Cameron Lang & Oliver Khamky September 4, 2016

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 10:30am
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Cameron: 30, from Providence, R.I.
Oliver: 30, from Marietta, GA

Now reside in: Carrboro, NC

 

The Details.....

Ceremony: Planned for Dorrie's Cove...weather changed the location to St. Andrew Parish.

Reception: Block Island Maritime Institute

Catering: Catering by Kimberly's

Welcome dinner and catering: Dinner at private family home, Catering by Kimbery's and Club Soda

Flowers: Flowers arranged by Aunt Kathy

Photographer: Michael Benson Photography

Hair & Makeup: Koru Eco Spa

Cupcakes: Sugar Rush

Transportation: Interstate Navigation's Wedding Bus

 

Before the Ring and Proposal.....

Cameron and Oliver met at a weekly pick-up frisbee game in Boston.  Seeing each other several times a week through Frisbee and dates, it became a serious relationship pretty fast.  Knowing Cameron’s love for children’s books, he decided to write a children’s book about their relationship. On the day of, Oliver set up candles all over their apartment, and when Cameron walked in the door, Oliver lead her to the couch where the book was. Once she read through it, Oliver proposed.

 

Block Island Because......

This couple just couldn’t imagine getting married anywhere else. Block Island has always been a very special place for the Lang family. Cameron’s parents live on the island and Cameron grew up working on the island during the summers.  

 

 

The Day and Design

There was a gigantic tropical storm that hit and ferries were cancelled on the day of the wedding and for two days afterwards. Several guests had to leave early or never made it at all. The ceremony had to be moved, scrapping the outdoor part of the reception.  Cameron says the most heartwarming experience was the incredible sense of love and support felt from their friends and family who braved the tropical storm to stay and celebrate with them. The ceremony, originally planned for Dorrie’s Cove beach, was moved indoors to St. Andrew’s Parish Center. Cameron’s cousins, Kari and John, set up a beautiful driftwood arbor with several beach-like touches. The bride’s brother, Brent, performed the ceremony and kept everybody laughing. The reception was held at the Block Island Maritime Institute in New Harbor. Highlights of the celebration were a surprise choreographed first dance to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams that involved participation from multiple guests, an incredible toast given by Oliver’s dad that referenced Cameron’s SAT score, and the guests who were very enthusiastic dancers and kept the dance party going long into the night. Favors were personalized Frisbees with the names of all the guests on them.

The Wedding Weekend

The weekend kicked off with a welcome dinner for all guests at Lewis Farm, at the home of Cameron’s Uncle Keith and Aunt Kathy.  The couple hosted a Frisbee game at Heinz Field on the day before the wedding. The couple rented the Hygeia House, along with about 25 of their closest friends. “It was a beautiful house in a perfect location and allowed us to spend extra time with everyone” Cameron recalls, “and the fire pit was especially excellent for s’mores.”  A very casual brunch was held at the home of Cameron’s parents on the day after the wedding, complete with delicious Payne’s Dock Donuts.
Cameron and Oliver had created a wedding website for their guests with information on travel and accommodations — and also emailed frequently in the days before the wedding as plans were adjusted for the forecasted weather. Looking back, Cameron and Oliver appreciate how flexible and helpful everybody was, both in terms of the vendors and their guests. “We could not have pulled off such an incredible weekend in less-than-perfect circumstances without our awesome vendors and Father Joe.”

 

 

Top 3 pieces of advice:

1.     Stay in a house with all of your friends. You will get less sleep but you will not regret it.
2.    Be flexible. The island can make things really interesting, but also awesome.
3.    Use local vendors because they know the island really well and can help you make the day run that much more smoothly.

 

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