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Margaret Harriet Munson and Joseph Patrick McGonigle, both of Dallas, were married April 10 at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. The Rev. James Bradley Bowden, former pastor of Waples United Methodist Church of Denison, Texas, officiated. A reception and seated dinner followed the ceremony at Mar-a-Lago, the historic home of the late Marjorie Merriweather Post.
The bride chose a custom-designed, signed gown by couture bridal gown designer Anne Barge. The light ivory silk, strapless, shaped bodice was adorned with tiny pleats at the neckline, with alternating bands of vertical pin tuck stitching and very intricate pearl and crystal beadwork covering the gown from the neckline to the knee. The skirt was a beautiful cloud of silk that gently flowed to a bubble hem surrounding the bride and extended to the chapel-length train. To complete her ensemble, the bride wore a chapel-length mantilla veil that was encrusted with hand-beaded pearls, silver lace, and crystals along the entire edge in an intricate, wide band pattern. She carried an antique, inlaid mother-of-pearl Bible which had belonged to her grandmother, Harriet Weber.
The bride is the daughter of former state representative and mayor of Denison, William Benjamin Munson IV, and his wife, Susie Weber Munson. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bennet Ross Weber of Highland Park, and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Benjamin Munson III of Denison. She is the great- granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry A. Olmsted of Highland Park.
The groom is the son of Ms. Marianne Nadler McGonigle and Mr. Joseph Oliver McGonigle of Dallas. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gustav Nadler of Colonia, N.J., and the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Joseph McGonigle of South Amboy, N.J.
The matrons of honor were the bride’s sisters, Merry Munson Wyatt of Dallas and Kathryn Munson Beach of New York City. Bridesmaids wore custom-made coral and gold gowns by Nicolas Villalba Couture. Bridesmaids were Allison Hazlewood Olson, Jordan Lankford Freytag, Kylie George Calvert, Holly Stephens Brown, and Kathryn Field Atherton, all of Austin; Ina Kuehnhoefer-Riley of New Canaan, Conn.; Lauren Roemer Morgan of Houston; Dr. Jessica Tucker Pierce of Seattle; and Lindsay Selke Akhtar, Ashley Holder Ohrt, and Brook Michelle McGonigle, all of Dallas.
The groom’s best man was his brother, Edward Oliver McGonigle of Dallas. Groomsmen were Adam L. Blumenfeld, Christopher Inslee Clark, Richard Martin Ellman, Philip Llewellen Kelton III, Marc Anthony Marrocco, Michael Lawrence Baum, Saul Marvin Meyer, and Brady Thomas Wyatt III, all of Dallas; Gentry Thomas Beach of New York City; Max Alan Kleinman of Seattle; and Matthew Michael Keys of Boston.
The bride attended the Hockaday School and is a graduate of Denison High School. She received a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member and social vice president of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She was an Idlewild debutante and a Waco Cotton Palace duchess. She is a member of the Junior League of Dallas, the Hockaday School Alumnae Board, the Junior Group of the Dallas Garden Club, and Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club. She is employed by Crow Holdings.
The groom is a graduate of the Greenhill School. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif., and a Masters of Business Administration from the Cox School of Business at SMU. He is chairman of the Avante-Garde Society of the Nasher Sculpture Center. He is a partner with South Bay Partners.
After a honeymoon in Turks and Caicos, London, Monte Carlo, and the Amalfi Coast, the couple will reside in Dallas.