Can it be considered an elopement if you bring 10 people with you to your destination wedding? Intimate weddings have just as much fun and, as a bonus, the couple gets to spend more quality time with each of their guests. Stacey and Tate’s beach wedding at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island was perfectly sized for a weekend of fun!
Sanibel Island is one of Florida’s most natural islands. Conservation of the local flora and fauna is extremely important to the residents and visitors. This connection to nature is one of many reasons couples choose the island for destination weddings. Danielle and Dan’s wedding at Casa Ybel Resort was filled with nods to nature. An escort card display filled with sand from the beach, pieces of driftwood adorning the tables, and all outdoors on the ocean front lawn gave wedding guests a sense of place.
There are not enough adjectives to describe the pure love and joy that saturated Elizabeth and Gilbert’s wedding at Casa Ybel Resort. Their story began many years ago in Puerto Rico and continues now in Florida with their two children Zoe and Alex. This is a family that touches the hearts of everyone they meet. We were so honored to have their beach wedding on our shores. The details were inspired by Van Gogh’s The Starry Night with navy and gold accents. It all turned out so beautifully! We look forward to being part of this local family’s story for years to come.
Oh, that morning light! If you’ve never taken a morning walk along the ocean, I recommend putting it on your vacation to-do list. Nikki and Ben wanted to share that experience with their guests – the calmly lapping waters, the gentle morning sun and the sense that this day could last forever. After their beach wedding, festivities continued with brunch on Casa Ybel Resort’s Patio where guests sipped mimosas and noshed on eggs benny. When it was all over, Nikki and Ben took an afternoon swim on what would end up being a day that has indeed lasted forever.
Amanda and David invited only their nearest and dearest loved ones to their intimate wedding on Sanibel Island. Their vows included their children as did their sand ceremony where the blending of different colored sands represented their lives becoming forever entwined.
Casa Ybel Resort in Sanibel Island, Florida, is a popular choice for New York wedding couples. Yuyu and Dan decided to escape the busy NYC scene for a laid back, island style soiree. They tied the knot on the white sand beach and enjoyed cocktails and a night of fun in a tented reception on the Gulf of Mexico.