Don’t underestimate the awe-factor a classic gold and white wedding can produce. Lauren & Joe’s Sanibel Island wedding kicked off on the gorgeous Gulf view lawn at Casa Ybel Resort. Guests supped on island style fare from the award winning culinary team at Thistle Lodge as they dined and danced under a tent on the ocean front back lawn. The white roses on the gold trimmed tables were simply elegant.
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!
These are some of our favorite photos, those last few moments of quiet before the whirlwind begins. The bride reflecting on the importance of this day, her husband to-be waiting for her, and all of the friends and family who have come to witness their declaration of love.
Dede and Charlie said their I Do’s a year ago on the lush green lawn at Casa Ybel and it’s one of those weddings we talk about still. The details were simple yet spectacular under the tent. Bouquets of white lilies were a stunning contrast against the bridesmaids navy dresses. Krista from Impressions Photography did an amazing job incorporating the landscape of Casa Ybel into the story of the couples wedding day, photos we’re still ooh-ing and ahh-ing over.
Danielle and Matt are Floridians – the beach is their backyard. They chose Casa Ybel Resort for their Sanibel Island wedding for the lush lawns and water views – not for the sand. Their nautical themed wedding put a sophisticated twist on the seaside wedding. With the ceremony and tented reception on Casa Ybel’s grassy lawns overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, guests were treated to the very best Sanibel Island has to offer.
Here at Casa Ybel Resort, our motto is Bring Your Love. We could not have been more excited to have been selected as the place on Sanibel Island that Brandon & Josh would bring their love as they celebrated their marriage with family and friends. This tented wedding reception on Casa Ybel’s Back Lawn was highlighted with the couple’s favorite colors, turquoise and aqua, perfectly accenting the waters of the Gulf of Mexico that the lawn over looks.
Tropical islands are full of romantic notions. Sanibel Island’s Casa Ybel Resort is the epitome of romantic locales which might explain it’s popularity for Florida destination weddings. Chelsea and Brady didn’t have far to go when they crossed the state and left the hustle and bustle of Fort Lauderdale behind for a slower, more relaxed, more romantic pace on Sanibel Island.