The colors of the sky over Sanibel vary each and every day. Somehow on Andria and Robert’s wedding day they were the perfect blues to compliment the color scheme they had chosen. The Waterfront Room at Casa Ybel was the ideal venue to witness the skies turn from blues to oranges and pinks as the sun set over the gulf. Along with the beautiful views guests were treated to an expansive buffet for dinner. Wanderlust Imagery captured some intimate moments from the ceremony and reception, memories the bride and groom will cherish for years to come.
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For Stephanie and Austin it was important for them to incorporate family into their wedding on the beach at Casa Ybel. The calm waters of the gulf behind them for the ceremony, their daughter took part in the I Do’s and his mother created the simple yet elegant bridal party bouquets. Guests moved in the the Waterfront Room at Thistle Lodge for the reception. Friends and family were treated to an impressive dinner buffet that included Hibachi Salmon and a Beef Strip Loin carving station. The new Mr. and Mrs. had the opportunity to take some stunning photos after dark on the beach and in front of the Thistle Lodge.
Laura and her family have been visiting the shores of Sanibel Island and staying at Casa Ybel Resort for years. It seemed only natural that Laura & Dan fly all the way from Australia (where they live), guests-in-tow, to this magical little island when they decided to tie the knot. They skipped the beach for the ceremony and had a lawn wedding overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. We love their sense of humor – from the Australian-American translation guide to their pink flamingos that seemed to show up whenever you least expected. This is a family that knows how to laugh. We were honored that they chose Casa Ybel Resort for their destination wedding and we look forward to seeing them year after year.
Also, check out the sunset view from the Waterfront Room!
Courtney and Michael’s wedding ceremony on the beaches of Casa Ybel featured a stunning backdrop, the calm blue green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. After the ceremony the celebration moved upstairs to Thistle Lodge’s Waterfront Room for a buffet dinner featuring a roasted Prime Rib carving station. Guests were treated to views of a sunset over the Gulf and entertainment from Steve Farst to top off a perfect evening.
Katie and Ryan chose the lush expanse of Casa Ybel’s back lawn for their ceremony, towering palms on each side as they said their I Do’s. The Waterfront Room with views of the sunset hosted dinner and dancing for guests. Their stunning sunset photos are courtesy of Tonya Malay Photography, and of course, mother nature.
Casa Ybel Resort‘s history dates back to the 1880’s. It’s been a haven for lovers since the founder’s daughter, Georgia, married a guest of the inn. It’s no surprise that couples from all over the world flock to Sanibel Island to get married on the shores of Casa Ybel Resort and dine in the historic Thistle Lodge, a replica of the Victorian manor built for Georgia and her husband as a wedding gift.
It was the historic feature that made Casa Ybel Resort the perfect fit for Chris and Maggie’s vintage infused beach wedding. With a distinct 1930’s style, guests enjoyed music played on an old phonograph (an invention of Thomas Edison – one of Casa Ybel’s most famous guests), sat at tables adorned with simple timeless florals and even snapped photos sitting on a 1930’s inspired half moon (designed by the bride’s father).