This post is actually an introduction to the upcoming coverage of the November 14 wedding of Jessica Gira and Billy Manning — our last wedding of the fall season but certainly one of our favorites. Compelling couple and fantastic wedding with so much to blog about.
Lexington, Kentucky photographer Shaun Ring posted images from the wedding on his blog, and we are so buzzed, we had to share them right away! This was Shaun’s Cedarwood debut and his perspectives are personal and poetic.
Shaun sets up this wedding beautifully, so we invite you to read his intro below, then click here to pop over to Shaun’s place for more blog photos and wedding slideshow!
“For once in my life, I’m at a loss for words. I want to tell you how amazing this wedding weekend in Nashville was for me, but I swear—every word feels inadequate. For someone like me who gathers energy and inspiration from my surroundings, this wedding was nearly too much for me to handle. I seriously felt overwhelmed visually, emotionally, at a soul-level. Let me try my best to explain this and not sound like a babbling fool…
Jess and Billy are like gravity. They draw together effortlessly, and never with an ounce of pretense or show. They are 100% comfortable with themselves and each other, and it shows in the easy spirit they carry. This sentiment echoed throughout the whole weekend. Everyone was warm and festive. Like a much overdo family reunion. I’ve never seen so much hugging, and I’m a hugger from way back. Love it.
The venue? Seriously? I could shoot there for an entire wedding season and still never capture that much beauty. Historic Cedarwood is THE ideal place for a wedding and reception. The facilities, the grounds, the food, the service—perfectly connected.
Okay…I can sense that my words are falling short. I’m going to shut-up now and let you enjoy these images!
YES. Absolutely Gorgeous! We are inspired by your talent, Shaun. Thanks for your gracious comments about Cedarwood!
We are also grateful for the priviledge to work with amazing clients like Jess and Billy. You are perfect together! Jess and Billy: Your letter to Cedarwood melted our hearts ♥ (read it on comments!)
Stay tuned for more!
Linda & the Cedarwood Event Team