The Waterfront Room: Cocktail Party Space with a View – Casa Ybel Resort, Sanibel Island, FL

The Waterfront Room at Casa Ybel Resort’s Thistle Lodge is a very popular wedding reception venue on Sanibel Island.  But it’s also a popular site for corporate cocktail parties and late night wedding after parties!  We thought we’d break up all the wedding posts with photos from a glamorous cocktail party we hosted for the Wedding Network USA last summer.  This spectacular event has served as inspiration to many couples planning an after party for their Sanibel Island wedding.

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Event Venue & Catering: Casa Ybel Resort | www.casaybelweddings.com | 239-472-0693
Photography: Jamie Lee Photography | www.jamieleephotography | 239-872-0419
Cabana, Lighting, Lounge Furniture, Chiavari Chairs, Ghost Chairs: Island Events | www.islandeventssanibel.com | 239-565-0650
Flowers & Candelabra: Floral Artistry | www.floralartistryofsanibel.com | 239-472-3040
Table Linens & Cushion Covers: Linen Book | www.linenbook.com | contact Casa Ybel to order
Music: Steve Farst | www.stevefarst.com | 239-645-0651

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the vendors that donated their products and services to make this beautiful event happen!

Simple & Elegant Sanibel Island Wedding – Casa Ybel Resort { Jessica + Jeff }

Simple & Elegant Sanibel Island Wedding - Casa Ybel Resort { Jessica + Jeff }

Destination weddings are often intimate affairs with only the closest family and friends present.  Many couples choose to have a small beach wedding in Florida and later have a larger reception party in their home state.  Either way, Sanibel Island’s Casa Ybel Resort is the prime destination for couples seeking a beach wedding at a private resort.

Jessica and Jeff’s simple and elegant Sanibel Island wedding was beautifully captured by Trenholm Photo.  These images showcase the intimacy and romance of a small beach wedding on Sanibel.

VENDORS
Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelresort.com
Photography: Trenholm Photo | 603-548-7233 | www.trenholmphoto.com
Florist: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 | www.floralartistryofsanibel.com
Officiant: Pastor Thomas Funk | 239-770-5710 | tf1806@comcast.net

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PUBLISHED on The Knot: Intimate Beach Wedding on Sanibel Island – Casa Ybel Resort

We get so excited when one of our weddings gets published and we couldn’t be more thrilled to learn that The Knot picked up Melissa & Evan’s Intimate Sanibel Beach Wedding!  The following is reposted from TheKnot.com:

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.

VENDORS
Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelweddings.com
Photographer: Impressions Photography | 239-437-1838 | www.impress-photo.com

Intimate Sanibel Beach Wedding – Casa Ybel Resort { Toni + Michael }

Intimate Sanibel Beach Wedding

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.

VENDORS

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelresort.com
Photography: Nick Adams Photography | 239-395-7671 | www.nickadamsphotography.com
Florist: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 | www.floralartistryofsanibel.com

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Intimate Island Wedding – Casa Ybel Resort, Sanibel Island, Florida { Anne + Art }

Written by Frank Simonetti and re-posted from the blog of Frank Simonetti Photography.
Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelresort.com
Photography: Frank Simonetti Photography | 239-565-4025 | www.fsimonetti.com

Anne and Art marry at Casa Ybel Resort

wedding family walk along road at casa ybel resortThey arrived from Canada with their three children for their intimate wedding at Casa Ybel Resort. I arrived a few hours before sunset on this warm day in May. We started with the ‘first look’ where Art was outside on the sidewalk with his back turned. Anne then walked up to him and tapped him on the shoulder. Art saw Ann for the first time in her wedding gown. We quickly took photographs on the Casa Ybel Resort property before the typical afternoon rains rolled through. The children, Scott, Carrie and Olivia enjoyed the photo session and created their own fun and joyful ideas for some of the photographs

Soon the rain began so we all went inside and waited for the thunderstorm to pass. The ceremony started on the lanai of the nicely appointed Casa Ybel condominium unit that overlooks the ocean. Rev Dr. Rankin McGougan was the ceremony official. A sand ceremony was completed with the children participating. Just around the time Art and Anne were pronounced husband and wife, the rains stopped and beautiful light came through the rains clouds. We hurried to the beach to catch the special light minutes before sunset.

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Intimate wedding at Casa Ybel

For over twenty years I have photographed intimate weddings at Casa Ybel Resort. The property has beautiful lush, green landscaping that makes a great backdrop for wedding photography. When it rains at Casa Ybel Resort, the light becomes very special. The saturation of the mature landscaping is rich and the bright sun of a usual day does not affect people’s eyes, nor create harsh shadows. So this was one of those days to create using this special light. After the ceremony we first took pictures on the green lawn of the Casa Ybel Resort then continued on to the beach. The beach was deserted after the thunderstorm. The sand was fresh from the ocean waves without any footprints. We had the seashore all to ourselves as we continued photography of this intimate wedding at Casa Ybel. Sunset happened beautifully with the clouds in the south reflecting great colors from the west. Anne and Art and the children then walked to the Thistle Lodge restaurant where they enjoyed a celebration dinner. Shown here are some of my favorite images we captured at this intimate wedding at Casa Ybel Resort.  Read more about author/photographer.

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PUBLISHED: Borrowed & Blue publishes Casa Ybel Boho Beach Wedding { Chelsea + Austin }

We have to admit, it wasn’t really a big surprise to find out that Chelsea & Austin’s boho beach wedding got published.  We are super excited to share this blog post from Borrowed & Blue of this sweet Sanibel Island wedding.

Vendors

Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelweddings.com
Photography: Studio 280
Florist: Signature Florals | 239-437-2860 | http://www.signature-florals.com
Officiant: Kelly Koerpel | 239-826-6542

From the original post on Borrowed & Blue:

About This Wedding

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!

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Sanibel Island Wedding Getaway – Casa Ybel Resort { Deanna + Dave }

Sanibel Island Wedding Getaway

Destination weddings on Sanibel Island so frequently turn into a big family getaway.  What fun to have your closest family and friends join you on a weekend of vacation and celebration!  The playful shell bouquet and blush pink details of Deanna & Dave’s Sanibel Island wedding at Casa Ybel Resort show how to make even an intimate wedding unique.

VENDORS

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelresort.com
Photography: Impressions Photography | 239-437-1838 | www.impress-photo.com

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