Casa Ybel Resort‘s history dates back to the 1880’s. It’s been a haven for lovers since the founder’s daughter, Georgia, married a guest of the inn. It’s no surprise that couples from all over the world flock to Sanibel Island to get married on the shores of Casa Ybel Resort and dine in the historic Thistle Lodge, a replica of the Victorian manor built for Georgia and her husband as a wedding gift.
It was the historic feature that made Casa Ybel Resort the perfect fit for Chris and Maggie’s vintage infused beach wedding. With a distinct 1930’s style, guests enjoyed music played on an old phonograph (an invention of Thomas Edison – one of Casa Ybel’s most famous guests), sat at tables adorned with simple timeless florals and even snapped photos sitting on a 1930’s inspired half moon (designed by the bride’s father).
Danielle and Matt are Floridians – the beach is their backyard. They chose Casa Ybel Resort for their Sanibel Island wedding for the lush lawns and water views – not for the sand. Their nautical themed wedding put a sophisticated twist on the seaside wedding. With the ceremony and tented reception on Casa Ybel’s grassy lawns overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, guests were treated to the very best Sanibel Island has to offer.
There are few things we love more at Casa Ybel Resort than beach weddings that sparkle. Taryn and David’s Sanibel Island wedding was romantic from the white sand ceremony to the dazzling blush reception overlooking the ocean. While romance was already in the air, the shimmer and shine of it all brought smiles to all who saw.
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.
So many couples come to Florida to get married for the tropical weather, sandy beaches and beautiful flora. Chelsey & Travis’ wedding encompassed all of those wonderful Florida features. Their beach wedding ceremony was decked out with tropical blooms and their tented wedding on Casa Ybel Resort’s oceanfront back lawn glowed with lanterns, burlap and seashells. Chelsey & Travis even made surfboard cookies for wedding favors!
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.
Stacey and Matt’s tented wedding reception was almost as breathtaking as the bride herself. The textured blush linens beneath crystal chandeliers set a soft romantic tone for this Sanibel Island beach wedding at Casa Ybel Resort.
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.