Sanibel Island is a quiet and romantic beach destination that is so attractive for weddings big and small. Toni and Michael brought their closest family and friends from Iowa to the historic Casa Ybel Resort for their intimate Sanibel beach wedding.
Having an intimate beach wedding doesn’t mean it has to be casual. Heather and Jeff’s small ceremony was followed by an elegant wedding dinner in the Waterfront Room at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island. Weddings with a short guest list leave room in the budget for spectacular flowers and Badgley Mischka shoes! Hunter Ryan Photo captured the romance of this small elegant beach wedding and the results are dreamy garden like images that make you rethink how a Florida wedding should look.
Wedding couples flock from all over the country to Casa Ybel Resort to celebrate their love. One of the gems is our Back Lawn overlooking the sea. Tent weddings on this Gulf view lawn are the epitome of timeless elegance. Chicago couple, Shannon and Andrew, combined white and ivory with touches of silver and seafoam for a color palette that was simply stunning. Florida wedding planner, Courtney Gabelbauer of Fab Chic Weddings, pulled this breathtaking oceanfront event together with finesse. The floral chandeliers and white dance floor took this tented beach wedding over the top.
Sure, Casa Ybel has a beautiful shell strewn beach, but you don’t have to get sand in your shoes to get married here. Erica & Erik opted for a ceremony on our grassy lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and a reception on our Poolside Patio for a nautical style wedding. Of course, who can resist sunset photos on the beach?
Fred & Jennifer’s tented beach wedding at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island was one for the ages! Hunter Ryan Photo really captured the spirit of these two and their fun-loving wedding guests. Some of our favorite features: the wine ceremony, the seashell escort cards, the suckling pig (Fred’s favorite, for sure!), the long dinner tables, Jennifer’s wardrobe change into a gold sequin designer gown and the photo booth shenanigans. This much fun couldn’t possibly have been contained indoors. A tent reception on our grassy lawn overlooking the beach was the perfect setting for such a perfect evening.
This was a fun Casa Ybel Resort wedding for the friends and family of this couple from Staten Island. It was a destination wedding for most of the family and friends, Kyle and Courtney moved to the Fort Myers area just weeks before hurricane Sandy. Most of their old neigborhood was affected by the huge storm that summer. The ceremony was on the beach for their Casa Ybel Resort Wedding.
After Kyle and Courtney’s Casa Ybel Resort wedding ceremony, the guests walked to the tented lawn. They enjoyed cocktails and music while we continued photographing the families and bridal party. When we finished the group photographs, we had some time for the bride and groom to walk the beach. Courtney’s gown looked great as the wind picked up the train while they walked along the Casa Ybel Resort Beach. The cool evening breeze flowed through this tent wedding with music, candlelight and dinner throughout the wedding. Later in the evening, the party continued in the Waterfront Room, upstairs at the Thistle Lodge Restaurant. Shown here are some of my favorite photographs that we created at this Casa Ybel Resort Wedding. This Sanibel Island resort is well-known for destination weddings.
Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island, is known for destination beach weddings. We provide the beautiful backdrop of pristine Gulf of Mexico beach, an award winning dining experience and the assistance of an on-site wedding coordinator. Couples, like Tammy & Tony, from Virginia, get to personalize the rest. We love getting to see the personalities of our destination couples come out in their wedding décor. Matt Steeves Photography captured the spirit of this fun-loving pair with incredible images.