WASP Fight: Daisy Wademan And Luc Dowling Are Whiter Than Thou

Each week, Intern Alexis demonstrates what we know to be true: That the Weddings and Celebrations section of the 'New York Times' is for faux-starry-eyed future-divorcees who are setting themselves up for current social status and future windfall divorce settlements. Here's to them!

It was the battle of the Mayflower descendants this week, as two separate couples (Daisy Wademan & Luc Dowling and Shanon Iorio & Robert Collins) included descendants of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, pilgrims who were present and accounted for on the Mayflower. Bzzzzzzzrrrrrrrrtzzzz!! (Is that the sounds WASPs make when they fight?) Only one couple can, however, emerge as the victor.


Shanon Iorio & Robert Collins

Both Shanon and Robert are i-bankers: +5
Shanon's father owns a real estate development company; her mother is a reading specialist: +3
Both Robert and Shanon have MBAs from Cornell: +5
Robert's parents are "of New York": +1
The bridegroom is a descendant of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins: +4

Total points: 19


Daisy Wademan and Luc Dowling

A Presbyterian minister performed the ceremony: +1
Daisy is VP of human resource strategy at Lehman Brothers; Luc works at Aurelious management, a hedge fund: +4
Daisy is the author of "Remember Who You Are: Life Stories That Inspire the Heart and Mind": -1
Daisy and Luc both graduated from Brown, Luc magna cum laude: +4
Daisy received an M.B.A. from Harvard: +3
Luc as a law degree and an M.B.A. from Penn: +3
Daisy's parents are "of New York": +1
Her father was the founder of a New York advertising agency; her mother teaches fourth grade at Brearley: +3
Luc's father is a partner in a law firm bearing his last name; his mother is a French teacher at the Gulf Stream School: +5
Their first encounter took place at the Park Avenue Café: +1
For their second date, they went to Paris: +1
The bride is a descendant of Miles Standish and of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins: +6

Total points: 30