Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club in RI

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

In today’s world, technology connects us and no one can attest to that fact better than Julie Ladouceur and Phillip Murphy. The newlyweds found each other and fell in love while in front of their computers. “We met using the ‘new old-fashioned way’ I like to say, and that was online,” says Julie. “After a while we met for coffee and then lunch; then lunch turned into every day.”

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Hankies Needed! A Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club | Southern New England Weddings | Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Their courtship led to a proposal Julie did not see coming. One Friday night shortly before Christmas, Phillip filled their home with candles and popped the question when she arrived home from work. “It was very romantic,” she remembers. “The tree was lit up and Phil got very emotional during his speech. He’s an emotional guy and I love that about him.”

These longtime Rhode Islanders chose to tie the knot at Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club in Warwick, Rhode Island, the same location where Phillip asked Julie’s parents for her hand in marriage. All of the planning leading up to their big day was anything but ordinary. “I strived to be different and wanted something unlike everyone else,” says Julie. “We designed my engagement ring together because I wanted a ring that was just mine. At the ceremony, our dads did readings that were special to us and my mémé made a basket of handkerchiefs for ‘tears of joy.’ We planned our entire day to be super personal.”

The couple’s favorite moment was also about just the two of them. They opted for a first look before the ceremony at a romantic lighthouse near the reception venue. “Because we were so emotional,” says Julie, “we wanted that special alone time together. It was fun.”

The best advice Julie received as a bride-to-be came from a close friend who is a wedding planner. “Get referrals for your vendors and ask other friends who are getting married for suggestions. We were lucky enough to have amazing vendors who I still feel like are friends of mine now.”

Copy by Courtney Toomey

Photography by Jenna Elizabeth Photography

Featured Vendors: Wedding Planning, Catering, Linen Rental, Flowers + Cake/Dessert: Pranzi Catering + Events // Ceremony + Reception: Harbor Lights Marina + Country Club // Engagement Band/Wedding Rings + Men’s Tie Tacks: Baxter’s Fine Jewelry // Reception Entertainment: Night Rhythm

Additional Vendors: Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero from The Bridal Shoppe // Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Bridal Jewelry: Perception Jewelry // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bari Jay from The Bridal Shoppe // Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Jos A. Banks // Hair Stylist: Alexandra Eiseman // Makeup Stylist: Jenny DiMucci of Twinkle & SMOOCH Beauty // Candy Buffet: Candy Warehouse // Videographer: Frame & Anchor, Evan St. Martin

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