Cockayne and Short exchange vows at Christ Methodist

Jordan Elizabeth Cockayne and Robert Forrest Short were wed November 17 at Christ United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dr. Robert Elliott Rambo officiated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald James Cockayne Jr. of Ridgeland. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. John Rule Hoover and the late Mr. Hoover and Mrs. Wayne Wilbur Scoville and the late Ronald James Cockayne Sr., all of Jackson.

Short is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Darnell Short of Wichita, Kan. He is the grandson of Freida Jenkins Short of North Little Rock, Ark., and the late Monroe Short III and Georgia Fennell Evans of Batesville, and the late William Thomas Evans. He is the great-grandson of Billie Mae Jenkins of Sherwood, Ark., and the late Wiley Darnell Jenkins.

Anna Claire Sheffield of Canton, and Mary Martin Warren of Madison, were program attendants. Music was presented by George Elvin Strickland II, organist. Haley Elizabeth McFall of Jackson, read from Scripture.

Escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an ivory crepe designer gown. The mermaid flair silhouette was highlighted by an illusion, deep V plunge neckline and open back, which led into a chapel-length train; along with a belt, made of clear crystals and rhinestones encircled her natural waistline. Completing her ensemble, the bride wore a chapel-length designer veil, trimmed with satin ribbon. The bride wore the bridegroom’s gift of a gold love bracelet. She carried a handtied bouquet of Romantic Antique and Princess Charlene garden roses, pink ranunculus, blush lisianthus, Italian ruscus and eucalyptus wrapped in satin ribbon. The bride also carried her grandmother’s embroidered handkerchief.

Maids of honor were her sisters, Alexandra Corinne Cockayne of Dallas, and Kendall Julianne Cockayne of Oxford. Bridesmaids were Katherine Sullivan Krouse of Oxford; Kailynn Marie Jeffords of Thomasville, Ga.; Allison Melissa Ramsey of New Orleans; Emily Reagan Rhodes of Ridgeland, cousin of the bride; and Emily Ann Warner of Jackson. They wore gowns of blush lux chiffon and carried smaller versions of the bride’s bouquet. Dressed in white heirloom dresses, flower girls were Elizabeth Grace Barrett of Jackson, and Milner Locke Herrington of Oxford.

Makenna Grace Adams of Brandon, was the bride’s proxy.

The bridegroom’s father was best man. Groomsmen included his brother, William Monroe Short of Birmingham; Houston Robert Cusick of Andover, Kan.; Hunter Nicholas Cusick of Wichita; Spenser Quincy Schooler of Overland, Kan.; Clay Robert Roy Holden of Washington, D.C.; and Benjamin Hooper Wilkinson of Brookhaven, Ga.


Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at the Country Club of Jackson. Music was provided by the Memphis Soul Revue and the Short family presented a fireworks display as the couple departed the reception.

The day of the wedding friends and family hosted a brunch at the Ridgeland home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Scott Rhodes, aunt and uncle of the bride. The evening before the wedding, the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Koestler Prime.

Following a wedding trip to Turks and Caicos Islands, the couple is at home in New York, N.Y. where the bride is a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Mount Sinai Hospital and the bridegroom is an investment banking analyst with Guggenheim Securities.




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