Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Perfect Summer Wedding at Casa Ybel Resort!

Casa Ybel Resort would like to congratulate the new Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy!!

We here at Casa Ybel Resort always adore working with Kelly McWilliams and her crew from Weddings by Socialites.

This last Monday, July 20, 2009, we were fortunate enough to work with her on the most adorable little summer wedding for Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy!!

Kelly and her team are all about the details, and made no exception this time around; they designed such a great little wedding, just dripping with pinks, yellows, ribbon, and small hints of the beach everywhere! This wedding was just perfect for the summer time, and for this adorable young couple. Kelly and her team also prove that you can have a FANTASTIC wedding on a simple budget! That is one of the major advantages of working with a local wedding planner. They seem to be wizards at taking a little budget and simple expectations, and turning it into the wedding you would plan if money wasn't an issue! The day was also captured in video by AMC Video Productions, and by Julie Goodacre Photography, two AMAZING vendors that we love as well!!

This couple began the day at Casa Ybel, with an intimate ceremony on our beach. After some family photos, the guests made their way up to our Waterfront Dining Room to enojoy some cocktails and the sunset overlooking the Gulf of Mexico.

They began the meal with a yummy Sanibel Sunset Cocktail (made with rum, cranberry juice, pineapple juice, and a touch of grenadine), followed by the guests choice of Herb Roasted chicken breast with potato puree, natural chicken jus, herb roasted potatoes and vegetable medley or Blackened Snapper with Coconut Infused Jasmine Rice, and a Citrus Beurre Blanc. To finish the meal, the bride and groom cut into there oh-so-adorable cake from Masons Bakery, made with yellow cake and chocolate fudge filling.

Here is a sneak peak of this adorable wedding for you to enjoy! Will pass along the professional shots once they are published!

Pre-Ceremony Check-in and Lemonade Station

The Entree Selection Board

Adorably Wrapped Tissues for the Criers at the Ceremony

The Beautiful Ceremony

The Bar, complete with Monogramed Cocktail Picks, and Pink and Yellow Lemonade

The Perfect Summer Centerpieces

The Charger Plates and Menu Cards

Look at the centerpieces with the candles lit...just lovley

The 1st Dance

Pink and Yellow Cocktail Seating Area

Thanks again to the wonderful vendors, and our wonderful staff, who pulled together to create such a fabulous wedding!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Chantal and David Professional Pics!!

Chantal and David Landman, March 14, 2009

Jamie Lee Photography was kind enough to share some more of their OUTSTANDING photographs from our property with me today! On March 14, 2009, Chantal and David Landman were married on the beach at Casa Ybel Resort, followed by a beautiful tented reception on our lawn. This was one of the prettiest weddings we hosted in our Spring season, and I am so excited to have these beautiful images to share with you all!

Enjoy, and a special thanks again to Jamie Lee Photography for sharing!!

The Ceremony Site

Such a beautiful sky

The New Mr. and Mrs. Landman
A stolen moment

Chantal and David share a kiss at sunset

Gorgeous bride and groom, on Casa Ybel Beach

The happy guests, toasting with champagne, at the beautiful tables, adorned with sea grass for a natural feel

The view of the tent from Casa Ybel Pool deck at night

The guests danced the night away, to the Island sounds of Danny Morgan

Thank you so much to Jamie Lee Photography for sharing these special images with us, and congratulations again to Chantal and David!

Friday, July 10, 2009

July Weddings at Casa Ybel Resort

Casa Ybel Resort was fortunate to host the wedding of Carolyn and Todd Skowrorski on July 5th, 2009. They were an amazing couple, and it was such a pleasure working with them. Carolyn and Todd began their day with a beautiful ceremony on Casa Ybel Resort's beach, followed by a wonderful reception in Thistle Lodge's Waterfront Room. This couple had so many personal touches for their day, including table numbers with pictures of their adorable dog, a hand made wooden cake topper, and monogrammed mirror at the reception space, which made the day even more special.

Below are some highlights from that amazing day

(photographs courtesy of Jason Angelini Photography)
The stunning ceremony
Amazing bridal portrait

Gorgeous flowers

The Monogrammed Mirror

The Guest Cookie Favors

Super cute table numbers

Bride and Groom's Appetizer Plate

Thistle Lodge's New York Strip Steak

Wedding Cake with Handmade personal cake topper

Back view of Thistle Lodge at night

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Skowrorski, and best of luck in your future together!!

Armstrong Wedding at Casa Ybel Professional Pics!!

A few months back, I shared a very special wedding with you all; the Armstrong/Reille wedding, which occurred at Casa Ybel Resort on April 10th, 2009.

Just recently, I came across the images from their photographer, and was just blown away! I had to go back to this, and share some of my favorite pictures, so you can really see just how amazing that day was!! Enormous kudos to Jamie Lee Photography for capturing such great shots!!!

James and Ashley in front of the Casa Ybel Sign

The ceremony site

James and Ashley Exchange Vows
I now pronounce you, husband and wife!!

Stunning couple at sunset on Casa Ybel beach

The best shelling around...

Stunning shot, surrounded by the sea oats

James and Ashley by our pond in front of the Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant

James and Ashley at the Gazebo in front of Thistle Lodge

James and Ashley share a moment by the staircase in Thistle Lodge

The stunning patio where their reception was held

Champagne Toasts

Magnificent blue water and stunning sky at Casa Ybel beach

Can't beat that sunset!!

Clear water, and a happy bride and groom!

Jamie Lee Photography

A special thanks to Jamie Lee photography, for capturing such amazing images of both the couple, and our gorgeous resort. We at Casa Ybel Resort greatly hope to have the opportunity to work with Jamie Lee photography again in the future!!