A classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is reinterpreted into light and airy underwater-inspired wedding day ideas.
Photographed by: Dong Kim and Adam Fick, Mode Allure
Produced + Designed by: Christina Ignacio-Deines and Aaron Deines, ID Bohemia
Production + Design Assistant: Breanna Deines
Photographed on location at: Union Bank Inn
Hair Stylist + Make Up Artist: Nikolas Syhatheb, The Modest Kingdom
This layered invitation with mermaid and nautilus on pearlescent vellum and shimmer stock, with reception and R.S.V.P. cards, is all enclosed in a pale pink satin folio closed with a black ribbon and pearl closure.
Stationery Design by Shannon Ksenak, Spoonful of Sugar Invites
“Beginning with Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, we drew on classic fairy tale illustrations by Edmund Dulac, Harry Clarke and Arthur Rackham, and looked for connections between sea and land, asking, “Where might a mermaid princess meet a human prince and fall in love?” We saw the ocean as an ethereal sea of light and air, with fresh whites, glowing gold and silver, and touches of green. This gleaming ocean’s earthly complement might be a manor house on the ocean at the dawn of summer, with warm sunlight, mornings on the beach and crisp linens. The feel is elegantly casual, fresh, light and dreamy.”
-Christina Ignacio-Deines, ID Bohemia
cloud of tulle
A light and airy tulle wrap is a fresh addition to a traditional white gown.
Gown by Lani van Rooyen, ROOY Couture | Headpiece by Jannie Baltzer, Jannie Baltzer Couture Headpieces
Cascade bouquet with tillandsia, roses, stephanotis, eucalyptus, wire, crystals and pearls,
mounted on custom scallop shell holder.
Floral Design by Alex Bazos, FLUR Design Studio
This ethereal table features silver candelabras with lichen, sponge, carnation and rose petals, kotchia, limonium and seashells, topped with hydrangea and roses, and engulfed in a swirl of curly willow. Additional table arrangements in green, ivory, white and silver, with roses, parrot tulips, peonies, hellebores, stocks, dusty miller, eucalyptus, seashells and willow.
Table Design by Christina Ignacio-Deines, ID Bohemia | Floral Design by FLUR Designs Inc. | Event Rentals from Elegant Touches
A barely-there illustration of a seahorse graces this circular menu.
Stationery by Shannon Ksenak, Spoonful of Sugar Invites | Event Rentals from Elegant Touches
a regal setting
Glass octopus napkin-rings incorporate another sea motif.
Napkin rings from Chintz & Co.
Scalloped detail on this frame suits the theme perfectly.
Stationery by Shannon Ksenak, Spoonful of Sugar Invites
This all white six-tier cake is covered in shimmering white fondant and features a mermaid,
sea creatures, tendrils and pearls, with a crystal droplet topper.
Cake Design by Gloria Bednarz, The Art of Cake