Sanibel Island holds a special place in the hearts of so many, even the locals. That is especially true for Miranda and Jacob, sweethearts who grew up in Fort Myers. When they decided to tie the knot, they didn’t have to look much further than their own backyard for the perfect beach wedding location. Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel was their choice for a celebration on the sand and a tented reception overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
You’ve been waiting for it, we know. We teased you back in March with the behind the scenes video of the boho tropical beach wedding styled shoot Courtney Gabelbauer of Fabulously Chic Weddings put together for Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island. Now, we give you the breathtaking images that Kaity Brawley skillfully captured. Try not to faint when you see the sophisticated twist Kaleidoscope Floral put on “tropical boho” – tiny pineapples? what?! Drop us a line – tell us what you think!
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!
Tented weddings are not the only gems Casa Ybel Resort offers. An intimate wedding for your nearest and dearest on the white sand beach is just as spectacular. See for yourself in these breathtaking images from Anna and Amir’s Sanibel Island wedding.
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.
We knew that Jamie & Nick’s Sanibel Island wedding would be published before the festivities began. Pairing the boho chic stylings of Elleson Events with the photographic talents of Hunter Ryan added up to a feast for the eyes. Add in the old island charm and award winning cuisine of Sanibel’s Casa Ybel Resort, and you also get a literal feast. We are so honored to have been a part of this spectacular Florida beach wedding and part of this published article from The Celebration Society.
Boho Glam Beach Wedding at Casa Ybel Resort in Sanibel, FL
The boho glam wedding of Jaime and Nick was an ocean-side Sanibel Island wedding absolutely bursting with sweetness and light. The excitement of the bride and groom were palpable as Jaime walked barefoot down the aisle with her father to the ukulele version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Her bouquet of cascading flowers and ribbons by Hollie Raulerson danced on the wind. She wore a timeless Nicole Miller gown with crystal-covered bodice and airy skirts that looked made for the beach. Swarovski beaded barefoot sandals made the bohemian look perfection. Bright blue sky and fluffy clouds overhead, the couple swore to love one another forever with heartfelt personalized vows beneath a windswept flower-draped arbor. A cocktail commenced in a whimsical setting of high-low tables and chairs draped in sequin linens of blush and lavender. Elleson Events took bohemian chic to a new level with a reception tent that boasted both round and farm-style tables covered in antique candlesticks, mismatched colored glasses, golden flatware and bursting, fragrant flower arrangements, all of it in exotic shades of purple, pink, cream, yellow and orange. Flower-draped swings invited guests to relax and smile. Sparkling chandeliers added a touch of glam. It was a delicious feast for the eyes. And speaking of feasting, guests enjoyed an incredible array of scrumptious butler-passed hors d’oeuvres before digging into an elegant meal planned by the groom and a wedding cake by Lady Cakes. DJ Ceron played all the right tunes to get guests of all ages onto the dance floor long after sunset. Hunter Ryan Photo captured every moment in their dreamy light-filled style.
Joy and Ryan hailed all the way from Chicago to celebrate their marriage on Sanibel Island at Casa Ybel Resort. The over-the-top blooms, burlap runners and a 3 piece jazz band gave this boho vintage beach wedding some serious style. The oh-so-lovely wedding planner, Pamela Hewlett of Pamela Hewlett Events did a magnificent job pulling everything together for a beach wedding that Joy and Ryan’s friends and family will never forget.
Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelweddings.com Wedding Planner: Pamela Hewlett Events, Inc. | 708-689-3125 Photography: Rob Hurth Photography | 239-961-5944 Florist: Signature Florals | 239-437-2860 | www.signature-florals.com Music: Father Al & The Jazz Congregation | 941-320-2080 Hair & Make Up: Be Fabulous Salon
Wedding parties small and large flock to Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island because it doesn’t matter here how large your party is – they always feel intimate. Jessica & Mark invited their nearest and dearest to celebrate their beach wedding in Florida. They traded a chilly Northeastern autumn for sand between their toes and a tropical ocean breeze. VENDORS Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelweddings.com Photography: Hunter Ryan Photo | 704-966-9859 | www.hunterryanphoto.com Florist: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 | www.floralartistryofsanibel.com Officiant: Kelly Koerpel | 239-826-6542 | Sanibelstudios@gmail.com
Beach weddings can be more than seashells and starfish! Keely and Eric proved that with their cheery sunflower wedding décor at their Sanibel Island Beach Wedding at Casa Ybel Resort. The Waterfront Room, with its picture windows framing the Gulf of Mexico was dressed up in grey chevron, sweet lanterns and happy yellow sunflowers!