“Better Together Forever:” Jenna & Matt Nichols, 12.10.11

Jenna and I met through Colette’s Catering where she was coordinating her sister’s wedding at the Muckenthaler Mansion last August. After trading many emails and meeting Jenna to deliver her sister’s surprise cherry blossom painting, she told me she too was getting married and in December in Palos Verdes. I was giddy at the location because that is where my husband and I got married. I was thrilled when she told me her mom wanted both of her girls getting married in 2011 to have their dresses and love stories painted! I couldn’t wait to find out exactly what that meant for Jenna.

Jenna planned her entire day on how she met her husband Matt in Elementary School. Every detail was creatively crafted around that as the theme, with burnt orange and marine blue as their colors. Complete with a vintage desk, pencil name cards, pop-quiz invitations, and a dessert table – Jenna spared no detail. For me, seeing the wedding photos and Matt in his Coast Guard uniform made the experience complete as one of the most romantic weddings I have ever seen.

Wedding Photographer: Candice Benjamin Photography | Coordinator: Intertwined Events | Getting Ready Venue: Palos Verdes – Terranea Resort | Ceremony Location: Palos Verdes – Wayfarers Chapel | Reception: Long Beach – The Reef | Dress: The Wedding Day Bridal Salon | Invitation: Letter Box Ink by Laura Nehls | All other Print Items: Better2Gether Designs – Jenna the Bride! | Video: Click 54 | DJ: Andy Nation | Cake: Rossmoor Pastries | Florist: Tustin Florist  | Painting Photography: Miss Darcy Photography

“Better Together Forever” – 12″x12″ mixed-media with acrylics on canvas, 48 layers. Jenna asked for her dress to hang from the tress at Wayfarers Chapel.

In keeping with the elementary school theme, I thought it would be fun to have Jenna and Matt’s names carved in a tree tied with a ribbon the colors of their wedding.

Recognize these elements from the invitation?

Jenna and Matt always say, “It’s just better when we’re together.” Appropriate that she picked “Better Together” by Jack Johnson as their first song and commemorated in their painting.

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6 Responses to “Better Together Forever:” Jenna & Matt Nichols, 12.10.11

  1. Wenda Evans says:

    LOVE it! Such a cute idea! Awesome job as always Bethany!!!!

  2. SusanCooper says:

    Awesome. What a great tribute to the bride and groom on their special day. :), Susan Cooper

  3. What a beautiful way to capture their love! We adored working on this wedding and this couple is just the very best!! xoxo The Ladies of Intertwined Events

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