Meaghan Christine Watters and John Andreas Pedersen were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on Oct. 24, 2015 at St. Rita Catholic Community Church in Dallas. The nuptial Mass was celebrated by the Reverend Philip S. Postell, S.J. A seated dinner and dancing followed at the Northwood Club.
The bride is the daughter of Donna and John Watters of Dallas. The groom is the son of Nancy and Mikal Pedersen of Great Falls, Va.
The bride is a 2008 graduate of The Hockaday School. In 2012 Meaghan graduated with honors, receiving a BA in the history of science and medicine from Yale University in New Haven, Conn. She was also a member of the varsity swim team during her undergraduate years at Yale. Meaghan is now the director of operations at Memory Science in Dallas.
The groom graduated with honors from Langley High School in Great Falls, Va. in 2007. He received a BA in economics from Yale University in 2011. He also played on the varsity football team during his undergraduate years. John is an associate at Riveron Consulting in Dallas.
The bride was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. For her wedding, Meaghan chose an elegant lace and pearl gown designed by Ines Di Santo for Stanley Korshak. Its ball gown silhouette featured a sweetheart neckline and multiple layers of embroidered Alencon lace. Twinkling palettes shimmered through the lace, falling gracefully to the floor into a magnificent cathedral-length train. To complete her ensemble, the bride wore a matching veil, trimmed in lace, which framed her face and cascaded beyond her train. She carried a bouquet full of lilies of the valley. The mother of the bride wore a couture gown of delicate silver bugle bead blossoms on English tulle over charmuse designed for her by Nhakhanh for Stanley Korshak.
Assisting the bride were her sisters, maids of honor, Keegan Watters and Casey Watters. Bridesmaids included Beth Harrington, Lindsey Kenyon, Alyssa Schaefer, Greta Stetson, and Vivian Yee.
Attending the groom as best men were Mikal Pedersen, the groom’s brother, and Benjamin Miller. His groomsmen included the bride’s brothers Jake Watters and Ryan Watters, and Beau Harrington, Nate Blair, and Matthew Park.
Caroline Events planned and coordinated the details for this gorgeous wedding including the bride’s 7-layer, 8 ft. high wedding cake adorned with a double floral cascade which sat on a beaded lace table linen atop a mirrored table. The groom’s cake was a nod to the couple’s favorite things, including their Yale mascot Handsome Dan, Settlers of Catan board game pieces, milkshakes and their favorite books. The Garden Gate provided the floral displays in hues of blue, purple, green, and white. Floral and glass orbs, with twinkling candlelight, were suspended above the wedding party. The seating display was a calligraphied infinity mirror that was surrounded by flowers. The couple danced their first dance to “My Girl” performed by Downtown Fever Band. A short, beautiful film of the wedding day was played at the reception. Joseph Mark Photography was on hand to capture all the magical moments for posterity.
The band’s horns section accompanied the bride and groom as they exited the reception under a canopy of sparklers and rode away in a 1936 Model L36 Touring Sedan with rear suicide doors. Following their honeymoon to Antigua, the couple have made Dallas their home.