European Wedding Inspiration at Brentwood’s Ravenswood Mansion

When Texas photographer Kelly Hornberger approached me about collaborating on a styled shoot she wanted to execute while she was vacationing in Nashville, I quickly said yes (because...film photography!)

I knew Ravenswood Mansion would be the perfect backdrop for the European-inspired aesthetic I wanted to achieve. A white wedding theme quickly took shape and, for the exception of the gorgeous bouquet and boutonniere from Gradient and Hue, the palette remained fresh and light. The rentals from Southern Events and Vintage Sparkle were perfectly European without feeling heavy or overly ornate. The ethereal Alexandra Grecco gown was airy but elegant and paired perfectly with the Kendra Scott earrings, Trumpet and Horn ring and the groom’s white tux from The Black Tux.

This high-end yet simple fine art aesthetic is trending for a reason!

 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
 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: Kelly Hornberger Photography

Venue: Ravenswood Mansion

Floral Design: Gradient and Hue

Paper Goods + Hand Lettering: Maria Shtelle Calligraphy

Beauty: Beauty by K2

Bridal Boutique: The Dress Theory

Bridal Gown Designer: Alexandra Grecco

Suit: The Black Tux

Cake: Copper Whisk Cakes

Rentals: Southern Events Party Rental Company

Candle Holders: Vintage Sparkle

Earrings: Kendra Scott

Ring: Trumpet & Horn


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!