Thursday, June 16, 2011

Croy-Leishman nuptials

The civil marriage between the Duke of Croy and Miss Nancy Leishman took place in the little village of Verosix, near Geneva, on October 27, 1913, according to the New York Times.

The ceremony was performed by Versoix's mayor, Marc Peter.   The couple were married in the afternoon, when the wedding party and their guests arrived in four automobiles at the city hall.   Twenty-two guests, including three journalists, were present for the civil ceremony.

Miss Leishman wore a "blue velvet down trimmed with chinchilla and a toque to match."  She and the Duke of Croy entered teh room first.   The ceremony took about fifteen minutes before the mayor pronounced the couple as husband and wife.   He also annouced that the "couple had been domiciled at Versoix since July 11."

The Duke's witnesses were his brother, Prince Antoine and Count Apponyi.  Irwin B. Laughlin and Norman Whitehouse,  Ambassador Leishman's secretary," were Miss Leishman's witnesses. 

The register was also signed by Mr. and Mrs. Leishman,  M.Lachenal, former president of Switzerland, and the American vice-consul.

The wedding had not been made public.   After the ceremony, a dinner for the couple was held at the Hotel National in Geneva, and hosted by the bride's parents.

The religious wedding, at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic  Church, Les Eaux Vives, Geneva,. took place in Geneva on October 28, 1913.

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