Margaret + Jason • Married at Casa Ybel Resort, Sanibel Island, FL — 11.9.2013
Then comes marriage. Two short days after our engagement session Margaret and Jason were married on the beach at Casa Ybel Resort under a rainbow. The “ominous” skies threatened to rain, but never did and instead delivered a rainbow for our bride and groom. A much better gift than rain!
Prior to the ceremony we did a “first look” with Margaret + Jason on the lawn near where their ceremony would take place. Always one of my favorite moments where they get to see each other for the first time.
Soon after, the ceremony started with laughter as Margaret, escorted by her mom and dad, was briefly snagged by her veil on one of the lanterns. Darn wind. She quickly recovered and joined Jason for their sweet service. It is always special when someone close to the couple performs the ceremony as they know their personalities. Following their first kiss, it was off to the party.
I will say that Margaret + Jason had some of the BEST dancing music. Their first dance was to a song special to them as it was their first dance when they met. They had me at “Dearly Beloved…” – Prince’s Let’s Get Crazy. Yup. They’re that awesome. And it was kicked up from there.
It was such a blessing for Felicity and I to share in your wedding day. Thank you for sharing it with us. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!
xoxo M + F
Dress Designer – Aidan Mattox (www.aidanmattox.com)
Bride’s Jewelry – necklace and earrings designed and crafted by Bride (www.francisb.smugmug.com); engagement ring and bracelet are vintage inherited pieces; Bride and Groom wedding bands from King Jewelers in Nashville, TN
Flowers – Signature Florals in Fort Myers
DJ – Jim Gable with Stereophonic DJs; he also performed guitar music for beach ceremony and steel drums during our cocktail hour (www.STEREOPHONICDJS.com)
Venue: Casa Ybel Resort Venue Coordinator: Lea O’Brien
Wedding Planner: Bride’s Mother with local wedding planning assistance from Barbara Gennity
Mens Wear – groom’s attire by The Island Company
Brides Maids Dresses – The All Neutral Dress by Ryu (as further embellished by Bride and Bridesmaids!) (www.modcloth.com)
Shoes – Kelly & Katie
Cake Baker – Mason’s Bakery in Fort Myers (flowers from Signature)
Printed Items – table numbers – bride; escort cards – Diane Rember, Calligraphy Expressions (calliexp.com)
Favors – Lanterns from Home Goods
Catering –Thistle Lodge Restaurant at Casa Ybel Resort
Make-up – Bride
Hair – Sanibel Day Spa (www.sanibeldayspa.com)
Tandem Bike – tandem bike rented from Billy’s Bike Rentals on Sanibel Island (www.billysrentals.com)
Officiant – Close Friend of the Bride and Groom