November 11, 2013

Casa Ybel Resort, Sanibel Island Florida Destination Wedding: Susan & Ferdinand.

This wedding at Casa Ybel Resort has become one of my favorites. I absolutely love it when brides hire me for 8+ hours on their wedding day. It really gives me the chance to capture all the details without being rushed, bringing out even more creativity; I get to know the bridesmaids & become friends with them, helping them to be more relaxed in front of my camera; same with the bride & groom…though Susan & Ferdinand nailed it ALL DAY! Also having an INCREDIBLE sunset on the West Coast of Florida in beautiful Sanibel Island, makes it all the better! And some gorgeous bouquets too! And palm trees to hang the wedding dress on…

Susan & Ferdinand, their bridal party as well as 90% of their guests flew out from Germany for this Florida destination wedding. I love how Ferdinand’s cuff links were American flags!

Get ready for some gorgeousness…

One of my favorite photographs from the day…

And the most adorable First Look with her Father…

Some more of my favorites, these bridesmaids photos! <3

Delivered to the ceremony via golf-cart thanks to Lea from Casa Ybel Resort!

I love the look Ferdinand is giving her here…so full of LOVE!

Susan had a bunch of requested pictures with her bridesmaids & her groom, this was one of them..

These guys were being goofy, cooling off from the hot Florida sun..

Another of my favorites….

Thanks to Briz & Lady for the music, these two were SO good!

Time for portraits til sunset…

And another favorite…

The most gorgeous sunset….seriously!!

We had such a blast giggling together…that Susan’s floral crown fell down! Which only made for more giggles :)

Some of the details of the outside patio of Casa Ybel..

Susan’s dad spontaneously joined Briz & Lady for some songs, which was ridiculously awesome!!

The standing ovation for him!

I had to explain to them about the feeding each other cake thing…and what the crowd really wants to happen. I’d say they caught on pretty quickly! ;)

Their First Dance… <3

Congratulations, Susan & Ferdinand. It was truly a pleasure to capture your wedding day, I loved every second of it! You two are seriously one of the sweetest couples I know. Thanks to the bridesmaids (Jenni, Jule, Nina, Tanya) who were so helpful & caring, & became my friends <3


Makeup: A Victorian Bride Hair & Makeup.

Florist: Signature Florals.

Cake: Mason’s Bakery.

Venue: Casa Ybel Resort.

Music: Briz & Lady.

Thanks to my second shooter Nikki! My new photo at the very top of my blog was taken by her at this wedding :)


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