Kathleen JoHanna Morse, of Townsend, and Matthew Don Benoit, of Leominster, were married Saturday, Aug. 3, at four o'clock in the afternoon at the Rotch-Jones Duff Garden Museum in New Bedford. The Rev. David Martins of Providence, Rhode Island, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Dr. Steven C. Morse, of Townsend.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Benoit, of Leominster.
During the ceremony, Gail Nash, of Chicago, IL, read Proverbs 31:10-13. Donna Benoit, of Leominster, read 1Cor 13:4-8.
Jennifer Plante, of Worcester, was the grooms attendant (Best Man). The groomsman was Ben Benoit, of Leominster.
Krystal Burnett, of Shrewsbury, and Samantha Comeau, of Fitchburg, were bridesmaids. They wore ivory knee-length dresses and carried bouquets of calla lilies.
The bride was escorted by her father. She moved gracefully in her gown made by her maternal grandmother M. Josephine Marino, of Warwick, RI. The A-line satin wedding gown had a sweetheart neckline corset, which was fashioned in lace detail. Kathleen carried a bouquet of calla lilies with the stems wrapped in an ivory lace scarf that once belonged to her great-grandmother, Mary Pinson (deceased), of Greenfield.
For the wedding, Alexis Geradi, of Cranston, RI, was the flower girl. She wore a dress made from the mother of the bride's wedding dress. She was escorted down the aisle by Gage Jahn, of Shirley, and Animal, of Muppets, as ring bearers. Both Gage and Animal wore tuxedos.
The bride graduated from Fitchburg State University and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She is employed as a nanny. Matthew Benoit is employed by Airgas.
After a honeymoon in Bar Harbour, ME, the couple will reside in Fitchburg.