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Dr. William Petit Marries Avon Photographer Paluf

Cheshire home invasion survivor Petit and his bride, Christine Paluf wed in West Hartford and celebrated at a reception in Simsbury.

 

It's been about six months since Cheshire home invasion survivor Dr. William .

On Sunday, Petit, 55, and Christine Paluf, 34, were married in West Hartford in front of 300 people before going to Simsbury for their wedding reception, Rick Healy, a spokesman for the couple, told the Associated Press.

According to the website for her Avon business, Christine Paluf Photography, she's done photography for CNN, People, The New Britain Herald, Hartford Magazine, in Avon and Farmington, , the in Farmington and many other clients.

She also photographed many of the Petit Family Foundation events before their engagement, The Hartford Courant reported. 

graduate Hayley Hovhanessian told ABCNews.com that "it was fun" and that many family members and friends were there to celebrate their special day with them. Hovhanessian is an office assistant for the Petit Family Foundation, according to LinkedIn.

The Petit Family Foundation was created in 2007 in memory of Petit's late wife, Jennifer Lynn Hawke-Petit and daughters, Hayley Elizabeth Petit, then 17, and Michaela Rose Petit, then 11, "to help with the education of young people, help those affected by chronic illness and help and protect those affected by violence," according to the organization's website.

, one of two men who set fire to Petit's Cheshire home and killed his wife and daughters in July 2007, was sentenced to the death penalty on Dec. 9, 2011 and his co-defendent is also on death row, ABC World News reported in December 2011.

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