Sanibel Island holds a special place in the hearts of so many, even the locals. That is especially true for Miranda and Jacob, sweethearts who grew up in Fort Myers. When they decided to tie the knot, they didn’t have to look much further than their own backyard for the perfect beach wedding location. Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel was their choice for a celebration on the sand and a tented reception overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.
Guests at Laura and Brian’s ceremony and following reception were treated to the complete wedding day celebration. After a champagne welcome and sweet ceremony on the beach, guests made their way to the tented back lawn. A variety of passed appetizers, hand crafted cocktails and tropical tunes from Wiley Entertainment were waiting to be enjoyed. After dinner and dancing the party moved into Thistle Lodge’s bar, snacks and drinks ready for guests to take a break from dancing the night away.
These are some of our favorite photos, those last few moments of quiet before the whirlwind begins. The bride reflecting on the importance of this day, her husband to-be waiting for her, and all of the friends and family who have come to witness their declaration of love.
Dede and Charlie said their I Do’s a year ago on the lush green lawn at Casa Ybel and it’s one of those weddings we talk about still. The details were simple yet spectacular under the tent. Bouquets of white lilies were a stunning contrast against the bridesmaids navy dresses. Krista from Impressions Photography did an amazing job incorporating the landscape of Casa Ybel into the story of the couples wedding day, photos we’re still ooh-ing and ahh-ing over.
Brittany and Michael said I Do on the sandy beaches of Casa Ybel’s property just steps from where their tented reception was held. While the bride and groom took photos on the beach, guests were treated to gourmet passed appetizers and specialty crafted cocktails. Dinner and dancing lasted well into the evening with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico from their seats and even the dance floor.
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.
Julie and BJ brought in colors from the beautiful gulf waters and Florida skies when planning their Sanibel Island dream wedding. Carrie Darling Events made sure no detail was missed with coordinating coral centerpieces, personalized drink coozies, and custom stationary to make sure guests knew all the details for each wedding event. The fun continued late into the night with an after party at Thistle Lodge with late night snacks and cocktails.
The photos from Heather and Patrick’s wedding say it all. The iconic wooden bridge leading onto Casa Ybel’s property provided the stunning backdrop for a post-sunset photoshoot. Libby’s Flowers stood out with deep, bold colors and bright succulents. With rustic touches and deep plum accents this tented reception was simple yet sophisticated, very fitting to the bride and groom’s style.