From the December 24, 1905 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Marriage in the Home.

A beautiful home wedding was celebrated at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Collins, three miles northwest of Skidmore at 12 o’clock on Sunday, Dec. 24, 1905.  Mr. Frank Barrett and Nellie Collins were united in wedlock by Rev. W. H. Welton, in the presence of about thirty relatives and near friends of the contracting parties.  The guests arose to receive the bride and groom, having been arranged according to the respective families on either side of the room.

Frank Collins, brother, and Miss Amanda Wakely, cousin of the bride served as escorts of the bride and groom, and waited at the banquet.

This was one of the most beautiful and enjoyable home weddings of the season.  The appointments at the home were modest, and the decorations were green and white. On the background were the suggestive letters “B” and “C.”  Following the ceremony were congratulations so joyously participated in by all who were present that it was taken as an approval of the contracting parties, after which the wedding feast was served in three courses.  Many valuable and useful presents were received from friends at home and abroad.  Mr. and Mrs. Barrett are well known to the readers of The New Era, and we need only to join in our congratulations with all who are acquainted with them, and bespeak for them a happy relationship in their new life.