We recently posted photos from Vivian and Scott’s incredible Sanibel Island wedding at Casa Ybel Resort. We can’t get enough of this tent wedding! On the day of their wedding, it rained all morning and the winds were unusually high, but moments before the ceremony was slated to begin, the rain subsided. This video from MVD really captured the beauty of this couple.
One of the things that makes Casa Ybel Resort so unique is the ability to have an outdoor tented wedding overlooking the beach. The Back Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico is a spectacular setting for Sanibel Island weddings. Devorah and Jeff said their vows under a bamboo chuppah on the beach with the aquamarine ocean as their backdrop. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served al fresco on the Back Lawn with a rustic chic reception under a tent. The details really made this ocean front beach wedding a sight to see – wine barrel cocktail tables, glitter stitched burlap table linens, chandeliers overhead, and driftwood centerpieces. Perhaps the most memorable features was the entertainment. Stereo Armada by Wiley Entertainment combines DJ mixes with live percussionists for a vibe that keeps the party going all night.
Intimate weddings are very popular at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island. Hundreds of couples like Christi & James choose Casa Ybel Resort each year for their intimate destination wedding. Christi & James involved their children and even their little dog in their beach wedding. The talented Tonya Malay Photography captured the sweet details of this sweet small wedding.
There’s something incredibly romantic and timeless about a wedding under a tent on a lawn overlooking the ocean. Vivian and Scott’s Sanibel Island beach wedding was inspired by the party scene in Meet Joe Black. The white and ivory details gave this elegant seaside wedding an air of sophistication. Some of our favorite unique wedding details: signature “blue” cocktails served pre-ceremony, guitarist on the beach, antique furniture and a donut tower! Vivian and Scott donned their wedding attire the following morning and snagged some amazing photos in the morning light.
A destination beach wedding doesn’t mean you have to pass up luxury. Haley and Don didn’t. They hired Sanibel Island wedding planner Courtney Gabelbauer of Fabulously Chic Weddings to plan their nuptials at Casa Ybel Resort. The result – a super luxe wedding reception filled with plush champagne and ivory linens, crystal chandeliers and gold details. Sanibel Island wedding photographer Jamie Lee Photography caught all the opulent details on film.
Star Wars fans, Ashley & Eric, put a DIY twist on their Sanibel Island destination wedding at Casa Ybel Resort. Soft pinks and aquas juxtaposed with metallic rose and yellow gold kick this brunch wedding up a notch. The Star Wars references are subtle and include a framed Han Solo and Princess Leia print next to rock candy escort cards and handmade Han & Leia cake toppers. For a little throw back fun, Ashley & Eric built their own photo booth and hunted down some Polaroid cameras so guests could leave them photo wishes in their guestbook. Hunter Ryan Photo managed to capture the magic of a morning wedding on Sanibel Island in the photos below.