Patricia Slater's Weddings by the Sea

Sanibel Island wedding ceremony

Intimate wedding on Sanibel Island

Carl and Minju contacted me for their wedding ceremony. They wanted a morning wedding on Sanibel Island along with their families. After a few phone calls for details, I was able to provide all the features that Carl and Minju hoped for. Intimate weddings are so much fun, I see the wedding couples are so relaxed and able to enjoy every moment, just take a look at some of the earlier pictures that were created. We met at the Casa Ybel Resort at 9am for pictures. This property is beautiful and provides a great landscape for photography. Also, the resort has a charming restaurant, Thistle Lodge, where the wedding party enjoyed a celebration brunch. The flowers were provided by Floral Artistry of Sanibel Island. Frank Simonetti was the photographer. After a half hour, we all traveled to Patricia Slater’s secluded beach. The weather was perfect and the beach was beautiful.

Joy at wedding couples' morning ceremonybeautiful scenery for wedding couple at Casa Ybel Resort Fun wedding photos at Casa Ybel Resort on Sanibel Island

Wedding Ceremony on a Secluded Beach

As a Sanibel Island resident for over 40 years, Patricia has access to some great beaches that are secluded and only easily accessible by only Sanibel Island residents. We walked along a lovely path to the beach for the ceremony. The groom’s sister and friend, both music school students, surprised the bride and groom with interlude. After the ceremony, more pictures were taken with family and the wedding couple.

bride and groom have their first dance on a secluded Sanibel Island beach

Couple are pronounced married on Sanibel beach

wedding couple and family on Sanibel beach groom carries bride across waves in ocean

Celebration brunch at Thistle Lodge Restaurant

After pictures were done, we all left to return to the Thistle Lodge Restaurant, which was just a few miles away. Minju and Carl had a look of happiness on their faces as they entered the Thistle Lodge Restaurant. They enjoyed brunch in the Gazebo Room, which is a perfect and private room for smaller wedding groups.

bride and groom with beautiful palm trees on beach wedding couple enter the Thistle Lodge for celebration dinner