Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark. was the setting of the private wedding ceremony of Jacey Denae Wise and Joshua Ryan Welch on Dec. 20, 2008.
Wise is the daughter of Gary and Connie Wise of Woodward. Grandparents are Keith and Glenna Melkus of Larned, Kan., and E. F. and LaVerne Wise of Freedom. She is a 2003 graduate of Woodward High School and graduated in 2006 as a licensed cosmetologist from Stillwater Beauty Academy.
Welch is the son of Forrest and Debi Welch of Mannford and the father of Danny Laine “Howdy” Welch. Grandparents are Lloyd and Maxine Stanley of San Diego, Calif. He graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1996 and attended Western Oklahoma State College on a rodeo scholarship.
A reception and dance was held at Kennedy Hall of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Woodward on Jan. 10, 2009.
After a honeymoon in the Ozarks, the couple is living in Mannford. Wise is enrolled at Central Technology Center in Drumright in the surgical technology program where she will graduate in June 2009. Welch works at Mills Welding and Construction in Cushing.