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Alabama's Sterling Castle wedding Venue

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue

Shelby, Alabama 35143 Phone:(205) 669-9486

Julia and Ryan's Wedding!

Julia and Ryan at The Sterling Castle .
Photos by Live Free Photography

  • Wedding Date: 04/11/2015


"Wedding Nirvana!" That's how one of our photographers described Julia and Ryan's day. Our couple was all kinds of adorable, the weather was perfect and the light perfection. All those things added to the super sweet nature of these two families and especially Julia and Ryan made for a perfect day you dream of.


Photography by Live Free Photography

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Picking out Wedding Shoes whether they are Wedding Shoes without a Heel or Wedding Stilettos can really be the finishing touch to a Bride's Wedding Attire. These Classy White and Gold Wedding Bride's Shoes will look perfect with her lovely Wedding Gown and give her just the right boost of height.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is a Beautiful Bridal Prep Shot that is a Must Have Wedding Photo. The Classy Wedding Earrings look great with her Down Style Wedding Hair. You can just barely tell that this is an Illusion Sweetheart Wedding Gown in this photo.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This Southern Bride is reading the Bible in her Victorian Wedding Suite. In the Natural Light these Wedding Photos are perfectly captured by these Top Rated Wedding Photographers in Alabama.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This was a Beautiful Summer Wedding. The Royal Purple and White Wedding Colors are the perfect accent to this elegant Southern Style Bridal Bouquet. This Bride looks ravishing in her Mermaid Style Wedding Dress standing right outside this Unique and Rustic Wedding Venue Near Birmingham, Alabama.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is a Must Have Bridesmaid Shot. These beautiful ladies have their Up-Do Bridesmaids Hair all set and ready and their Purple Illusion Bridesmaids Dresses are a Classy Dress Choice for a Wedding. This Baby's Breath Bridal Bouquet looks stunning in Purple.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This Handsome Groom is wearing a Black Tuxedo with White Vest and Black Bowtie. This Classic Wedding Attire is perfect for this Modern Wedding and for this Alabama Groom.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is a Great Wedding Photo of the Groomsmen. Their Black and Purple Wedding Tuxedos will look perfect in this Summer Wedding. This Top Rated Alabama Wedding Venue has many Inside and Outside Wedding Ceremony Locations and where these Groomsmen are standing is actually one of the Vintage Wedding Ceremony Locations.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is a Great Wedding Photo of the Groom and his Wedding Officiant of Choice. Choosing a Top Rated and Professional Wedding Officiant to act as a mediator and host is one of the Most Important Part of Wedding Planning.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This Groom has completed his Wedding Checklist and is ready to say his Wedding Vows to his Alabama Bride. This Unique Wedding Trellis Idea makes a veil for the Bride to walk through to Say I Do to her once in a lifetime love.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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It is a Common Wedding Tradition for the Parents of the Bride and Groom to walk down the aisle on the Wedding Day. This was a Smart Choice for Mother of the Groom's Dress as it goes well with the Wedding Decor and also highlights her own Natural Beauty.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is a Beautiful Flower Girl Picture. She has her Wicker Flower Girl Basket full of White Rose Petals and her Flower Girl Hairstyle looks lovely in her Crown of Flowers. Her Sheer Flower Girl Dress also flows well with the Wedding Colors and Theme.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Venue is Centrally located in Alabama. This Lakeside Venue has a Beautiful Wedding Trellis often decked with beautiful White Curtains and Wedding Garland beneath the beautiful Wedding Trellis Flowers.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is a Special Ring Shot. Many Wedding Photographers take Wedding Ring Photos separately and as static objects. This Unique Wedding Ring Shot is a still shot but actually on the Bride's finger. It makes it a much more Romantic Wedding Photo.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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Many Traditional Weddings include a Unity Ceremony such as Unity Sand or a Unity Candle. Some couples come up with Unique Unity Ceremony Ideas; however, few are as unique and precious as the Love Lock Ceremony at the Sterling Castle Wedding Venue.
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This is a Romantic First Kiss Photo. After the Wedding Officiant announced, "You May Kiss the Bride" this Gentleman Groom was able to kiss his Southern Belle Bride for the first time as Man and Wife.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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After Sharing their First Kiss at the Wedding Alter this Picturesque Bride and Groom walk back up the aisle to their Fun Wedding Recessional Song. The Lantern Aisle Decorations will be perfect for the Starlight Wedding Reception.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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When thinking on How to Choose Your Maid of Honor or How to Choose Your Best Man, sometimes that can be an easy decision. Ultimately these are the people you know will stand by your side through thick and thin. These people have a place of honor at the Head Table if that is incorporated at your Wedding and in Modern Weddings they are often the Ringbearers for the Bride and Groom.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is a Beautiful Picture of this Rustic Bride and Groom. This is the Perfect Time of Day to Take Wedding Photos as it is the golden hour and the sunlight provides the perfect background for these Elegant Wedding Photos.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is the Perfect Woodland Wedding Venue near Montgomery Alabama. These are Simple Yet Elegant Wedding Decorations that make any Wedding a Fairytale Wedding. This Princess Bride and Prince Charming Groom are in the Perfect Wedding Photo Pose.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is a Beautiful Black and White Wedding Photo give this photo a Vintage Wedding feel to it. The Castle Gates peeking through in the background and the Prince with his Sleeping Beauty Bride truly make this a Storybook Wedding though.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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When Choosing the Right Wedding Venue for You based on the Venue with the Best Wedding Packages, the Most Affordable Wedding Venue, or the Extravagant Wedding Venue; it is almost impossible to overlook the Sterling Castle as the Wedding Venue of Choice in Alabama.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is a Beautiful Wedding Photo of the Receiving Line for the Bride and Groom. All of the Wedding Party surround the Bride and Groom as they prepare to go through the line and Adorable Flower Girl and Ringbearer look precious standing next to all the adults.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is a Unique and Easy DIY Wedding Decoration is very meaningful to the Bride and Groom because of the Groom's connection with baseball. This was a Great Way to Include the Groom in Wedding Planning and the Wedding Decor.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This was a Cool Way to Display Wedding Favors. Instead of Wedding Favors that don't get used; this Birmingham Bride chose to do Homemade Wedding Favors that guests are sure to love.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This was a Cute Wedding Hashtag Idea. York Mints as part of the Wedding Favor table in the Cocktail Area with a Cute Wedding Sign that says Mint to Be.
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These Rustic Wedding Table Decorations are perfect for this Rustic Chic Wedding. The Elegant Wedding Floral Arrangement next to the Wooden Table Numbers make these Woodland Wedding Decorations a table setting to remember.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is an Easy and Affordable Wedding Decoration. This small glass container with a single White Rose surrounded by Moss Wedding Decor gave this Wedding Reception an Earthy Feel that brought this Woodland Fairy Wedding all together.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is a Great Groom's Cake Idea that is perfect for him. This Athletic Groom chose a cake that suited his personality and interest and it was a homerun with the Wedding Guests. The Unique Cake Toppers added to this Baseball Wedding Theme.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This Elegant Buttercream Wedding Cake looks perfect garnished with the elegant summer flowers. The Wooden Tree Trunk Cake Stand adds is the perfect addition to this Woodland Wedding Cake and the handpicked moss is a beautiful adornment to this Rustic Chic Wedding Cake Display.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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After the Bride and Groom have been pronounced Husband and Wife at the Wedding Ceremony by the Birmingham Licensed Officiant, the Bride and Groom took a few Wedding Photos and are now ready to have a blast at their Fun Wedding Reception Hall.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is a Timeless Wedding Photo. The Brides Long Train trails behind her as she and her Prince Groom enjoy their Romantic First Dance Song. Her Open Backed Wedding Dress is beautiful and perfect for the heat of a Summer Wedding.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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Cake Tastings sometimes turn into Cake Pastings when the Groom Rubs a Little too Much Wedding Cake on the Bride's Face. This usually evokes an act of retaliation and the Sweet Wedding Photo can sometimes turn into an all out food fight. This Picture Perfect Bride and Groom would never do that to one another though.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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Wedding Toasts can be done by a number of Wedding Guests. If in doubt as to How many guests should be allowed to give a toast at a Wedding, just keep it short and sweet. If you have many guests who want to give a toast, the Wedding Rehearsal Dinner is the best time for that. Sometimes even the Bride and Groom give Toasts to the Audience in gratitude for their support.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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Now that the Wedding Cake Cutting has happened, the Wedding Food has been served, and the Wedding Toasts have been given; it is time for the Wedding Dance Party to begin. Sometimes the How to Get Wedding Guests to Dance is found in picking the Best and Most Fun Wedding Music to dance to.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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If all-out Wedding Dancing makes you nervous, then try a Fun Wedding Line Dance or a Wedding Train Dance. These are commonly done in Bayou Weddings and Louisiana Weddings with a Cajun background but truly they are fun at any Cultural Wedding or just weddings in general.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This Alabama Wedding Venue is equipped with an onsite Wedding Reception Area that provides ample room for all of the Wedding Tables and still room for a Dance Floor. Having a Fun Wedding DJ or Wedding Band is essential to setting the mood for your Wedding Dance Party.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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There are many Ways to Get a Bride's Garter, and some Grooms think that the best way to get a Wedding Garter is with his teeth. Just Be considerate of the Bride and have fun; there are sure to be bachelors at a Wedding who would love to catch the Lace Garter.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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The Wedding Bouquet Toss is a Fun and Unforgettable Wedding Tradition. Advice for Throwing a Toss Bouquet; make sure the background is clear. There are a few Bad Things that Could Happen at a Wedding and one of those is the Toss Bouquet (not the same as the Bridal Bouquet) get caught up in the Wedding Chandelier. We try to coach our brides to do a fake toss first to make sure the photographers get the shot, and then throw the actual toss bouquet.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This Romantic Bride and Groom found a Unique Getaway Car or an Antique Car Rental for their Wedding Getaway Car. Once their Wedding Day is complete they will take a ride in this car and hopefully go to their Romantic Honeymoon Destination.
Photos By Live Free Photography

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This is a Beautiful Wedding Sendoff has become an almost Traditional Wedding Ceremony in Modern Weddings. The Bride and Groom head toward their Getaway Car and all of their friends and family hold Wedding Sparklers high above their heads to light the way for this Newlywed Couple. This is the last part of the first day of their Happily Ever After.
Photos By Live Free Photography



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