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).
We knew that Jamie & Nick’s Sanibel Island wedding would be published before the festivities began. Pairing the boho chic stylings of Elleson Events with the photographic talents of Hunter Ryan added up to a feast for the eyes. Add in the old island charm and award winning cuisine of Sanibel’s Casa Ybel Resort, and you also get a literal feast. We are so honored to have been a part of this spectacular Florida beach wedding and part of this published article from The Celebration Society.
Boho Glam Beach Wedding at Casa Ybel Resort in Sanibel, FL
The boho glam wedding of Jaime and Nick was an ocean-side Sanibel Island wedding absolutely bursting with sweetness and light. The excitement of the bride and groom were palpable as Jaime walked barefoot down the aisle with her father to the ukulele version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Her bouquet of cascading flowers and ribbons by Hollie Raulerson danced on the wind. She wore a timeless Nicole Miller gown with crystal-covered bodice and airy skirts that looked made for the beach. Swarovski beaded barefoot sandals made the bohemian look perfection. Bright blue sky and fluffy clouds overhead, the couple swore to love one another forever with heartfelt personalized vows beneath a windswept flower-draped arbor. A cocktail commenced in a whimsical setting of high-low tables and chairs draped in sequin linens of blush and lavender. Elleson Events took bohemian chic to a new level with a reception tent that boasted both round and farm-style tables covered in antique candlesticks, mismatched colored glasses, golden flatware and bursting, fragrant flower arrangements, all of it in exotic shades of purple, pink, cream, yellow and orange. Flower-draped swings invited guests to relax and smile. Sparkling chandeliers added a touch of glam. It was a delicious feast for the eyes. And speaking of feasting, guests enjoyed an incredible array of scrumptious butler-passed hors d’oeuvres before digging into an elegant meal planned by the groom and a wedding cake by Lady Cakes. DJ Ceron played all the right tunes to get guests of all ages onto the dance floor long after sunset. Hunter Ryan Photo captured every moment in their dreamy light-filled style.
Joy and Ryan hailed all the way from Chicago to celebrate their marriage on Sanibel Island at Casa Ybel Resort. The over-the-top blooms, burlap runners and a 3 piece jazz band gave this boho vintage beach wedding some serious style. The oh-so-lovely wedding planner, Pamela Hewlett of Pamela Hewlett Events did a magnificent job pulling everything together for a beach wedding that Joy and Ryan’s friends and family will never forget.
Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelweddings.com Wedding Planner: Pamela Hewlett Events, Inc. | 708-689-3125 Photography: Rob Hurth Photography | 239-961-5944 Florist: Signature Florals | 239-437-2860 | www.signature-florals.com Music: Father Al & The Jazz Congregation | 941-320-2080 Hair & Make Up: Be Fabulous Salon
There are few things as glamorous as a tented wedding reception overlooking the beach. Meghan and Bryan’s Sanibel Island wedding at Casa Ybel Resort exuded romance at every detail. The aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Mexico served as backdrop to their beach ceremony while the grassy oceanfront lawn of the resort welcomed wedding guests for cocktail hour and a tented dinner reception.
VENDORS Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelweddings.com Photography: Lauren Kingree Photography Florist: Charlotte County Flowers Music & Entertainment: The Crashers Tent Lighting: Island Events | www.islandeventssanibel.com | 239-565-0650 Hair Styling: Jamie Lyn Cintron | 239-839-5602 | www.jamielyncintron.com Makeup Styling: Makeup Artistry by Corrrine
Lacy parasols, starfish and seersucker came together for Suzanne and Kendall’s Southern style beach wedding at Casa Ybel Resort. This intimate Sanibel Island wedding was full of delightful surprises including a pink bridal gown, heart-shaped sunglasses and incredible florals.
Beach weddings can be more than seashells and starfish! Keely and Eric proved that with their cheery sunflower wedding décor at their Sanibel Island Beach Wedding at Casa Ybel Resort. The Waterfront Room, with its picture windows framing the Gulf of Mexico was dressed up in grey chevron, sweet lanterns and happy yellow sunflowers!
One totally amazing backdrop at the Casa Ybel Resort, a sweet and adorable couple who just can’t stop smiling, pretty natural blooms, a stunningly unique dress, and the most spectacular fiery sunset to end the night – that is just a tiny glimpse into what made Chelsea & Austin’s seaside soirée so fabulous. We are forever grateful to Studio 280 Photography for these perfect images that really put the icing on the cake of this lovely day.
From the photographer…
This recent Florida wedding took place on the beautiful Sanibel Island off the coast of Ft. Myers. The couple enjoyed a perfect mid December day with temperatures in the low 70s without a cloud in the sky. I convinced them to do a first look and do most of their family and friends photos before the ceremony which was close to sunset. They agreed and we took full advantage of the resort before it got dark. Congratulations to you both on your Florida destination wedding!
Day 2 of our two part series from the creative team of Florida wedding vendors turns up the dial in such a joyful way! If you missed Day 1, be sure to check it out here! Inspired by the rich vibrant hues in Connie Duglin Linens swatch book, the team brought to life a rainbow inspired palette of turquoise, yellow & fuchsia as imagined into a 1940′s style pop up soda shoppe! The beauty to this playful façade, handcrafted by Florida wedding planner CocoLuna Events, is how wonderfully interactive that it is from the ability to nip behind and into the store window to the flower box out front filled with cascading greens by Floral Artistry. A sweetheart low boy table was erected out front for cocktails post ceremony, dressed in the bold linens from Connie Duglin’s collection while guests were served…. handcrafted sodas in matching hues of course! The rest is in the details from Anna & Kerry’s gorgeous retro prep style to their utterly unstoppable smiles & laughter. Sometimes such bold hues can be difficult to work with, but this imaginative crew crafted a uniquely whimsical & playful world that it is so hard not to get swept right along with this sweet little Florida wedding!