Miss McVay Becomes Mrs. McBay as Meagan and Chris Wed at the Opulent Scottish Rite

During a night out in Dallas, thanks to a friend’s not-so-subtle nudge, Chris McBay mustered the courage to approach Meagan McVay. “He asked me out on a date, and the rest is history,” says Meagan. After five years together, Chris decided to get down on one knee amidst the snow-kissed New York City trees on a wintery day in Central Park. For their spring wedding on March 30, 2019, Meagan and Chris envisioned a timeless and classic affair, paired with chic accents. The couple chose an opulent venue, adorned with gold accents, for Miss McVay to become Mrs. McBay.

The Rite Fit

Meagan admits that she fell in love with Scottish Rite from the moment she saw it. “The architectural details in the white walls, the dainty chandeliers that hang down like tassels, and the gorgeous columns makes for such a romantic setting,” she says.

McVay and McBay

Personal Touch

The original satin buttons that lined the back of Meagan’s gown were replaced with more than 100 Swarovski crystal buttons.

McVay and McBay

All White and Candlelight

The ornate, ivory walls of Scottish Rite, paired with white roses and candlelight, brought Meagan and Chris’ timeless wedding vision to fruition.

McVay and McBay

Dynamic Duo

The couple’s chic invitation suite featured a “duogram,” combining the bride and groom’s first initials.

McVay and McBay

Old-Fashioned Getway

Meagan and Chris made their getaway in a vintage Oldsmobile, honoring Meagan’s grandfather and his passion for collecting antique cars.

McVay and McBay

Fast Facts

Something Old: During the family’s “first look,” Meagan’s father gave her a meaningful ring from her late grandmother. The ring features five diamonds: one for Meagan’s father, mother, brother, herself, and her new husband.

His & Hers Cocktails: Chris chose a traditional Old Fashioned. Meagan chose “Berries and Bubbles.”

First Dance Song: “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison

Honeymoon Destination: Italy

“He asked me out on a date, and the rest is history,” says Meagan.


  • Ceremony & Reception Site

    Dallas Scottish Rite

  • Photographer

    Ellen Ashton Photography

  • Hair & Makeup

    Tease to Please Hair & Makeup

  • Flowers

    A Stylish Soiree

  • Cake

    Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery

  • Catering

    Gil’s Elegant Catering

  • Music

    In10City Band

  • Videographer

    Turquoise Video Productions

  • Wedding Planner

    Allday Events

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