Samuel Curtis Nichols, of Coos Bay, and Madison Lynn Wilson, of Coos Bay and Tempe, Arizona, were married Jan. 14, 2016, on the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Sardinia, Italy. Captain Richard Svardmark officiated the ceremony on the MS Norwegian Epic. The wedding song was "By Your Side" by Sade.

The groom is the son of Larry and Donna Nichols, of Coos Bay. He attended the U.A. 290 Plumber and Pipefitter apprenticeship program, and currently works as a journeyman plumber in Coos Bay.

The bride is a graduate of Arizona State University. She currently works as a bartender at Walt's Pourhouse and an insurance agent at State Farm.

The bride's wedding party included Natalie Speidel, maid of honor; Iona Speidel, flower girl; and Julia McNeil, bridesmaid. The groom's party included Tallon Trentz, best man; Shawn McNeil and John McAllister, groomsmen. The reception took place at the MS Norwegian Epic Haven Lounge with champagne and dinner in the very charming Second-Empire-style French restaurant Le Bistro.

The happy couple spent their honeymoon in Barcelona, Roma, Sicily, Palma, Sardinia, Naples and Vatican City. They currently reside in Coos Bay.