happy bride and groom walk on sanibel beach

Casa Ybel Wedding!

Destination is Sanibel Island!

Emily and Randy chose the Casa Ybel Resort for their destination wedding in October! Family and friends gathered from North Carolina and other nearby states for this marriage ceremony on the Thistle Lodge beach. The weather was cool with overcast clouds, but the happy wedding guests made their own sunshine for this Tuesday afternoon affair. We took some photos of the groom and his family before the ceremony. Then the bride was escorted to the beach wedding by her Dad in his USMC uniform. The marriage ceremony was performed by Dr. Dan Lamey. Emily burst into laughter as Dr. Dan wiped Randy’s forward of the little bit of perspiration that formed 🙂  Just moments before, Randy kissed Emily’s hands as she arrived to the ceremony.  In all my years photographing weddings, I saw this beautiful display of affection just a few times… 🙂  The colors of the ceremony and bridal bouquet flowers were stunning against the cloudy backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico. After the ceremony we continued with family pictures. The sisters of the brides’ Mom wanted a fun picture to remember their families’ gathering at this Casa Ybel Wedding…so see below 🙂

wedding ceremony on the beach groom gives a hug at beach ceremony




Dinner at a Casa Ybel Wedding

After the family left for the Patio at the Thistle Lodge for dinner, I continued photos with Emily and Randy. It was amazing what they created in their photographs, Emily and Randy were perfect together! We then all met at the Patio as dinner was prepared by the wonderful and experienced Thistle Lodge Staff. The weather this day was so pleasant for an outside dinner at the Thistle Lodge. We made a cake cutting photo and my last photo of the evening was Emily and Randy making a ‘selfie’ with their camera 🙂    Shown here are some of my favorite photographs we created at this Casa Ybel wedding.

groom's photo bride's photo on the beach Casa Ybel wedding

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bride and groom walk down the beach aisle

bride and groom kiss on the beach

wedding rings and flowers
wedding family photo at casa ybel resort

wedding family photo on sanibel beach

sisters photo in water at sanibel wedding

happy bride and groom walk on sanibel beach

bride and groom kiss on the sanibel beach

groom hand on bride's back of gown

bride and groom hug


bride and groom kiss

bride shows her gown on sanibel beach

bride and groom make a selfie photo