We had a perfect small destination wedding on 5/14/16. Everyone we can in contact were great! Tori and Jessica were amazing. Tori made planning a long distance wedding seamless and painless. Most if not all of the planning was done via email since my schedule and the time difference made it difficult for any in person or phone conversations. Casa Ybel’s staff are PROS at helping you get things done and took care of everything. As for the catering staff If you happen to get Jeremy and Jackie you are in great hands they are amazing and will take great care our you. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone considering a destination wedding. The landscaping in amazing. I am a beach girl through and through, however very partial to botanical wedding photos in addition to beach photos, This place had both and I could not have been happier. Thanks you Casa Ybel resort for everything I can not say enough.
My daughter who lives in London got married at Casa Ybel in April Everything was perfect from the ceremony on the beach to the cocktail hour and reception. The Casa Ybel staff were a pleasure to work with and gave the entire wedding party and guests a day to remember!
My daughter was married at Casa Ybel on Saturday and it was complete perfection. From the first tour to the final dance nothing could have gone more smoothly. The staff at Casa Ybel are phenomenal people who care about the details and the people. I could not be more pleased and our guests are still calling and texting to compliment us on the wonderful wedding. Truly a great experience!
Kim and Linda dreamed of a destination wedding on a tropical island. Their research brought them to Sanibel Island. They chose me as their Sanibel wedding photographer. Kim and Linda arrived from Sweden with their two sons for a sunset wedding at the Casa Ybel Resort. We met early for family photographs and special images that Linda hoped for on this sunny afternoon. We walked around the beautifully landscaped Casa Ybel Resort for over an hour before the beach wedding ceremony. The flowers were created by Floral Artistry of Sanibel Island. The beautiful bouquet looked just perfect for this lovely bride. It was soon time to meet the minister, so the boys and I waited at the pool bar that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. The bartender was Kasey and he served ice cold refreshments while we waited.
We were all introduced to the wedding officiant, Carl Perstad who was assisted by his wife Susanne. They live in Cape Coral and perform weddings in the Fort Myers area. They are originally from Sweden and performed the ceremony in their native language. It was joyful vows with smiles and happy faces. I did not understand the ceremony words spoken in the Swedish language. However, when I saw Kim and Linda kiss, I knew they were officially declared husband and wife and I photographed their first kiss. Susanne then prepared a champagne toast for the newlyweds while they were hugging their sons. The marriage license was signed while everyone enjoyed champagne and soft drinks.
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Carl and Susanne then gave goodbye hugs and congratulations to the wedding party. I looked at the sun and knew how much time until sunset. I created Sanibel wedding photography for over twenty years on this beautiful island. We captured the family walking down the beach and the boys enjoyed looking for seashells. Sunset was gaining color so our last picture was Linda’s request for an image of her jumping in the air.
Shown here are my favorite images that we created. The wedding family walked to the Thistle Lodge for their celebration dinner.
Casa Ybel is amazing!!! If you are looking for a venue on Sanibel start and end here! Tori and her team are exceptional and take care of every detail you can imagine. The entire staff at Cada Ybel is so friendly and helpful, Jeremy and Woody ran our reception and they were awesome. Everything went off without a hitch! We had a small wedding, 18 guests and they all raved about the location, wedding and food. This is the best wedding food you will ever have! We chose filet mignon and chicken entrees and it was the best filet I have ever had. The view, history of the venue, the team and the list of recommended vendors are all exceptional. I am so thankful we chose to have our wedding at Casa Ybel, it was worth every penny. Thank you again for everything!