Tropical Beach Tent Wedding – Sanibel Island, FL { Christina + Samuel }

Tropical Island Destination Tent Wedding

Tropical islands like Sanibel are a big draw for so many engaged couples.  Christina & Samuel wanted to host their friends and family in the natural setting of the island and opted for a tented reception on Casa Ybel’s grassy lawn overlooking the beach and the Gulf of Mexico.  The result was an authentic Sanibel Island experience: ceremony on the beach with the sound of the waves crashing in the background, al fresco cocktail hour on the lawn and a tented reception with a spectacular view of the ocean and the wildlife that Sanibel treasures.

VENDORS

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelresort.com
Photography: Cher Hanna Photography | 239-676-9456 | www.cherhanna.com

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Best Wedding Destination in Florida – Sanibel Island Elopement {Kristina + Tobias}

Written by and cross-posted from the blog of New Ground Photography.

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We had great please of meeting a young couple who traveled all the way from Germany to get married here in Southwest Florida. They chose Casa Ybel for their intimate wedding, and it was absolutely perfect! These kids have quite a story to share, so here it is:

The paths of Kristina and Tobias would never have crossed had they not attended a speed dating event in their home town of Frankfurt/Germany. Kristina simply because she was curious, Tobias because a friend of his did not want to go by herself and asked him to join. The rules of this event were simple: 7 men and 7 women got to know each other in one-on-one conversations lasting 7 minutes each. In their 7 minutes together, Kristina and Tobias instantly made a connection talking about cars and motorcycles, but way too soon the bell rang, their mini-date was over and it was time to decide if they want to meet the other person again – without hesitating, both marked “yes” on their forms! They were a great match and three years later they were grown so close that most of their friends were expecting an engagement soon, but Tobias was still hesitating. It wasn’t until early 2012, when Kristina went to work in England for 6 months, that Tobias realized he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. He proposed when she came back from her stay abroad and she said yes!

Tobias envisioned a beach wedding, Kristina was sold on the idea and quickly decided to get married at their favorite vacation spot: Southwest Florida!

Vacation restrictions at Tobias’ work only left them a few weeks for the planning from the other side of the pond, but it paid off on October 15th when it all came together and they tied the knot on a wonderful day at Casa Ybel.

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best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

best wedding destination - Sanibel Island Elopement

VENDORS

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-9163 | www.casaybelresort.com
Photography: New Ground Photography | 239-449-8897 | www.newgroundphotography.com
Officiant: Rev. Russ Winn | 239-293-3310 | russ.winn@yahoo.com
Hair & Makeup: Duality Artistry | 801-557-0054 | www.dualityartistry.com
Flowers: Libby’s Flower Shoppe

Sanibel Island Beach Wedding – Casa Ybel Resort { Emily + Randy }

Sanibel Island WeddingWritten by Frank Simonetti and re-posted from the blog of Frank Simonetti Photography.

Emily and Randy chose the Casa Ybel Resort for their destination wedding in October! Family and friends gathered from North Carolina and other nearby states for this marriage ceremony on the beach. The weather was cool with overcast clouds, but the happy wedding guests made their own sunshine for this Tuesday afternoon affair. We took some photos of the groom and his family before the ceremony. Then the bride was escorted to the beach wedding by her Dad in his USMC uniform. The marriage ceremony was performed by Dr. Dan Lamey. Emily burst into laughter as Dr. Dan wiped Randy’s forehead of the little bit of perspiration that formed.   Just moments before, Randy kissed Emily’s hands as she arrived to the ceremony.  In all my years photographing weddings, I saw this beautiful display of affection just a few times…   The colors of the ceremony and bridal bouquet flowers were stunning against the cloudy backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico. After the ceremony we continued with family pictures.

Dinner at a Casa Ybel Wedding

After the family left for the Patio at the Thistle Lodge for dinner, I continued photos with Emily and Randy. It was amazing what they created in their photographs, Emily and Randy were perfect together! We then all met at the Patio as dinner was prepared by the wonderful and experienced Thistle Lodge Staff. The weather this day was so pleasant for an outside dinner at the Thistle Lodge. We made a cake cutting photo and my last photo of the evening was Emily and Randy making a ‘selfie’ with their camera.    Shown here are some of my favorite photographs we created at this Casa Ybel wedding.

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelresort.com
Photography: Frank Simonetti Photography | 239-565-4025 | www.fsimonetti.com
Wedding Officiant: Rev. Dr. Dan Lamey | 239-272-2947 | drdan74@gmail.com
Flowers: Signature Florals | 239-437-2860 | www.signature-florals.com

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Tented Beach Wedding – Casa Ybel Resort, Sanibel { Devorah + Jeff }

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One of the things that makes Casa Ybel Resort so unique is the ability to have an outdoor tented wedding overlooking the beach.  The Back Lawn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico is a spectacular setting for Sanibel Island weddings.  Devorah and Jeff said their vows under a bamboo chuppah on the beach with the aquamarine ocean as their backdrop.  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served al fresco on the Back Lawn with a rustic chic reception under a tent.  The details really made this ocean front beach wedding a sight to see – wine barrel cocktail tables, glitter stitched burlap table linens, chandeliers overhead, and driftwood centerpieces. Perhaps the most memorable features was the entertainment.  Stereo Armada by Wiley Entertainment combines DJ mixes with live percussionists for a vibe that keeps the party going all night.

VENDORS

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelresort.com
Photography: Trenholm Photo | 603-548-7233 | www.trenholmphoto.com
Flowers & Chuppah: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 | www.floralartistryofsanibel.com
Wine Barrels & Farm Tables: Country Chic | 239-826-2315 | www.facebook.com/countrychicweddingrental
Chandeliers & Dance Floor: Island Events | 239-565-0650 | www.islandeventssanibel.com
Entertainment: Wiley Entertainment | 239-989-6999 | www.wileyentertainment.com

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Casa Ybel Wedding Video – Sanibel Island, Florida { Jackie + Nick }

Last month, we shared the photos of Jackie & Nick’s wedding at Casa Ybel Resort.  Today, we’d like to share the video from their destination beach wedding here on Sanibel Island as filmed by Irberseder Productions.

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelresort.com
Videography: Irberseder Productions | 239-841-7313 | www.irbersederproductions.com
Photography: Nick Adams Photography | 239-395-7671 | www.nickadamsphotography.com
Flowers: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 | www.floralartistryofsanibel.com
Officiant: Pastor Thomas Funk | 239-770-5710 | tf1806@comcast.net

Intimate Island Wedding – Casa Ybel, Sanibel { Christi + James }

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Intimate weddings are very popular at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island.  Hundreds of couples like Christi & James choose Casa Ybel Resort each year for their intimate destination wedding.  Christi & James involved their children and even their little dog in their beach wedding.  The talented Tonya Malay Photography captured the sweet details of this sweet small wedding.

WEDDING VENDORS

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelresort.com
Photography: Tonya Malay Photography | 239-498-1685 | www.tonyamalayphotography.com

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