Our amazing couple first met in college at Washington and Lee University while Cameron was a senior and Alston was a junior. Their first date was in the Autumn of 2010, when they attended a local Halloween haunted house and corn maze event called HalloSCREAM. They've been together ever since.
When Cameron graduated in May 2011, she began working in New York City, before moving to Washington D.C. Alston, on the other hand, decided to go to Wake Forest for medical school in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. On September 6, 2013, Alston drove all the way to Washington D.C. to surprise Cameron. As Cameron explained, the story is a long one, but it involved Alston waiting on the roof of her building for two and a half hours, Cameron getting home late, and a wonderful proposal that stunned her. Cameron said yes and the couple are living in the same city again!
While the bride and her many bridesmaids joyfully got ready for the big day at her family's home in Mantoloking (a home that had been in her family for generations), the weather outside did not mirror their bright spirits. But the pouring rain, however, did not dampen anyone's excitement! The girls did their own hair and makeup and got into their blue Jenny Yoo gowns as Cameron recruited her sister to help her into her Sarah Janks gown. The delicate final touches were a gorgeous diamond pin that had been in Cameron's family for generations, and her grandmother's lace veil. With beautiful bouquets by Katydid in hand, the girls hopped in the car and drove a few houses down before reaching the church.
The couple said their vows at St. Simon-by-the-Sea before being whisked away in an antique firetruck from the early 1900s to their reception at the Mantoloking Yacht Club just down the road. The couple's radiant smiles were clearly visible even through all the rain. The Bachelor Boys' Band got the party rolling immediately upon arrival. Cameron, being extremely artistic, painted the table cards, while a few other special decorations were done by here sister, giving the night an extra loving touch. The couple had guests from two-thirds of the United States, which they proudly displayed through each state's flag hanging out on the dock. And, boy, did these guests know how to dance! Marshall Miller captured the night on video while Ann Hawley kept everything running smoothly, allowing the bride and groom to happily enjoy their day. When it came time to cut the cake from Mueller's Bakery in Bay Head, Cameron and Alston happily made a mess feeding their piece to one another. Dancing carried on late into the night before the couple made a magical exit through a line of sparklers and sailed off into their beautiful future together.