Kristin Marie Benson and Michael Edward Pendergast were united in marriage May 12, 2012 by Father Timothy Reilly at St. Kevin Church, Warwick. A reception followed at the Alpine Country Club.
The bride is the daughter of Charles and Linda Benson of Cedar Swamp Road, Warwick. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rhode Island and her M.Ed from Northeastern University. She is employed by Johnson & Wales University.
The groom is the son of Edward and Gail Pendergast of Brook Spring Dr., Warwick. He is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University. He is employed by the Town of East Providence.
The bride wore a one-shouldered, tiered gown accented with crystals and pearls. She carried a bouquet of light pink roses accented with pearls.
Marisa Benson, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Emily Garcia, Laura McGrath, Rebecca McGrath, Lauren Chabot and Meghan Bannon. Natalie Garcia was the flower girl.
Victor Silva was best man. Ushers were Ryan Pendergast, Matthew Udell, Tim Henault, Jamie Aceto and Paul Savoie. Bryan Sciamacco was the ring bearer.
Following a trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple resides in Seekonk, Mass.