In my continued searching through the archives of the New York Times, I’ve just located a newspaper article about the marriage of Consuelo Vanderbilt to Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill, the Ninth Duke of Marlborough. The wedding was certainly a grand affair (though apparently, Consuelo was forced into it by her mother).
In the article were a couple of pictures that may be worthwhile sharing. There is a sketch of the church where the marriage was held, as well as a portrait of some of Consuelo’s bridesmaids.
The bridesmaids pictured are
- Marie Winthrop – daughter of Buchanan Winthrop, a descendant of John Winthrop, first governor of Massachusetts.
- Edith Morton – daughter of Levi P. Morton, a governor of NY and Vice-President of the United States.
- Julia Jay – according to the article, she had not yet been “formally” introduced to society, so not much is said about her. She was the daughter of Col. William Jay.
- Katherine Duer – daughter of William A. Duer who was a son of a president of Columbia College
- Daisy Post – not much is said about her either; she too had not yet been”formally” introduced to society.
- Elsie Bronson – daughter of Frederic Bronson
- Evelyn Borden – daughter of I. Townsend Burden
- Mary Goelet -another one not yet formally introduced to society