Thistle Lodge Destination Wedding

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Destination Wedding at Casa Ybel Resort

Helene and Thomas had their fun and energetic destination wedding on Sanibel Island. They were joined by family and friends at the Thistle Lodge for a beach wedding ceremony. Between the two wedding families, there were over 10 siblings! They arrived from four different countries, Japan, France, England and New Jersey :-). The wedding ceremony was on the beach at Casa Ybel with a beautiful blue sky and quiet water as the backdrop. We made a wedding group photograph after the beach ceremony. The guests then went to the Thistle Lodge Patio for cocktails while we continued to capture some family photographs on the beach. The children enjoyed picking up sea shells on the beautiful day as they waited for their family to be photographed. After the wedding photographs, the wedding party enjoyed a celebration dinner in the Waterfront Room at Thistle Lodge. When we were all safe and indoors, the afternoon thunderstorm arrived…perfect timing. During dinner the friends and family of Helene and Thomas gave toasts and well wishes to the newlywed couple. So many fun and interesting stories were shared….from years ago to recent. By listening to the words, it was so very obvious how much love the family and friends have for Helene and Thomas. We then cut the cake, another interesting 🙂 photo op. After that there was dancing….and oh did they dance! Here are some of my favorite photographs that we captured on their wedding day.

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