PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — The wedding of Stephanie E. DeFilipp and Anthony Peter Principe was held at 2:30 p.m. on July 2 at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence, Rhode Island. Msgr. Anthony Mancini officiated at the ceremony.

Mrs. Principe is the daughter of Joseph S. DeFilipp of Auburn and Terri M. Kelsea of Lewiston. Mr. Principe is the son of Anthony and Marcia Principe of Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

The bride wore a floor-length mermaid silhouette gown with sweetheart strapless neckline, natural waist corset with appliqued re-embroidered lace detail and tulle and horsehair banded skirt. She carried a summer bouquet of peonies, pink roses and hydrangea, her favorite flowers.

Celeste Clark, college friend of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lia Bellini, wife of the bridegroom’s cousin; Charle Hornby, friend; Lindsey MacDonald, college friend of the bride; Meg Whelan, friend; and Joanna Zesk, sister of the bridegroom. Noelle Zesk, niece of the bridegroom, was flower girl.

Performing the duties of best man was Bradley Whelan, friend of the bridegroom. Ushers were Umberto Bellini, cousin of the bridegroom; Andrew DeFilipp, brother of the bride; Daniel Hornby, Clifford McGregor and Matthew Scheumann, friends; and Walter Zesk, brother-in-law of the bridegroom.

A reception followed at the Providence Public Library, after which the couple traveled to Sicily. They are residing in Providence.

The bride is a 2005 graduate of Edward Little High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, with a concentration in Spanish. She is also a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a master’s degree in teaching and learning and a certificate in elementary education. She is a fourth grade teacher for Providence Public Schools in Providence, Rhode Island.

The bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of Barrington High School in Barrington, Rhode Island, and a 2007 graduate of the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He is employed at IDEXX Laboratories as a veterinary diagnostic consultant.


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