Jessie Wilson Sayre, daughter of the Very Rev. and Mrs. Francis B. Sayre of Vineyard Haven, Mass., was married January 10 to Peter Cooper Burritt Maeck, son of William T. Maeck of Greenwich, Ct., and Elizabeth Maeck of New York City and Allenspark, Col. The bride's father, dean emeritus of the Episcopal Cathedral of SS.Peter and Paul in Washington, D.C., performed the ceremony at Christ Episcopal Church in Sharon, Ct.
The bride was escorted by Alwin Nikolais, founder and director of the Nikolais Dance Theatre. Her matron of honor was her sister, Mrs. Geoffrey Sayre McCord, and bridesmaids were Penelope Hill and the bridegroom's sisters, Kristen and Alexandra Maeck. Daniel Chodos was the bridegroom's best man, and ushers were the bride's brothers, Thomas and Nevin Sayre, and Gerald Otte, Michael Roberts, Moses Pendleton, and Richard Mosenthal. Music was played by David Aks, conductor of the Bloomingdale Orchestra of New York. A reception followed at King House, the home of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Thomas C. Hart.
The bride was graduated from the National Cathedral School in Washington and is a cum laude graduate of Yale College. She is a soloist with the Nikolais Dance Theatre. She is a granddaughter of Mrs. Thomas C. Hart of Sharon, and the late Admiral Hart, USN ret., who was commander-in-chief of the Asiatic Fleet at the time of Pearl Harbor and a former Republican Senator from Connecticut, and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Sayre of Cambridge, Mass. Mr. Sayre was an Assistant Secretary of State in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration, and Mrs. Sayre was the former Jessie Wilson, daughter of President Woodrow Wilson.
Mr. Maeck, a magna cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, is a playwright associated with the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Circle Repertory Company in New York. He is also a consulting writer with Xerox Learning Systems, Inc. His father is a trust officer at the Union Trust Co. in Greenwich, Ct.
He is a grandson of Mrs. B. H. Maeck of Shelburne, Vt. and the late Mr. Maeck, who was a Shelburne merchant and a representative to the Vermont State legislature, and also of the late Dr. and Mrs. William S. Cooper of Boulder, Col.Dr. Cooper was professor emeritus of botany and ecology at the University of Minnesota. His research in Alaska led to the designation of Glacier Bay as a National Monument, where Mount Cooper has been named in his honor. He was the recipient of the Department of Interior Conservation Service Medal, and the Gold Medal from the American Geographical Society.
The couple will be residing in New York City.