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May 18, 2011

Outside Versailles: Royal Wedding

Marie Antoinette's wedding ceremony took place at one in the afternoon, to Louis Auguste.  That night, while the new royal couple celebrated at Versailles with games, dancing and food. 

Outside of Versailles, the people of Paris also celebrated (those who did not try to squeeze their way into Versailles!)  That night, there was not a window or wall to be seen in the great city that did not have a candle burning in honor of the royal wedding.

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  1. that must have been beautiful with all the candles

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  2. Love the idea of the candles :)

    http://sweetharvestmoon.blogspot.com

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  3. Must have been one heck of a celebration at the time :)
    Imagine all that silk under candlelight *sigh*

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