December 12, 2019
bride and groom walk on sanibel beach after wedding

Thistle Lodge Casa Ybel Resort

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Beth and Theo marry at the Casa Ybel Resort!

It was a pleasant, sunny day on Saturday when Theo and Beth married on the beach at the Thistle Lodge Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island. They arrived from North Carolina for their destination wedding that included friends and family from as far away as Balogna, Italy. First, we took some photographs of the bride getting ready at one of the condo units at Casa Ybel Resort, her bridesmaids and Mom were with her. The guests sat after they arrived for the beach ceremony, while the groom and his family waited on the lawn area.  When the bride arrived by the Casa Ybel golf cart, Theo and the bridal party took their places. Beth was escorted down the aisle by her dad just moments after Olivia the flower girl, spread red rose petals on the beach sand.

Thistle Lodge Casa Ybel Resort

The wedding ceremony was performed by Sue Totterdale and music was provided by DJ Mark Smith. After the ceremony the guests walked to the Thistle Lodge Patio for cocktails while we had family and bridal party photographs on the beach as the sun began to set. Beth’s gown flowed beautifully in the light wind that came across the beach at Casa Ybel Resort. There were extra pictures we made like Olivia picking up sea shells with her Mom and a special request by the bride to be photographed with her neice. During the reception, “The Captain” showed his dancing abilities….see picture 🙂  Oh, this was a fun wedding, with such natural and warm emotions to photograph at this Thistle Lodge Casa Ybel Resort wedding!

Beth works as a director of surgical nursing at University of North Carolina, Theo is a Scuba Instructor in Raleigh. Beth and Theo have a great interest in lighthouses, so the next afternoon we met at the Sanibel Lighthouse for 10 minutes of photographs.  Shown here are some of my favorite photographs that we created for this Thistle Lodge Casa Ybel Resort wedding. read more….Casa Ybel is a great venue for destination weddings on Sanibel Island.

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