Romantic Escape – Beach Wedding on Sanibel Island { Stephanie + Elijah }

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New York is cold in February!  Stephanie and Elijah decided to escape to sunny Florida to get married on the beach on Sanibel Island.  They welcomed their guests to warmer weather at Casa Ybel Resort where they dined al fresco on the open air patio.  This was a destination wedding done so very right!


Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 |
Photography: Matt Steeves Photography | 239-246-1707 |
Flowers: Floral Artistry | 239-472-0693 |
Hair & Make Up: Sanibel Day Spa | 239-395-2220 |
Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes Bakery | 239-549-2253 |

To the Ocean, With Love – Styled Wedding Photo Shoot


Master Planner and Designer Kehrin Hassan of Jet Set Wed, shares her unexpected take on beach weddings in this incredible photo shoot at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island.  An appreciation for the textures and colors of the sea are manifest in this dreamy oceanfront vignette.  Seaoats and bits of shell and hand calligraphed wedding invitations speak to Hassan’s outside-the-box approach to design.


Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 |
Wedding Planner & Designer: Jet Set Wed | 239-410-0661 |
Photography: Silvia Falcomer
Floral: Isn’t She Lovely
Stationery: Script Me Pretty
Dresses: Laura Jacobs Bridal
Cake: Kakes by Karen
Hair & Make Up: Duality Artistry | 801-557-0054 |
Models: Alisha Huprich & Whitney Fox

Tropical Wedding in Paradise – Sanibel Island, FL { Karla + Alex }


If we had to use one word to describe Karla & Alex’s wedding, it would be FUN.  The most important thing about their Sanibel Island wedding weekend was that their guests have fun.  They held a tennis tournament and volleyball match the morning of their wedding!  We love how laid back these two were.  Their beach wedding ceremony and tented back lawn reception were full of joy and laughter.  The tropical centerpieces and sand dollar favors were a nod to their Sanibel Island wedding locale.


Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 |
Photography: Nikki May Day Photography |
Flowers: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 |
Music: Steve Farst | 239-645-0651 |
Hair & Make Up: Sanibel Day Spa | 239-395-2220 |
Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes | 239-549-2253 |

5 Star Review on The Knot – Casa Ybel Resort

I have been coming to Sanibel yearly since I was a baby, and my now husband and I traveled there a few times together, making it a special place in both of our hearts. We ate at the Thistle Lodge every time we went, where the food was always fantastic. When it was time to plan a wedding, we knew that Sanibel would be the place. We were thrilled that Casa Ybel had an opening the weekend we had our eyes on, since it wasn’t too far off. Tori is absolutely spectacular at guiding the wedding process, as well as suggesting great vendors. I even popped in for a visit one day, and Tori was kind enough to give a full tour of the grounds, including the beach site and the indoor reception venue. We had a small ceremony of 21 guests, and it was nothing less than spectacular. The beach setup made a beautiful backdrop for photos, as well as our forever memories. The day was mostly rainy, but Tori watched the radar to make sure our ceremony dodged it. My husband and I decided to do a sand ceremony during, but I had not brought containers; this was realized shortly before the ceremony start time. Tori quickly found nice glass containers for us to use, easing my worries. I only have fond memories of our ceremony and reception; it was truly a magical day thanks to Tori and Casa Ybel. The ceremony site, food, open bar, and staff were all fabulous. I highly recommend having a wedding at Casa Ybel.