Thursday, March 25, 2010

Exciting Promotion for Casa Ybel Resort Weddings!

Thinking about hosting your wedding at Casa Ybel Resort?

Now is the best time to book, and here is why:

From now until May 1, 2010, Casa Ybel Resort is extending an exciting offer! If you book your wedding with us in the months of June, July, August, September, or October of 2010, we are offering a 10% discount off of the total package price for your event!

Every little bit helps, and 10% off of our inclusive packages is a pretty good deal! To further sweeten the offer, we would also like to offer a complimentary Signature Drink to be served at your cocktail reception. Creating the Signature Drink is some of the most fun you will have while planning your wedding. These drinks can be just about any color you would like, we will be sure to create a delicious and refreshing blend, and we can even create a cute name just for you!

To take advantage of this offer, please contact
Catering Sales Director, Jessica Pasek
239-472-0693 Ext. 1351

Happy Planning!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Perfect Intimate Destination Wedding at Casa Ybel Resort

The following wedding has to be one of my favorite for the season so far. Beautifully photographed by Cher Hanna (Cher Hanna Website), the Miller/Wells wedding on January 30, 2010 was stunning from beginning to end.

Ashley and Ellory were such a sweet couple, and they deserved an amazing day! They were married on our beach behind the Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant, followed by an Intimate reception on our outdoor terrace. There were so many amazing images from that day; I found it really difficult to narrow it down!!

For this one, I will let the pictures speak for themselves!!


Our gorgeous Thistle Lodge Beachfront

Great shot of the front pond at Casa Ybel Resort

Stunning photos and bride! I love the lighting

The bride and groom wrote each other letters the night before the wedding, then they were delivered to one another right before the ceremony. I love the look of pure love on her face as she reads his!

Ellory reading Ashley's note

Adorable presentation of the programs and wash cloths to wipe off the sand

Adorable beach ceremony

Pretty aisle and arch floral above

First kiss and bridal party


Pretty tables on our terrace. The favors were little jars of Sanibel Beach Sand

Perfect little beach wedding cake 

The menu and butler passed appetizers. Crab cakes, beef satay, and spinach stuffed mushrooms

Some great shots of the couple

First introduction and dance as husband and wife

The terrace looked so pretty all lit up with the white lights

I ADORE these portraits!! Cher Hanna did an amazing job!!

It's obvious everyone had a great time, dancing the night away!

Cake time!

It was an amazing night. Check out the full moon, and fabulous night time shots of Thistle Lodge

I just love these night time shots behind the Lodge

A bubbly send off for our happy couple!!

What a stunning wedding for such a great couple! Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Wells!!

Elegant Casa Ybel Destination Wedding

February was such a gorgeous month here on Sanibel. Even though we had a far colder than usual winter this year, all of our weddings went off without a hitch, and our clients braved the cold to still have a perfect day!

The stunning wedding on February 6, 2010 was no exception! The Gadell/Sanders wedding took place on one of our lush lawn spaces, followed by cocktails on our outdoor terrace, and dinner in our Waterfront Dining Room.

The flowers were done by Beach Bud Florals(Beach Buds Website), the music by DJ Ron Rutz (Ron Rutz Website), and the photography by Nick Adams (Nick Adams Photography). Nick was again kind enough to share some amazing images with us of this gorgeous day!!

                   Here is our amazing couple. I was in love with her blue hydrangea bouquet

 She was flawless

How gorgeous are these guys?! Should be models!

Such a gorgeous lawn ceremony, and the genuine emotion of the ceremony captured perfectly.  

                                                                    Husband and Wife!!

Stunning sunset, stunning couple


 What a fun shot of the bridal party!

They had a very elegant reception, with a plated meal of Grilled Filet of Beef and Jumbo Prawns with Red Wine Demi and Scampi Sauce, and an amazing Fresh Coconut Wedding Cake!

      First dance as husband and wife, and the brides dance with her father. I love the emotion!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Sanders! We wish you a lifetime of happiness and love!