When Lindsay and Gordon called us from Europe to plan to their beach wedding on Sanibel Island, we knew this would be an international affair. Guests came from all over the globe to watch Lindsay and Gordon say “I do” on the beach at Casa Ybel Resort. Details of the wedding highlighted the couples many travels together while also carrying a distinct Florida vibe.
Coco Luna Events does it again! Lauren and Philip imagined an ocean-side wedding with a bohemian flair. With a watercolor palette of purples and accents in metallic rose gold and rustic wood, this Sanibel Island wedding was both boho and sophisticated.
Sanibel Island holds a special place in the hearts of so many, even the locals. That is especially true for Miranda and Jacob, sweethearts who grew up in Fort Myers. When they decided to tie the knot, they didn’t have to look much further than their own backyard for the perfect beach wedding location. Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel was their choice for a celebration on the sand and a tented reception overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
You’ve been waiting for it, we know. We teased you back in March with the behind the scenes video of the boho tropical beach wedding styled shoot Courtney Gabelbauer of Fabulously Chic Weddings put together for Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island. Now, we give you the breathtaking images that Kaity Brawley skillfully captured. Try not to faint when you see the sophisticated twist Kaleidoscope Floral put on “tropical boho” – tiny pineapples? what?! Drop us a line – tell us what you think!
Would it be cheesy to say we were totally “pumped” when professional body builders Jill and David selected Casa Ybel Resort for their beach wedding? Okay, we’ll stop! There was nothing cheesy about this elegant fall celebration. Jill and David’s wedding was one of the first ones we hosted after Hurricane Irma and we were so happy to show them that the property was still in top shape and ready for a weekend of fun! We were gushing over Jill’s delicate floral arch and sweet blush and champagne linens. Jill and Dave were as sweet as their ice cream sundae bar and we can’t wait to see them again!
Courtney Gabelbauer of Fab Chic Weddings never ceases to amaze us with her sophisticated stylings. She dreamed up this incredible photo shoot with a boho tropical vibe and invited some of Southwest Florida’s best wedding vendors to be a part of it. Our friends at iHeartFilm captured the behind-the-scenes footage that we are so excited to share with you! The images from the shoot itself are already circling on social media platforms #casaybelweddings. Keep checking back to see the entire gallery soon!
Hues of peach and gold accents gave a romantic touch to Kirsten and Ian’s wedding day. Libby’s Flowers brought in fresh greenery to accent the soft elegance in the rose bouquets and centerpieces. The Groom’s bowtie, Mom’s elegant dress, the welcome bags, all boasted shades of pink. Last but certainly not least was one last touch of “peach”, the signature drink. A peach mojito made to order for guests at the reception fit right into the theme.
VENDORS Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | casaybelweddings.com Officiant: Rev Russ Winn | Florist: Libby’s Flowers | 239-278-1500 | libbysflowershop.com Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes | 239-549-2253 | iloveladycakes.com Photography: Set Free Photography | 239-209-4461 | setfreephotography.com Music: Wiley Entertainment | 239-989-6999 | wileyentertainment.com Hair & Make Up: Duality Artistry |801-557-0054 |dualityartistry.com