Bright-Hued Southern Wedding Inspiration at Nashville’s White Avenue Studio

Whitney of Whitney Woodall Photography approached me about collaborating on a styled shoot that would marry preppy, southern style with a fresh, modern look.

The bright blooms by Stella Rose Floral Design paired perfectly with the navy blue details and crisp white walls of White Avenue Studio. The stunning Allison Webb gown from White Dresses Nashville was equal parts southern (with the bell skirt and chapel train) and modern (with the bustier bodice with buttons and rolled neckline detail) and 100% lovely. The 3-tier cake by Frosted and Sprinkled channeled the iconic Lilly Pulitzer brand known for their bright, colorful and bold floral prints seen so often in the south. The blue and white china from Music City Tents and Events popped against the white weave linen and watermelon-hued napkins.

Couples interested in a modern take on a traditional southern celebration will find loads of inspiration in these images!

The Gifford Collective | Nashville Wedding Planner + Event Designer
The Gifford Collective | Nashville Wedding Planner + Event Designer
The Gifford Collective | Nashville Wedding Planner + Event Designer
The Gifford Collective | Nashville Wedding Planner + Event Designer
The Gifford Collective | Nashville Wedding Planner + Event Designer
The Gifford Collective | Nashville Wedding Planner + Event Designer
The Gifford Collective | Nashville Wedding Planner + Event Designer
The Gifford Collective | Nashville Wedding Planner + Event Designer
The Gifford Collective | Nashville Wedding Planner + Event Designer
The Gifford Collective | Nashville Wedding Planner + Event Designer
The Gifford Collective | Nashville Wedding Planner + Event Designer
The Gifford Collective | Nashville Wedding Planner + Event Designer
The Gifford Collective | Nashville Wedding Planner + Event Designer

Planning, Design + Styling: The Gifford Collective

Photography: Whitney Woodall Photography

Venue: White Avenue Studio

Floral Design: Stella Rose Floral Design

Paper Goods: Simply Done Invites

Cake: Frosted and Sprinkled

Beauty: Helen Bush

Bridal Boutique: White Dresses Nashville

Bridal Gown Designer: Allison Webb

Suit: Street Tuxedo

Rentals: Music City Tents & Events


Kristin Gifford is a design-focused full-service wedding planner and event designer working in Nashville, Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville and beyond. Kristin’s approach centers around the unique vision, priorities and characteristics of the couple. In addition to full-service weddings, Hitched by The Gifford Collective offers highly-personalized all-inclusive elopements in Nashville. The Gifford Collective has been featured online and in print in publications like Bridal Musings, Kentucky Bride, Nashville Lifestyles, Ruffled and Wedding Sparrow. If you're looking for a Nashville wedding planner, Cincinnati wedding planner or Kentucky wedding planner or if you want to elope in Nashville, get in touch with The Gifford Collective!