Best Wedding Destination in Florida – Sanibel Island Elopement {Kristina + Tobias}

Written by and cross-posted from the blog of New Ground Photography.

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

We had great please of meeting a young couple who traveled all the way from Germany to get married here in Southwest Florida. They chose Casa Ybel for their intimate wedding, and it was absolutely perfect! These kids have quite a story to share, so here it is:

The paths of Kristina and Tobias would never have crossed had they not attended a speed dating event in their home town of Frankfurt/Germany. Kristina simply because she was curious, Tobias because a friend of his did not want to go by herself and asked him to join. The rules of this event were simple: 7 men and 7 women got to know each other in one-on-one conversations lasting 7 minutes each. In their 7 minutes together, Kristina and Tobias instantly made a connection talking about cars and motorcycles, but way too soon the bell rang, their mini-date was over and it was time to decide if they want to meet the other person again – without hesitating, both marked “yes” on their forms! They were a great match and three years later they were grown so close that most of their friends were expecting an engagement soon, but Tobias was still hesitating. It wasn’t until early 2012, when Kristina went to work in England for 6 months, that Tobias realized he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. He proposed when she came back from her stay abroad and she said yes!

Tobias envisioned a beach wedding, Kristina was sold on the idea and quickly decided to get married at their favorite vacation spot: Southwest Florida!

Vacation restrictions at Tobias’ work only left them a few weeks for the planning from the other side of the pond, but it paid off on October 15th when it all came together and they tied the knot on a wonderful day at Casa Ybel.

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

VENDORS

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-9163 | www.casaybelresort.com
Photography: New Ground Photography | 239-449-8897 | www.newgroundphotography.com
Officiant: Rev. Russ Winn | 239-293-3310 | russ.winn@yahoo.com
Hair & Makeup: Duality Artistry | 801-557-0054 | www.dualityartistry.com
Flowers: Libby’s Flower Shoppe

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