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.
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.
The original satin buttons that lined the back of Meagan’s gown were replaced with more than 100 Swarovski crystal buttons.
The ornate, ivory walls of Scottish Rite, paired with white roses and candlelight, brought Meagan and Chris’ timeless wedding vision to fruition.
The couple’s chic invitation suite featured a “duogram,” combining the bride and groom’s first initials.
Meagan and Chris made their getaway in a vintage Oldsmobile, honoring Meagan’s grandfather and his passion for collecting antique cars.
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
Ellen Ashton Photography
Hair & Makeup
Tease to Please Hair & Makeup
A Stylish Soiree
Turquoise Video Productions