A Classic Beach Wedding at Casa Ybel Resort in Sanibel Island, Florida

Melissa Babins (28 and a teacher) and Evan Flechsig (27 and a programmer) had their wedding in the same place they got engaged: Sanibel Island, Florid

Melissa Babins (28 and a teacher) and Evan Flechsig (27 and a programmer) had their wedding in the same place they got engaged: Sanibel Island, Florida. The place is special to them because they have often visited the island's wildlife refuge together. Because Evan proposed to Melissa on the beach at sunset, it was only fitting that their ceremony also have beautiful water views. The couple was married on the waterfront lawn at the Casa Ybel Resort. To let the venue's beautiful surroundings speak for itself, Melissa and Evan decorated the ceremony area simply with a draped white wedding arch covered in black, white and gold streamers. They hung sentimental photos from the chairs on the ceremony aisle. At the following reception indoors, Melissa and Evan decorated the dining tables with simple white floral centerpieces and floating candles in ornate silver holders. Instead of having a traditional guest book, the couple invited their guests to sign a dry-erase board and add word magnets to the board as a fun touch. See all the details, captured by Impressions Photography, below.

For her waterfront wedding, Melissa wore a silk sheath wedding dress with beading in the bodice.
Melissa and her bridesmaids carried matching white rose and succulent bouquets wrapped in white ribbon.
Charcoal Gray Wedding Suit
The ceremony took place on the waterfront lawn at the Casa Ybel Resort in Sanibel Island, Florida.
Chairs at the ceremony were decorated with hanging frames of pictures of Melissa, Evan and their loved ones.
The white draped wedding arch was decorated with black, white and gold streamers.
Wedding Portrait on Sanibel Island, Florida
The seating arrangements for the reception were written on assorted frames for a mix-and-match look.
As a guest-book alternative, guests were invited to sign a dry-erase board and add their own favorite word magnets.
Centerpieces at the reception were made up of white roses and hydrangeas with floating candles in silver candleholders. Table numbers were displayed in silver frames that matched the centerpieces.
The ivory wedding cake was decorated with piping and topped off with fresh hydrangeas and roses. Inside, the cake was flavored with German chocolate and vanilla.