Florist: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 | www.floralartistryofsanibel.com
Photography: Frank Simonetti Photography | 239-565-4025 | www.fsimonetti.com
This was a Saturday afternoon intimate wedding in early October. Laura and Eric arrived to Sanibel Island with their family and a few friends from the northeast. I met Laura in the nicely appointed condominium at Casa Ybel for some getting ready wedding photos. I then met Eric outside on the nicely landscaped sidewalk at Casa Ybel Resort. I took some family photos of Eric and his parents, along with wedding photos of the flower girls who were Eric’s nieces. Eric then walked to the ceremony site with the ceremony official, Reverend Joanna Salerno. Laura then came out for some green background photos with her family. Tori, the wedding director at Casa Ybel then brought Laura and her family to the beach in the golf cart. The ceremony started perfectly on time with blue skies and beautiful white clouds that were low on the horizon. After the ceremony some rain fell from a couple of gray clouds. We ran quickly for cover. Just moments later the clouds disappeared and the sun came through the white clouds. I photographed the families together then the bride and groom alone as they walked along the beach.
Casa Ybel Resort wedding photos
I have created wedding photos at the Casa Ybel Resort for over twenty years. So I had a sense that as the sun set some beautiful colors were going to reflect off the clouds, and it did! So a few more minutes of sunset wedding photos and the bride and groom were swept away in the wedding golf cart by Jeremy. They arrived to the Thistle Lodge restaurant with plenty of time to enjoy hors d’oeuvre and drinks with their guests. Before dinner, we captured a picture of Laura and Eric cutting their wedding cake. Then some congratulatory wedding toasts were shared by the guests as the first course was being served. Shown here are some of my favorite wedding photos of Laura and Eric’s wedding.