It was reported in July 1908 that a Spokane, Washington drawback, Mathilda Schlichting and Herbert H. Busby, were the opening to be nuptial in a "spiritualist" wedding.
The formal procedure was officiated by Cora Kincannon Smith, a ecclesiastic of the Washington Tranquility Second-sighted Understanding. Patronize of the attendees were self-styled mediums and clairvoyants.
Eschewing such mainstream verbiage as soothing to "love, revere, and point," the drawback was asked such questions as: "Do you contract to kindly care for her in unsettled stomach or in tribulation and to try to make her corridor to your liking and full of the sunlight of love?" Address about purple prose!
With the matrimony, two psychics in aura strike during trances someplace they augered that many blessings would occur the newlyweds. According to their expectation, groups of spirit children were witnessed innermost the confidence and showering the drawback with flowers when binding them with a golden rope.