Whitney + George's Subtle Moroccan Themed Nashville Fall Wedding at Ravenswood Mansion with a Special Surprise Guest

First things first, Whitney and George WON this incredible wedding. As in, nearly every single vendor thoughtfully donated their goods, services and talents to gift a dream wedding to a deserving Middle Tennessee couple.

I was fortunate to guide this sweet couple on the design of their big day. They gravitated towards rich, saturated colors with a nod to the slightly ornate which drove the color palette and helped shape the aesthetic. Darby Cards and White Ink Calligraphy collaborated to craft the elegant emerald and gold invitation suite. Gradient and Hue used the season’s loveliest blooms and incorporated colorful fall favorites like mums, too. George’s dapper suit from Asos perfectly complemented the blush underlay of the Whitney’s gown. Although the sun was shining, the chillier weather prompted us to move the intimate ceremony to the front porch and serve dinner in the gorgeous Ravenswood Mansion parlours.

Whitney and George Kamel surprised their nearest and dearest with a special guest - Cowboy the camel! Cowboy posed for portraits with the bridal party and selfies with the wedding guests (and made a very special friend in the precious flower girl!)

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
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
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


Design + Styling: The Gifford Collective

Photography: Sarah Sidwell Photography

Venue: Ravenswood Mansion

Coordination: Woven

Floral Design: Gradient and Hue

Wholesale Florals: Driesbach Wholesale Florist

Paper Goods: Darby Cards

Calligraphy: White Ink Calligraphy

Cake: Copper Whisk Cakes

Beauty: Beauty by K2

Bridal Boutique: Posh Bridal Nashville

Groom’s Suit: Asos

Suits: Street Tuxedo

Rentals: Southern Event Rentals

Rentals: Spark Vintage

Ceremony Entertainment: Nashville Quartet

Reception Entertainment: Entertain

Catering: Beyond Details

“Cowboy” The Camel: Hooker Farms


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!