wedluxe magazine magazine:
beauty and the beast

armour design.

"Our story is based on the traditional French fairy tale "Beauty and The Beast" and the Inuit folk tale "The Magic Drum." These two tales come from vastly different cultures, but both talk about the transformative power of love. We hoped to convey the idea of marriage as a continual nourishing exchange—between two people and between the couple and their loved ones—putting a modern spin on the traditional damsel-in-distress tale. As well, as a company based in the prairie, we hoped to evoke a beautiful sense of prairie life. Seeing a parallel between the architecture of barns and grain elevators and the exposed arch-ribs and pointed spires of Gothic churches, we took our cues from the evolving Gothic aesthetic: from architecture in mediæval Europe, to literature in the Victorian age, to the modern subculture."

- I-D Bohemia. Read the full story here.

Concept, Art Direction, Event and Set Design: Christina and Aaron Ignacio-Deines for ID BOHEMIA event couture, design and planning
Event Coordination: Cindy Fulton for Cindy Fulton Events
Photography and Lighting: Dong Kim
Photography and Lighting Assistance: Adam Fick, Corey Thompson of Yellowjacket Photography
Lighting and Effects Consultation: Peter Wunstorf, ASC
Models: Groom/The Beast – Sheldon Yamkovy, Bride/Beauty – Cody Baker, Miles Eden and Friends

Makeup and Hair: Nikolas Syhatheb for The Modest Kingdom, with assistance by John James
Wardrobe Styling and Bespoke Jewellery: John James
Groom’s Menswear, Formal Wear, Dress Shoes and Punk Junk Jewellery: Derks
Custom Wedding Gowns: ROOY Couture
Bride’s Shoes: enPrivado
Tacori, TeNo and Thomas Sabo Fine Jewellery: Crowley’s Jewellers & Goldsmiths
Beast Headdress, Claw Gloves, Peacock Tiara and other Custom Wardrobe: Christina Ignacio-Deines for ID BOHEMIA
Ring Box: Old Strathcona Antique Mall, customised by ID BOHEMIA

Event Rentals: River City Event Rentals
Specialty Rentals and Props: ID BOHEMIA event couture, design and planning
Catering and Food Styling: Brenna Deines
Wedding Cake and Cupcakes: Ailynn Santos for Whimsical Cake Studio
Artisan Chocolate (as seen in favours): Jacek Chocolate Couture
Floral Design (table arrangements and large floral arrangement): Flowers by Jenna
Floral Design (Beauty’s bouquet, Beast’s boutonniere): Christina Ignacio-Deines for ID BOHEMIA
Music & Entertainment: The AwesomeHots, with special guest Maddie
Prop Styling: Anne Rix

With Special Thanks To: Larry and family, James Carignan, Kate Cooper, Erin Eden, Eva Law, Scott McPherson, Lane Miller, Kelsey Nowaczynski, Darren Radbourne, Swarananda Singhji, Amy van Keeken, and Barry Woodroff