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.
Jessica and Ian’s wedding was a sweet celebration of their love followed by a night of fun. After an intimate ceremony performed by Rev. Dr. Berger, guests were treated to an evening of memories to last a lifetime. The lush lawn of Casa Ybel was the perfect compliment to their nautical themed reception under the tent.
Meg and Ashley chose the white sandy beaches at Casa Ybel for their intimate wedding ceremony. The sea grass lined shore was the perfect location as they shared their love with close family and friends. Their simple yet elegant style came through in some amazing photos enhanced by the backdrop of Sanibel Island.
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.
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.
Chris and Dana arrived from New York for their wedding at the Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel. The Saturday afternoon ceremony was on the Lawn behind the Thistle Lodge Restaurant. Actually, I met Chris and Dana and family the evening before the wedding. We gathered at the lighthouse at the east of Sanibel Island for family photos. Dana and her parents along with her sisters and Chris walked along the beach for just under an hour for fun and casual photos. On the wedding day, I met Chris and his grandmother and uncle for a family photo. Then Dana arrived by the Casa Ybel wedding golf cart driven by Tori, the wedding director. Chris was waiting with his back turned so when Dana arrived they would have a first look. And a wonderful first look it was! Oh, their emotions photographed so well! We then took some wedding group photos with family. Patricia Slater was the ceremony official and planner for this Casa Ybel wedding. We actually started precisely on time with Dana’s dad escorting her across the beautiful lawn carrying a floral bouquet designed Floral Artistry of Sanibel.
For over twenty years I have photographed weddings at the Casa Ybel Resort. This day was wonderful with the direction of the autumn sun as it fell on the beautiful palms and Poinciana trees. Chris and Dana enjoyed the natural beauty of Sanibel Island. When they are home in New York, they enjoy camping, tennis and hiking. They met while working as chefs at a prominent country club in Troy New York. After the wedding ceremony, another 30 minutes of photos were taken. Chris and Dana then joined their family and friends for a cocktail hour in the Thistle Lodge. Just before dinner, I walked out to the beach again with the bride and groom for sunset photos. When they returned, their delicious dinner was served. The wedding guests were entertained by a three piece Danny Morgan Band that performed wonderfully for dancing and dinner music. The cake was cut and more dancing was enjoyed. While photographing this couple, I sensed their light hearted and joyful personalities, and I believe it shows in their photographs. They were a delight to photograph! Shown here are my favorite images we created at Chris and Dana’s Casa Ybel wedding.
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
A Classic Beach Wedding at Casa Ybel Resort in Sanibel Island, Florida
Melissa Babins (28 and a teacher) and Evan Flechsig (27 and a programmer) had their wedding in the same place they got engaged: Sanibel Island, Florida. The place is special to them because they have often visited the island’s wildlife refuge together. Because Evan proposed to Melissa on the beach at sunset, it was only fitting that their ceremony also have beautiful water views. The couple was married on the waterfront lawn at the Casa Ybel Resort. To let the venue’s beautiful surroundings speak for itself, Melissa and Evan decorated the ceremony area simply with a draped white wedding arch covered in black, white and gold streamers. They hung sentimental photos from the chairs on the ceremony aisle. At the following reception indoors, Melissa and Evan decorated the dining tables with simple white floral centerpieces and floating candles in ornate silver holders. Instead of having a traditional guest book, the couple invited their guests to sign a dry-erase board and add word magnets to the board as a fun touch. See all the details, captured by Impressions Photography, below.