One of the most picturesque weddings of the season was that of Miss Jane Skinker and Mr. Claude L. Matthews, who were married yesterday afternoon at Christ church cathedral in the presence of a representative fashionable gathering. The church decorations were white and green, sweet peas and roses being effectively arranged with masses of ferns and palms. The Lohengrin wedding music heralded the coming of the bridal party, and all eyes were immediately turned to the great doors of the cathedral.
Miss Skinker’s bridal gown was simply made, but it was perfect in every detail. The French neck and transparent guimp, which were all of handmade tulle motifs, were defined with a superb bertha of rose point lace. About her throat was clasped her only ornament, a diamond necklace, which was a wedding gift from the groom. A tulle veil was held in place with orange blossoms, and she carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley.
Miss Julia Maffitt, as maid of honor, was daintily gowned in white Paris muslin, elaborately trimmed with Valenciennes lace. Over 100 yards were used in her gown, also in those of the bridesmaids, which were exactly similar, with the exception that Miss Maffitt’s gown was en princesse, while the bridesmaids wore deep French girdles of delicate pink and blue silk folds. The bodices were made with French necks with transparent guimps. With these toilets were worn becoming shepherd hats of fine white Neapolitan braid, ornamented with sweeping plumes. Miss Maffitt’s hat had pale blue plumes, caught with tiny gold buckles, but the bridesmaids hats and pink plumes mingled with the blue and caught with gold. They all carried Dresden flower baskets of gold wicker tied with great satin bows tied with great satin bows of pale blue ribbon and filled with pink and white sweet peas.
The bride entered with her father, Mr. Thomas K. Skinker, who gave her away. The bridesmaids were Misses Florence Streett, Lucy Matthews, Julia Reynolds, Judith Hoblitzelle, Helen Morton and Ada Davis. Mr. Matthews had for best man Mr. William N. Matthews, and the ushers and groomsmen were Messrs. William Benoist, Alexander Skinker, Audenreid Whittemore, Carl Hoblitzelle, Clarence Gamble and Ross Glasgow.
Mrs. Skinker, mother of the bride, was handsomely gowned in black lace over white silk and chiffon. Mrs. Matthews, mother of the groom, wore a black lace gown, upon which was draped a point lace veil. The latter she wore at her own wedding. Mrs. Saunders Norvell, sister of the groom, was beautifully gowned in a brocade of delicate blue, with tiny pink flowers in the medallions. The entire gown was trimmed with applications and falls of Irish crochet lace with effective bands of black velvet. The sleeves and bodice were finished with a mass of fine lace ruffles. Her hat was of white Neapolitan braid, ornamented with pale-blue plumes. Mrs. E. Orville Matthews of Old Mexico, herself scarcely more than a bride, was present with her husband, a brother of the groom, at the wedding. Her gown was a dainty white lingerie creation, worn with a Bebe hat of chiffon and lace.
After the ceremony, which was performed by Bishop Daniel S. Tuttle, a reception was given at the home of the bride on McPherson avenue. Following it, bride and groom left for a honeymoon tour. Upon their return they will reside at 4315 Lindell boulevard.
Harry E. Sprague Clippings Scrapbook - Vol. 1, page 54