Their wedding was attended by family and friends on this New Years Eve. We met at Katie’s condo for some getting ready and make up session photos before the beach wedding ceremony. I then photographed Tyler and his family in front of the historic Thistle Lodge for some minutes before the bride arrived. Tyler went to the ceremony site on the beach with Christina Phelps Bowman of Beautiful Wedding Ceremonies in Fort Myers, who officiated at this Sanibel Thistle Lodge wedding. Katie was then escorted down the ‘beach’ aisle by her Dad. We took some family photos after the wedding ceremony along with a group photo of the friends and family in attendance. Katie wore a beautiful dress created by Oleg Cassini and it displayed well against the green landscaping at the Casa Ybel Resort. Tori, the Sanibel Thistle Lodge wedding coordinator, directed the guests to the Patio for the cocktail hour while I continued photographing the bride and groom.
Sanibel Thistle Lodge Wedding
When sunset was over, the bride and groom joined their guests for the last part of the cocktail hour before they all sat down for a delicious lobster and steak dinner. After dinner, the bride and groom enjoyed time with their guests before their first dance and dances with their parents. The wedding cake was then cut so it was enjoyed with after dinner coffee and tea. The dinner table was nicely set with candles and flowers prepared by Floral Artistry of Sanibel Island. Shown here are some of my favorite photographs we created at this Sanibel Thistle Lodge wedding.