susan

    July 7th, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Mary Susan-This is the most beautiful couple and wedding laced with love, family, friendships and Delta Gamma sisterhood. Simply gorgeous in every way!

  73. Selena

    July 7th, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Such a beautiful wedding!!

  74. Caroline

    July 7th, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Caroline Goodwin! Love the DG touches for the ceremony!

  75. Elle Woods

    July 7th, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    This is just as beautiful as the wedding on Sweet Home Alabama!!!! Southern Charm!!!!

  76. Rachel Mudd

    July 7th, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Wow beautiful wedding!!!!!!

  77. Kathryn Layne

    July 7th, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    ????????????????????????

  78. Victoria

    July 8th, 2016 at 12:26 am

    So beautiful!!!!????????

  79. Olivia Cartwright

    July 8th, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Beautiful wedding and a beautiful couple! Congrats!

  80. Mary Margaret

    July 8th, 2016 at 2:15 am

    So beautiful! What a fun and perfect weekend’ love yall!

  81. Matt Zarb

    July 10th, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Awesome pictures. The wedding was a great time!

  82. Matthew Winn

    July 10th, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Yall’s wedding was awesome!

  83. Matt Dobbins

    July 10th, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Beautiful pictures of an amazing couple! Congratulations you two!!!

  84. Juan

    July 11th, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Beautiful wedding and photos! Congrats :)) love you both

  85. Rod

    July 11th, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Gorgeous pictures!!!

  86. Carter

    July 11th, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Such a fun wedding, love both of you!

  87. Ajax

    July 13th, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Woof woof!!!!!!!!! I love my parents and I love Pat & Mahlia!!!!!!

  88. Richard (Pops) & Louise (Granny) Coggin

    July 18th, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Thankful to Ivory Door for what you did at the beautiful wedding. You captured memories that will be cherished for years to come.

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