When Lindsay and Gordon called us from Europe to plan to their beach wedding on Sanibel Island, we knew this would be an international affair. Guests came from all over the globe to watch Lindsay and Gordon say “I do” on the beach at Casa Ybel Resort. Details of the wedding highlighted the couples many travels together while also carrying a distinct Florida vibe.
Laura and Kevin spend a lot of time on the water. It was only natural for them to choose a wedding location on the beach and deck it out with nautical nods. When the rain came, it didn’t dampen their spirits. The skies cleared and this cheerful couple literally tied the knot on the Sanibel shore line.
Tropical florals in shades of violet enhanced the romantic factor in Alexis & Josh’s Sanibel beach wedding. Their ceremony on the beach at Casa Ybel Resort was breathtaking as the waves of the Gulf of Mexico lapped the shore and a gentle sea breeze filled the air. The sunset was one not to be missed! Vibrant colors painted across the sky made for the perfect portrait backdrop.
A while back, we shared with you Laura and Brian’s beach wedding on Sanibel Island. We didn’t mention the epic welcome party they had the night before on our back lawn. Guests dined on heavy hors d’oeuvres and fun bites like crab cake sliders and flatbread pizzas all while watching the sunset on the Gulf of Mexico. A Caribbean band played island tunes and guests mingled among lounge furniture sets and cocktail tables. Laura and Brian even did a little pre-wedding photo shoot on the beach that evening. What a way to welcome everyone to a fun-filled wedding weekend!
Linda and Dave like to have a little fun in life, you can see that from their wedding photos. Their funky style definitely came through in the personalized touches at their ceremony and reception. Guests were never bored, the abundance of self serve candy machines, a photo booth with endless props and a scavenger hunt kept guests entertained. The reception, in Casa Ybel’s Waterfront Room, featured a elegant plated dinner and a host of sweet treats for dessert. We can’t forget to mention the unique favors, each guest took home a personalized Lego figure, such a fun idea!
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!
Hues of peach and gold accents gave a romantic touch to Kirsten and Ian’s wedding day. Libby’s Flowers brought in fresh greenery to accent the soft elegance in the rose bouquets and centerpieces. The Groom’s bowtie, Mom’s elegant dress, the welcome bags, all boasted shades of pink. Last but certainly not least was one last touch of “peach”, the signature drink. A peach mojito made to order for guests at the reception fit right into the theme.
VENDORS Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | casaybelweddings.com Officiant: Rev Russ Winn | Florist: Libby’s Flowers | 239-278-1500 | libbysflowershop.com Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes | 239-549-2253 | iloveladycakes.com Photography: Set Free Photography | 239-209-4461 | setfreephotography.com Music: Wiley Entertainment | 239-989-6999 | wileyentertainment.com Hair & Make Up: Duality Artistry |801-557-0054 |dualityartistry.com