Timeless and classic. A charming couple celebrates their lucky 13-year anniversary. From the special moment Oubon said “yes”, the bride knew she wanted an enchanting elopement – something truly organic and natural. Oubon and her husband Trong opted for a romantic wedding that sang to their love of nature and travel. They tied the knot against the coastal backdrop of Positano, Italy. Oubon’s gorgeous Badgley Mischka shoes beautifully complemented her Alfred Angelo wedding dress. Magical, their wedding day was everything they dreamed of. Rochelle Cheever helped capture it all! Help us celebrate Oubon and Tron!
Beautiful Positano Elopement & Her Alfred Angelo Wedding Dress
What inspired you to choose to do a destination wedding in Italy?
AirBNB and Instagram, ha! Kidding.. but not really! We wanted our lucky 13-year anniversary to be special and memorable. Trong is a lover of all things nature and I am a lover of all things travel. And we both are a lover of all things Internet so we obsessed and obsessed over Positano for months, booked our trip and the magic happened.
In what ways did you personalize your wedding day?
We personalized it by making it all about us! Eloping not only allowed us to focus on what’s most important, it allowed us to enjoy each other and what we love.. traveling. No regrets whatsoever.
What were your favorite wedding day details?
Our favorite part of the day was doing it the way we did – just the two of us. We spent the morning in Positano roaming around the city eating and relaxing. We did hope to be able to get our hair done and perhaps grab some flowers but neither happened. We simply lost track of time being consumed in all things Positano! It was perfect.
Inspiration/theme behind the day?
We really didn’t have a theme in mind; we just wanted something organic and natural. Something timeless and classic. With a backdrop like Positano, we just let the romance of the city to speak for us.
Did you have any DIY (do it yourself) details?
We absolutely did – in my bouquet! The morning of, I wanted to get some flowers while in town to make my bouquet but slowly realized I was running out of time. While walking to one of our locations, we ran into a batch of wonderful green foliage and dusty millers growing off the cliff. My incredibly talented fiancé (now husband!) gathered as much as he could of both and bouquet was formed! He’s a keeper, girls!
Tell us a little bit about how you chose your invitations, flowers, venue, and dress:
The best part of eloping was that we didn’t have to make many of those decisions. I had an idea of the style dress I wanted that would match the romantic city of Positano and the classic, timeless style of our photographer’s photos. And you know my flowers story! It matched perfectly with the JCrew gray tie, I picked for my groom. And just overall the entire “look” I envisioned. I saw these images in my head months ago when we started planning and we made it happen!
Overall, do you have any special advice you would like to share with other brides to help prepare them for their destination wedding?
Go with the flow! If something doesn’t happen, it just doesn’t happen. Enjoy your time wherever your travels take you. But do set aside enough time the day of to get ready – the camera can tell if you’re flustered.
We would love to hear how you met? Or, How did you get engaged?
It was after dinner one night 6 months after dating long distance; we were going back to our hotel. He somehow planned this without me even knowing. Rose petals; the whole nine. He got on one knee and proposed. Nothing really exciting but very romantic to a 23 year old!
Is there anything else you would like to share from your big day?
Nothing exciting to share about our big day. Maybe I can share something about after our big day. We weren’t sure of the backlash we’d receive from eloping, as we didn’t tell many people. The outpouring of support from our family and friends has been incredibly heartwarming and touching. We may have a small reception in our hometown next year so they can celebrate with us but we wouldn’t change it for the world.
Wedding Photography : Rochelle Cheever
Gown Designer: Alfred Angelo
Florist: Trong Ly, haha
Groom’s Clothing Designer: Express, Aldo shoes, JCrew tie, pocket square and socks
Shoe designer: Badgley Mischka
Hair and makeup Artist: Nicki Storey
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