My great-grandparents, Ben and Mabel (Bennett) Mounts, were married by a justice of the peace in Olathe, Kansas in 1915. I don't know why they chose a courthouse wedding and not a church wedding, but they were married 58 years, until Mabel's death in 1973.
They were friends and partners. My grandpa wrote about, "They talked everything out together and did nothing of importance until both of them were in complete agreement."
Mabel kept a travel journal, and she wrote about one day of a vacation when Ben wasn't feeling well, so she went out exploring on her own. She missed Ben. She wrote, "To me there is so much of interest there to see and to do, and the things I saw alone were only half enjoyed."