RICHMOND, Va. – David John Bouchard and Anh Hoang Tran were married March 6 in Richmond, Va. Two wedding ceremonies were held to celebrate their marriage.

The Vietnamese traditional ceremony was held at 11 a.m. at their residence in Richmond. In this ceremony, the couple received blessings and words of wisdom from the bridegroom’s grandmother, Phyllis Patterson of Osborn. The ceremony was followed by a Vietnamese buffet, where both families and guests participated.

The Christian ceremony followed at 3 p.m. at St. Bridget’s Chapel in Richmond. Deacon Robert Giovenco was the celebrant. A dinner reception followed at the Bull and Bear Club at the James Center, overlooking the James River in downtown Richmond.

The bride is the daughter of Huyen Tran and Vui Tran of Hanoi, Vietnam. The bridegroom is the son of John and Marilyn Bouchard of Lewiston. Guests attended from Hanoi, California, Florida, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts and Maine. The bride’s father was unable to attend due to his international business schedule.

The bride, given in marriage by her mother, wore a gown of white matte satin in A-line style with Cathedral train and a Cathedral veil, accompanied by a flower necklace from her mother-in-law. She carried a bouquet of champagne roses designed by her cousin, Holley Le.

The matron of honor was the bride’s sister, Jenny Tran of San Diego, Calif. The best man was the bridegroom’s brother, Brian Bouchard of Larchmont, N.Y.

The bride is a 1998 graduate of Hanoi-Amsterdam High School in Hanoi, Vietnam, and a 2003 graduate of the University of Maine at Orono with a bachelor’s degree in finance. She is employed as a financial trainee at Circuit City corporate headquarters in Richmond.

The bridegroom is a 1999 graduate of Lewiston High School and a 2003 graduate of the University of Maine at Orono with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He is employed as an accountant at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond.

The couple spent their honeymoon in Daytona Beach, Fla. They currently reside in Richmond, Va.


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