Some believed that they were married, but there is no formal wedding in the church or any proofs of their wedding. Marriage is sacred and is done in the course of priest. They never really got married. Maybe one of the reasons why Josephine Bracken has not accepted by people then because they taught and believed what they did was morally wrong. We really don’t know what the truth is.
As long as no confirmations of any documents we cannot say that the ceremony had occurred.