Nisi Sturgis and Jordan Coughtry were married Sept. 21, 2013, at Thorn Crown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Both are stage actors in New York. They chose Thorn Crown Chapel for its uniqueness and the entire ceremony supported that theme.
A recording of Nanka Faucette’s, “Elysian Dreams” music, played by Bill Jones on the piano, was used for entry music.
Nanka Burris, aunt of the bride, scattered handmade red and white crocheted flowers from a basket, which she had made for the wedding.
Jordan’s father, Dean Coughtry’s composition, “Immortal Love,” was played by Bethany Slater on the oboe as Nisi and her mother, Peggy Sturgis, walked down the aisle together.
Minister Doug Reed officiated.
Author Andrea Hollander read an original poem.
Close friend, Benjie Bartos, served as a narrator of the presenters.
Brooke Budy and Lindsay Coughtry read the things for which members were “Grateful and Hopeful” for the wedding couple.
Aunt of the groom, Roxanne Hewitt, read “Sonnet 15,” by William Shakespeare, “When I consider everything that grows.”
Mothers of the couple, Peggy Sturgis and Becky Coughtry, read from scriptures and each lit a candle.
Nisi and Jordan lit the unity candle and exchanged their own vows.
Bobby Starkey carried the rings on a cushion made by Grace Wait, Nisi’s grandmother.
Dean Coughtry gave the benediction from the book of Isaiah.
After the “I do’s” and the marital kiss — Avery Hill, a songwriter played on the guitar “Love Is The Thing.”
Members of the wedding party stayed at the Laughlin House in Bentonville, Ark.
Nisi is the daughter of Peggy Sturgis and the late Harold Sturgis of Conway.
Jordan is the son of Dean and Rebecca Coughtry of Schoharie, N.Y.
Nisi and Jordan are currently in the Revival of the 75th Anniversary production of the Broadway play “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder.
They will be participating in the Arkansas Shakespeare Festival in Conway in the Spring of 2014. They will be having a reception for family and friends at that time.