PROVINCETOWN — Margaret Dixon and Cora Lambert were married on Sept. 17, 2022 at the Province Lands Visitor Center amphitheater. “It was a balmy day,” says Margaret. “There was not a cloud in the sky,” Cora says.
Mary DeAngelis is a close friend: “My Provincetown Mama,” says Margaret. Meanwhile, Cora, who takes photographs using film, is especially close to Mary’s wife, the photographer Marian Roth. Marian officiated at the ceremony.
“We were friends at first sight,” Margaret says. “Then we moved to Provincetown on our first date,” she adds. It was April 2020. Margaret works at Kohi Coffee Company, and Cora came to town from Brooklyn for a few days of fresh air. That weekend lasted five months.
When they struggled to find housing, Margaret and Cora occupied Room 14 at the Waterford Inn, at the time owned by Margaret’s mentors and Kohi owners James DeRosier and Ryan Campbell.
Since then, during summers, the two have traded vegetable garden chores for long stays with friends in Truro and Provincetown.
Margaret studies sustainable agriculture at UMass Amherst, and when she and Cora are not on the Outer Cape, they live in Holyoke. “The birthplace of volleyball,” Cora points out.
Inspired by Stormy Mayo’s flowers, last spring Cora planted dahlias for the wedding in a community garden plot in Truro. “You can never have too many dahlias,” Cora says. “Planting them every year will be my love song to Margaret from now on.”