Galen Daley Blake McNeil and Connor Waters Pierson were married Nov. 2 at the Adamson House, a house and gardens in Malibu, Calif. Paul E. Pierson, a retired Presbyterian pastor and the groom’s paternal grandfather, officiated.
The couple, both 29, met at Stanford, from which each graduated.
Ms. McNeil is pursuing a doctorate in clinical psychology researching positive emotions in families at the University of California, Los Angeles, from which she received a master’s degree in psychology.
She is a daughter of Suzanne Daley of Manhattan and Donald G. McNeil Jr. of Brooklyn. The bride’s parents both work in Manhattan at The New York Times. Her father is a science reporter covering global health. Her mother is the associate managing editor for international print.
Mr. Pierson is the head of marketing at Quizizz, an education technology company in Santa Monica, Calif., focused on motivating students. From 2013 to 2015 he was a Fulbright Fellow teaching English and leading professional development programs for local English teachers through the Federal University of Paraíba in João Pessoa, Brazil.
He is the son of Megan Waters Pierson and Stanley F. Pierson of Menlo Park, Calif. The groom’s mother is the chief of staff to the president of Stanford University. His father, a lawyer, works in the Palo Alto office as a partner in the Manhattan and San Francisco-based law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. He is on the board of Hope Unlimited for Children in Campinas, Brazil, which helps at-risk children in Brazil.
The couple met in 2011 during a Stanford senior night event at the now-defunct Club Illusions, an off-campus dance club.