Weddings in Paradise are Worth Getting Away For on Sanibel Island


After a long cold winter in Wisconsin, what could be better than a beach wedding on the sunny shores of Sanibel Island, Florida? This tropical wedding in paradise could not have been more perfect.  Lauri and Bryan said their vows with toes in the sand at Casa Ybel Resort and enjoyed a night with their nearest and dearest on the resort’s open-air patio.

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 |
Photography: Frank Simonetti | 239-565-4025 |
Florals: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 |
Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes Bakery | 239-549-2253 |

A Colorful Tropical Beach Wedding Every Destination Bride Should See – Sanibel Island, FL


Marita and Neil’s tropical destination wedding at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island was cheerfully bright with bright island inspired colors.  If you knew these two, you’d know how representative it was of their playful nature.  All the elements of a wedding in paradise were present: tropical orchids, steel drums, sea glass, rum punch!  Just add two people in love and some of their closest family and friends and you’ve got the recipe for the ultimate beach wedding.

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 |
Photography: Emma Burdis
Flowers: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 |
Hair & Make Up: Sanibel Day Spa | 239-395-2220 |
Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes | 239-549-2253 |

Outdoor Garden Wedding – Sanibel Island, FL { Haley + Eyad }


Haley and Eyad’s outdoor wedding at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island was reminiscent of an old English Garden.  Only it was in Florida. On the beach.  And it was unbelievably gorgeous.  With some design help from Fabulously Chic Weddings and a lot of hard work from Haley’s mom, this wedding was perfectly sweet, romantic and timeless.

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 |
Wedding Planner: Fabulously Chic | 239-565-0415 |
Photographer: Kaity Brawley |
Florist: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 |
Hair & Make Up: Sanibel Day Spa | 239-395-2220 |
Music: DJ Malike
Officiant: Christina Bowman | 239-561-8380 |
Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes | 239-549-2253 |

Beach Escape Destination Wedding on Sanibel Island, FL { Courtney + Mike }


Courtney and Mike escaped the long winter in New York to the sunny, sandy shores of Sanibel Island, Florida for their destination wedding this April.  With an intimate group of family and friends, they said vows on the beach at Casa Ybel Resort.  The newlyweds enjoyed  strolling the lush oceanfront lawns and a perfect sunset over the Gulf of Mexico on the most perfect day.

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 |
Photographer: Impressions Photography | 239-437-1838 |
Florist: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 |

Tropical & Timeless Outdoor Wedding – Sanibel Island, Florida { Grace + Danny }

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When Grace and Danny hired Floral Artistry for their tented wedding at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island, they gave them artistic freedom of design.  The results were remarkable: lush, tropical greenery, timeless white blooms and perfectly placed touches of gold.  Grace and Danny said their vows in a lawn wedding ceremony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.  Their tented wedding reception was also on a Gulf-view lawn where guests could enjoy an authentic Sanibel experience under the stars.

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 |
Photography: Matt Steeves Photography | 239-246-1707 |
Florist: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 |
Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes | 239-549-2253 |

Tropical Island Beach Wedding – Casa Ybel Resort, Florida { Eliza + Andrew }


The Hawaiian leis and tropical centerpieces really made Eliza and Andrew’s Florida beach wedding beautiful, but it was the truly the people they had around them that made the day so special.  Photographer Hannah Glogower expertly captured the incredibly fun vibe of this Sanibel Island wedding and all the love that surrounded Eliza and Andrew.


Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 |
Photography: Hannah Glogower Photo
Personal Flowers: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 |
Music: Steve Farst | 239-645-0651 |
Hair & Make Up: Jamie Lyn Cintron | 239-839-5602 |
Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes | 239-549-2253 |


Guest Blog: Pro Tips on Wedding Hair & Make Up

We asked Jamie Cintron, owner of JLC Salon, to write a guest blog highlighting the ins and outs of wedding hair & makeup.  Check out these fab tips from this featured pro!

Glam morning to ya, and happy New Year to all of our brides, clients, newly engaged couples, and everyone else in between! The team and I here at JLC Salon Spa Wedding sincerely hope you and your families have had a wonderful and magical holiday season. Some of you may have gotten engaged, some of you starting the wedding planning process and some are just awaiting the BIG day!  So exciting!!!  We are a full service salon specializing in wedding day beauty, and we have been in business for 13 years.  We would love to work with all of you, but above all, no matter who you have as your H&M team, we wish you all a lifetime of happiness and love.

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Well, as the New Year came to turn I have sort of started a wellness journey for myself, my husband Vic, and my two boys Greyson and Hunter Graham.  Its mostly about eating healthy, because what you put in your body will radiate on the outside…obviously very important!  There are a few little extras for me as well… exercising more and maybe a little less wine…lol, we’ll see how that last part goes…lol.

Anyway… I’d like to share some of the secrets of the trade with you all so you can be better prepared for your big day in regards to what to expect from your hair and make up team.

When you are ready to start the search for the perfect team to tend to a coif and airbrush your sun kissed skin to a flawless finish be sure to keep these few things in mind.

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Whether you are a destination bride or a local bride, it is important to do your due diligence and research your vendors.  Reviews say it all!  Professionalism and being prompt is key!  Also, check out their galleries (this also comes in handy when scheduling your trial run).

Trial Runs

It is important to have a trial run so you and your stylist/artist can work together to create the perfect look.  Be sure to bring in photos of your dress, and bring all hair accessories i.e. veils, hair pieces, and jewelry to your trial run.  Some salons (like mine), will have accessories for you to purchase as well.  Have a general idea of how you would like your hair and make up to look on your wedding day. It will help direct the trial and let the stylist/artist know which direction you are heading.

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A well planned timeline between you, H&M, and other vendors is crucial.  Take the time to sit with each of them and find out how they would run their timeline in accordance with others.


Most of us in the beauty world will have a “day of services” minimum if we are coming on location. Be sure to ask when you are booking.  For example, Casa Ybel is not far from our salon so our day of minimum is $450 in services for us to come on location.



2019 Trends



Many of the styles trending during this wedding season are… soft romantic, beachy up-styles paired with a nude glossy lip and a dewy highlighted complexion.  Whimsical and boho looks with real floral crowns, paired with a natural eye and a matte lip are very flattering as well.   And the classic loose finger wave, red lip and winged liner is no doubt a show stopper. All three of these trending looks showcase famously day of and look phenomenal in photos.

A Few Tips & Tricks

Here are a few things you can do to ensure you are wedding day ready…

  • Have a facial, a brow and lip wax, and your hair colored and trimmed two weeks prior to your wedding day.
  • Be sure to follow your skin care regime, and apply sunblock daily…no bride wants to be a lobster!
  • Hydration is key for many reasons…keep chapstick everywhere and drink tons of water.

Well, I’m off to chase my littles, thank you for taking the time to hang with me.  We look forward to working with many of you this year…give us a shout!.

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Jamie Lyn
JLC Salon Spa Wedding
Owner/Master Artist