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.
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!
If it wasn’t for the gorgeous bride, the florals from this intimate beach wedding might have been the show stopper of the day. With bright blue skies and a few clouds drifting in the background, the floral arch at their beach ceremony framed the happy couple as they said their I Do’s. Bright tropical colors accentuated the arch, Ally’s bouquet and the hand painted wedding cake. Casa Ybel’s patio venue was the perfect location for the intimate wedding reception. It was a stunning sunset on the beach that somehow perfectly matched the couple’s wedding color scheme.
Raquel and Greg were such a fun couple to work with, their love and excitement on wedding day obviously shines here. Lush greenery accents could be found everywhere; the arch on the beach, the sweetheart table, and Raquel’s stunning flower crown. Casa Ybel’s white sandy beach hosted the intimate ceremony and guests were wined and dined on Thistle Lodge’s patio. The grounds through out Casa Ybel offered some amazing spots for Raquel and Greg’s first look photos and the Gulf of Mexico proved a stunning backdrop for sunset beach photos.
Hues of peach and gold accents gave a romantic touch to Kirsten and Ian’s wedding day. Libby’s Flowers brought in fresh greenery to accent the soft elegance in the rose bouquets and centerpieces. The Groom’s bowtie, Mom’s elegant dress, the welcome bags, all boasted shades of pink. Last but certainly not least was one last touch of “peach”, the signature drink. A peach mojito made to order for guests at the reception fit right into the theme.
VENDORS Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | casaybelweddings.com Officiant: Rev Russ Winn | Florist: Libby’s Flowers | 239-278-1500 | libbysflowershop.com Wedding Cake: Lady Cakes | 239-549-2253 | iloveladycakes.com Photography: Set Free Photography | 239-209-4461 | setfreephotography.com Music: Wiley Entertainment | 239-989-6999 | wileyentertainment.com Hair & Make Up: Duality Artistry |801-557-0054 |dualityartistry.com
When Becky and Matt told us that they hired Kelly McWilliams to plan their Sanibel Island beach wedding, we knew that it would be elegant and sophisticated – because that’s what Kelly does. From the romantic florals on the beach, to the cozy lounge furniture on the tented lawn, this wedding was luxurious down to the last detail.
When we found out that Erin was an interior designer, we knew her Sanibel Island wedding would be beautiful. We weren’t prepared for how gorgeous every detail would be. From the ocean front lawn ceremony to the tented reception on the Gulf of Mexico, everything had Erin’s designer touch.
If anyone can take sea shells and make them utterly romantic, it’s Courtney Gabelbauer of Fabulously Chic Weddings. Working with Kristin’s impeccable taste, Courtney designed a wedding that was both beachy and timeless and perfectly befitting the historic Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island where the wedding was held.
Chelsey & Travis’s tropical wedding at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island was the perfect backdrop to showcase their love. With a beach ceremony and a tented reception on Casa Ybel’s Back Lawn, the vibe was relaxed, easy. The natural beauty of Sanibel Island framed the natural beauty of Chelsey and Travis’s love for one another.
Tracey & Rogelio’s destination wedding at Casa Ybel Resort might just be the most internationally attended events Sanibel Island has ever seen. With an African bride and a Mexican groom, both well-travelled, the guest list spanned the globe, making theirs the ultimate destination wedding.