S & C

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Sam Yakowenko


Colin Carson

August 24, 2024

Seattle, WA
328 days328 d23 hours23 h42 minutes42 min53 seconds53 s

How We Met

Sam and Colin met at the University of Tennessee where we were in the same business organization, Alpha Kappa Psi. Our first meeting was Fall of 2014 at an AKPsi social event (arguably the best social night, Sunspot, IYKYK). When they got home, Colin proceeded to Instagram stalk Sam, while Sam gushed to her roommates and texted a friend to ask about him. We stayed friends until we finally went on our first "date" a year later - a spontaneous turnaround trip to Atlanta to see a show, naturally. 8 years, a dog baby, a cross-country move and many, many, adventures later, we are so excited to make it official and celebrate our marriage with our favorite people!

The Proposal

Sam surprised Colin with two tickets to Ireland for his 30th birthday -- little did she know, they'd later get engaged on this trip! One of our stops was a small seaside town called Dingle where we stayed in a beautiful Bed & Breakfast on the water (shoutout to Heaton's Guesthouse). We explored, had an awesome meal, and hung out at the Dingle Pub where we discovered our now-favorite beer, Kilkenny, and sat in Irish bliss listening to folk music all night. It was the perfect Sam + Colin evening, made even more perfect when Colin got down on one knee. There was lots of crying & "wait, are you being serious? Is this real?"s from Sam before the "yes, obviously!"