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Walnut House Bridal Session

February 5, 2019

Walnut House
Bridal Session | Murfreesboro, Tennessee

There’s a new and super cool wedding venue in Murfreesboro this season! Say hello to the Walnut House! Some of you may be familiar with this space as a concert venue on the square in downtown Murfreesboro. The owners recently met with Weddings & Events by Raina and myself to discuss opening the space for weddings and events. This is a sweet space with a fun vibe! The building has space for the groomsmen and bridesmaids to all get ready separately. And there are two location options for both the ceremony and the reception with both a downstairs and upstairs spaces.

To showcase the venue we created a styled bridal session. We teamed up with The White Room , Hello Beautiful and Sheila Hines Floral to create this earthy and elegant design with a show stopper hanging floral instillation above the head table! Y’all are going to totally swoon over Sheila’s amazing creation! And there are a few sweet treats to be seen by Simply Pure Sweets!

Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern


Murfreesboro Wedding and Event Venue in Tennessee, Unique and Modern

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The hunt for your ideal Nashville wedding photographers can seem really intimidating at first when you realize just how many there are in Middle Tennessee. It's important to find the right fit for you as a couple. You are going to chat with your photographer a lot during the months leading up to the wedding, you'll spend time together for your engagement photos, bridal portraits and any other sessions you include in your Collection including day after, rock & trash the dress, and more. Plus, you'll be spending the entire day of your wedding together! We value every moment we spend with our couples. Our Nashville based couples are fun and enjoy images that reflect that joy but are also elegant and creative. One amazing compliment we constantly hear from our clients is how relaxed we made them feel, that they actually have fun during their engagement session and can't wait to spend their wedding day with us. In fact, they return for yearly anniversary photos with us! We are based in Murfreesboro, TN but we love to travel and serve all of Middle Tennessee - including Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, & Belle Meade. We have even photographed weddings in Montana, Kentucky & Florida as well. We have traveled through Tennessee including Knoxville. As international photographers we service destination weddings, engagements, proposals including Disney World & Belize.

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To us, Wedding Photography is about Connection. We chose this specific path to specialize in because we truly love the connections we make with our couples. From the first moment we meet them, through the planning process, engagement session, wedding day, delivery, & into their anniversary sessions. We truly connect and make friends and love seeing the joy that our work brings to a couple & their families. Then when we photograph their friends weddings years later, we immediately reconnect when we see a past couple. Personal connections are just as important as emotional connections. When you truly capture a moment there is no explanation that needs to accompany the image - because the photo itself tells the story. You connect to it. It could be a photo that isn't even one of your own but a complete strangers & when you connect with that image and it triggers a memory from your own past, that is what is truly amazing. 

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Our business is based on community. We want to cultivate and inspire our couples to become friends with us, as well as friends with one another. We believe that there is power in finding like-minded people and connecting with them. Our business & the community we are designing stands for creativity, authenticity, & style that reflects & expresses without words. We believe in having fun and being yourself no matter who is in the room. We believe that inspiring others and paying it forward is important to ones own happiness. We believe in the joy of a sunset and the love of a best friend. We believe in great light, unforeseen adventures, & the romantic moments. We believe in supporting quality people, products, & relationships. We believe that emotion drives the most important moments, and we believe in the importance & responsibility of being there to preserve those emotional moments. We believe that every couple is unique but we all have commonalities that make us want to commune together. That is why we stand for & believe in the community to we designing.

We are Pat & Mahlia Dooley, and we are Nashville Tennessee wedding photographers. Ivory Door Studio’s mission is to impact the lives of our couples through authentic & viable personal connections, tangible products, a personalized wedding experience and quality service that exceeds expectations. Ivory Door Studio has been established and operating in Murfreesboro Tennessee since 2014. Since our doors opened we have had the pleasure of photographing ceremonies nationally in states including Montana, Kentucky, Oregon, Tennessee & Florida. We capture portraits primarily in natural light while implementing professional lighting when needed. We have experience working with flash to curate beautiful reception photos, intricate detail pictures, and outdoor night portraits.

Ivory Door Studio primarily serves Middle TN including Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Franklin, Belle Meade, Nashville, Gatlinburg, Chattanooga. We have traveled for destination weddings in other states including Orlando, FL - Portland, OR - Bowling Green, KY - Bozeman, MT - & an engagement session in Belize!

Mahlia & Pat have had the pleasure of working with numerous couples from outside of the area. We have had clients choose Nashville as their destination wedding venue. They & their loved ones have flown in from states such as Illinois, California, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, & Connecticut. 

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