PUBLISHED! Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline – A Styled Shoot on Sanibel Island

Casa Ybel Resort has been published again!  A special THANKS to Coco Luna Events and all of the amazing vendors that came together for this awesome 2-part styled shoot!

The following is reposted from StoryboardWedding.com:

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline

I had the most lovely of serendipitous moments earlier this year.  Winter was just about to get rolling, the skies not yet fully turned into the ugly snow beast that lasted months, & we were all coming down from the holidays.  In mid-December I meet Valerie, our gorgeous red hair ballerina from our Christmas Tree Farm shoot, & subsequently become actual friends.  Wanting to get together post holiday,  and with Florida friends of hers in town, we all meet uptown in Harlem for BBQ.  Pretty quickly after introductions were made, Anna Nguyen stared at me a brief moment, clearly putting something together.  “You’ve feature my work!” she blurted out.  As it turns out, Anna’s not just a wedding photographer but one whose work I have had the pleasure of sharing with you all!  Naturally tons of chit chat ensued with Anna telling me about what sounded like a super sweet styled shoot she and her fiance Kerry Stratton  had done with fellow Florida wedding photographer NikkiMayDay Photography and some super terrific Florida wedding vendors.  What landed in my inbox thereafter was a total treat!  The idea of a rainbow infused wealth of colors turned soda shop backdrop was born, and not so surprisingly, when you gather that much creative talent into one shoot, more then just one vision comes to light.  The result is a uniquely cool inspiration session that beautifully breaks into 2 gorgeous features which we will be sharing over today and tomorrow!  Today’s session has a softer silkier tone, more of a striped down version of a wedding, a retro elopement with just a few close friends.  What I love is the elegant style & sophistication, proving yet again, that just because a wedding might be small in size, it can be grand, sophisticated and stunning all the same!

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

 

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

 

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Preppy Retro Elopement Along the Florida Shoreline | Photograph by NikkiMayDay Photography  http://storyboardwedding.com/preppy-retro-elopement-florida-shoreline/

Vendor Love

Photographer:  NikkiMayDay Photography | Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | Styling: CocoLuna Events |Linens: Connie Duglin Linens | Floral: Floral Artistry | Rentals: Island Events | Makeup: Salon Tease

Tented Beach Wedding – Sanibel Island, FL { Jennifer + Fred }

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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.

VENDORS

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelresort.com
Wedding Planner: Carrie Darling Events | 239-784-5098 | www.carriedarlingevents.com
Photography: Hunter Ryan Photo | 704-966-9859 | www.hunterryanphoto.com
Flowers: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 | www.floralartistryofsanibel.com
Officiant: Christina Bowman | 239-561-8380 | christinabowmanunity@comcast.net
Entertainment: Steve Farst | 239-645-0651 | www.stevefarst.com
Photo Booth: Complete DJ Photo Video

 

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Tropical Florida Wedding – Sanibel Island { Courtney + Kyle }

Written by Frank Simonetti and re-posted from the blog of Frank Simonetti Photography.

florida destination weddingThis 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.

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelresort.com
Photography: Frank Simonetti Photography | 239-565-4025 | www.fsimonetti.com

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Sanibel Island Destination Wedding { Tammy + Tony }

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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.

VENDORS

Wedding Venue: Casa Ybel Resort | 239-472-0693 | www.casaybelresort.com
Photography: Matt Steeves Photography | 239-246-1707 | www.mattsteeves.com
Floral Design: Floral Artistry | 239-472-3040 | www.floralartistryofsanible.com
Officiant: Rev. Dr. Dan Lamey | 239-272-2947

Tammy & Tony’s wedding was published on Borrowed & Blue.

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

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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