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

Casa Ybel was the perfect place for a destination wedding. We had an intimate wedding gathering there this past January with close friends and family. Everyone had a magical time!!! The staff at Casa Ybel were consumate professionals and had all of the details covered. It began many months before the wedding. Our wedding coordinator, Tori Weatherford, walked us through each step of the process. She was helpful in recommending photographers, DJs, florists, etc. We were thrilled with all of their recommendations. And, they were flexible allowing us to add our own touches to make the occasion uniquely ours. Mostly, she and the staff helped to ease the anxieties that come with planning one of the most important events in a lifetime. The resort is spectacular possessing a romantic blend of its historic roots with modern accoutrements. The food was excellent and we loved our wedding cake. Our suite had a gorgeous view of the Ocean and spectacular sunsets. Then there are the beaches there at the resort and the surrounding Island. The resort is conveniently nestled almost in the middle of the island close to shopping areas while still possessing the romantic feeling of a secluded get away. However, you really don’t even need to leave the resort if you’re so inclined. My wife and I love our wedding at Casa Ybel and can not wait to return for an anniversary celebration at some point. We recommend Casa Ybel and wish all you who are about to be married all the happiness and joy we have found together. And it all began at Casa Ybel!!!

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.

5 Star Review on The Knot – Casa Ybel Resort

I cannot begin to say enough about Cassie Ybel, Tori and her staff. I planned my son‘s wedding that was is January and it was seamless and effortless. I did not use a wedding planner but did have a super good friend that helped me. Tori made planning a wonderful experience. Food was superb service excellent the setting gorgeous. If your dream is to have a beach wedding, look no further than the beautiful beaches on Sanibel island and Casa Ybel. You will not be disappointed.