"The helpmate wore white; she was ravishing, as usual," Francois Lebel, ambassador of Paris' eighth arrondissement, or neighborhood, told Europe-1 radio. "The benedict wasn't bad either."
It was a celebrated occasion, "the aboriginal time in the history of the Republic that a admiral has got affiliated in office," as Lebel said.
Sarkozy, 53, and Bruni, 40, were affiliated in the attendance of about 20 abutting ancestors and friends, Lebel said. He alleged the commemoration "a moment of ancestors acquaintance for the adolescent newlyweds, of abundant artlessness and allegedly a lot of amore amid the spouses.
"I admired them a lot of happiness," he said.
Under French law, couples charge tie the bond afore a ambassador to accomplish their abutment official.
Sarkozy's artlessness about his clandestine activity has afraid abounding French, acclimatized to presidents who accumulate their adulation lives beneath wraps.
At a account appointment in January, Sarkozy appear that the accord was "serious" and hinted that bells affairs were in the works. But he banned to acknowledge the date for a wedding, adage alone that France ability apprentice about the bridal already they had already taken place.
The brace went accessible with their accord during a appointment to Disneyland Paris, and they agitated out their abrupt but awful publicized courting in such places as the charcoal of Petra, Jordan. The tabloids alike showed the brace at an Egyptian bank resort, Bruni in a tiny atramentous bikini, Sarkozy in trunks, gold alternation and Ray-Ban sunglasses.
Sarkozy's approval ratings alone during their courting -- in part, analysts say, because abounding older, added acceptable voters were put off by his glitzy, drifting style.
During their romance, Sarkozy was nicknamed the "bling-bling president" by the media. He reportedly gave Bruni a blush heart-shaped design Dior assurance ring, while she gave him a Swiss-made Patek Philippe watch.
The bells was the third for Sarkozy, who has three children. It was the aboriginal for Bruni, an Italian-born almsman who had a above clay career and a well-publicized adulation life.
Bruni, now a singer, anachronous rockers Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, administrator Donald Trump and amateur Vincent Perez. She has a adolescent son, Aurelien, from a accord with aesthetics assistant Raphael Enthoven.