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It had been a while since I was able to bring DSmithImages Wedding Photography, Portraits, and Events to the beautiful Sterling Castle in Shelby, Alabama, but I got the opportunity to do so on June 29th as I was there to photograph the lovely wedding of Beth and Kyle. The happy couple got married in a modern yet elegant ceremony with a reception that featured and celebrated their German heritage.

With this being Alabama in the summer season, the threat of rain lingered over things the entire day. We were able to get Beth and Kyle’s individual photos done outdoors, but the ceremony had to be placed inside The Sterling Castle’s spacious reception area. Everything, though, went off without a hitch as the staff made sure Beth and Kyle had a beautiful wedding ceremony. When the ceremony was completed, the rain had stopped. This allowed Beth, Kyle, the minister, and the wedding party to go to the lake on the grounds of The Sterling Castle to do an outdoor “lock ceremony”. The newlyweds secured their locks in place to symbolize their eternal bond.

After the lock ceremony and the post-wedding photos, it was time to party and enjoy the reception. Beth and Kyle enjoyed the delicious food, danced their first dance, and mingled with their guests. They also took place in a log cutting ceremony, which stems from German tradition. Beth and Kyle used teamwork to conquer their first task together as a married couple.

When the reception came to a close, Beth and Kyle made their exit to the illumination of sparklers. The sparklers weren’t the only fireworks on display. The grand finale of the night saw the happy couple celebrated with a beautiful firework display over The Sterling Castle. It was a fitting way to wrap up such a lovely celebration.

I’d like to extend many thanks to Beth and Kyle for saying yes to DSmithImages Wedding Photography, Portraits, and Events. Documenting their wedding day was a wonderful experience. I’d also like to thank their family and friends for the warm hospitality shown throughout the day.

I’d finally like to send a huge word of thanks to the amazing staff at The Sterling Castle. Their work has made that venue one of the best wedding locations in Alabama and beyond. I’d also like to thank the rest of the vendors that made Beth and Kyle’s wedding day such an amazing one.

Venue/Florist/Catering: The Sterling Castle
Reception Entertainment: DJ Shell
Makeup: Summer Houston
Hair: Baylie Payne
Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Please enjoy this sampling of photos from Beth and Kyle’s wedding at The Sterling Castle in Shelby, Alabama. If you are a family member or friend of the bride and/or groom and would like to see the full gallery of this wedding, please contact me directly.

If you are looking for a wedding photographer to document your big day, I’d love to speak with you! You can visit my wedding photography pricing page or fill out the form below and say yes to DSmithImages!

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