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A Paris correspondent of the Pall Mall Budget says The marriage of Miss Majkay and Prince Fernando Oolonna do Galatro, according to French law, took place yesterday at a mayoralty. Nobody was invited who did not belong to the family, or was not required to officiate as a witness. To-day the religious ceremony came of in the little chapel of the Nunciature. It was also strictly private; Mon-, signor Hende and a priest who catechised* , the bride when she was preparing some years ago for the first Communion, said the words and celebrated the mass. The* Nuncio, who waa charged with a Papal benediction, returned to Pans from Roma to solemnize the marriage. He is Bishop of Benevento—a name, let us hope, of auspicious augury. When it’s a bad wind that brings nobody good, what blessings should a good one waft on its wings 1 Ths bride came in leaning on her stepfather’s arm. She is small, slim, of a pliant I figure, sufficiently rounded for beanty, and has an artless, happy countenance. She has neat features, the softest eyes imaginable, the simplest manner, complete self -possession, does notseem to know what nervousness is, and yet has a modest air. Her dress was white satin, moulding the figure, and forming at the waist behind an immense pouf, that rose high as it projected out and fell in a voluminous square train. She did not wear a jewel. A sprig of orange blossom served as a brooch. Round the edge of the skirt where it touched the ground there was a tiny orange blossom trimming. That was all. she responded distinctly to the usual questions. - Ido not think it would be a compliment to speak of her as being “ ladylike,” because that word. Implies conventionality and the mannerism of A ciato. She waa Miranda‘like, and full of sweet confidence in her Ferdinand, as she left the Nunciature with him. The bridegroom is seven-and-twenty, but does not look his age. He is dark, has fine eyes, an elegant figure, that appears taller than it really is, the soft suasive manners of Italy, a gentlemanly bearing, no aristocratic morgue , but rather a desire to piopitiata. He is distinctly of an Italian type, and would do exactly to play the part of Ferdinand in “ The Tempest." Ho' looked as if he thought to-day “ le plus beau jour de sa vie," and so his uncles and aunt seemed also to think it. A Doria and a Massine went with him as best men to the altar.

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THE MARRIAGE OF MISS MACKAY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1518, 20 April 1885

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THE MARRIAGE OF MISS MACKAY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1518, 20 April 1885