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!
Guests were met with flutes of bubbling champagne on the beach, billowy white clouds scattered throughout the blue skies over the beach, and strains of ukulele music in the wind. All of these elements made for the perfect beach wedding for Emily and David. Their intimate ceremony on the beach was followed by a mouthwatering dinner on the patio at Thistle Lodge. Beautifully plated grilled filet mignon and butter poached lobster tails were followed by Lady Cakes delicious lemon buttercream filled cake.
Laura and her family have been visiting the shores of Sanibel Island and staying at Casa Ybel Resort for years. It seemed only natural that Laura & Dan fly all the way from Australia (where they live), guests-in-tow, to this magical little island when they decided to tie the knot. They skipped the beach for the ceremony and had a lawn wedding overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. We love their sense of humor – from the Australian-American translation guide to their pink flamingos that seemed to show up whenever you least expected. This is a family that knows how to laugh. We were honored that they chose Casa Ybel Resort for their destination wedding and we look forward to seeing them year after year.
Also, check out the sunset view from the Waterfront Room!
Helena and Drew wanted to bring their wedding guests to a tropical setting for a spring time getaway. Sanibel Island’s Casa Ybel Resort was the perfect location for their destination wedding. With sand between their toes and sunshine on their faces, these two exchanged marriage vows on the beach at Casa Ybel as their guests looked on with cold beverages in hand. Desiring to experience the full beauty of an outdoor beach wedding, Helena and Drew continued the event under a tent on Casa Ybel’s ocean front back lawn where guests danced the night away and enjoyed the coastal breeze from the Gulf of Mexico.
Courtney and Michael’s wedding ceremony on the beaches of Casa Ybel featured a stunning backdrop, the calm blue green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. After the ceremony the celebration moved upstairs to Thistle Lodge’s Waterfront Room for a buffet dinner featuring a roasted Prime Rib carving station. Guests were treated to views of a sunset over the Gulf and entertainment from Steve Farst to top off a perfect evening.
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.
One of the many benefits to hiring a photographer from your venue’s Preferred List is that you’re hiring someone who is very familiar with the property. When Stephanie & Joe hired Nick Adams Photography for their intimate beach wedding at Casa Ybel Resort on Florida’s Sanibel Island, they knew they could relax and let Nick guide them to the best locations at the right time of day. The result – incredible images and an extremely happy couple.