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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand
September 5, 2015
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

It was a love of the game and a little sass that first brought Bentonville’s Heather Emmanuel and Corpus Christi’s Jason Ormand together. The two met in a Dallas sports bar after an Arkansas vs. Texas A&M football game when Jason overheard Heather say she was from The Natural State. He saw the opportunity to strike up a conversation, and it wasn’t long before the teasing and flirting turned into something more.

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Three years later, Jason proposed just before they set out to visit family for Thanksgiving, and he captured the whole thing on a GoPro. As for the rivalry, Heather and Jason attend the Arkansas vs. Texas A&M game together every year to celebrate their anniversary.

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville


The Inspiration

This couple had many motives and influences behind their planning, but each pointed to a common denominator: bright. They wanted the wedding to be a reflection of their quirkiness, creativity and vibrant love for one another. They avoided a “blush and bashful” wedding, and instead opted for a bold palette with deep blues and striking pinks, oranges and fuchsias.

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective
Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective
Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective
Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville


How They Customized

Festivities began a day early for Heather. Because her father is a native of Pakistan, she chose to have a mehndi celebration where her hands were decorated with henna and where her female friends and relatives danced around her, encircling her with love.

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

On the big day, the couple created a unique experience by blending their signature boldness with elegant rustic pieces as a nod to the groom’s family ranch — modern place settings looking right at home next to wooden cake stands.

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective
Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective
Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective
Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective
Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective
Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville


The Details

  Photographer: Miles Witt Boyer Photographic Collective
  Videographer: Dave and a Camera, Northwest Arkansas
Wedding Planner & Event Designer: Amanda Reed, Bates-Reed Brides, Rogers
Florist: Tanarah Luxe Floral, Little Rock
  Rentals/Lighting: Eventures Party Rentals, Fayetteville
Lightworks Events, Fayetteville
  Cakes: Shelby Lynn's Cake Shoppe, Springdale
  Sweet Treats: Mia Tarts & More, Fayetteville
  Late Night Snack: Crepes Paulette, Bentonville
  Caterer/Drinks: Eleven, Crystal Bridges, Bentonville
  Band: John Henry & Friends, Fayetteville
  DJ: Brock Entertainment, Rogers
Wedding Stationery: Shindig Paperie, Fayetteville & Bentonville
  Painter: Jane Davidian, Jane's Place, Fayetteville
  Calligraphy/Signage: Chelsey Casey, ChelseyDawnCasey.Blogspot.com
Wedding Gown: Tesori, Fayetteville
Bridesmaids Attire: Tesori, Fayetteville
  Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Jos A Banks; Suit Supply
  Jeweler: Sergio's, Dallas, Texas
  Hair: Patty Lorton, Reflections Salon & Spa, Bentonville
  Makeup: Bo Senesomxay, Dead Swanky, Fayetteville
Transportation: Art Car, 21c Museum Hotel, Bentonville
  Balloon Wall: The Balloon Closet, Siloam Springs
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Heather Emmanuel & Jason Ormand September 5, 2015 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville

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