According to a release from the newlyweds, the two married at the Chapel at Holy Family Passionist Monastery and Retreat Center in West Hartford with more than 300 guests in attendance. Father David Cinquegrani, director of Holy Family, celebrated the nuptial Mass.
“Music from soloists and strings filled the chapel during a reverent and moving emotional ceremony,” the release said.
The bride wore “Autumn,” an ivory lace gown by Connecticut-based designer Modern Trousseau.
Family members of the bride and groom participated in the ceremony. The bride was given away by her father, Robert Paluf. The groom’s brother, Glenn, and the bride’s sister, Caroline Brayne, were witnesses.
A reception followed at the Riverview in Simsbury. A blessing written by Dr. Petit’s former father-in-law, Rev. Richard Hawke, was in remembrance of his family.
Petit’s first wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, 48, and the couple’s two daughters, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11, were killed five years ago during a Cheshire home invasion carried out by Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky. Both men were convicted and are currently on Connecticut’s death row.
Photo Copyright 2012 John Benoit.