A blanket of shells cover the beach in front of Casa Ybel and the colors of sunset reflected in the gulf water and in the clouds. This is exactly what Sara and Scott imagined when they were planning their dream Florida wedding. A simple bouquet of greenery on the arch made for a perfect backdrop on the beach as the Bride and Groom said their I Do’s. Dinner on the patio at Thistle Lodge was intimate and romantic. Guests were treated to Grilled Mahi Mahi with fresh pineapple salsa and perfectly grilled Filet Mignon. Of course to top the evening off there was a stunning three-tiered cake for guests with a sweet tooth to enjoy.
For Stephanie and Austin it was important for them to incorporate family into their wedding on the beach at Casa Ybel. The calm waters of the gulf behind them for the ceremony, their daughter took part in the I Do’s and his mother created the simple yet elegant bridal party bouquets. Guests moved in the the Waterfront Room at Thistle Lodge for the reception. Friends and family were treated to an impressive dinner buffet that included Hibachi Salmon and a Beef Strip Loin carving station. The new Mr. and Mrs. had the opportunity to take some stunning photos after dark on the beach and in front of the Thistle Lodge.
Gorgeous brides Terani and Melissa’s wedding ceremony took place on the backlawn of Casa Ybel’s property. Views of a serene gulf and quiet notes of a harp serenaded guests as they waited for the two to say their vows. The lush grounds of the resort provided a tropical backdrop for some breathtaking photos while guests enjoyed cocktail hour and dinner on the patio.
Katie and Ryan chose the lush expanse of Casa Ybel’s back lawn for their ceremony, towering palms on each side as they said their I Do’s. The Waterfront Room with views of the sunset hosted dinner and dancing for guests. Their stunning sunset photos are courtesy of Tonya Malay Photography, and of course, mother nature.
There are endless locations on Casa Ybel’s property for flawless wedding photos. Julie and Bert took advantage of quite a few of these spots on their wedding day.
The banyan trees provided a stunning backdrop for portraits and the covered boardwalk over the pond is an ideal spot for first glimpse shots.
A patio reception was the perfect location for dinners as guests were serenaded by Vanderbilt Strings.
Meg and Ashley chose the white sandy beaches at Casa Ybel for their intimate wedding ceremony. The sea grass lined shore was the perfect location as they shared their love with close family and friends. Their simple yet elegant style came through in some amazing photos enhanced by the backdrop of Sanibel Island.
It was brought to our attention recently that we don’t feature Patio receptions enough on here. Patio receptions are hugely popular at Sanibel Island’s Casa Ybel Resort. Dining outdoors with the safety of the lighted Patio awning is ultra-romantic. We especially love Rachel & Jake’s wedding from this past winter.