Casa Ybel, Sanibel Island, Florida

Valentines Day is such a romantic day to get married , don’t you think?  Choosing a beautiful Sanibel Island Florida destination, the Casa Ybel Resort,  Rebecca and Abdul shared their vows on the beach on a gorgeous sunny day. The Seaside Strings Flute, Violin and Cello Trio added to the romantic atmosphere and provided the live music for the wedding ceremony and cocktail reception.

Casa Ybel beach wedding

The wedding was scheduled for 5:15 so we began prelude music at 5 pm.  There was a slight breeze and at low tide, the waves were gently coming in onto the beach. It was so peaceful! The small group from Ohio were definitely happy to be here as it was still so cold back home.

Rebecca and Abdul preferred popular music for us to play. The selections included Married Life from”UP”, The Forest Gump Feather Theme, At Last, In My Life and Can You Feel the Love Tonight. With the signal from Tori, the wedding planner at the resort, we began to play” Everything” for the Entrance of the Officiate, Janette Adams  of Wedding Vows by Earth, Air & Sea,  and the Groom, Abdul.  Once they  took their places in front of the arch, Rebecca entered to the music Portuguese Love Theme from the movie “Love Actually”.  At the spur of the moment, we played music during the sand ceremony and chose ” You & Me”. As the ceremony concluded, the couple kissed, we played “All You Need is Love” for the recessional. Since the guests were still mingling on the beach while pictures were being taken , we played ” All I Want is You” and “Marry Me” before we headed to the terrace for the cocktail reception.

Rebecca told me she was happy with anything we played for the reception. So, I put together a playlist of music that I thought they would all enjoy. Selections included Cheek to Cheek, Don’t Stop Believin’, Fly Me to the Moon, God Only Knows, Good Life, Here Comes the Sun, How Sweet It is, It Had to Be You, Love Story by Taylor Swift, Lucky, Make You Feel My Love , Moon Dance and This Will Be (An Everlasting Love). As the DJ took over for the rest of the evening, I got a chance to meet and congratulate the newlyweds. They looked so happy! We hope they enjoyed their time in Florida!


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