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 - ° a inside In of to Unique Ceremony. It was a...
° a inside In of to Unique Ceremony. It was a unique ceremony. Smart Newport Newport never saw its like, though hardened to all sorts of weddings. The Russian nobleman and the charming American girl were married after the faith of the bridegroom's fathers by Father Hotovlt- sky and Father Slvltsky, of.the Russian Russian Church, New York City. Only a select little company -saw 'the Impressive ceremonial. To-day's. wedding will bo far' more general. Boaulieu was all abl-aze with lights and gay with . flowers for tb-nlght, Palms were everywhere. Roses were scattered as freely as it they cost nothing. Orchids Orchids and American Beauties stood everywhere In priceless vases. It was beauitiful. , The wedding ceremony was performed in the small room off the white and gold salon In Beaulieu. In one corner of the room was a floral gothlc chapel of gigantic gigantic palms. Within the inclosure thus formed was a miniature altar, decorated with golden vases that were filled with bridal roses. There lay every essential required by the Greek Church. The altar stono and table were brought from New York by the officiating clergyman. For the time the room in which the ceremony ceremony was performed was a Greek church, dedicated as such before th service proper began by .Fathers Hoto vltsky and Slvltsky. It was 8.30. At a signal the St. Ce cella Quartet, opened with the beautlfu 'Sanctus" from Gounod's mass, Pro: I. W'.son, of New York, presiding at th piano. Then the strains of the brida march from "Lohengrin"—the approae of the Prince and his bride. Miss Grant was gowned in a rlcl white satin dress, jut severely plain with a sweeping train. Her long tull veil n'as fastened with a bunclv of nat „„, oranBO b i ossoms 6ent trom th South by a girl friend. The bride wor no Jewel ornaments of any kind; th' Greek Church forbids. Tho Prince wore the conventional evening dress. The ceremony opened with tho rite o betrothal. Father Hotovltsky, preceded by his assistant, entered from the white and gold salon dressed In the full robe s prescribed by the church and began with laying the mlssales cross upon a lectern Father Hotovitsky then blessed th( bride and bridegroom. This was done by making the sign of the cross over them three times with lighted tapers. A lighted taper was then handed to such. Preceded by the offlciating priest and his assistant, tho latter swinging a censor, the wedding party' approachec the Improvised altar. Prayers were offered by the priests. From the altar table were taken a gold ring and a silver silver ring. With tho gold ring the priest made the sign of the cross thrice over the head of the bridegroom. The same proceeding was repeated with the silver ring of tho bride. n Gen. In big the will at and the of

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  1. The World,
  2. 25 Sep 1899, Mon,
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