Wedding - Duke - Laprade

Wedding - Duke - Laprade

WILMINGTON, Del. - Helene Virginia Duke and David Joseph Laprade exchanged wedding vows in an afternoon ceremony on June 22, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Wilmington. The officiants were Dominican friars from Providence College. The main celebrant was the Rev. Thomas Petri. Con celebrants were the Rev. Nicanor Austriaco and the Rev. Nicholas Ingham. A reception was held at Bellevue Mansion in Bellevue State Park.

The bride is the daughter of Paul and Eileen Duke of Wilmington, Del. The groom is the son of JeanPaul and Denise Laprade of North Smithfield.

Sarah and Meghan Duke were the maids of honor for their sister. Bridesmaids were Judy Duke, sister-in-law of the bride; Kelsey Murphy, Susan Cheely and Elizabeth Santilli.

Erik Gravel was the best man. Ushers were Stephen Laprade, brother of the groom; Robert Duke, brother of the bride; Corey Plante, Thomas Cheely and John Butler.

The bride graduated from Providence College in 2011. She earned her master's degree from Ohio State College in 2013. She is employed at Care New England in Warwick.

The groom graduated from Providence College in 2011. He is in the second year of the master's program at Tufts University. He is a tutor at New England Technical Institute.

The couple honeymooned in North Conway, New Hampshire. They live in Cranston.