Written by Frank Simonetti and re-posted from the blog of Frank Simonetti Photography.
Emily and Randy chose the Casa Ybel Resort for their destination wedding in October! Family and friends gathered from North Carolina and other nearby states for this marriage ceremony on the beach. The weather was cool with overcast clouds, but the happy wedding guests made their own sunshine for this Tuesday afternoon affair. We took some photos of the groom and his family before the ceremony. Then the bride was escorted to the beach wedding by her Dad in his USMC uniform. The marriage ceremony was performed by Dr. Dan Lamey. Emily burst into laughter as Dr. Dan wiped Randy’s forehead of the little bit of perspiration that formed. Just moments before, Randy kissed Emily’s hands as she arrived to the ceremony. In all my years photographing weddings, I saw this beautiful display of affection just a few times… The colors of the ceremony and bridal bouquet flowers were stunning against the cloudy backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico. After the ceremony we continued with family pictures.
Dinner at a Casa Ybel Wedding
After the family left for the Patio at the Thistle Lodge for dinner, I continued photos with Emily and Randy. It was amazing what they created in their photographs, Emily and Randy were perfect together! We then all met at the Patio as dinner was prepared by the wonderful and experienced Thistle Lodge Staff. The weather this day was so pleasant for an outside dinner at the Thistle Lodge. We made a cake cutting photo and my last photo of the evening was Emily and Randy making a ‘selfie’ with their camera. Shown here are some of my favorite photographs we created at this Casa Ybel wedding.
Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelresort.com
Photography: Frank Simonetti Photography | 239-565-4025 | www.fsimonetti.com
Wedding Officiant: Rev. Dr. Dan Lamey | 239-272-2947 | email@example.com
Flowers: Signature Florals | 239-437-2860 | www.signature-florals.com