Sama Sama Kitchen Wedding // Allison and Austin

Allison and Austin’s romance is a classic tale of two young lovers – their story coming full circle as they recently tied the knot. Although each love story has its own unique beauty, this one holds an extra special place in our hearts.

Allison and Austin met in college at Cal Poly SLO. They lived in the engineering dorm together and quickly fell in love. They planned a weekend backpacking to the far side of Cataline island, Little Harbor. 

While camping there, they went out one morning to the bluffs to make morning coffee, and all of a sudden, Austin proposed to Allison while overlooking the ocean –a beautiful surprise that left them both filled with awe and joy. How could anything be more beautiful than this? This proposal later turned into an intimate wedding in Santa Barbara.

Their Santa Barbara Courthouse wedding was a cute one. They were both staying in different Airbnb rooms, and it was hard to hide from each other. So, they would sneak a peek every now and then, with their hearts beating to the max and butterflies in their bellies. 

It was a super emotional wedding, which turned ULTRA emotional when Austin saw Allison walking down the aisle. He cried rightfully, and there was no dry eye; every guest was crying. On a special day, two incredible mothers united as they proudly escorted Austin down the aisle. The reception was held at the amazing restaurant in Santa Barbara called Sama Sama Kitchen. There were about 40-50 guests, and the food was excellent. 

An unforgettable sunset illuminated the night while they professed undying devotion to one another under perfect evening weather. With each other’s support, they brought out the most beautiful versions of themselves for all to witness – it was indeed an unforgettable day filled with joyous moments. I capture every moment with clarity and ensure that beautiful emotions are preserved forever.


Venue Coordinator: PacWest Blooms, Suzie Schneider, 805-755-2205,, @pacwestblooms

Hair Stylist: LIV Studios,, Joanna, 805-890-1515

Florist: PacWest blooms is taking care of all of floral arrangements

Wedding Dress: Made With Love (designer), Love & Lace Bridal

Groom’s Attire: Designer, Store: Suit Supply via Nordstrom (designer and store)

Cake Vendor: Rachel Mansi — she is contracted via PacWest blooms

Band/ DJ: Music by Bonnie, 805-965-8249, , @musicbybonnie

Invitations: Zola

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