Linda + Kyle's Cozy, Emotional Nashville Airbnb Wedding

When I say that Linda and Kyle are THE most easygoing couple - I really mean it. These two fully embraced the “at the end of the day we’ll be married and that’s all that matters” attitude!

I consider myself very fortunate that Linda has been in my life for quite a long time. She’s my “healer” (my massage therapist!), my confidant and the sweetest woman you’ll EVER meet. I’ve always recognized the loving way in which she talks about Kyle and I was so thrilled for them when they got engaged. Initially, Linda and Kyle planned to elope because they didn’t believe that planning a wedding was something they could relax enough to enjoy. But, man, am I glad they decided to go for it! Their sweet and simple Nashville Airbnb wedding was full of so many personal touches and some seriously special moments. The first time Linda saw her bouquet? Tears. Getting ready with mom? Tears. Dad seeing his daughter for the first time as a bride? Tears. Kyle and Linda’s first look? Tears. (Obviously!) Linda’s precious nephew standing beside her? Tears. Kyle’s ceremony surprise? Tears. Those JUST married moments? Tears. (I mean.) Basically everyone (including me) cried happy tears ALL day long.

They wanted an intimate wedding (just 50 guests) with a romantic aesthetic which we achieved by using candles (a TON of candles!) and an abundance of greenery. Gorgeous white blooms dotted the garland on their sweetheart table and Gradient and Hue incorporated magnolia leaves into Linda’s bouquet at her request (a petite bouquet for a petite lady!)

One of Linda’s dearest friends officiated their ceremony, her sister made their wedding cake and Kyle’s friend played DJ. It was truly a family (and friends!) affair.

I’m so thankful I got to play a small roll in crafting their celebration of love.

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Our favorite moment of the day was our first look. All of our emotions came pouring out in that moment and nothing had ever felt more right. It was the perfect way to breathe in the commitment we were about to make and I’m thankful we didn’t have to share that moment with anyone else.
— Linda
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Kyle surprised me on our wedding day with the ring his father gave his mother which I paired with the engagement ring my father gave my mother. There are 30 years of marriage behind each ring.
— Linda
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Planning + Design: The Gifford Collective

Photography: Maggie Rae Photography

Floral Design: Gradient and Hue

Paper Goods: Darby Cards + Vistaprint

Beauty: Tessellate Hair

Rentals: Liberty Party Rental

Catering: Edley’s Bar-B-Que


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!