Boho Tropical Beach Wedding – A Styled Shoot on Sanibel Island

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!

 

VENDORS:

Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelweddings.com
Wedding Planner: Fabulously Chic Weddings | 239-565-0415 | www.fabchicweddings.com
Videographer: iHeart Films | 239-641-3456 | www.iheartfilmstudios.com
Florals: Kaleidoscope Floral | 239-777-6139 | www.kaleidoscopefloral.com
Photographer: Kaity Brawley | www.kaitybrawley.com
Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes | 239-549-2253 | www.iloveladycakes.com
Calligraphy: Script Me Pretty | 239-340-3446 | www.scriptmepretty.com
Hair & Make Up: Glambox Artistry | www.glamboxartistry.com
Lounge Furniture: The Reserve Vintage Rentals | 941-840-1824 | www.thereservevintagerentals.com
Rental Chairs: Niche Event Rental | 239-352-9000 | www.nicheeventrental.com
Wedding Dress: Pure Bridal Boutique | 239-826-1639 | www.purebridalboutique.com
Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | 310-586-3402 | www.theblacktux.com

Tropical Tented Wedding on Sanibel Island {Chelsey + Travis }

Chelsey & Travis’s tropical wedding at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island was the perfect backdrop to showcase their love.  With a beach ceremony and a tented reception on Casa Ybel’s Back Lawn, the vibe was relaxed, easy.  The natural beauty of Sanibel Island framed the natural beauty of Chelsey and Travis’s love for one another.

Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelweddings.com
Videography: MVD Films | 239-273-2628 | www.mvd-films.com
Florist: Floral Artisty | 239-472-3040| www.floralartistryofsanibel.com
Entertainment: Steve Farst | 239-645-0651 | www.stevefarst.com

Southern Style Tent Wedding – Sanibel Island, FL { Julie + BJ }

What is more appropriate than seersucker for a beachy tent wedding in Sanibel Island, Florida?  This so-sweet island wedding at Casa Ybel Resort is the handiwork of Carrie Darling Events.  And this breathtaking video that captures the charm of Julie and BJ comes to us from Deni Domi Films.

Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelweddings.com
Videography: Deni Domi Films | 239-321-1312 | www.denidomifilms.com
Decor: Carrie Darling Events | 239-784-5098| www.carriedarlingevents.com
Officiant: Christina Bowman | 239-561-8380 | christinabowmanunity@comcast.net
Hair & Make Up: Duality Artistry | 801-557-0054 | www.dualityartistry.com

Published! Front Cover of Times of the Islands Wedding Edition

Nick Adams Photography scored the front cover of Times of the Islands Wedding Edition with a photo from a Casa Ybel wedding!  We are so proud to share this story directly from Nick’s Blog:

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I was delighted to find out that I was chosen for the Times of The Islands Wedding magazine cover.

Picky and Sarah were the Bride and Groom. They got married at the beautiful Casa Ybel Resort located here on Sanibel Island.

When I asked Pikey how they met and she shared: “We both work in the car business, Pikey’s family owns a dealership and my family owns a car auction. He had been coming to the auction for many years. He says I always looked at him, but in reality it was always him looking over at me, and he is such a wuss one time a co-worker of his asked me for my number for Pikey. I gave it to him and he called me and the rest is history.” A great and unique story. I also asked Sarah to share her wedding plans and what she thought would make their event unique, this is what she said, “We love Sanibel Island, so we wanted to be on the grass but right beside the water. We wanted the island theme for our close family and friends, it was beautiful, classy, but most of all fun.”  she added: Steve played beautiful music, (referring to Steve Farst, a phenomenal local musician) the food was delicious. Everyone there was beautiful.

I could not have done it without Sarah and Pikey. A terrific couple. Sarah had put a lot of planning into this wedding (along with the amazing, Tori Weatherford, of Casa Ybel Resort) and it showed.  They chose to have their ceremony on the Lawn, followed by a tented reception located right next to the ceremony site.

Casa Ybel Resort is one of the few places on the Islands that can accommodate a tented venue at a beach wedding. If you can time it right, with the weather, there is no better way to have a reception. Fall and spring are typically the best times, the temperature is normally in the 70’s with low humidity. The lawn area at Casa Ybel is made up of Bermuda grass, which is normally reserved for golf courses here in Florida. Not a big deal you think? Well… it kinda is. It takes a lot more effort to look after than the usual St Augustine variety. Bermuda grass is so soft, it is really fine, it feels great on your feet. St Augustine looks very nice but it has huge blades and is more like a thick mat of grass, not as soft. And as they say: ‘it’s all in the details’

You can see in the picture below that Sarah and Pikey opted to have the sides of the tent rolled up which is a great idea as it lets the breeze flow through. This particular tent is really well designed (this one is owned by the resort). Should the wind pick up or the temperature suddenly drop the sides of the tent can be dropped to the ground in a matter of minutes.

I digress!

Here are a list of all of the contributors that made this wedding magazine cover possible:

Wedding Planner: Tory Weatherford, Casa Ybel Resort

Hair and Makeup: Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa and Boutique at The Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Florals: Floral Artistry

DJ/Musician: Steve Farst

Video: The Nick Adams Photography Team

Officiant: Eddie Mosely

 

 

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Beachy Boho Wedding Video: Sanibel Island { Jamie + Nick }

We love this wedding so much (and this couple!).  Jamie & Nick’s tented beach wedding was published by The Celebration Society and we shared that story with you here.  But we have been holding on to this little gem of a wedding video.  You’re going to LOVE this boho-chic Sanibel Island beach wedding at Casa Ybel Resort.

Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelweddings.com
Videography: MVD Films | 239-273-2628 | www.mvd-films.com
Decor: Elleson Events | 239-941-202-2343| www.ellesonevents.com
Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes | 239-549-2253 | www.ladycakes.com
Officiant: Rev. Dr. Dan Lamey | 239-272-2947 | drdan74@gmail.com
Stationery & Paper Goods: DM Paper Designs | 239-938-1421 | www.dmpaperdesigns.com

Glamorous Beach Wedding Video { Heather + Jim } Casa Ybel Resort, Sanibel Island

Sometimes wedding planners really make all the difference.  In the case of Heather & Jim’s Sanibel Island beach wedding at Casa Ybel Resort, Courtney Gabelbauer of Fab Chic Weddings took timeless elegance and sprinkled a touch of glam on top.

Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelweddings.com
Wedding Planner: Fabulously Chic Weddings | 239-565-0415 | www.fabchicweddings.com
Videography: I Heart Film | 239-641-3456 | www.iheartfilmstudios.com
Florist: Libby’s Flower Shop | 239-278-1500 | www.libbysflowershop.com
Officiant:Dr. Dan Lamey | 239-272-2947 | drdan74@gmail.com

Sanibel Island Beach Wedding Video – Casa Ybel Resort { Chelsea + Austin }

Remember Chelsea & Austin’s Boho Beach Wedding that Borrowed & Blue published over the summer?  We’ve been holding on to the wedding video and waiting for the right moment to share it.  With the freezing temperatures in the north, we thought this would be a great time to bring you some sunshine from this beach wedding at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island.

Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelweddings.com
Videography: Blue Moon Video | (239) 466-8010 | www.bluemoonvideo.com
Florist: Signature Florals | 239-437-2860 | www.signature-florals.com
Officiant: Kelly Koerpel | 239-826-6542